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Sep 14, 2011 13:16 |  #1

Another try. Sent the wrong picture last time. Please feel free to C&C this picture.

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Sep 14, 2011 13:20 |  #2

Did you focus the front of the train?
I like it, however if I have to criticize, maybe a larger DOF would've been nice.
Try making it B&W or "old photo" stylish, that might suit that blurry background!


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Sep 14, 2011 13:26 |  #3

if only the guy in orange would be in period clothing lol. I like this photo alot.


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Sep 14, 2011 13:30 |  #4

Thurman wrote in post #13102943 (external link)
if only the guy in orange would be in period clothing lol. I like this photo alot.

Yeah, that's a good point!


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Sep 14, 2011 13:32 |  #5

shebee wrote in post #13102954 (external link)
Yeah, that's a good point!

You might try cloning him out with some of the steam from elsewhere in the pic, 'cause yeah the bright orange suit kinda ruins the pic.




  
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Sep 14, 2011 13:33 |  #6

Thurman wrote in post #13102943 (external link)
if only the guy in orange would be in period clothing lol. I like this photo alot.

Yeah, now that you said so, it kind of disturbs me lol.


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Sep 14, 2011 16:15 as a reply to  @ shebee's post |  #7

Thanks to everyone for their input, very interesting and all points taken on board. Yes, the point of focus is at the front of the engine and agree on the point about DOF there is never enough of dof about when you need it. The other point about the figures attire I will put down to modern living, alas health and safety at work rearing its ugly head. It could have been B&W but I can't really get a good print from my printer in grey scale.
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Sep 14, 2011 16:53 |  #8

Very nice picture.
Where is that DOF when we need it?
The front bumper (that metallic circle on the right) after second look is "too much" in focus, imho.


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Sep 14, 2011 16:56 |  #9

I actually don't mind it as it is. Looking at it I can almost smell the coal and here the noise. I do agree about the guy in the high vis overalls though, it does look out of place.


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Sep 14, 2011 21:36 |  #10

You could change the colors of his overalls and put him into a brown Carhart jumpsuit....
That would make him "period".


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Sep 15, 2011 11:05 |  #11

I like it. Even though the worker is in modern clothing, I think he adds a lot to the image. I also think the limited DoF is fine.


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Sep 15, 2011 11:32 |  #12

This is a great shot - the steam, the red plate on the train and the man in the red jump suit tie everything together. I don't feel the man is out of place (period) at all.
Nice exposure and composition.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 17:02 |  #13

I know from reading on here that selective coloring will cause the end of the world as we know it, but if you selective colored out the orange of the suit it would keep they guy, which I like. but lose the safty orange suit.
I like the shot though, nice job.


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Sep 15, 2011 17:40 |  #14

Acetoolguy wrote in post #13109514 (external link)
I know from reading on here that selective coloring will cause the end of the world as we know it...

^^^^bw!

Nice shot! I agree that the guy with the hose adds to the photo, and I would not clone him out. Maybe some selective desaturation on his suit or something.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 17:56 |  #15

Cool photo. Honestly, though, I think everything behind the white steam could be cropped out. It adds to the photo, yes, becasue you can see the rest of the engine but I think what makes this photo cool is the front end of the engine....the wheels, the bumper, the light....THAT'S what I like about this image. If you do keep the image as is, then I agree that you should selectively desaturate the guys overalls. Maybe drop the hue as well so his suit isn't as bright. For his job i understand why he needs a bright suit, but for the photo it's distracts from an otherwise cool photo.


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