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Otford Snow and Sun

By colmar  
Good Morning,

Another from the train trip, and this is taken nearer to Otford.The sheds on stilts I believe are hen houses. For the record taken at approx 60mph.Any apparent oof is in fact going to be motion blur, although with the aid of Mari and being wedged between the window sash I certainly tried to remain as motionless as possible.

Camera hand held and yes I urge large and for window users f11 and ctrl+ ..... for mac user large and cmd+

Many thanks for the comment and votes on West Malling Silhouette , and indeed a few other images , all votes and comment are gratefully received and truly appreciated.

Tags: General Transport Landscape and travel

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metro074 8 8 Australia
18 Jan 2010 12:07AM
Beautiful image. Love the lighting and tone

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 12:09AM
Superb image Colin, wonderful light and I love the sky, great composition too,

heids 8 1 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 12:09AM
These 'on the move' shots are amazing. Well done.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
18 Jan 2010 12:11AM
I like the sky and those houses are interesting. - gary
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
18 Jan 2010 12:19AM
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 12:22AM
Good morning, Colin.
This is a lovely image and all the more spectacular considering your hastily moving platform. I like the contrast between the shadowed f/g and the bright colourful sky which has a Turneresque quality to it. Very well captured.
Regards, Ronnie.
18 Jan 2010 12:32AM
Morning Colin

Beautiful image, great sky captured, well done indeed as taken on the move again !!

Hope your having a couple of Hot drinks with something strong added to help you sleep tonight - I have.
Night Night
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
18 Jan 2010 12:41AM
superb shot Colin, the composition is spot on end result Excellent
18 Jan 2010 12:41AM
superb capture
18 Jan 2010 12:56AM
Fantastic capture, well done
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Jan 2010 3:56AM
Fabulous sky and lovely image.........Sandy
Nice composition and light Colin.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Jan 2010 6:22AM
Looks nice

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2010 6:50AM
A lovely composition, Colin, well captured. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 8:09AM
dunno about good morning I think I am going back to bed! HOW do you get up so early and post images as you do? your first on my list of faves and your making me realise I am weary heheh!

great landscape shot, you must have a steady hand for the moving train - well done
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 8:19AM
1) Join EPZ
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3) Post and comment at all crazy hours of the day
4) Sleep at the keyboard

18 Jan 2010 8:27AM
superbly captured Col, great sky tones too...

PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 8:39AM
Beautiful capture! Pleasure to be #30 Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 8:54AM
Such gentle, subtle tones and beautifully composed.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:09AM
A superb image Colin, very well captured, although I now have this vision of Mari wedging you up against the window!!!
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:23AM
superb light, tones and composition Colin
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 9:29AM
Carol I still have the bruises to prove it !! Colin
imagio 11 12 1 England
18 Jan 2010 9:31AM
Excellent work Colin,

Cor 9 Belgium
18 Jan 2010 9:33AM
A real atmospherique wintershot.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 9:42AM
Super light Colin.
Like the clouds in the sky.
Good image.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:52AM
Beautifully captured, with good light & sky colour.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 10:00AM
Lovely light and sky colours here. It's a great series of images, keep 'em coming!
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 10:39AM
another c racking shot excellent sky
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
18 Jan 2010 10:46AM
Super image, great tones and light, hope you are feeling up to scratch today...

Nicky Smile
clicknimagine 8 221 88
18 Jan 2010 11:03AM
beautiful light here, lovely shot...
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
18 Jan 2010 11:29AM
The things poor foxes have to do to get a meal,,

Nice shot Colmar,on the move,very nice.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 11:54AM
What a wonderful shot
That sky is awesome works so very well with the snow
MickS 13 23 14 England
18 Jan 2010 12:21PM
Watcha Colin,
love it, excellent sky, perhaps needs some of the foreground cropped and the contrast wound up in the middle distance?
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 12:32PM
Hi Mick , I did try to as yet to master layers .... the min I "beefed up" the middle the sn showed as white ! As for the fg I have to admit I like the understated look to it as it (for me ) allows the eye to immediately go to that sky Smile Colin
MickS 13 23 14 England
18 Jan 2010 12:50PM
Watcha Colin,
I know what you mean, PS is a headache, it gets easier each time you get to master a new trickSmile after you lassoo your m distance and make you levels layer to do whatever your doing, make sure you have black and white as your FG/BG, click on the brush tool, use about 100 soft brush with an opacity of about 20% and dab at burnt out highlights till you're back to where you want them, it works. However, it's your pic, how you want it is how you want it, and that's what's important.
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 1:11PM
Thanks Mick I do need to try harder with PS and do so daily your mod is an improvement thanks for that Colin
MickS 13 23 14 England
18 Jan 2010 1:16PM

