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Anne




(Nik software/Silver Efex Pro 2/FineArtProcess/High Key with selenium toning keyed down to 19%. Orange Filter and personal adjustments applied.)

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus E-620
Lens:Lensbaby Composer/double glass optic/f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Nov 2011 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:CenterWeighted Average
Title:The Train Conductor
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:16 Dec 2011 - 6:54 PM
Tags:Black & white, Conductor, Lensbaby, Man, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 6:55 PM

Great expression

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 7:01 PM

The LB works very nicely here -- ads a sense of motion. Also -- this is one of the better conversions to B&W.
All the detail is there and yet the tonalities are very rich.
Nicely done.
-=\walter

pamkelly
pamkelly  247 forum posts England
16 Dec 2011 - 7:33 PM

Lovely candid shot.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54173 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 7:52 PM

Excellent timing and composition.
Chris

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 8:27 PM

The LB worked great here. Love this image.........Sandy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 10:10 PM

The LB manages to home in onto something intensely personal, still; a direct link with the detail out of the bigger picture.
The blurred, disappearing figure on the left is important as contrast.
Moira

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 10:38 PM

Works especially well in this image.

Ann

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 10:48 PM


Quote: The LB works very nicely here -- ads a sense of motion. Also -- this is one of the better conversions to B&W.
All the detail is there and yet the tonalities are very rich.
Nicely done.
-=\walter

Have to agree with this.
Ron

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 11:17 PM

you've reached such a high level with the LB!

excellent, Anne

Last Modified By frz67 at 16 Dec 2011 - 11:18 PM
posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 5:59 AM

Superb use of the LB. Magical

Barry

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 7:41 AM

Very impressive use of LB. I like this candid very much!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Dec 2011 - 9:24 AM

What to say, you are so great at creating a feeling

Peter

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43572 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 10:43 AM

The composition is the best of this image, Anne. Our focus is automatically held in the centre by the two foreground figures, then the line of the train, supported by the line on the platform lead us into the distant and the disappearing figure.
The moving figure, left fg is looking at you, as is the railway worker, and they both have a somewhat questioning expression,as if you are about to be confronted about something.
Excellent use of the LB and processing. Had to be mono.

Malc

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 12:24 PM

I couldn't say it better than Malc.
This really captures this trainman as he is.
My dad was a railway conductor, and this brought back fond memories of him in his uniform.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 1:35 PM

Excellent candid capture, Anne, and very nicely processed, too Smile The conductor doesn't look too happy about being photographed, and looks like he's about to pull out a gun! Wink
Trev Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 2:27 PM

Brilliant
Ann

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 4:44 PM

a great composition, depth and motion concentrate on the conductor.
and I love those 'industrial' arches, so 'm glad that there is enough detail in the rivets!

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 8:11 PM

a cracker

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2011 - 8:27 PM

Fabulous shot, great composition, beautifully captured and presented.

Hugh

scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 5363 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 11:57 AM

Anne you keep surprising me with your LB....you produce such beautiful images with it and this one is superb....love the sense of movement in it

luceombra
luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 2:46 PM

Always at the top! This kind pf photography is my favourite one and the use of the LB makes it even more fascinating and alive.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Dec 2011 - 4:15 PM

excellent capture!
exquisite blur too...

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 4:05 PM

A good lens bady capture here Anne good mono conversion too
regards Richard

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2011 - 10:58 AM

Great capture and processing.

Robert

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