Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-11-21 23:06:24
Focal Length : 175/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/5
Exposure Time : 1/6
Aperture Value : 5.7
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 3200
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Published: Thursday 25th of November 2010 02:04:31 PM
I tried to do a b&w version of it but I think the color in this case adds something really special. Regards.
she's wrong, i think. the light would be easy to remove, but then what would you have? something you could have made in a few minutes in Adobe Illustrator. Great pic. j
Lannie: Good eye, I really like the effect. Tom
I like this crop....too bad the platform light reflections on the rail bed can't be removed. It would be wonderful if all we saw was the releflections on o the rails.
Thanks, Antonio. Your version is cleaner somehow. I like it.
Thanks, Diane and Jamie. I have no idea who's right.
I like your point of view. I agree that my version is missing something. I think the version I rendered is more graphical but it lacks sensations.
The warmth and the glow and the strength of the highlights give this life and movement. It's as if I can sense the movement of the train. There is much contrasting golden light here, all reading poetically against each other, in different levels and layers. The black and white version Antonio posted loses much of that. It also loses the important glow of the track bed, subtle but breathing. All this could be captured in black and white but would need a different conversion technique and some adjustments. It's why post processing is so important. Antonio, often post processing is what helps capture the original sense and feel of the reality of a scene. If reality is to be captured (if!), photographs don't capture it, photographers do.
Antonio and Fred, I am very pleased to have this discussion begin over my photo. Thank you both for the kind remarks and for the insightful comments.
This shows that inanimate objects can have significant emotional impact.
I like it too, Lannie... happy holidays!
A belated thanks to you, Sheryl, wherever you are these days.
Railroad Crossover at Night Shot hand-held at night near Salisbury, NC depot. Comments welcome.