This thread is an offshoot of the blender guru competition entry that I did recently, and I’m going to try to address some of the issues that were raised,
particularly those of composition and of lighting. At the time that I was working on the reconnaissance Reichenbach I used several different camera positions to
show some of the assets that I was using in the background, and in the process came up with some good ideas for new pictures.
It is one of these that I’m going to develop here.
A quite like this one so I’m intending to use it as a starting point, to address some of the issues head on. I’m going to start with composition and then move on to lighting.
As one of the reasons that I’m doing this is to improve my technique, comments are welcome, indeed encouraged.
The name by the way comes from a project worked on in the 1860s’ for a different kind of steam railway by Isembard Kingdom Brunel. http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/atmospheric-railway
Apparently it was a disastrous failure but I quite like the concept, and so here it is after another hundred years of development.