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Building TheTranscontinental Railroad 1869
Building TheTranscontinental Railroad 1869
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Dallas Texas
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Transportation, History
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2006

I wanted an old, documentary style, film photo feel to this image. Editing includes:

Shot in and converted from NEF(RAW)
Convert to Black and White
Curves
Cloned out a Radio Tower
Levels
Hue/Saturation for Sepia Tone
USM
Add Film Grain
Save For Web

Thanks so much for all of your comments and votes. This is my First 6 and I am very happy! Hopefully this is the start of a new upward trend for me. I have a photo in the Free Study coming up that I have cautiously optimistic hopes for.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.2818
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 6.0481
Avg (non-participants): 6.4914
Views since voting: 1306
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 220
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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06/04/2007 12:12:52 PM
Love the sepia. Your lighting is superb here, and the shallow DOF is great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 02:39:58 PM
I like the simplicity of this and your processing. Good DOF.
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10/29/2006 12:07:27 PM
Good selective focus. I doesn't need the bridge or whatever that is on the left.
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10/28/2006 08:34:09 PM
Love the unusual perspective in this one.
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10/26/2006 11:09:08 PM
Uncommon photo for this challenge. Well done. I love the shallow DOF. Good job with the conversion as well.
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10/25/2006 11:02:56 PM
There are several shots like this in the challenge, but this one grabs me. I'm trying to figure out why. I think it's the near silhouette of the spike, the clarity of the raised lettering on the side of the rail, and the placement of the line of the rail itself in the frame. The play of light seems just right, too.
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10/25/2006 05:29:15 PM
Nice perspective and depth
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10/25/2006 01:47:02 AM
Nice DOF - who am I kidding - nice everything! 10
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10/24/2006 12:11:28 PM
Wonderful use of DOF to isolate the spike and eliminate the background. Sharp, well focused where it counts. I do want to "push" the spike to the right some to balance this. :D Should do fine with this. Good luck.
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10/24/2006 06:50:25 AM
premo shot possibly a winner! sharp shooting! 10
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10/24/2006 05:57:44 AM
Good use of selective focus and duotone.
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10/23/2006 09:14:10 PM
great tones
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10/23/2006 04:23:56 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Creativity - 2
Technical Stuff - 2
Overall Appeal - 2
Biased Wow - 0
Total = 8
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10/23/2006 01:23:28 PM
nice dof shot
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10/23/2006 12:12:59 PM
You made the same mistake I (think I) did, DOF is a little shallow. The text on the rail is illedgible. But I quite enjoy the subject matter and the sepia.
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10/23/2006 10:48:38 AM
Great composition. I like the sepia effect also. One of the best in this challenge.
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10/23/2006 12:44:15 AM
wonderful light and detail, nice dof...well done
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10/23/2006 12:25:47 AM
stunning tones
and focus
but there's not enough interets here for me
6
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10/23/2006 12:23:26 AM
PP is nice.
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10/23/2006 12:19:43 AM
I love the composition (angle) and DOF on this photo. Awesome use of sepia and leading line. This is outside the box and has the impact to prove it :)
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