Quote:Thanks Mick I do need to try harder with PS and do so daily your mod is an improvement thanks for that Colin

thanks Colin; however, I would say it's different, not neccessarilly better, eye of the beholder stuff. It had to be done quickly, and with low res, some of the trees are too black against the sky and there is some haloing around the top of the trees.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 1:23PM
oh that sky is like a classy watercolourist would paint, a lovely winter scene

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
18 Jan 2010 2:25PM
Such wonderful light and colors Colin.
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
18 Jan 2010 2:50PM
Superb landscape, nice colours

rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 3:15PM
Fantastic image.

18 Jan 2010 3:27PM
yet another great wintry countryside capture, and on the move, great lighting.
picturistic 8 7 7 Wales
18 Jan 2010 4:19PM
great comp Colin, love the golden tones to the sky, really nice..

and thanks for the chat earlier

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
18 Jan 2010 4:38PM
Simply Superb capture.

maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 4:39PM
Great image , wonderful sky, liked Mick's mod and have noted all his advice , like you I have a great big learning curve with digital editing so it's useful to see what others do, sort of watch and learn.
Regards Mary
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 4:48PM
Excellent shot Colin, that sky looks like it was painted in. SUPERB.
18 Jan 2010 4:53PM
super fine capture well composed and presented.
Amanita05 8 11 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 4:57PM
Colin, I bet you clean the carriage windows to perfection before you take these photos!
Great Shot!!

lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 4:57PM
another great shot!!!!!!!!!! x x
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 5:48PM

Quote:1) Join EPZ
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SO thats how you do it heheh!
I just looked at your mod and think its great - I must be awake now eh!
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 7:22PM
Beautiful capture Colin, this image has a real winter feel to it and i agree with another EPZer it looks abit like a water colour.
18 Jan 2010 7:23PM
Beautiful Colin, it looks a lovely scenic train journey to take.

18 Jan 2010 7:25PM
A cracking sky, Colin, a very well captured image.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 7:36PM
WoW!..... Great capture Colin,looks superb..............

18 Jan 2010 7:40PM
Stunning shot & a fabulous image !!
18 Jan 2010 8:17PM
Great shot Colin, brilliant considering the contortions to capture it! I thought they were some sort of tree house, just what I want in my back garden.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 8:43PM
Trerrific shot while on the move, love the colours , the mod that has been done is good but for me a tad to bright, yours has the suttle winterness to it.
Can just imagine you being pushed against the train window to keep you steady???
agingrocker 9 14 1
18 Jan 2010 9:09PM
I love the composition of this. The light is superb
18 Jan 2010 9:10PM
that's like a fire!really nice and crisped clouds,
well composed too.
18 Jan 2010 9:32PM
Superb Colin and an extra plus for being on the move.
Roly 10 Wales
18 Jan 2010 9:50PM
Lovely light and sky.Well captured.
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 10:08PM
Great capture and worthy of all the great comments. Love the colour of the sky.

18 Jan 2010 10:44PM
Lovely capture of the sunset Smile
18 Jan 2010 10:48PM
very beautiful. Stunning sky and so great to see. Thanks for your comments, I hope to have some fun with the buildings around town ! Gill
18 Jan 2010 11:27PM
Nice work Col. Cheers!
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 11:52PM
Dont know how you manage to have such steady hands, I love the softness of this image and the glorious light. Beautiful.
kilo363 8 3 Scotland
19 Jan 2010 7:02AM
It has a 'painterly' light to it. Well caught
19 Jan 2010 11:15AM
A wonderful shot taken on the move. Such a pretty scene and the sky is brilliant!

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 7:26PM
Wonderful winter feel-(atmosphere). Nice one. Paul
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
19 Jan 2010 10:34PM
Beautiful image and so nicely presented.thanks for sharing.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 11:00PM
A very beautiful capture, winter's beauties.............!
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Jan 2010 4:09AM
You've upped the ante with this one Colin, I think this is your best train shot so far, I agree with you about leaving the amount of fg you have, its needed for balance IMHO!
Rgds., Jim

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