1455 Steam Powered Train


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Title     1455 Steam Powered Train
Photographer     ssal/Alex (35,150) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     My pictures
Categories     Industrial
Vehicle
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     October 27, 2011 10:39:21 AM CDT
Views     730
Rating     11 Thumb-up

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Thumb-up    from olegelo/Oleg (1,785) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 3:58:16 PM CDT (1)

Impressive shot - grateful subject, good exposure and even touch of mystery because of the fog. I like the way the dim light "travels" from the back of the train toward the locomotive. However, the composition has a flaw: you should have allowed ample space in front of the train, with the rails visible, rather than cutting in front of locomotive so abruptly. This would give the sense of motion. The way it is now the train's movement is not obvious. Regards, Oleg

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from bally3/Hans (2,659) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 12:53:54 PM CDT (1)

Hi Alex what a wunderfull photo you have made. The light is great and also the composition however a little bit more space on the rightside of the train was better. Regards Hans from the netherlands

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from domat/Danny (608) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 11:15:45 AM CDT (3)

What a wonderful photo. Everything about it is great light, composition, subject ect. Even the grass adds a nice touch of color to the image.Great job. Were you responsible for the lighting or was that just the way it was in the yard?

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From ssal/Alex (35,150) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 11:29:49 AM CDT

Danny, Glad you like it. Yes, I lighted that with a 3-Lamp CFL and a reflector dome. The front was lighted by the street sodium vapor street light which was too orangely warm. I opened a second version from raw and cool down the orange part and merged them together.

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From domat/Danny (608) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 11:36:36 AM CDT

well if you lit it I have to critique what looks like a fire reflection on the back of the train. Too bright and draws the eye more then it should. Still an amazing photo. edit- looking at it again. I hope that isn't spray paint on that lovely train.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from karlt/Karl (7,746) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 11:07:28 AM CDT (2) Early critique

Great sense of "presence" and one can almost feel the rumble of the train approaching. Only concern is very tight crop...perhaps a bit more room towards the front of the engine would have left a less constricted feel. Well done!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from muralist0221/George (8,059) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 11:02:09 AM CDT (3) Early critique

This is an outstanding rail photo of a subject (steam engines) which may be difficult to capture. My only complaint is you did not give details as to which country or railroad is pictured here. It looks American. Also, HDR or Topaz filtering would have created some interesting results.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from stmv/Sebastian (60,596) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 10:52:02 AM CDT (3) Early critique

awesome,,, love the mood, coloring, would be an excellent candidate for Black and white. would be 3 thumbs if not so squeezed into the frame. the mist/smoke makes it less static.

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From ssal/Alex (35,150) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 10:59:25 AM CDT

Sebastian, Glad that you like it. Will try the B&W rendition as suggested. This was obviously not a running train. It was shot in the train yard of the Danbury Railroad Museum. Zooming out would give it away.

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From beautyof/Piotr (1,766) Send mail to this user on October 27, 2011 1:06:29 PM CDT

Where from is the smoke - from photoshop? Thnx.

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