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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Date: Oct 19, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2006

I really hope this photo does better than my last ones have been doing. My goal is to get a 6 or above. But I will be happy with a 5.8. I just can't wait to see something other than 4's and 5's. :)

curves, levels, contrast, selective color, sharpen, crop, save for web.


Place: 88 out of 196
Avg (all users): 5.6432
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.3600
Avg (non-participants): 5.8938
Views since voting: 713
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 213
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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05/02/2007 09:58:34 PM
Great colors. Love the post processing. I can almost feel a cool breeze and hear the crunch of leaves and gravel under my feet.
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12/08/2006 02:14:14 PM
I LOVE this! I just love the lines and the way the railroad slips into the mist. Wow! Such a great composition!

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11/08/2006 03:53:06 PM
I gave this a 7. Pictures I like get 7 or higher. I liked the strange diagonal on the wall of the building, and how each building seems to be at a different angle. I like when a picture disorients me like that. I like the blown out sky for where the rails disappear, but not as much up top where the tree leaves look scraggly and have no detail or texture. But I love the overall composition, where the diagonals of the buildings compete with the more expected perspective diagonals of the train tracks.

Another reason I didn't go over 7, besides the scraggly leaves, was that the sign you made your title wasn't very interesting to me. I'd've liked it better if you tore the sign down and left me with YRAMID LO CLANTON. No one would mind if you tore a little sign down, would they? :)
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10/30/2006 12:38:53 AM
This is terrific! The angle on the roof and the dirt slope both push my eye to the tracks. They almost leave me feeling off-balance, like I'm going to fall in front of a train.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 09:13:04 PM
Great shot. Makes you wonder what went on here years ago.
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10/29/2006 11:35:25 AM
Interesting picture. The composition is great. Unfortunately there is too much contrast in the scene and the upper tree shadows became blocked along with the sky being washed out.
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10/29/2006 10:20:28 AM
I love the texture and colors of the building. They make this shot more interesting. Nice job.
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10/27/2006 01:16:17 PM
Nice sense of rural America (or maybe Canada). The tracks disappearing off into the distant fog adds to the feeling of abandonment and neglect. I would have liked it a little sharper I think, and just a little more detail in the shadowed trees overhead.
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10/27/2006 05:43:31 AM
Although the sky is a little to "bright" it works!!! Good angle and a good location IMHO...
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10/26/2006 04:51:21 PM
Nice to see something a little different.
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10/24/2006 11:42:50 PM
lovely shot..
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10/23/2006 01:28:13 PM
All the textures and lines....I like this photo!
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