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Challenge: Transitions II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Georgia
Date: Jun 13, 2007
Aperture: 5.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2007

My dad was an engineer, so trains have alway had a special place in my heart. This is actually the railyard where he worked for 35 years. He taught me to drive a train there. He let me drive it about a mile, which basically just meant I controlled the speed, because of course, there is no steering involved. But oh, was it ever fun. I had not thought about that memory until I went back today and remembered the fun I had that day.

I know the shot would have been better at a different time of day, but this was the only space ten minutes I had all day, so had to shoot when I could.

Hand held, standing on a bridge with semi's whipping past me, people hooting out there windows, and some really rude people hinking just to scare me. Sheeze, haven't people ever seen someone trying to take a photo before?

Place: 70 out of 304
Avg (all users): 5.9091
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
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Avg (non-participants): 6.0769
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 143
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 11:26:09 PM
Nice composition and old-timey feel. it's been done before, but this is a good example of it and it fits the challenge well AND your title is clever, so 9
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06/19/2007 11:07:23 PM
ooh. trains.
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06/19/2007 10:42:45 PM
Wonderful concept; black and white was a good choice. Would like to have seen better focus though.
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06/19/2007 09:29:24 PM
Your processing and composition gives a classic look to the photo.
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06/15/2007 02:08:09 AM
Nice title
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06/14/2007 03:26:09 PM
nice image, great use of angle of view. black and white work well here. good compositon, even though it's not that sharp i like it.
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06/14/2007 03:09:12 PM
Interesting approach and good lines. The front of cars are a little dark and one train of cars seem a little over bright
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06/14/2007 01:24:00 PM
great pun!
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06/14/2007 10:49:09 AM
Very clever play on words - or is it a typo! 6
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06/14/2007 09:55:43 AM
Neat capture. However, I would have stopped down to keep everything sharp.
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06/14/2007 01:34:34 AM
Nice railroad yard image. psart
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