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Puffing Billy
Puffing Billy
Marston


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Location: Quorn Railway Station, UK
Date: Aug 8, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2006

Crop,Levels,Sat,Clean,USM,Add Border,Resize for Web.

Statistics
Place: 112 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.1412
Avg (commenters): 7.1892
Avg (participants): 6.0338
Avg (non-participants): 6.5455
Views since voting: 968
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 262
Comments: 41
Favorites: 4 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/08/2006 03:11:18 AM
This was my personal best.Thankyou for all of your comments.

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 03:12:16.
09/08/2006 01:26:19 AM
Congrats on your personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 02:39:00 PM
Very cute, excellent PP treatment. The flatness really works in its favor.
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09/07/2006 01:03:46 PM
Nice touch with the smoke. I like the border on this one.
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09/07/2006 01:29:05 AM
I like the border treatment. I'll be interested to see what others think.
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09/07/2006 12:49:56 AM
Nice photo, great composition with the tracks going out the lower left
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09/06/2006 06:31:38 PM
Good use for the out of the frame technique.
This often doesn't work, but in this case does, and the bold frame again, often doesn't work, but here it does.
Well done on a unique shot and fine presentation.
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09/06/2006 02:51:33 PM
I like your choice of framing and the smoke seemingly coming out of the frame.
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09/06/2006 02:26:07 PM
Steam trains - my husband's passion! Lovely shot and the framing actually really works for this.
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09/06/2006 12:53:08 PM
I'm not normally a border fan but i like this one a lot. Great capture of the locomotive. You've lost some detail in the sky I'd like to see. All in all, a superb photo.
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09/05/2006 11:36:02 PM
wonderful border! 10 for a technically great image!
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09/05/2006 10:39:20 PM
Ireally like the effect the frame gives it especially how the smoke continues past the inside border.
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09/05/2006 08:31:23 PM
Cool border...how do you do that?
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09/05/2006 03:04:37 PM
Excellent job in your edits! Bumping up. 8
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09/05/2006 12:07:34 PM
FANTASTIC BORDER AND FINISHING TECHNIQUE. IT REALLY TAKES A NORMAL IMAGE AND MAKES IT VERY INTERESTING AND HIGHLY APPEALING. GREAT JOB.
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09/05/2006 10:26:50 AM
Nice shot. Initially I really liked what you did with the boarder, but then realized my focus was drawn to the smoke going out of the picture instead of to the engine. I'm not sure that was your intention.
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09/05/2006 08:42:24 AM
I like the composition and the framing on your subject. You captured the steam engine from an angle that makes it appear that it is approaching the viewer - which always adds visual interest. But you carried the illusion one step further. The steam train's smoke rises out of the frame giving the photo an overall illusion that the train is about to chug right out of the frame and into our living rooms. I also how the frame is outlined by a thin red border that not only pops off the black border but it also compliments the red on the steam engine.
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09/05/2006 07:35:08 AM
I like what you ahve done with the border although it is perhaps too big. focus could bae a bit sharper and that bright cloud a the top could maybe be burned, but overall good job. 7
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09/05/2006 02:06:26 AM
Normally I'm not a great fan of frames, but in this case I think it really works. Colours are great too. Well done 8
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09/04/2006 09:31:02 PM
Nice use of the frame on this. Looks like a postcard! : ) 7
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09/03/2006 10:16:10 PM
I like the frame. Could be a postcard.
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09/03/2006 07:15:22 PM
Nice colours I think the frame really sets it off well.
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09/03/2006 11:28:51 AM
I like the idea with the frame.
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09/03/2006 08:54:29 AM
Very nice post editing. Love how the steam comes up over the border.
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09/03/2006 08:27:19 AM
Nice touch on the smoke coming out into the frame.
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09/03/2006 05:35:11 AM
Looks like an old painted magazine cover from the 30's or 40's and I like the smoke in front of the frame effect too. Good Shot.
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09/02/2006 04:21:39 PM
Nice job on the edit. I like how you made the smoke in front of the border, I've never seen that before. It may just be my eyes but I think the focus could be a little sharper. Good luck to ya!
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09/02/2006 03:22:15 PM
A well done classic shot and I really like the way you've done the border with the steam escaping the picture. Very nice presentation.
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09/02/2006 03:04:52 PM
Not a bad shot. I'm really not sure about the border, as the photo itself has a very tight crop on it.
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09/02/2006 08:29:48 AM
Such a typical train poster. Nice image though. Perhaps you could have blurred out the right hand side fence etc.
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09/02/2006 06:53:35 AM
wow. love how the steam/smoke covers the border. great color too.
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09/01/2006 10:02:36 PM
oh wow nice train. Looks like Thomas
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09/01/2006 07:52:32 PM
No no no, the frame kills it imho. :(
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09/01/2006 03:47:17 PM
An extra point for using the smoke in the frame. 7.
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09/01/2006 02:44:58 PM
Nice shot, well done
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09/01/2006 02:13:19 PM
This is AWESOME! I LOVE how you did that frame! How DID you do that by the way! One of my favorites!
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09/01/2006 12:59:18 PM
Not sure about the border but this pic would definitely appeal to a train enthusiast.
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09/01/2006 10:42:12 AM
good old puffing billy! lovely shot and interesting framing...hope the voters understand this...a great image (I have lived in Melbourne all my life and have never been on Billy)
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09/01/2006 09:30:47 AM
Nice and crisp, but the LARGE border pulls my eyes there instead...sorry
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09/01/2006 08:11:00 AM
While I think the border is a little large/overpowering, this is the first use of a border that I've liked in the Free Study challenge. I think there are more borders in this challenge that any I've seen recently and yours enhances the picture. Naturally, you'll get a dozen other comments that don't like it, but I do.
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09/01/2006 01:33:11 AM
Clever framing and in focus image
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