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AC16 221A
AC16 221A

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Challenge: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Spring Bluff, Queensland, Australia
Date: Jun 12, 2004
Aperture: f10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2004

I was lucky enough to score a trip on this magnificent beast that coincided with this challenge. It's the AC16 221A which was built in the USA and exported to Australia. It was restored to it's original beauty last year at the Ipswich workshops.
Post processing includes shadow/highlights, contrast, curves, sharpening and conversion to grayscale via PS channel mixer to increase contrast. Cloned out an annoying clump of grass beside the track just in front of the engine. White vignetting was then applied and a sepia tone applied to the entire image.

Place: 5 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.5714
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3523
Avg (non-participants): 6.8356
Views since voting: 1712
Votes: 161
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/21/2004 03:16:42 AM
Thanks to all who voted and left comments. This is a PB for me and I'm rapped.
I'm with you Lafaminit, a 1 is a bit rough but you get that. Sepia isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it where appropriate.
This steam engine is a magnificent piece of engineering and has been restored beautifully. I was sooo happy that I could photograph it in its full glory.

Message edited by author 2004-07-02 19:17:05.
06/21/2004 12:23:15 AM
could someone please explain how a vote of 1 was entered on this shot???
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2004 11:16:14 AM
This is a truly beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing it!
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06/19/2004 06:49:49 PM
I absolutly love the shot, I think its awesome. I am very suprised you went with the faded border, to me there is no reason to....its an exellent shot as is....oh well good luck !
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06/18/2004 07:02:19 PM
Excellent exposure and handling. FAding outside edge give is a feeloing of nostagia.
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06/17/2004 04:57:21 PM
somehow a bit too "perfect" and flawless to really make me tick.
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06/16/2004 06:38:44 AM
Very nicely done. Excellent use of sepia tones.
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06/16/2004 12:05:55 AM
Very nice. Feels like a Courior & Ives print. I like the blurred white circular border and the way it gives an other worldly feel to the subject. It also enhances the contrast of the photo which is quite effective. Hope this does well.
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06/15/2004 03:42:55 PM
Too much border.
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06/15/2004 01:40:26 PM
I like the faded edges -- makes it look very nostalgic. I am interested to see how other people score you with type of border. Beautiful shot!
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06/15/2004 04:58:11 AM
wow... fantastic shot. One of my favs of this week. I really love the choice of duotone. Lovely image!
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06/14/2004 09:40:05 PM
Beautiful. Has a nostalgic feeling...10
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06/14/2004 09:11:51 PM
Nicely aged, good tones, focus, light.
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06/14/2004 04:40:29 PM
I would like to see a bit lighter touch on the edge fades. Looks like you've captured nice clean scenery that doesn't need to be completely obscured.
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06/14/2004 02:09:58 PM
Now, this is nice, but is the siloutte fade allowed in the rules. Please tell me, for if it is, it has escaped me.
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06/14/2004 08:44:35 AM
The vigenetting works for this photo style, but I think it's a bit too prevalent. I kind of like the soft focus look on it, and the steam is great.
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06/14/2004 05:33:03 AM
Really great shot, I love the framing, the use of sepia tones, and the effect of the faded border... not sure if its legal but I'll leave that for other people to worry about. Top 10 Photo...
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06/14/2004 01:17:15 AM
Outstanding! This is amazing, like a step back in time. Your editing talent are very evident in this shot. Congratulations on a great shot. 10
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