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A train heads into Totley Tunnel.

A different take on the usual train photograph

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikor 18-105
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Into the dark
Username:Gavin_Duxbury Gavin_Duxbury
Uploaded:21 Nov 2010 - 2:05 PM
Tags:Black & white, Blur, Shutter speed, Slow, Train, Tunnel
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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 2:23 PM

I agree Gavin that this is a different take on the usual train photography and a good use of colour popping.

I have uploaded a mod for you where I have cloned out the white sign on the left and the speed sign just below. I am sure you could do a better job with more time. I also wondered whether a tighter crop would work better. The impact of the colour gets slightly lost as there is so much grey around. See what you think.

Great idea though.

Best wishes

Catherine

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swanseamale47
21 Nov 2010 - 2:35 PM

I too have uploaded a mod, here I have streatched the train with the transform tool, I duplicated the layer and changed the blend mode to overlay to boost the contrast and bring out the colour a bit, finally I added a vignette to darken the corners to focus attention on the train.
Hope you don't mind.
Wayne

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2778 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 3:09 PM

I would love to see the original of this Gavin, - Im not so sure colour popping is the best approach. Could you upload it as a mod?


Regards


Willie

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achieverswales
21 Nov 2010 - 3:39 PM

Nice capture! Good thinking!

Regards

Trev.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2778 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 5:58 PM

Thanks Gavin.

I like the colour version personally, - but I can see why it would suggest selective colouring. The trees over the bridge have little colour, and low contrast.

So, taking a different approach, Ive modified the original colour as in mod1, by cropping, adding space at the top (increase canvas and clone in), removing the signage and straightening. I increased contrast and sharpness in the upper area.

Then I tried in mod2, to suggest the train is disappearing into a mysterious place, - to assist the obvious darkness of the tunnel, by de saturating the upper part, - i.e. beyond the start of the tunnel, and added a misty effect with diffuse glow.

Hope this gives you some other ideas,



regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 21 Nov 2010 - 6:00 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 8:05 AM

Everyone to there own. I would leave it alone - I like what you have done as is. I would leave the signs in as they don't pull the eyes from the very insistent train.

Paul

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shawy
shawy  3 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 - 9:03 PM

A brill idea Gavin, giong to give it a try myself. Shawy.

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