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Engine 88
Engine 88
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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: West Somerset Steam Railway
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Living with a steam railway at the bottom of my garden meant that this was a challenge I just had to have a go at! And, as luck would have it this weekend heralded a Steam Extravaganza meaning that I would have a choice of classic steam locomotives to choose from. Sadly, however, the weather far from obliged with heavy rain most of the time. This was just one shot I managed to get during the short sunny spell between the showers.

Shot in RAW and converted using Olympus Master. Slight straightening and crop of original, levels, curves and contrast adjustment. Smart sharpen applied to detail on front of engine only. Resized and saved as jpeg.

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.0837
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8095
Avg (non-participants): 6.3197
Views since voting: 818
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 227
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2006 07:25:23 PM
Beautiful!
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10/28/2006 06:05:49 PM
Good choice of location to make the composition, and good timing to catch it there. Wish there had been a little more light on the engine/foreground; I understand rescheduling trains is not always an option : )
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10/27/2006 11:52:39 AM
I got this one right up there amongst the top finishers. Great image. The sky at the top would be cool if it were a bit more dynamic. I'm sure you already know this, but if you have Adobe you can go to Adjustments>Selective Color>Blues and/or Cyan. I wonder what it would look like if that color was burned in there a little more?
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10/27/2006 09:48:20 AM
Postcard material!
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10/25/2006 08:26:51 PM
Nicely composed - needs just a touch more crispness on the front of the engine in my opinion.
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10/24/2006 03:20:46 PM
Nice. Simple, clean, nice landscape. Some color. The engine looks like it could be a little sharper focus wise, but overall pretty good. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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10/24/2006 08:28:04 AM
You caught this one at just the right time. The curve of the track, the puff of steam, the lighting all work together to create a great work of art.
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10/24/2006 07:04:35 AM
classic old school train nice shot
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10/23/2006 10:33:05 PM
Nice shot!
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10/23/2006 09:41:24 PM
great shot.... be careful though!!! haha... seriously though... i love the angle, and the smoke really adds to the shot!! nice comp!
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10/23/2006 07:54:45 PM
OOOO prettiful ^_^ I like 9
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10/23/2006 06:04:27 PM
Love the steam. Front of the train looks a little soft though.
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10/23/2006 04:55:03 PM
nice angle on the shot.
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10/23/2006 02:02:14 PM
Beautiful!
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10/23/2006 10:26:26 AM
Nice in situ photo of a classic looking engine. 8.
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10/23/2006 05:36:22 AM
A good traditional-style shot of a loco. I know that you were probably limited in where you could stand to get the shot, etc. but to make the shot better (in an ideal world), I think that an angle that showed shape of the steam-cloud would have been better. Also the shadows across the track and carriages are distracting slightly.
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10/23/2006 04:39:24 AM
nice location...lacks focus and sharpness, it seems the camera has selected the wrong spot
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10/23/2006 01:13:43 AM
very nostalgic and well presented.
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