November 30, 2012 - 5 went

October Critique Forum

Freight Train leaving Banff Station

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Added by Mike
on Oct 8, 2012.
 

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  • Cathy B.

    Good use of POV on this image, like how the perspective carries you into the depth of the image but after that my eye kind of gets lost. That wire crossing the image may be the cause, it's kind of distracting but a quick fix in PS. How about a little critique on the critique - was this critique what you were looking for? Was it helpful, annoying, did I miss the point?

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  • Ian

    I would recommend a tighter crop, removing some of the foreground and the left of the frame, Making the train a bigger part of the image, I agree with Cathy about the wire. The diesel fumes, easy to remove at the front in the blue sky area, Hard to remove where it is in front of the mountain. I like the colors, the green trees, red train blue sky and the white mountains.

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  • Mike

    Thanks guys. Some of this stuff I would have never thought about. (See the critiquing works!). We will see what other comments are made and will incorporate some of these into a photo.

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  • A former member

    The crop seems OK to me, but the diesel-stained crossing distracts the viewers.

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  • A former member

    I like the whole thing. The crop is good because it gives the viewer the idea that the train is moving toward them and to the left of the photo. I like too, that it was taken from a low vantage point (close to the ground) to let the viewer feel as though they are part of the picture. Even the crossing is good. I can almost hear the crossing bells

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  • A former member

    I do agree with Cathy though on the wire across the rear of the train. My eye went from the red engine, along the train, got caught on the wire and then went to the mountains

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  • A former member

    I actually like the current crop as it work just right in the rule of thirds and bring the eye into the rest of the train. But if you were to crop it, I would agree with Ian about the foreground.

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  • A former member

    I agree with Ian on the foreground crop. The line that is created with the edge of the wood at the crossing and the metal tracks going out of it really draws my eyes because it is very bright. I think that if it was cropped out the my eye would be immediately drawn to the train. Like the low angle POV. Gives a sense that the train is large.

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  • Peter S.

    Trains a have mystique about them, it's all been said about cropping and foreground etc. lets think about a way of finding a location wher the train can be observed from as it goes through the valley. This picture is kinda cool, should we have a meetup looking for trains in conjunction with the landscape challenge?

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