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Challenge: Trains & Railroads II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Tempe Town Lake
Date: Apr 14, 2009
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30sec
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009

Yes, this is the same location of my March Free Study entry ... but I couldn't resist shooting it again for this challenge (how could I have known).

I'd considered a different perspective or trying something unique, but ended up going with the same basic framing.

This is Tempe Town Lake. The bridge on the right is part of the new Phoenix Metro Light Rail system and spans 1530-feet. That's a light rail passing by (light streaks above bridge.

The bridge on the left is the historic Union Pacific steel truss bridge constructed in 1912 and is still active today. In fact, I have a couple shots with a train passing over it too, but because of the long exposures they didn't work as well.

Place: 10 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.2844
Avg (commenters): 6.4167
Avg (participants): 6.1233
Avg (non-participants): 6.3618
Views since voting: 1818
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 225
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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04/22/2009 12:58:44 AM
Man this scene is doing well for you! Almost as good as your other image, but very good for this challenge, congrats on the top 10 finish.
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04/22/2009 12:47:46 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish, Rob! Love your free study shot, too. Can't believe our luck of finding the same place. If I had realized that was already in your free study entry, I wonder what I might have found to shoot later into the night? Probably would have been mugged or something -- things more likely worked out for the best... :D

Perhaps if I had stayed with one of my wider shots I could have given you more of a run for your money! ;) Hope next time we are of-one-mind that we actually get to meet.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 08:58:52 AM
Very interesting juxtoposition, great subject and I love the use of longer exposure to make the water look creamy.
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04/20/2009 08:08:50 PM
Beautiful scenery captured perfectly
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04/20/2009 03:28:04 PM
Nice work great colors.
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04/19/2009 10:53:22 PM
Nice contrast of old and new.
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04/19/2009 07:49:38 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. Sometimes an image, even one as technically competant as this one is, is just an image. 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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04/19/2009 09:04:29 AM
Overall it's a nice shot.
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04/18/2009 02:54:21 PM
wow, i love the old and the new, 8 from me
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04/18/2009 10:47:29 AM
great way to show the contrast between the two, lovely light. 8
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04/16/2009 01:31:48 AM
This is an awesome image. I like. 9
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04/15/2009 07:01:55 PM
Very interesting photo..nice work.
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04/15/2009 10:53:52 AM
is this a second submission?
04/15/2009 04:57:24 AM
I thought I had found a unique place to shoot my entry from... I guess not! ;) Were you as surprised as I was when you saw "the other" shot of this scene in this challenge? :P
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04/15/2009 12:25:17 AM
I think you missed meeting another member at this spot by an hour or two.
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