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Challenge: Planes, Trains and Automobiles II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Mar 23, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Candid, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2010

I went to this track thinking that I was going to have to wait for ages to see any trains. On the road I saw a train just standing on of the tracks. I jumped out of the car and went a bit beserk taking pictures of it. And the guys who're sitting there told me they could see a train coming and soon enough I saw the smoke as well. Yet again I went a bit crazy clicking. I have a whole series of images of how the train approached us.

There is absolutely no concern for safety.. at all. Kids were playing cricket on the very track this train is going over. It's insane.

While it didn't take much to edit this image this way I was hoping I could get more out of it but I messed up the image while I was clicking like a lunatic... so yeah.

I hope it doesn't do too badly.

Place: 4 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.7277
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.5854
Avg (non-participants): 6.7596
Views since voting: 2385
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 224
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/31/2010 02:47:49 PM
Stunningly composed.
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03/31/2010 12:32:42 AM
It did alright. :-) Congrats on a nifty little star thingie! (And getting one with a lovely B&W shot, too!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 11:50:10 AM
great 9
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03/28/2010 08:46:08 AM
It makes me think of the plight of the illegal aliens along the Texas border. So many people are up in arms and want to send them all back, but would YOU want to live in Mexico with the way it's run? (sorry for the political rant) I like the slightly diagonal line of the tracks and how the three men are gazing at the train, maybe dreaming of getting on and going somewhere better.
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03/27/2010 02:21:57 AM
great shot! has it all - good composition, well balanced, interesting subject, technically well executed - very impressive!
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03/26/2010 05:27:43 PM
All those leading lines really help your eye see through the scene. I feel as though I'm sitting on those tracks with them. Nice shot
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03/25/2010 10:18:53 PM
Nice tones, interesting comp, 9.
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03/24/2010 07:46:56 PM
Nice B&W and composition.
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03/24/2010 11:06:02 AM
nicely taken !!
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