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  #240 Tracks and Trails
Entry 2 of 14
   
 
Missing Tracks       ©2020 Maike13
Sony DSC-RX100M7       2nd place, 157 points
1/50s, f8, ISO 1600, 46mm, Aperture Priority, Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cloned out a few distracting spots; Cropped; Downsized; Sharpened.       Extra Info: None
 
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ysal
13 days ago
    This was my #1. Great idea and so well photographed.

Lo
13 days ago
    Congratulations Maike - I really appreciated your whimsical and technically excellent approach to the theme.

Mepo
14 days ago
    Congrats - I liked the mirror effect, it also mirrors the way most kids like to play with these beautiful wooden train sets. Causing a wreck gets adults to pay attention - smart kids.

Maike13
14 days ago
    Thanks Jade. I suspect some thought, with some justification perhaps, that Steve's shot emphasized the tracks better than mine. I should probably have resisted the melodramatic positioning of the train and placed it at the far end of the lower section of track, slightly blurred, to try to increase the emphasis on the track. I'm pretty pleased with 2nd though, as I really thought I'd end up sitting this one out, as this was very much a last minute inspiration, and turned out much better than I'd anticipated.

Jade O.
14 days ago
    I had this one on top. Flawless to my eye. Congrats on 2nd place. It bothers me a bit you lost to a sort of sunset shot!

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Maike13
14 days ago
    Thanks so much for all the kind comments. I was having a bit of photographer's block trying to think of a suitable subject for this challenge and this didn't occur to me until late Wednesday, so it was a bit if a rush trying to get the shot looking decent. Fortunately we have a glass coffee table which makes a useful reflective surface, if you put a sheet of black paper under the glass and a white sheet of paper held behind the scene provided a nice neutral background.

Mepo
14 days ago
    Good one - that's what you get for letting adults play with toys.

aoc46
16 days ago
    Cute idea. well shot. Love the s-curve. The reflective surface nicely fills areas that otherwise could be dead space.

jomari
16 days ago
    This is absolutely my top favourite! I love the pieces, the way you have composed them and the humour.

Lo
16 days ago
    Great composition, especially with the reflections. Nice and bright, detailed, and well suited to the theme.

Jade O.
16 days ago
    Well taken and a little melodramatic...I would have been just as happ with an intact bridge.

Phil99
17 days ago
    Made me smile. Excellent - I like the reflections and the plain background.

Old Finn
17 days ago
    Funny picture. Suits to the topic. In my favs.

RobertLavker
17 days ago
    Great idea. This image sums up 2020 IMHO/ Well done.

ysal
18 days ago
    I love this shot! Great set up and beautifully shot. Will be very high in my favs.

Maike13
18 days ago
    SteveBee: I wish I could claim to be that clever but I hadn't even thought of that :-). I agree it would make a great metaphor for 2020 though. This was actually inspired by our younger Grandson. His favourite use for this train track is to see how spectacular a train wreck he can cause trying to leap the train across a gap between the bridge spans.
Edited on Jan 1, 2021

SteveBee
18 days ago
    Very cute and relatable image. A metaphor for how 2020 went off the tracks?

mrsawyer
18 days ago
    Oh my! Another mishap in 2020. Nice idea for the challenge, I was going to break out my old slot car set, but didn't have time. Nicely shot, good lighting, clarity, and with the added "drama" of the bridge being out!

cookiejar
18 days ago
    Amusing and on theme.

forkcandles
18 days ago
    a great indoor shot well executed
the eye line of the track to the "crashed" engine
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