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Rail Road Relic
Rail Road Relic

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Challenge: Trains & Railroads II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S700 / S5700
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: unknown
ISO: unknown
Shutter: unknown
Galleries: Urban, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009

This photo was taken along the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE. What was once a bustling industrial park for unloading wares and goods, turned into a dilapidated warehouse district until a few years ago. What you see is a reminant of the off-loading cranes and an old deisel engine that are now frozen relics of industry. Surrounded by brick walkways, lush green grass, condos, resturants, and retail shops, these rusted machines will never again be used for thier intended purpose.

I "lost" my photo editing software. So, basicly what I saw it what you get. I did crop the sky and reduce the saturation. But other than that... wadayathink?

Place: 162 out of 168
Avg (all users): 4.3160
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 4.2239
Avg (non-participants): 4.3586
Views since voting: 639
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 212
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 08:10:14 PM
I wish you image was a little bigger.....
04/18/2009 07:14:37 AM
On my screen at work this is so dark as to be unviewable, with a strange fuzziness around the crane; on my home monitor there is some detail, but it is not a strong monotone conversion. The composition seems a bit one-sided, with little of interest in the left hand side of the frame.
04/17/2009 01:16:54 PM
the exposure is bit low and that has brought down the contrast as well.. I guess might be due to the grey and dull atmosphere (cloud)
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04/17/2009 12:06:57 PM
A great concept and a near perfect capture. The lighting could have been a little softer, but as it is, it works well. Both a technical and artistic success, this should place high for it's technical merit and artistic impact. The image is a little small to provide a good look at theinteresting details. This would have been a better image in grayscale or black and white. A good solid entry into the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 09:49:15 AM
It's a little dark, a different angle or more of the crane IMO.
04/16/2009 08:57:49 AM
A little dark is the first thing I notice. The composition is awkward - it's like the train wants to run over the raised car. It's also a little strange that the tracks don't continue even though from the cropping it looks like the train continues. IMHO it feels awkward.
04/15/2009 03:33:06 PM
The left hand side is distracting a tighter crop might help.
04/15/2009 08:49:28 AM
If the silhouetted engine is the subject, then there isn't enough shape to be interesting enough for a subject. If the crane is the subject, then it shouldn't be in the center of the photograph. Just my humble opinion...I've never scored higher than a 5.4 ;)
04/15/2009 08:36:31 AM
I think your photo is too dark to assess.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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