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Around the bend
Around the bend

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Challenge: Mechanical (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX APO OS for Canon
Location: Oakland, Maryland
Date: Dec 22, 2004
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 s
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2004

A CSX train captured coming around the corner just outside of Oakland, Maryland. (Near Deep Creek Lake area)

Place: 76 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.3927
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.0811
Avg (non-participants): 5.6037
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 275
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2005 05:56:28 AM
For BW this image is quite gray overall. W is reserved for skies and little detail at left rocks. The best portion is bottom right quadrant where the tones go well together. The feeling is that train needs to climb a bit, so with faster speed it would rock over poor photographer. Luckily there's no sense of speed here, so the feeling transforms into idea of heavy weight cargo being pulled. Too bad the mechanical topic is slightly dismissed by trains facade highlights caused by electronics.
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01/04/2005 05:33:04 AM
What is it with b/w photographs? They are either wonderful or just b/w I cannot make my mind up on this one
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01/02/2005 09:13:40 AM
Nice view point & I like the B & W.
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01/01/2005 05:50:09 PM
there is something nice about this. probably where the train comes behind the montain
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12/30/2004 05:03:39 PM
Nice well balanced composition. Good use of B&W.
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12/30/2004 01:09:06 AM
Nice shot. Great angle. Lighting is a little harsh. Good work. 6.
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12/29/2004 10:47:40 PM
Nice shot and I will even ignore the electronics that are probably involved in moving that thing. One gripe, the CSX colors might have looked pretty neat against the predominately grey/brown of the winter landscape.
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12/29/2004 07:43:23 AM
The mechanical subject in your photo requires electricity.
12/29/2004 12:17:06 AM
Needs elelctronics to operate. Therefore, does not meet challenge. I like trains and train pics...this is a different view thtn teh traditional - based on sizing of the elements in the picture, ieach is given equal weight (ballanst, loco, trees, hillside and even the rail ) This 'balance' is not traditional - usually the element you want me to focus on is largest or otherwise pointed to by the composition. In this case the composition fails.

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