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Challenge: Tom Petty Titles/Lyrics (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Eastern Ontario
Date: Oct 16, 2017
Aperture: various
ISO: various
Shutter: various
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2017

Whew, put a ton of work into this entry. First off, got my good buddy Dave to be Tom Petty. Then we drove to Morrisburg to shoot the train, then hared down the #2 to Brockville to shoot the re-opened railway tunnel, which btw is the very first railway tunnel in all of Canada. It's amazing.

Then a visit to a stretch of real railway tracks, as the floor of the railway tunnel is now paved (and flanked by coloured LEDs which provide all manner of cool effects). Miscellaneous other shoots for steam and sparks followed, then a whole trainload of PS work. Hope it pays off with at least a top 5 this time!

post-challenge - the pettiness of voters on this site never ceases to amaze me. Also, fwiw Art, I don't agree with warping and perspective putting of voters.

Had I stuck with boring ol real perspective, it wouldn't have been MY entry. It would have been an ankle-grabber entry instead.

But as usual, staying true to myself instead of moulding my work to fit other's people's expectations has only proven that I have balls enough to push the limits, and they don't.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.1633
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1579
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 406
Views during voting: 88
Votes: 49
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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02/09/2018 06:22:04 PM
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I know how u feel Susan. Your image is amazing wish I had that talent.

Message edited by author 2018-02-09 18:23:23.
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10/31/2017 09:01:52 AM
Hello from the critique club

A great image that contributes to the challenge well

Well, it works for me Susan, a great image. Youíve certainly generated some interesting critique, Ďdidnít notice the guy sitting on itĒÖ!?! For me it is always the end result that Iím interested in Iím not really interested in what or how much work has gone into it but all credit to you for the amount of effort involved. Itís original, I like the distortions, I like the sparks, most of all I like the excitement it generates with ĎTomí driving it all along in his own cool way. Yes, it would look great as an album cover a great tribute to a great artist, well done Susan.
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10/25/2017 07:35:07 PM
Top 3 for me Susan. I was one of your 9s. As Niall said, it would be an awesome album cover.
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10/25/2017 04:09:35 PM
For me, this was on the cusp between 4 and 5. I found the image a bit muddy. Pictures of trains generally are not that interesting to me. Trains are glorious creatures but usually aren't transformed much by a camera. Your editing work to add sparks/smoke/perspective added a point to the score. To be honest, I didn't notice the guy sitting on it. On my scale, a 3 is a meh photo that isn't doing anything interesting. So I bumped it to a 4. Much like in real life, I generally give credit for the end result, not the work put into it.
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10/25/2017 12:23:58 PM
Stay true to yourself. If you want to be popular you lose yourself and will produce only more of the same stuff that gets the accolades.
I marked you 7. I mostly liked the perspective. So there! I liked what other viewers objected to. Did not have time for comments but I would have said: here is a lovely page for a Jules Verne type of book (knowing nothing of the singer).
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10/25/2017 09:31:10 AM
i didn't vote, but i would have probably fallen within the boundary that you defined in your post so i thought i would take up your challenge.

i'm drawn more to the white light in the background (maybe it's smoke? if so it should be blacker so as not to distract) than i am to the train, and the image lacks sufficient depth for my tastes. it's quite flat to me. cool concept, but not executed to get a high score from me. bear in mind that any criticism or recommendations that i make by definition would have the effect of drawing the style of the photo to my own comfort zone. if this isn't your preference then i guess this advice isn't very useful. which is fine. but the image is nearly there for me! just lacking on a few details to get the final few points. the perspective really works for me too, by the way. no criticism there! mostly just the lighting and contrast for me.

btw, i could totally see this as being on the front of an awesome album cover.

"But as usual, staying true to myself instead of moulding my work to fit other's people's expectations has only proven that I have balls enough to push the limits, and they don't." stick at it!!

Message edited by author 2017-10-25 09:33:18.
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10/25/2017 09:17:48 AM
Great image, Susan!
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10/25/2017 08:51:23 AM
Congrats on the top ten. What a great effort you put into this creation. I gave you a 6. I loved the concept but something just didn't look right and I suspect it was the perspective - it just feels a wee bit messy around the front of the train especially the front wheels. However I am not saying things need to look perpsectively correct for a photo to look great - just that something about this made me take a few points off.
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10/25/2017 08:38:42 AM
I too, thought this would score higher. Voters here almost always do the opposite of what I'm thinking! Stunning work.
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10/25/2017 08:12:19 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Great finish, Susan! My two cents on what might have kept this from scoring even higher is the skewed perspective and the waviness. If you'd have kept the train in more realistic perspective and less wavy, I think it would have jumped up at least a couple spots. I could be wrong, but would've scored higher with me. Congrats nonetheless!


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10/25/2017 03:34:51 AM
Congrats on the top 10. I expected this to have scored higher.
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10/25/2017 01:40:40 AM
Great finish, Susan! My two cents on what might have kept this from scoring even higher is the skewed perspective and the waviness. If you'd have kept the train in more realistic perspective and less wavy, I think it would have jumped up at least a couple spots. I could be wrong, but would've scored higher with me. Congrats nonetheless!
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10/25/2017 12:16:55 AM
I really thought this would be on the podium. Love this image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2017 11:34:38 PM
Wonderful work.
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10/24/2017 09:52:30 PM
Excellent!
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10/24/2017 04:39:46 PM
An incredible image and memorial to Tom. I love how intent and peaceful he looks sitting at the head of all that power and excitement. The florid colors are handled with admirable restraint and greatly contribute to the overall intensity. A for sure ribbon winner.
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10/22/2017 12:50:44 PM
WOW! Think I see a shiny blue ribbon hidden in the corner. My top scorer.
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10/19/2017 07:45:15 AM
striking image. This really stands out against the other entries. Should do well. God Luck
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