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Locomotive Breath
Locomotive Breath
HarveyG


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: Hermanstad, Pretoria, South Africa.
Date: Aug 9, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250s
Galleries: Photojournalism, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2011

"Cheugnette" SAR Class 19D Engine #2650.
Taken at the Friends of the Rail yard in Hermanstad, Pretoria at sunrise. She was pounding out of the yard. A tight crop (including tight on the stack) was deliberate and it's not re-cropped in PP.
Whilst I took some beaut Wildlife shots in 2010, I chose to enter this as it was one of my least "comfort-zone" images thanks to DPC and I personally liked the (limited) PP technique I applied to it.

"Locomotive Breath" is a song by the English progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung.

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Place: 63 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.3149
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 6.3311
Avg (non-participants): 6.2424
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 181
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/20/2011 09:53:58 PM
I remember that song!
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02/20/2011 03:04:38 PM
I love the mood you created with this. Of course, the setting sun helps, but your choice of portrait orientation to capture the plumes of smoke is wonderful.
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02/20/2011 01:07:50 PM
Great capture of the steam.
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02/20/2011 04:43:29 AM
Yeah...right on....I grew up with Tull too.
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02/19/2011 07:32:50 PM
sends the all time loser...headlong to his death. great capture.
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02/19/2011 06:59:11 AM
good light
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02/19/2011 12:01:03 AM
Outstanding
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02/18/2011 05:47:41 PM
Good job capturing detail in the dark engine; think the crop may be a lttle too tight
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02/18/2011 12:13:54 PM
Beautiful light and great subject.
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02/18/2011 07:27:30 AM
Back to comment... Fasinating image!
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02/16/2011 09:31:25 PM
I love the steam coming off the engine...well done
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02/16/2011 08:18:07 PM
I love that song. Nice image.
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02/15/2011 02:41:29 PM
I love how the light illuminates this mighty train engine as it belts out steam and smoke. I can almost hear the hiss of the steam of this engine. It is a good shot and it has much potential to be a great shot - the one thing that the composition suffers for is that the full front of the engine is halved. Had you captured the full front within the composition it would be much stronger in the presentation of this Iron Horse.
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02/14/2011 02:58:05 PM
Totally wonderful! (not voting)
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02/14/2011 09:59:40 AM
awesome
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02/14/2011 06:46:56 AM
nice colour and drama
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