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Traveling By Rail
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Challenge: Travel (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Livermore, CA
Date: Dec 28, 2002
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2002


Place: 1 out of 131
Avg (all users): 7.5829
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 7.3256
Avg (non-participants): 7.7788
Views since voting: 5582
Votes: 199
Comments: 47
Favorites: 31 (view)

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06/07/2005 11:43:05 AM
Wow. That's about all I can say! Wow...
06/07/2003 02:02:40 PM
What a nice shot!!!!!! I'm thinking of buying this one and put it on my wall. Good work

01/09/2003 06:57:29 PM
...from Critique Club...

Hi Todd

10 all the way!

Amazing. Love the way you used the track lines with the road on the background to create this dynamic shot :)

Very good...would like to see one with the foreground in better focus. Natural lighting is great. :)

Very well seen. I think the duo-tone look of it works very well. The texture of the rocks works beautifully with the 'softness' of the mountains in the background :)

Very creative, very well executed shot....i'm jealous :)


Cheers and good luck in the future challenges.
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01/07/2003 06:32:21 PM
Thank you so much for your kinds words and suggestions. This site is very well run and a blast to be involved with. Looking forward to more challenges. This was taken at the Altamont Pass in Livermore, California, I definetely kept my ears alert!
God Bless, Tarbini
01/07/2003 08:37:25 AM
Congrarulations on showing off our Altamont area. I took some pics from the other direction on Sunday and almost entered one, that would have been funny.
Great job.
01/06/2003 08:50:53 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved win. I'm sure glad I stayed away from my train tracks idea. I would not have stood a chance. Enjoy the moment.
01/06/2003 12:49:39 AM
Congrats on a well taken photo. I like the sepia tone and the way the tracks are setting.
01/06/2003 12:45:14 AM
congrats! this was my favorite of the travel pics! nice work!
01/06/2003 12:27:26 AM
Congrats Todd, This was one of my favorite travel pics this week. Nice job keep up the good work.

01/06/2003 12:26:27 AM
I picked this one to win..!!
It's just a wonderful shot. CONGRATS to you.
01/06/2003 12:07:39 AM
Congrats. Well deserved first place :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2003 10:22:27 PM
I like this picture a lot. The curve is great. I think it needs a little bit more contrast. Good luck!
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01/05/2003 08:14:57 PM
Great shot. The low shooting angle works really well, as does the sepia. One of my favourites this week.
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01/05/2003 07:24:17 PM
Good use of the curves. Jakco.
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01/05/2003 06:50:31 PM
This is the kind of photos I really like. B&w (sepia) and great composition. Perhaps just a little more of the hills in the background. But it depends on what there is to see. I had probably also made it a little bit darker, but that´s just a matter of taste. High score from me. Well done.
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01/05/2003 04:54:01 PM
Good composition.
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01/05/2003 12:55:47 PM
This is a really nice shot. The slight tilt distracts me and I'd like to be a bit higher from the ground so I could follow that nice curved track out of sight.
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01/05/2003 12:57:50 AM
Really love it!
01/04/2003 08:00:48 PM
a little bottom heavy, but really conveys travel. bumped up from 5 to 7 on second pass.
01/04/2003 07:54:44 PM
Cowcatcher's View
01/04/2003 07:31:28 PM
Wow. I love this shot. 10 all the way. You will win.
01/03/2003 10:45:04 PM
ah.. I love the clarity!
01/03/2003 09:01:53 PM
Great Photo Nicec black and white scale *8*
01/03/2003 03:44:16 PM
Fantastic! Finally, a truly excellent and abstract shot!
01/03/2003 01:27:58 PM
Hope you kept an ear out for the train. Pretty nice effect.
01/03/2003 08:08:15 AM
01/02/2003 06:31:30 PM
Very nice, I like how the tracks curve off together into one. 9 Swash
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01/02/2003 04:53:59 PM
One of my favs.....10
01/02/2003 12:35:51 PM
Neat texture
01/02/2003 10:57:45 AM
This is a really wonderful picture with lots of depth good and excellent contrast and a great shooting angle. I also think you did a great job on focus and the picture has a wonderful open feel to it (background) as well as a very close foreground. 10 !
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01/02/2003 05:19:29 AM
Good shot. I would've like to have seen this going a little straighter to give it the "neverending" feel. I like the choice of B&W for this pic. - Inspzil
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01/02/2003 02:19:17 AM
Great lines, curves and tones. I liked this one. - z
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01/01/2003 11:09:44 PM
Nice shot...I bet that's something in summer.
01/01/2003 09:12:50 PM
very well done composition..draws me into the picture as though I was there. Great in grayscale.
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01/01/2003 08:43:34 PM
nice work
01/01/2003 06:02:44 PM
Nice Shot!
01/01/2003 04:06:13 PM
One of my 10's, this is a wonderful shot. Great eye, your composition rocks.
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01/01/2003 02:46:49 PM
What a great shot! Black and White works for this, shows great detail! 8 Strong1Blind
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12/31/2002 04:41:22 PM
Great DOF and Details. I like the tone. 10
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12/31/2002 12:49:45 AM
Great shot!!!! I was going for this setup as well, but all my train tracks were covered in snow. You couldn't tell what the picture was because all the railway ties were buried. I would have lost miserably to this shot. I chose another avenue for my shot. Go for the gold. 10
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12/30/2002 11:42:28 PM
I love the color tone and the angle. This has a beautiful view without being distracting. VERY nice ! = 10 Shiiizzzam
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12/30/2002 10:49:59 PM
Great composition and sharpness. Wonder if less light would have been good here, some areas seem a bit wshed out. Great shot though!
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12/30/2002 09:41:43 PM
Great work. Perhaps try a little more sepia toning - I think it might work well with this photo.
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12/30/2002 09:30:55 PM
I can't fault this shot at all........love all of it. I know several places that look just like this..........love it. YOU win.
12/30/2002 01:12:30 PM
very nice image, good composition.
12/30/2002 12:07:08 PM
Great perspective. Really like the way the rails lead my eyes. Voted this one high.
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12/30/2002 07:45:30 AM
You get a 10 just for braveness :-) Great photo

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