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.
- Duplicate Layer
- Brighten new layer with Curves tool.
- Blur with Gaussian Blur and a radius of 15 pixels.
- Black/White conversion with channel mixer.
- Change layer mode to Grain merge, 82.5% opacity.
- Resize and unsharp mask the lower layer.
I like this: Shandon Tower.
|Camera||Canon EOS 20D|
5 replies on “Cobh Train Station”
Did you process that using the GIMP? Just out of interest…
There’s something very otherworldly about it.
it is very pretty inside there, a lovely interior image!
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!
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.
Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Station To Station,
and we’d love to have this added to the group!