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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Lancaster, PA
Date: Oct 22, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Strasburg Railroad. Norfolk & Western #475 4-8-0. The background of the first train shot I entered this year didn't go over too well so I hitched a ride on the train, got off and waited for the next one to come through the fall Lancaster, PA countryside.

Adjustments: cloned out a pipe, levels, saturation, burned in the vignette, border, resize, unsharpmask

Prediction: 5.5-6 range

Nikon D70
2006/10/22 14:41:28.1
RAW (12-bit) Lossless
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 17-55mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/400 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: User-Defined Custom Curve
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment: c.Benjamin Snyder 2006
Noise Reduction: OFF

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.6564
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.5981
Avg (non-participants): 6.7083
Views since voting: 2733
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 227
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/02/2006 08:31:24 AM
This was really well composed and feels very "honest". Nice shot man.
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11/02/2006 08:11:09 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats on a top ten!
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10/30/2006 03:07:40 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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10/30/2006 11:59:47 AM
My top pick...thought it would be in the top 3 for sure....Congrats, Congrats!!!
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10/30/2006 10:37:08 AM
This was a great photo loved the colors and the compositon. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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10/30/2006 09:35:59 AM
Wow! It doesn't get much better than this for train photos! Excellent work!

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10/30/2006 12:22:04 AM
Originally posted by graphicfunk:

A greeting card beauty.


Funny that's exactly what popped into my head also.
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10/30/2006 12:21:07 AM
A greeting card beauty. Neat and sweet. Congratulations on your 9th place.
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10/30/2006 12:15:24 AM
hey ben, Congrats on the top 10 with this great pic
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 10:45:52 PM
good leading lines! 10
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10/29/2006 11:51:28 AM
I would have cropped off the detail to the right of the train. My interest quickly leaves the train and goes to the grain elevator or whatever that is.
10/29/2006 09:18:49 AM
This is picture-postcard beautiful. Great capture.
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10/27/2006 11:30:27 AM
Its going to be really hard for anybody to say you didn't nail this one perfectly. I'll tell you what, I never cared too much for trains, but your photo makes me want to start collecting, starting with your photo. LOL. I'm not an incredibly accurate judge, but I got you as 2nd on my scorecard. GL, I think you will do very well.
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10/27/2006 10:02:54 AM
Quite picturesque :-)
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10/26/2006 11:36:39 PM
Nice photo!
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10/26/2006 07:21:19 PM
Beautiful background, interesting trian and the steam is just so cool.

Great shot.
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10/25/2006 08:23:20 PM
I like the smile on the front of the train. Compositionally it might benefit from a bit more picture on the left, but I like the inclusion of the farm in the background on the right - adds nicely to the ambience.
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10/24/2006 11:13:16 AM
A pleasure to the eye. Nice color, love the farm in the distance, pleasing components.
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10/23/2006 10:00:00 PM
Nice shot. Almost looks like a postcard. 7
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10/23/2006 08:58:23 PM
Would make a nice print
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10/23/2006 07:05:59 PM
I like this. I like the centered composition. It works well.
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10/23/2006 05:03:51 PM
excellent! could be a postcard.
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10/23/2006 01:13:40 PM
Beautiful!
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10/23/2006 01:04:45 AM
oh this just so has to win! an early favorite 10
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