Train Spotting

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  • Frank 10y

    True Bavarian - just wanted to say, I actually like this shot and see where you are going with it. Its nice to see someone who has a good sense of humor about THE GAME.

    And for my money the kind of frame you used doesnt really bother me, but ask yourself- why use it? In order to put that frame up, you are giving up valuable image size, and for my money it doesnt really add anything (especially since the images already are surrounded by white.
  • Ivan 10y

    I don't like the frame but I like the photo, anyway, save4
  • Iris 10y

    I like how the perspective pulls me on the rails to follow the train.

    -voted as "save5" (from the Delete Me Uncensored group)
  • Lawrie Mullins 10y

    Blur falls short of train and is distorting in the wrong direction for this shot to properly work.

    -voted as "delete" (from DEL*TE ME! - UNCENSORED group)
  • brendadada 10y

    I like this a lot, but there's something wrong. It should be absolutely compelling, but there's just not enough tension. Perhaps it's the blurring, and maybe it would look better straightened. I don't know. Sorry.

    /n/n-voted as "delete6" (from the Delete Me Uncensored group)
  • Thomas Hawk 10y

    Well I'm not going to comment on the frame because everyone else has.... doh, I just did. Just a matter of personal taste. I find frames and sigs detract from my aesthetic enjoyment of a photo. Different strokes for different folks. Maybe it shouldn't but it's in my head so it usually does.

    The photo here though is exquisite. A fine mastery over the classic train in motion shot. I too wonder how you got this. Was this a zoom pan, some kind of focus pan, was it a photoshop effect? Whatever the case it works exceedingly well. I'd hate to think you were that close to the front of an actual moving train. But this I suppose is part of the excitement the photograph conveys. Strong red color, nice perspective work. A terrific shot. Congratulations.

    -voted as "save6" (from the Delete Me Uncensored group)
  • Thushara Karunarathna 10y

    I like this efect and this pic impress me a lot. Save7 from me
    from the DEL*TE ME!: UNCENSORED group
  • Ralf Stockmann 10y

    The speed effect is not convincing to me.

    -voted as "delete7" (from the Delete Me Uncensored group)
  • quixo 10y

    only thing that bothers me is that I can't tell if the blur was masterfully executed with the camera, or pulled with PS.

    Either way, I like it.

    -voted save8
  • pijus 10y

    The suggested crop is a pretty good really should have to try it! Even that, it's a BRILLIANT shot! You can feel the motion there! Without words....saved!
  • K 10y

    Ironically, the reason people are killed crossing the tracks is because approaching trains fool the eye, and to not appear to be moving. There surely is no blurred effect.

    To me this looks like what is seen when you look out the rear of a train leaving the station.

    Very masterful.

    voted as "delete8" (from the Delete Me Uncensored group)
  • MM 10y

    I am so pleased I get to save you... I love this image -- well done!

    -voted save10
  • True_Bavarian 10y

    Thanks for all of your comments, suggestions and saves! Sorry it took so long to remove, I was on a short vacation
  • Laura roderick 10y

    marvelous!! i agree with the crop suggestion.
  • .Dias 10y

    wow !
  • Fred Smiff 9y

    I would recommend flip the image horizontally, black out the red signal, change the rear lights from red to white, flip the letters horizontally on the trackside signs and transpose them, add a shadowy traincrew in the cab, and crop as close to the loco as resolution will allow.
  • Tomme Hilton 9y

    How do you do this effect? Where the focused subject is completely clear and all around it is blurred? I have no idea how to do this. Pls share.
  • True_Bavarian 9y

    Actually it's a simple Photoshop Filter - while zooming with the camara while taking the shot leads too a blurred center as well, the filter only blurrs the outer ring.
    Here's a shot where I actually zoomed out while taking it:
    -- from True_Bavarian - (?)
  • Tom O'Neill 8y

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  • Saveena (AKA LHDugger) 6y

    Wow! This is a really cool shot. Love the motion.

    I found your fantastic train shot by searching Flickr for key words. I would be grateful if you would consider adding your wonderful picture to the Impressed By Your Beauty's weekly theme of "Trains".

    And while you are at it, please join the Impressed By Your Beauty group and add your picture to our group pool!

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