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Challenge: Trains & Railroads II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Aubing
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Vintage, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

An unused track near where we live.

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Place: 71 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.3868
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.1176
Avg (non-participants): 5.5139
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 212
Comments: 4
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2009 05:22:24 PM
A great idea that matches the title well. A little more DOF control would have made this a much better image and conveyed the nature of the subject matter more effectively. The focused area is perfectly detailed and the ambient light very well managed, but the short focus detracts from it's overall impact. Certainly a worthy effort in the challenge and if the DOF effect had been made better use of, it would have been a top ten image and a possible ribbon winner.
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04/19/2009 07:15:37 AM
Nice shot, it might have been better in B&W with sepia toning. JMO!
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04/18/2009 04:27:20 PM
My personal favorite entry in this challenge. I wanted to do something very similar to this, but couldn't find a suitable location. I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with -- but I love this shot -- this is precisely what came to mind for me when I read about this challenge.

My grandfather used to take me walking on the railroad tracks just down the road from their house when I was a very little boy. I still have a collection of old spikes and plates we'd "clean up" from time to time. The old rusty spikes and rails really bring back great memories.
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04/15/2009 11:13:19 AM
Great use of shallow DOF, I like the composition as well, the way the bottom right corner wraps right around the edge of the track bolt thingy (I wish I knew what that was called so I didn't ruin a perfectly good comment with my ignorance, oh well :P
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