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End of the Line

This was taken at a very high ISO on a very dark train platform late one evening. You are looking at a locomotive for a Double-Decker commuter 'GO Train' (Government of Ontario Train/Transit).

PP: Saturation boost to exagerate the effect of different light qualities. Additional saturation boost to the yellow channel to bring out the safety railings on the front of the locomotive as well as the various signs and pavement paint. I also made a duplicate layer, added a slight diffusion to the top one, and added it with 'Screen' blending at about 30%. Yep. Lots of post on this one - very unusual for me, I know!! I hope you like. Be critical and let me know :) 

Lots of JPEG artifacts appeared on this one on the sharp edges when I uploaded it to shutterchance. Sorry about that but it's beyond my control :(

End of the Line

This was taken at a very high ISO on a very dark train platform late one evening. You are looking at a locomotive for a Double-Decker commuter 'GO Train' (Government of Ontario Train/Transit).

PP: Saturation boost to exagerate the effect of different light qualities. Additional saturation boost to the yellow channel to bring out the safety railings on the front of the locomotive as well as the various signs and pavement paint. I also made a duplicate layer, added a slight diffusion to the top one, and added it with 'Screen' blending at about 30%. Yep. Lots of post on this one - very unusual for me, I know!! I hope you like. Be critical and let me know :) 

Lots of JPEG artifacts appeared on this one on the sharp edges when I uploaded it to shutterchance. Sorry about that but it's beyond my control :(

comments (7)

  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2006, 11:08
Love the train and the left hand side as you look at the photo - but the stuff on the right hand side is not doing anything for me - a more adventurous crop would have worked better. Nevertheless, a good shot!
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2006, 11:08
Love the train and the left hand side as you look at the photo - but the stuff on the right hand side is not doing anything for me - a more adventurous crop would have worked better. Nevertheless, a good shot!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2006, 11:31
Lovely Shot, have to second me wifeys comments above smile
Suby
Love the shot. That Olympus has great noise reduction. Contrary to popular opinion I like the balance of this crop, and the feeling that I'm gonna be run over by a train.smile
  • Kate
  • Canada
  • 26 Jun 2006, 23:45
I can see how cropping it differently might have made for a lovely shot, but I agree with Matt - I personally prefer the train in the centre heading towards me. (I remember only too well the night this was taken.)
I just had to ask that I hope the train wasn't moving towards you!
A difficult shot to capture, but I think the end result is an an interesting one.
I too have battled the evil of jaggles on sharp edges upon uploading to Shutterchance.com. Reducing the size manually and a very slight blurring before uploading often helps.
  • Paul
  • Scotland, UK
  • 20 Jul 2006, 22:54
Beautiful, clear, sharp...I particularly like this!

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camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode A-DEP program
shutterspeed 1/4s
aperture f/3.5
sensitivity ISO1200
focal length 14.0mm
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