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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Decatur, Texas
Date: Feb 15, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2009

A train sitting on the tracks in Decatur, Texas. False HDR done with a healthy dose of clarify and lots of selective work with layers.

Pre-challenge notes:
I'll may get creamed for over-processing. But you never know. It's got that HDR look that often does well. Expecting a low 5 out of it because I only do well when I am not expecting to.

Post challenge notes:
Got exactly what I predicted. Comments suggest I needed to crank up the wow factor a little more. I still like it.

Place: 315 out of 436
Avg (all users): 5.2000
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0606
Avg (non-participants): 5.4706
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 150
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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03/09/2009 05:25:20 AM
Very good use of the track as a leading line element. I kinda want the train a bit more toward the right edge, which to keep the curve would mean you'd have to move across the track to your left to compose the shot. Good job with the processing - have you checked out Topaz Adjust, my latest addiction? Free trial for 30 days! (Then, as far as I can tell, it still work but you get a nag screen every time you fire it up. Though that may just be the warning - not sure I've hit 30 days yet.)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2009 04:42:18 PM
nice composition, but oversharpened, shame
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03/04/2009 11:13:49 AM
great shot
03/02/2009 10:02:26 AM
There's a lot of potential for depth with the soft light and those shadows. I think if those were darkened, it would add to the drama of the shot.
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03/02/2009 08:46:34 AM
I like the focus and composition. If it were mine, I might adjust curves and/or layers to enrich the overall depth of color. Great focus.
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03/01/2009 05:59:03 PM
Good picture
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