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A Dip in the Rail to Forever
A Dip in the Rail to Forever

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Challenge: Vanishing Point II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

This shot was taken in York, Pennsylvania near Route 30. The sky highlights are somewhat blown. The other direction provided a nice sky. However this direction showed the best vanishing lines so I went with it and converted it to B&W.

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05/27/2007 07:21:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This photo has a nice feel, kind of light and airy. Black and white was certainly a good choice here, and the brightness and contrast you've set suit the subject, and help set the overall mood. The vertical format suits the subject. Composition works OK, although cropping off half the sky helps put more attention on the tracks. Technically very well done; sure, the highlights are blown, but that's hard to avoid with the given light.

But there's no real excitement here. It's just another looking down the railroad tracks cliché shot. Making it exciting requires more interesting lighting, a different point of view, some way of emphasizing a particular feature like the dip (besides the title), or something similar.
05/23/2007 02:35:19 AM
Well, at least no one harped on you for shooting tracks or accused you of not meeting the challenge! Great depth. Your highlights aren't too bad - I kind of like the way they make the rails seem to glow.
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05/20/2007 07:35:47 PM
Nice angle but, I think I prefer the rail shots without the road portion ... also the highlights are too blown out
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