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Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: Sep 18, 2005
Aperture: F11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

I took a more literal meaning of the word "destination" as the finality of a travel or trip. Here I took a photo of Toronto's most distinguishable landmark, the CN Tower and a train coming in from the southwest region of Ontario. The blur on the train was intentional to convey the mood of movement and anticipation or anxiety of going to a big city. I wanted a train to be present in the composition and so I patiently waited for one to arrive. It being a Sunday night, the wait was more than an hour. There would have been more trains going in and out of the tunnel if it was a weekday. While waiting, two other photographers came up the bridge at the foot of Bathurst St. where I took this shot from... and had a nice small chat with them.

The photo personally relates to my move to Toronto almost 16 years ago to rejoin my parents and other siblings.

Shot in raw mode.
Post processing: levels, curves, color adjustments, perspective correction, crop, resize, usm, border.

I cloned a few unwanted stuff stuff on the tracks and along the side. I did selective levels adjustment since in the original the bottom part was a lot darker than the upper half because the sun was fast going down.


Statistics
Place: 9 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.6717
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.4416
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 2494
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 198
Comments: 25
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/14/2005 06:03:11 PM
Striking shot - nicely composed and with great light.
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09/27/2005 10:26:06 PM
Just excellent!
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09/26/2005 12:30:26 PM
I'm ex-Torontonian so I really enjoyed this picture - This is great Congrats on being in the Top 10!
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09/26/2005 08:09:07 AM
perfect!
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09/26/2005 04:48:18 AM
Nice PP.
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09/26/2005 12:37:55 AM
a masterful image and one I never returned for a comment. My oversight. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/26/2005 12:03:01 AM
joey lives/ loves toronto! :-)

great work sir
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2005 09:29:07 AM
this is realy cool. i'd bet it would be awesome in b/w.
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09/23/2005 03:38:14 PM
Very nice. Smart composition and the blur on the train serves a definite purpose in the shot. I like the sky too. Good job.
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09/23/2005 03:09:41 AM
This is a really awesome photo. Not having seen it I can't be sure, but I think I may have liked the train to be motionless, but regardless, I do really love this photo. 8.
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09/22/2005 06:33:16 PM
I think it could have looked a bit better if you had a shorter shutter speed. If the train was a little more blury it would be awesome.
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09/22/2005 10:09:06 AM
Love the colours and composition. The train seems a bit odd tho'. Can't put a finger on it, sorry.
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09/21/2005 08:49:31 AM
Nice city scape photo. The speeding train adds interest for me.
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09/20/2005 11:46:07 PM
Love the sky! I was expecting to see cities in this challenge and this is a great rendition. I love the motion blur of the train.
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09/20/2005 08:33:28 PM
this gets my top vote for this challenge
love the overall coloring and the movement in the train
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09/20/2005 06:37:44 PM
I like the movement
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09/20/2005 01:15:56 PM
awesome photo, I can see you used a slow shutter speed to create movement in your photo, and I think you achieved it. best of luck ;)
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09/19/2005 10:38:39 PM
Excellent. A great example for "destinations"
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09/19/2005 09:59:55 PM
I love the angle of this shot. The action of the commuter bus/train is excellent. Cool cloud formation. 10
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09/19/2005 08:28:02 PM
ahh good ol' go train!
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09/19/2005 06:47:02 PM
Beautiful and surreal. I like the motion blur of the train or I wouldn't have believed it was real. Well done, 10
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09/19/2005 01:34:32 PM
verynice image, like the title too. but this photo speaks for itself.
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09/19/2005 10:53:27 AM
LOVE THIS 10!!
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09/19/2005 09:00:00 AM
I like the movement of the train. The leading lines is good. I think I'd play with curves to deepen the colors just a smidge.
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09/19/2005 03:41:14 AM
awesome! well done 10
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