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CPR Yards
CPR Yards
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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: CPR Yards, Winnipeg, MB
Date: Oct 22, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White, History
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

A cold, dreary, rainy morning was not at all what I had in mind when I went to take this. I only took a few quick shots and didn't realize I had anything workable until a few days later.

A few things still annoy about this image - I should have cropped a bit tighter on the right and I lost some foreground detail making this a duotone. I'd like to redo the post processing at some point.

Overall I'm very happy though; I didn't expect to have anything worth entering, let alone finish 5th.


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.7593
Avg (commenters): 7.6111
Avg (participants): 6.5283
Avg (non-participants): 6.9818
Views since voting: 2825
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 216
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/02/2012 03:35:25 PM
This looks so 1940's. Great shot.
11/04/2006 05:07:52 PM
Congrats on such a high posting as well. I was bummed that, being a big railfan, I missed voting on this challenge. But after seeing that your photo didn't make number one I don't feel so bad - there's a big difference between a great train picture, which yours is, and a great photograph - which I wonder if I could have judged as impartially as I had thought. Train wise, this photo should have been first place.

I'll disagree with you on your crop comment though. If anything, I would have taken more off the top and bottom - leave the sides alone. The bridge & yard are your focus, you didn't need the entire smokestack. And the sharpness of the car front/bottom of the image almost takes away from the mistiness/timeless quality you have in the center. A shorter image of the same width would also emphasize the wideness of both the yard and the bridge. Maybe just bring the bottom up to right before the tank car on the left, so the yard ladder is still in the picture. black border also works well to keep the misty sky from fading into the white dp background...

Most excellent photo. Had it been a sunny day you would have lost a lot. Definitely look forward to seeing more!

- John MC
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10/30/2006 07:46:53 PM
REALLY good. Reminds me of a 1900's history book.
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10/30/2006 02:58:16 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Great shot!
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10/30/2006 10:56:23 AM
great work.... pov is excellent, a fav in this challenge.
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10/30/2006 09:14:02 AM
Congratulations on 5th place! This was a great shot; so moody and fitting for a rr image.
10/30/2006 12:14:30 AM
A beautiful vista of a lovely network presented in wondrous sepia. Congratulations on your 5th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 06:21:25 PM
Great old time dreamy feel to this one.
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10/29/2006 04:37:43 PM
has a vintage feel -- like the misty background and the duo/tri tones -- one of my favorites this challenge
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10/29/2006 01:32:54 PM
This is good...I like the tones (duotone?) in this image, the foggy feeling and the photographic reality of this composition.
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10/29/2006 12:02:07 PM
The foreground train is almost dead center. I could have cropped to the right of that train.
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10/29/2006 11:18:19 AM
Wow - nice - has an old feel to it - great job!! I love pictures that spark an emotion and this really speaks to me - adding to my favorites and bumping up to a 10.
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10/27/2006 04:59:55 PM
I love this phone. The morning haze and the quiet chill of the yard is excellent. 9
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10/27/2006 11:09:13 AM
They seem so alive, like snakes in their den. There's a timeless quality to this. 9
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10/27/2006 09:53:41 AM
The fog and lack of color work well.
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10/24/2006 07:25:34 PM
like the 'old city' feel to this. 7
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10/24/2006 03:00:29 PM
Great shot of a railyard. Captures the essence of what they are - not a pretty sight, but busy, hectic, and dirty. I hope you do well with this. Good luck.
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10/24/2006 11:01:24 AM
Classic train shot. Very nice!
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10/24/2006 06:46:06 AM
nice shot
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10/24/2006 05:44:12 AM
great atmosphere here
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10/24/2006 05:04:01 AM
I gave you an 8 but on the second pass you get a 9 from me. Looks like a poster! Blow it up (in a non-exploding way) and stick it on your wall.
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10/23/2006 07:38:18 PM
Print Print Print I can see this as a print 10!
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10/23/2006 07:09:47 PM
Nice fog. The bridge silhouette is beautiful.
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10/23/2006 10:24:03 AM
Lovely stereotypical photo of railyards. I like the tint. 8.
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10/23/2006 05:33:21 AM
I like the antiquated look of this image. Was it intentional or just the way I se it?
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10/23/2006 04:32:32 AM
I like the mist and the composition...editing is good...really suits the challenge...bumping up to 8
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10/23/2006 12:39:50 AM
Nice foggy capture. :-)
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