Cobh Train Station

Cobh Train Station, taken just before closing many months ago. It’s a long exposure shot of the interior of a fine building on the quay-side.

“The Queenstown Story”, a museum in the background of this shot is worth a visit and tells the story of the port of Cobh as the last place 3 million Irish people saw before they sailed for the United States. Some of those sailed on the ill-fated Titanic.

The Queenstown Story on virtualtourist.com has more reviews, and pictures of the museum if you’re interested.

Techincal details:

  1. Duplicate Layer
  2. Brighten new layer with Curves tool.
  3. Blur with Gaussian Blur and a radius of 15 pixels.
  4. Black/White conversion with channel mixer.
  5. Change layer mode to Grain merge, 82.5% opacity.
  6. Resize and unsharp mask the lower layer.

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5 Comments

  1. Treasa Reply

    Did you process that using the GIMP? Just out of interest…

    There’s something very otherworldly about it.

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  2. micki Reply

    it is very pretty inside there, a lovely interior image!

    http://shutterbugunderexposed.blogspot.com/

  3. Donncha Reply

    Thanks for commenting! Yes, all done in the GIMP, although I could probably have got away with just desaturating it a little instead of the long procedure I carried out. Sometimes I don’t know what effect I’m working towards so I’l always happy when it comes out nicely!

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  4. diffuse Reply

    Golly, you went to a lot more trouble than I did. I just clicked the shutter. It was closing time when I was there too.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diffuse/2332221034/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diffuse/

  5. Flickr: comicbase Reply

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Station To Station,
    and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/donncha/221840029/comment72157605247670844

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