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Challenge: Train Tracks (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Lochaber, Scotland
Date: Aug 22, 2012
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2012

This is a shot of the famous Jacobite Steam train on its way from Fort William to Mallaig. This railway line has become very popular since it has featured in some of the Harry Potter movies.

The picture was taken in RAW and then adjusted in Adobe Camera RAW. Processing in PE9: levels, hue/saturation, dodge and burning, B&W, colours, cropping, adding border.

Place: 9 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.4218
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6019
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 147
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/07/2012 04:46:23 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

I think this is a tricky image to critique - it is clearly highly competent but it is full of choices that have the potential to polarise opinion. Your scene is just about perfect; great train in great scenery but you have taken that from us - we can no long enjoy the view as you might have but now see a sepia-converted approximation - a less than perfect conversion too; highlight data seems to be compromised in the clouds. We can only imagine the greens and yellows we are missing.

You've done a lot right here - the rest of it is a matter of personal taste.

Best regards

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2012 11:26:23 PM
Great image.
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09/04/2012 09:05:15 PM
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09/04/2012 08:23:20 AM
Lovely scene. I really am disliking the white vignette that was added. Takes too much away from the photo.
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09/03/2012 09:40:55 PM
Perfect!!! title and image. Beautiful!!!
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08/31/2012 07:48:32 PM
The vintage processing really works well for this.
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08/30/2012 04:50:08 AM
Lovely period image and PP, VWD.
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08/29/2012 03:47:57 AM
OH love this.. your processing is just perfection for this shot, looks just like some old train pix's I have from our family album! (Grandpa worked for the Frisco)
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