I really enjoyed your image. I like your use of light in the water, sky, and the steam/smoke around the engine. I like your layers of painting (Topaz Impression?) and your color palette. Your subject is well emphasized by the contrast of black & brown. The rest of the scene supports your theme, it doesn't distract. I don't mind the vignette, maybe if it was a touch more subtle and not just the corners. Regardless, well done. Bev
Impression is one of the filters and I think the other was a texture, again Topaz and both used selectively so that things such as the two loco’s, the viaduct and the figures didn’t disappear altogether. Before that there’s a layer of solid yellow and others that paint-in parts of the brown viaduct, plus several layers used to clone odd bits and pieces - a very useful way of using that tool and the results can be dumped later if you change your mind. The background is four or five images blended together.
That vignette was much more severe as offered by Topaz so I reduced it - but any adjustment is quite harsh. I’m changing the track area to splay it out a bit and lighten as Bob suggests earlier - perhaps I’ll add my own vignette, which will be more controllable, before printing.
Many thanks for your critique Bev, I appreciate your time.