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Steam in the Valley

By gwynn56
the other day someone uploaded a picture of a footbridge near a railway line , I thought to myself I've seen that bridge , and sure enough I do believe it to be the one at the lower left of this picture , this was taken between Haworth and Oxenhope , just off the A6033 Keighley road Smile
wish I had gone to this spot sooner as the light was starting to go when we got here , would of walked down to get a a bit nearer if we had , instead of taking shots not far from the roadside , instead of having to zoom in an crop , not to worry I know for next time Smile
I wonder if it was one of the 2 people down there by this bridge that uploaded the picture the other day , notice the dark patches in the field on the right ,wasn't sure if someone was burning the stubble or not Smile
my own conclusion about this upload is that I need another lens Smile

Tags: General Transport Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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Comments


Yet another great steam train photo. Nice composition, Gwynn.

Peter

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ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
2 Apr 2013 5:15AM
A nice capture GwynnGrinGrinGrinGrin you have a nice collection of steam trains
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 5:42AM
This is a great photo Gwynn !!
2 Apr 2013 5:46AM
Good composition and capture. Pity that the tree to the left is just masking out most of the locomotive.
Dave
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
2 Apr 2013 7:39AM
Hi Gwynn.
These comments are not meant as criticism but to try and help, first the exposure is excellent good white steam, but two areas that need improving is the composition and level! If you leave room for a moving object to move into then this would be correct as it is the train is right on the edge of the frame and no where to move into, the next thing would be to purchase a tripod and spirit level, this would then take care of keeping the camera level, this one is tilting to the right, you can rectify this in Photoshop normally but as the train is on the edge of frame you might lose some of the train doing this, some cameras allow a thirds grid to be shown when setting up a shot, if you have this facility then use it as it helps composition.

Regards

Trev.
netta1234 Plus
4 335 2 Wales
2 Apr 2013 7:51AM
A great image with plenty steam,I thought it was Snow when I saw it in the GalerySmile
NettaSmile
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
2 Apr 2013 8:04AM
I like that steam a lot.
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:06AM
I do like this Gwynn and as you know my experience & skill level is virtually nil especially when it comes to photographing moving objects. Based on what I have read what Trev [achieverswales] says sounds like good advice. Even with a spirit level I have managed to get my pictures cockeyed but using a tripod does make life easier for me.

That aside, nice picture.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:54AM
A good result in difficult conditions, Gwynn.

Ray
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:11AM
Some great points made by Trev, however still a great image Gwynn. Keep at it mate

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
2 Apr 2013 10:51AM
I love this image, Gwynn!
Well taken in the tricky conditions you had to deal with.
You had some fun taking this series, I think!!SmileSmile

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Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:13AM
Gwynn- Trev does make valid points BUT I think you've done very well - it is almost level (better than a lot of mine before straightening).
Also if had a longer lens, you might not have got the length of the train with that super steam - although you can do this by stitching several images taken side by side.
The subject here is the steam first and everything else is secondary - therefore you've succeeded very well!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 37 10 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:16AM
A nice image GwynSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
I am happy to cast vote No 30! Beautiful capture.
Andrew_Hurley 10 71 73 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 1:44PM

Quote:Hi Gwynn.
These comments are not meant as criticism but to try and help, first the exposure is excellent good white steam, but two areas that need improving is the composition and level! If you leave room for a moving object to move into then this would be correct as it is the train is right on the edge of the frame and no where to move into, the next thing would be to purchase a tripod and spirit level, this would then take care of keeping the camera level, this one is tilting to the right, you can rectify this in Photoshop normally but as the train is on the edge of frame you might lose some of the train doing this, some cameras allow a thirds grid to be shown when setting up a shot, if you have this facility then use it as it helps composition.

Regards

Trev.



I echo Trevor's comments especially giving the train more room to move into. Landscape shots should also be perfectly level, but can easily be corrected in Photoshop.

Andrew
xwang 7 55 8
2 Apr 2013 8:23PM
The steam looks really beautiful...
2 Apr 2013 8:37PM
Great image, really love the steam
Maurice
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 2:12AM
A rare sight! Wonderful shot! Grin
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