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An old train was broken down, it produced a lot of steam and smoke. The girl was caught on my camera running away from the steam and smoke. I turned it into B&W to high light the action of the girl. Anything else is needed to be done on this photo,please? Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Oct 2011 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Shutter Speed:1/750sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Run away
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:1 Dec 2012 - 10:26 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Steam, Train
Votes:Voting Disabled
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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:49 AM

The moment captured beautifully, Jasmine, a delightful image.

Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 11:10 AM

Great image, I like it as it isGrinGrin

Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Dec 2012 - 11:34 AM

This is a special capture !! Great photography Smile

Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 12:41 PM

I like it very much, the lighting is perfect.
I do think it would make a more dramatic image without the other bystanders in the frame. The man with his hands in his pockets takes away from the excitement of the girl running, to me.

Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 - 1:02 PM

Well composed atmospheric capture.


lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 1:15 PM

Love the atmosphere

NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 1:22 PM

A wonderful image, the whole atmosphere is full of magic and wonder. Great light, and so very suited to monochrome.

Regards Nathan

banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 3:28 PM

A nicely timed shot Jasmine. Its good as it is, - might benefit with a little contrast and sharpening as in the mod, but it works.



xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 4:50 PM

Thank you very much Willie. I like the contrast...

LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 5:42 PM

Quote: The moment captured beautifully, Jasmine, a delightful image.

And I love the I'm lighting too.

paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom853 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:14 PM

Just clone the 2 out, Jas. A well seen and recorded shot. Little to criticise. Bet it looks good in colour too.


xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 11:57 PM

Thank you very much,Paul. Advice is taken..I've done a coloured MOD.
Lazy solution, I'm not good at clone....Smile
a)using patch tool to remove the two people.The main man was in orange coloured out fit, so it left some red colour after the patch tool.
b)Sponge tool to get rid of the orange colour.
c) put some soft light layer at the background to increase the contrast.
d)very little screen layer on the girl.
e)smart sharpen on the girl.
Thank you all very much for your ideas and advices.

Sooty_1 Critique Team 41207 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:46 PM

Looks like the little girl is on fire and is the source of the smoke!


Tibetan  2 England
11 Dec 2012 - 3:46 PM

A very good natural photo suits mono and I personally would not change a thing, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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