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S Curve
S Curve

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Challenge: Trains & Railroads II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Ellicott City Md
Date: Apr 13, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2009

It was intermittent rain sprinkles. I think that added to the misty feeling of the photograph. I waited a long time for a train. I think getting a bright yellow train at the beginning of the far off curve would have been a much welcome addition to the photo. I don;t expect without a train to get into the 6s with this but I hope to stay in the 5s. Hopefully the title and the shallowness of the zoom will help my score.

I increased the contrast, and upped the greens. Scaled for DPC and un sharpened a little.

Place: 73 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.3578
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3043
Avg (non-participants): 5.3826
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 218
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2009 06:26:31 PM
From a technical standpoint, this is a terrific effort - crisp, sharp with everything detail well controlled and captured. From an artistic standpoint, it's rather bland and uninviting to the viewer because the over busy background detracts from the subject. Sometimes an image, even one technically competant. A worthy entry into the challenge and directly related to the challenge subject. A good effort falling short in the artistic sense.
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04/18/2009 02:58:18 PM
lol, it's an S curve alright, lol, 9 from me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 10:23:20 AM
B&W would have been better here IMO.
04/16/2009 09:11:01 AM
Great composition, I love the curves along the tracks here, it's different than a lot of takes in this challenge and it's nice to see something new.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 04:36:31 AM
I shouldn't fancy riding that at speed lol
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04/15/2009 10:18:46 AM
A higher point of view is needed here,would have made the -S- curve more dramatic.

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