This series about the steam train would not be complete without a photo of the guys operating the engine. I thought sepia would add a nice little touch, but then when I saw the full sepia, I thought it was a little dull and bland. So I started over using Corel Paint Shop Pro x 12. I duplicated the photo, creating a layer and then turned the top layer into sepia using photo effects. After that I removed some of the sepia layer with my eraser tool thus revealing the guy’s red scarf.
This little twist made the whole photo more lively.
I did the same thing with the second photo. I wanted to include that one because a lot of you asked about the little teddy bear on the engine. Yes, my dear readers, you saw that right, it IS a teddy bear. I’m not sure but I think he is a little mascot, put there to keep them company on their journeys and bring them good luck? Anyway, I think he’s cute, although he could do with a bath!