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The Scenic Line
3rd PlaceThe Scenic Line
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Boone, IA
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Shot at the Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa.

- Raw Conversion w/ CS2
- Cloned out some tree branches on the left
- Global & selective Saturation & Curves adjustments
- 3 black overlays on the sky to darken & bring out details
- Selective burning & dodging
- Increased saturation in the reds to intensify the yellow of the train

-- Post Challenge --
Wow, I didn't expect this! Thanks for all the high votes & great comments :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.8824
Avg (commenters): 8.4583
Avg (participants): 6.7358
Avg (non-participants): 7.0174
Views since voting: 11522
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 221
Comments: 49
Favorites: 19 (view)


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02/07/2008 12:53:16 PM
awesome perspective, color and composition!

11/02/2006 08:10:15 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!! Fantastic image perfect for this challenge! Wonderful work!
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11/02/2006 12:42:21 AM
Amazing sky! Lovely shot mate well deserved :)
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11/01/2006 12:46:06 PM
Lovely colors here, nice somber mood. Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/31/2006 02:47:00 AM
Great perspective and colors :D

I was watching CSI yesterday, and this train looked the same as they used in the episode haha cool :-)
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10/31/2006 02:26:17 AM
OMG. This is so beautiful. The cable/hose at the bottom of the trian distracts me a bit, but this is truly an amazing shot. Definite blue as far as I am concerned.
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10/30/2006 07:43:59 PM
The perspective and dramatic sky makes it for me.
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10/30/2006 03:12:15 PM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon, was my favorite and gave it a 10.
Now be a sport and lemme have the fully edited b4 the downsize hahahha. No seriously :)
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10/30/2006 02:56:35 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/30/2006 02:52:50 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon! I love the colors in this shot, with the contrasting blue and orange. well done!
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10/30/2006 10:50:28 AM
the best in this challenge in my opinion,
but nevertheless great achievement and photo !
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10/30/2006 09:46:05 AM
Very good capture and nice work on yur first ribbon.
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10/30/2006 09:32:06 AM
Woo Hoo. ..another first ribbon! Mega Congratulations! Very well done and well-deserved :)

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10/30/2006 01:23:07 AM
Well done on your first ribbon hope you get many more...
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10/30/2006 12:59:01 AM
Good job man, congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/30/2006 12:40:20 AM
congrats on your ribbon, nice to see another iowa boy doing good.
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10/30/2006 12:35:46 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful entry and great result!
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10/30/2006 12:34:24 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations on a top shot.
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10/30/2006 12:26:48 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon. The colors are amazing from top to bottom and the shot is really great.

Message edited by author 2006-10-30 00:27:56.
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10/30/2006 12:20:18 AM
Congrats. A classic shot.
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10/30/2006 12:13:23 AM
Congrats!! nice color
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10/30/2006 12:11:22 AM
A great capture with strong colors and lovely perpective. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 10:39:48 PM
great colour contrast have a happy 10 :)
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10/29/2006 11:37:33 AM
Beautiful. Maybe a little oversaturated but I like it.
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10/29/2006 04:58:16 AM
Awe4some lighting!
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10/28/2006 10:09:36 PM
I really like the colors and composition in this shot. Both just seem to "pop".
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10/28/2006 01:09:26 PM
Great colors!
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10/27/2006 11:48:37 AM
Alright, well its a train, and a sky. Huh? Well its simple thats for sure. Its also my top finisher. I don't know how you did it, but you went simple, and you got brilliant. Fantastic image.
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10/27/2006 09:26:16 AM
Nice color!
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10/27/2006 08:56:28 AM
Very strong compsition. Great contrast and color.
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10/26/2006 10:31:14 PM
The colors are striking and this is a powerful image. But look at the green channel only and I think it is much more powerful in b&w. 7 or 8 now but 10+ in b&w.
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10/25/2006 08:30:00 PM
Great color contrast! Though you'd lose a bit of the train, I'd crop off the left a bit to get rid of the orange in the background. Nice angle, too!
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10/25/2006 06:08:04 PM
Is that sky photoshoped??
10/25/2006 05:25:50 PM
This is an outstanding use of colors that make this really pop. Nice work
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10/24/2006 10:13:33 AM
Nice colors and interest. Like the vanishing yellow line next to the train.
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10/24/2006 06:32:03 AM
mint photo, sharp shooting 8
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10/24/2006 03:48:48 AM
WOW, Love the contrast and perspective in this shot,nice job.
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10/23/2006 10:26:12 PM
Great shot - Love the color!
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10/23/2006 09:26:28 PM
great color and clarity!
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10/23/2006 09:10:43 PM
Beautiful colors
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10/23/2006 08:58:23 PM
Nicely oversaturated, monumental perspective, dreamy clouds. Let it be known that I called it! Blue Ribbon.
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10/23/2006 04:26:45 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Creativity - 2
Technical Stuff - 2
Overall Appeal - 2
Biased Wow - 2
Total = 10
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10/23/2006 01:30:04 PM
THe orange of the train and the blue sky compliment each other well.
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10/23/2006 01:15:20 PM
Such amazing colors.
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10/23/2006 11:22:23 AM
I love the perspective of thi one.
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10/23/2006 08:44:31 AM
great colors & angle
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10/23/2006 04:46:12 AM
Good image with color sharpness.
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10/23/2006 01:18:11 AM
wow, how the hell did you get such a nice sky and such a great train? no, seriously, how'd you do it? love this picture
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10/23/2006 12:48:35 AM
nice point of view, great colour
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