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The Delhi-Jaisalmer Express

By MarvKoon
My 17h overnight train journey across the Rajasthani desert. Health and safety must not have been priority, as the train doors were open(thankfully), allowing me to hang out of the train to take this shot.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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ams99 Junior Member 8 65 9 England
23 Jul 2011 1:44AM
I presume the carriages were painted by community service guys.......

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 9:14AM
Not sure how to improve. Not too sharp and it would have been nice if the lighting had been better on the train.

23 Jul 2011 11:37AM
I like the picture because it reminded me of the long journey through the desert and the people i came across in my carriage. I guess the photo for me was more about the experience of it than the subject itself. Either way I have failed to get this across.
Regarding health and safety I must say it's a different world there. I had the same reaction as Frank when I arrived , but after a while u get used to it. If the landscape had been more dramatic, over a deep cliff for example, and the doors were open, I'm sure you would have tried to get the shot.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 7:27PM
I like the strong colour of the train, Marvin, and seeing the perspective on the carriages. I also like the strong shadow of the train. Having tried this myself (from an open-air carriage, I hasten to add), I found that I had to wait until the front of the train was going around a bend in order to get a good view of the engine and all of the carriages. I think you have managed a fairly good view, but I would have preferred to see even more of the train and a bit less of the bland sky and landscape. The train is your subject. I have done a modification where I straightened the image using the top edge of the carriage, then cropped to a square format, and adjusted shadows/highlights to darken the sky and brighten the train. I had to darken the shadow of the train selectively afterwards, then add a bit of sharpening. I've tried to give about one third carriage and two thirds landscape on the horizontal.

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