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A Long Streak of Sunshine
A Long Streak of Sunshine

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Challenge: Perspective (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: Local Train Tracks
Date: Feb 5, 2003
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2003

Dappled morning sunshine on a stretch of train tracks near my son's school.

Place: 28 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.1667
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.2105
Views since voting: 944
Votes: 108
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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02/17/2003 09:58:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Doug...

This photo is an excellent display of perspective... The vanishing point is clearly visible and the choice to center this composition as you have accents that nicely. The lighting is creating an interesting mood that I can't decide if I really like or not... Possibly if there was more light on the scene, the contrast in the foreground may be a little stronger.

I think what this image may be lacking is a strong focal point. the vanishing point of the railroad tracks seems to be the main focus of the shot. I believe that a segment of track somewhere that had a sign or somethin that stands out in the image could create a bit stronger composition...

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2003 08:55:54 PM
These train track/parallel line shots always look good. The way that this one is completely centered takes a little away, though. But the filtered sunlight is neat.
02/16/2003 10:00:45 AM
The perspective in this photo is effective, but it's a bit centred and formal. There's another railroad tracks shot like this that I've already rated, but it didn't have those trees on either side and had more of a sense of distance. I think the trees here cut down on the impact of the ralroad tracks.
02/16/2003 12:48:03 AM
Good shot. I want to see where this goes - really draws me in.
02/12/2003 10:20:12 PM
Try cropping down from the top about 1 inch and I think you will see how dramatic this photo will be, you don't need the sunny spot on the top left, your perspective focus is straight down the tracks, a lovely photo.
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02/12/2003 10:01:25 PM
awesome. love the contrast in the lighting.. the texture.. the framing..
a common subject elevated by being done so well! bravo!
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02/12/2003 12:08:26 AM
Nice use of challenge, don't know that I am wild about the uneven lighting, although it adds some interest to a symetrical composition. The rocks look a little overly blue.
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02/11/2003 09:39:52 PM
Oh, no. I hope there isn't a train coming the other way. :-) Great picture. I really like the lines of the rails and how they draw the eye almost indefinitely into the photo as if it goes on forever.

Bill (wackybill)
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02/11/2003 07:06:34 PM
02/10/2003 06:50:32 PM
Great job at gettin the tow rails to converge. Jacko.
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02/10/2003 06:41:46 PM
I love rail shots, perhaps if you should have centered on one of the rails ?
02/10/2003 06:38:01 PM
Good work....love the view here..the light is nice too.
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02/10/2003 03:00:26 PM
I think a slightly more titled camera, to lose the sky completely woul be stronger - the light patch in the upper left particularly pulls my eye out of the cut valley
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02/10/2003 11:32:25 AM
Truly beautiful light that you captured here. Very good shot. 9

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