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Rood Ashton Hall

By simbastuff
Taken 22nd Nov 2008

Tags: Transport Steam Rail



30 Nov 2008 9:29PM
Very Nice John
Carabosse Plus
20 43.3k 270 England
1 Dec 2008 1:58AM
Well captured - an attractive 'steamy' shot! Could be a bit sharper, I think, and I wonder whether a stronger sepia tone would enhance it. I have uploaded a mod.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 2:49AM
Hello, Bryn. I agree that this is an attractive image, a good angle, lots of steam and a shiny engine. I'd like to have seen some more space at the bottom and to the right, but never having photographed a train like this, I can only imagine it being difficult to compose your image whilst it is continually moving towards you. Apart from the softness of the picture (did you sharpen after resizing for the web?), there is a lot of noise within the smoke. In my modification, I added canvas to bottom and right, not as much as I would like to see, but there is a limit to the amount of cloning that will still look ok. I then selected the smoke and applied noise removal, inverted the selection and sharpened the engine, finishing with a slight levels adjustment.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1996 England
12 May 2018 8:31AM
Is this yoru first time in the Critique Gallery, Bryn? You've been a member of the site for a few years, so I imagine you know what it's here for.

As Pamela says, more space - and maybe a little rotation, as the front of the engine seems to me to be leaning backwards.

It would be really good to know what mode you used, and hte shutter, aperture ISO and focal length - all of these help us analyse the technical side of the picture.

It looks like a good time and place to have been with a camera!

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