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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  05:18:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back. So good to see your work again.

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  11:40:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love it !!!

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Posted - 11/20/2017 :  7:46:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Time and age has it's impact on this hobby, just as it does everywhere in life, leaving all of us a bit more weathered. Some of us get burned out, needing time to recover

While others are as dependable as ever.

We are all so pleased that you are part of this later group, Karl.

Welcome back Karl. You have been missed.


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Karl Osolinski

Posted - 11/20/2017 :  10:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi fellas,

I just want to thank you all for the wonderful "welcome backs" I've received from my friends here at the RRL forum. I only wish you knew how it has given me even more reason to ignore the setbacks I've had and look forward to, hopefully, continuing to work and enjoy the hobby that I've had for over 60 years.

Again, thank you all. You folks are the best.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/20/2017 :  10:55:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Great to see you back posting and modeling again!

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Karl Osolinski

Posted - 11/21/2017 :  12:54:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by LynnB

Your tenement buildings look absolutely fantastic, and that new camera you got a few years back is really showing your work even better, of course the operator is in charge of the photo shoots.

Nice to see your work again.

Hi Lynn,

Thanks...glad you like it.

Actually, I'm using the camera I've had for some time. The only thing I've changed is to get rid of the hot lights and use daylight balanced LED and CFL bulbs. I still have 1200 watts of light but not the heat that the hot lights gave off. Much nicer to not work in an oven!

Right now, along with working on the tenements, I'm shooting over 50 locomotive portraits for a catalog I'm doing. Here's the setup and some samples.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI

Our little models really suck up a lot of light!

This is what I use to shoot all my model photos. It's a 24mm tilt/shift lens that allows for an 8 movement in each axis. The tilt gives increased depth-of-field without stopping the lens down to small apertures that can create ghost flaring (diffraction) off the iris.

Here's an example using an 8 tilt at F8.

Shot without the 8 tilt...

Shot with 8 tilt...

Another example with the 8 tilt...


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Mario Rapinett

Posted - 11/21/2017 :  02:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Regarded as probably the best "Finescale " structure & diorama builder in the world, this latest creation is mind blowing.
I studied each wall, the paint work, weathering and final presentation using he's magic photographic skills.
Yep..it's my computer desktop wall paper now....
KArlO... tried a few times during the year to call, but no luck....
Look forward to our usual quick chat for an hour...

cheers mate

" Big M "

PS... Rich..thanks mate for the email....

Edited by - Mario Rapinett on 11/21/2017 03:45:14 AM

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Posted - 11/21/2017 :  08:00:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, it is great to see you back at the modeling bench and back on the Forum! Inspirational modeling and photography as always.


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Posted - 11/21/2017 :  08:52:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah! Your photo skills have not diminished at all.

All this eye candy once again on the forum. Who could ask for anything more.


"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Crew Chief

Posted - 11/21/2017 :  10:06:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back, Karl. It's good to see you back at the workbench.

Jeff Betcher

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/28/2017 :  04:47:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just watched Fences with Denzel Washington. great sets with inspiration for the backside of the tenements.

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  08:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those tenements of yours are already more scenic-ed and detailed beyond anything I make Karl. You are both an inspiration and a tough act to follow!

Edited by - David J Buchholz on 11/28/2017 08:50:45 AM

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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  09:33:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tilt-Shift lenses are fascinating, and the Rokinon puts them in the price range of 'merely expensive' :-) I have one but I haven't tried model photography with it yet.


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  11:14:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey karl O;

Just got done checking in and everything looks just great as always. Love the old weathered buildings.

Karl S.

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Crew Chief

Posted - 11/28/2017 :  11:43:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit wrongsideofthetracks's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It is FANTASTIC to see you posting stuff again!!! Really is. Love it when you share your stuff with us. Glad to see you back here Karl.

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