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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
Unique Views:52
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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:49 AM

The moment captured beautifully, Jasmine, a delightful image.

Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 11:10 AM

Great image, I like it as it isGrinGrin

Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Dec 2012 - 11:34 AM

This is a special capture !! Great photography Smile

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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  3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 - 1:02 PM

Well composed atmospheric capture.


1 Dec 2012 - 1:15 PM

Love the atmosphere

NDODS Plus Member 44326 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 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 111229 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3224 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  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 4:50 PM

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

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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  8108 forum posts United Kingdom952 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  631 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 51430 forum posts United Kingdom216 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  3 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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