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Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: West Branch, Ohio
Date: Oct 22, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2007

I went camping this past weekend and was taking some shots on the tracks. I thought this was a pretty neat area, and got some great shots this weekend. I thought about using this for the Ground Up challenge. I felt that it had more of a distance feel to it. Plus my focal point was at the vanishing point and the bridge just added to it. It really didn't give me a feel of looking up. So I changed it. This was actually pretty crazy because when I was taking shots from the ground, I heard and felt a rumble. I looked back and saw the train coming. I jumped up and got off the tracks. He was about 30 seconds behind me, so I had time. I waved and he blew the horn. Good times on the train track.

Shot in Raw
Curves, Saturated, Sharpened
In Jpeg
Hue & Saturation, USM, Brightness & Contrast
Selective Color, Neat Image, Crop, Resize
Add Border, Save for Web

Place: 14 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.2995
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 5.6792
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1356
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 217
Comments: 14
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11/01/2007 11:49:22 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

First of all, congratulations on finishing in the top 15. This is a great image that is well-suited to this particular challenge.

Throughout the image, the colours are excellent. Great contrast between the reds and greens and the yellows and blues. I happen to like the focus on the rocks in front of you; alternatively, you could have focused on the bridge and cropped out some of the tracks. The contrast in the sky is good, although an additional global increase in contrast wouldn't have hurt. The tracks do a good job of pulling the eye into the frame, and the "tunnel" under the bridge does a good job of keeping the eye there.

Overall, it's an interesting image with good composition, nice lines, and great colours. I can't think of much that would improve the image as it exists: perhaps a tighter crop with a person leaning on one of the vertical bridge supports, or even up on top of the bridge. It looks like the kind of place where senior portraits would be taken.

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10/31/2007 05:18:47 AM
Well done Sean...great perspective
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2007 06:31:05 AM
cool. :o)
the distance is even more exaggerated at this point of view.
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10/28/2007 03:03:16 PM
great vantage point
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10/28/2007 03:58:24 AM
great shot. good colours and composition
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10/26/2007 09:20:23 PM
Nice low perspective work well here!
I wonder how this would look as a B&W? : )
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10/26/2007 05:41:29 PM
I really like this photo, the colours and exposure are great and your different view point works well. Scoring this high. Good Luck!
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10/26/2007 04:28:05 PM
Any more to the ground woudl be underneath it! Nice view, well composed.
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10/25/2007 03:17:47 PM
Pretty colors. The railroad tracks going under the bridge are great. Nicely done.
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10/25/2007 12:10:28 AM
might have cropped a little more of the bottom. Nice effect ,but it's on the verge of distracting.
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10/24/2007 11:52:22 PM
good angle, gives the feel of distance.
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10/24/2007 01:29:08 PM
nice colors
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10/24/2007 05:03:52 AM
Nice shot, but submit in "From the ground up" challenge, no ?
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10/24/2007 03:42:26 AM
nice colors and pov, bit overprocessed as you can see halos around the bridge
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