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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: underneath Hwy 880 near Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA
Date: Jun 16, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005

photography is a good excuse to trespass a little bit.

I took most of my pictures at this location prior to this one, and was thinking of leaving, but I'm glad I waited. The sun had finally fallen below the bank of black clouds near the horizon and everything was coated in direct golden light.

no edits to this one other than crop and resize. I'd have actually cloned out the airplane if I could, but otherwise I don't think there's anything I could do to improve this picture... which is not to say it's perfect, just that I couldn't improve it myself.

First submission with my new Tamron 24-135.

Place: 33 out of 508
Avg (all users): 6.0312
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9277
Avg (non-participants): 6.1721
Views since voting: 1250
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 288
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2005 03:35:56 PM
very interesting, and the sunset makes the metal actually SEEN on the photo. Great sunset!!! Composition is not that perfect (dont quite like the geometry... not enough rythm in the trackks, but there is SOME that we already can't ignore...). Really good overall
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06/24/2005 04:40:34 PM
very nice light and contrast. I think I would have composed the image without the dark part of the sky but I can't explain why. possibly because 2 parts of the image (rails & bright sky) might have been sufficient (ie not requiring another stripe). great shot!
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06/23/2005 05:46:22 PM
The subject is highlighted. Did you need so much train?
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06/23/2005 04:21:56 PM
I would have cropped out most of the clouds..otherwise love the golden hues and tracks
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06/23/2005 11:34:06 AM
my goal is to comment on every photo in this challenge..heres urs..good luck. wonderful old time feel to this but i think i would have cropped out the sun on the left
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06/23/2005 04:56:15 AM
this is a great shot - you could have also used it for the leading lines challenge!
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06/22/2005 06:13:39 PM
beautiful photo of those tracks. love the gold.
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06/22/2005 04:55:28 PM
Mundane scene turned into art - lovely use of light and lines. Horizontal of clouds and horizon/ sky against diagonals of rails works well.
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06/22/2005 02:12:39 PM
Nice color, lighting. Excellent subject.
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06/22/2005 01:12:58 PM
I love the contrasts!
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06/22/2005 01:03:49 PM
Love this image. The color is fantastic, and the lines are perfect. great composition!
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06/22/2005 11:29:34 AM
Nice image but the sky is a bit dark for my liking - it destracts me from the actual subject which is a pity cause that is very nice.
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06/22/2005 12:45:54 AM
Love the lighting, and the repetiton of the tracks. Neat composition.
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