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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Muswellbrook, NewSouth Wales, Australia
Date: Jun 25, 2005
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 67
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2005

Coal train locomotive in the early morning mist.
Rotate, crop, levels, hue/sat (yellow), remove pole, dodge/burn, resize, USM, save for web

Statistics
Place: 75 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.8148
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6563
Avg (non-participants): 5.9913
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 243
Comments: 21
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07/17/2005 07:24:11 AM
Love the shot .. great angle..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 08:12:24 PM
Nice shot; I like the camera down low on rail for the angle of picture; steam in background near train adds interest as does the roughness of the pebbles against the smooth steel rail.
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07/03/2005 05:38:14 AM
glad you got your timing just right for this image......
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07/02/2005 05:20:40 PM
Bit too saturated yellow, but still nice.
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07/02/2005 02:44:12 AM
i like the angle. way to get in on the action. maybe a little more contrast would help the drama of the scene
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07/02/2005 02:32:53 AM
The line here really leads in to the train: I almost feel that it's coming out of the frame at me. However, the locomotive itself looks to be a little soft (perhaps your focus point was in front of it) and the sky looks a little over-processed. I find that these two things spoil the effect a little.
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07/02/2005 01:03:03 AM
Got something odd going on down the bottom left in this, not sure what that is. THe rail line definitely leads to the the subject and you chose a great angle. But the subject is too cramped in the frame compositionally and its focus is not as sharp as it could have been. A really fine POV though!
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06/30/2005 09:14:01 PM
I hope your camera survived!!!
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06/30/2005 11:45:54 AM
Very cool ! You did a great job with this photo !
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06/30/2005 09:26:24 AM
Good idea for this challenge, but it looks like a dangerous shot!!!
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06/30/2005 08:53:18 AM
Great shot I hope you didn't annoy the driver to much looks like it's bearing right down on you
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06/30/2005 07:22:26 AM
What a cool picture! Train pictures always appeal to me, but I love the steam showing on this one, and the leading line there adds a lot of interest. I find myself wanting to study it more to take it all in. Good luck.
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06/29/2005 04:32:42 PM
Leading lines or curves generally have two purposes. One is to lead the viewer into the scene. The other is to lead you toward the main subject. It is most effective if they come in from the lower left because that is the natural direction humans visually scan a picture from so are easiest to pick up.

This image meets the challenge in an exceptionally clever and unique way. Not only does it rivet the viewer's attention to the train but it adds an element of danger since it appears if the photographer does not move then he/she will be run over. It is difficult to create images where out-of-focus objects in the foreground work but you have pulled it off perfectly. Great job!
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06/28/2005 09:02:48 PM
LOOK OUT.... it's going to get you....lol... great shot here the perspective is awesome... love the fog, it looks like steam coming out of the train, but im pretty sure it's not a steam train... well seen and exectued....
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06/28/2005 03:43:23 PM
My husband tried to persuade me to do something similar to this !! but i didn't have the courage or your skill, great piture-9
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06/27/2005 09:33:59 PM
very cool! i hope this train wasnt headed towards you! the perspective is great
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06/27/2005 05:02:31 PM
I didn't enter this challenge but this was the exact idea I had in mind. Good shot. Better than most because the line actually leads to something.
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06/27/2005 02:25:54 PM
i'm going to be picky here, generally because i do like the image a lot. the trees are distracting me. i like the dof choice, and the texturing on the rocks in the mid ground. the train is also a nice subject, and meets the challenge theme well. 8
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06/27/2005 11:59:24 AM
You're brave! Great shot. Good Luck.
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06/27/2005 05:23:58 AM
Very well done ..... good luck
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06/27/2005 02:59:26 AM
Please tell me that train is leaving or going to turn. I love how the yellow and the fog makes the subject stick out more. Everything leads to the subject!
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