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kurt2006

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There are SO many railroad shots out there, but this is very different because of the canopy of green and the "mississippi mud"-colored ground beneath. Nice capture.
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This is excellent. The overarching black branches keep the viewer's eye within the frame, and the atmosphere from the foggy greens is perfect. Very nicely done.
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kurt, this is a great scene and a very fine picture. I'll second all the positive comments that appear above mine. The "soft" feel is well achieved. I am bothered slightly by one thing. I wish the railroad tracks were positioned a little differently. Maybe i'm wishing they both exited at the bottom of the frame instead of one out the side. I'd also be tempted to rotate the image ccw slightly, just enough to make the railroad ties horizontal. I'm not sure if it would help, but it's an idea. Thanks for sharing!
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I think I agree with Daniel about the bit of ccw rotation, and this is seen in the main tree trunks as well. On the other hand, the disjointed appearance of the tracks and ties contributes, I think, to the wonderful overall atmosphere of this image, and having both rails exit the bottom would be too symmetrical and therefore detract from that appearance.
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I often struggle with framing of elements and usually try at all cost to arrange elements with some balance and symmetrical precision. This image fails on some points, and this is why I posted it. I like this technique a lot, but I was hoping someone would comment on the assymetry. When I composed this, I deliberately tried for a rotation-free alignment but I wanted to include the mossy trees that were leaning overhead all along the tracks. If I correct for the rotation, new imbalance would be introduced and some of the trees would be cropped off. I will try this if you like. I really appreciate your input because so much of photography is subjective though some is not purely so. Thanks.
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Don't do anything. If anything at all I would frame it and put it in my front room. Nice work. Life is way to short to worry about nit picky stuff. I wish I had taken this shot (my greatest compliment).

 

Kent

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I think the rotation is so subtle, and it fits the subject matter so well, that I wouldn't address it if that would sacrifice some of the trees (which are very important to this image). You have a wonderful image here.
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Excellent photo Kurt. Thanks for leaving a kind comment on my photo. I posted a reply specific to that with the photo. 7/6
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I like those colors a lot. This picture has a lot of documentary style and still some dream feel in it. Very nice picture. Thanks for commenting my first pic too.
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