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Last tram home
Last tram home

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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Prahran
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Action, Street
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2010

Taken late on night on Dandenong Rd in Prahran.
hurriedly sat the camera on the track as the tram was rolling by.
Shot in raw, converted, not much processing.
I would like some feedback on this pic as my Main street image really tanked, and it was similar

Place: 128 out of 163
Avg (all users): 4.8173
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 4.4776
Avg (non-participants): 4.9923
Views since voting: 425
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 197
Comments: 10
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02/21/2010 11:57:09 AM
[B]greetings from the critique club{/b]

It is always fun to see a scene in an unusual perspective, and you certainly did that here. When you say you 'hurriedly sat the camera on the track' I hope you were not endangering yourself. Actually, to get good images, when possible it is really best to take multiple shots and experiment with each one. I do understand this was the last tram of the night, but were there other occasions? All of this is just a suggestion, of course.

I'm afraid you were doomed by the puffs of blue/gray dust? steam? coming from the train. With the overall busyiness of the scene, that was, I think, especially confusing to the viewer. Then, I did try a couple of different crops on this excellent example of perspective. Perhaps removing all the left side of the image right up to (and just a little into) the track you set the camera on (thus eliminating unnecessary information) would concentrate the viewer's attention on what you want to emphasize.

Now that you are a member and can enter many more challenges, I look forward to seeing more of your work on DPC.

I hope this small critique was helpful to you.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:45:03 PM
Lens flare will do that to your score every time. :-(
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02/16/2010 12:47:21 PM
Interesting low down perspective. 5
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02/15/2010 09:28:50 AM
nice take on perspective
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02/13/2010 07:04:21 PM
i tried something like this once and an amtrak driver brought his train to a complete halt to scream at me, i have no idea what he was saying as the engine was too loud but he sure was pissed!
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02/13/2010 06:47:26 PM
I like how you decided to center on one rail instead of in-between both but, for me anyway, it isn't all that interesting.
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02/13/2010 01:53:43 PM
I like this; how the lines lead you into the picture
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02/12/2010 08:33:55 PM
Too much lens glare. Try a higher aperture next time.
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02/12/2010 11:29:39 AM
Good idea is a pitty that lens flare
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02/11/2010 08:49:59 PM
Excellent motion capture. I really lke the reflection from the lights on the track, it adds texture. A nine. A top five shot IMHO.
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