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  Mini#24 Best of 2012
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Kalk Bay Steam Train       ©2012 Zooker
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       2nd place, 180 points
1/1000s, f2.8, ISO 100, 26mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Some enhanced tonemapping to lighten the darkness.
Sized and resharpened with Faststone.
      Extra Info: None
 
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ysal
Jan 15, 2013
    Congratulation!! Not a big fan of HDR but the composition and timing are really fantastic.

Zooker
Jan 14, 2013
    Wow ! Surprised at the results this morning, really cannot believe it !
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. The photograph took a bit of planning and with the severe contrast of the bright sun and dark shadows, it took some HDR treatment to bring out the details, resulting in a popped look that I liked.
(Also nice to see three FZ150s in the top four !)

littlemav
Jan 14, 2013
    LOL I guess I'm pretty good at placeing them.. Congratulations on a Great Photo and a well deserved placeing!!!!

elliott
Jan 14, 2013
    congratulations on great finish.
cheers
el

mrsawyer
Jan 14, 2013
    Congrats on your 2nd place finish!

Steven Sobel
Jan 14, 2013
    Congrats, Zooker! Very nicely composed shot with good colors and textures. Plus trains are cool :)

Mepo
Jan 14, 2013
    Congratulations - Super shot. It looks like a great route to run a steam train on but I think you chose the ideal position.

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Ronoz
Jan 14, 2013
    I like the composition and perspective, not sure if the colour is a bit overcooked frrom the tone mapping, but in my tt

Mepo
Jan 14, 2013
    It's a shame they've left that old steel hulk sitting on the beach for so long. It detracts from the beautiful shot of the train. Not often you can get an engine from this angle - very well done.

mrsawyer
Jan 14, 2013
    This is simply beautiful. You must have camped out to wait to get this special gem! My only concern is the boat on the right. Though you would lose some of the mountains, try posting a version of this with the boat cropped out and a tighter crop on the top. I think there are enough pixels here to make it work, thus increasing the drama of the shot. In my top ten.
Edited on Jan 14, 2013

hifi
Jan 14, 2013
    The tonemapping is superb! This looks like a very detailed painting. The colors pop, and great subject matter.

SteveBee
Jan 13, 2013
    Great shot! I like the repeating pattern of the bridge and the overall composition.

LaRee
Jan 13, 2013
    Wow what a perfect place to be and a treat to see this train. This really is a great image!

wrosenthal
Jan 13, 2013
    This is like a childhood fantasy come true. Nicely done.

littlemav
Jan 13, 2013
    my second place pick for main catagorey... I love the processing, to me it gives this a majical look ...

Old Finn
Jan 13, 2013
    Everything is perfect in this photo, composition, colors, sharpness. Very beautiful, my nr 1.

Adirondack Gal
Jan 13, 2013
    Love old steam trains, and this image captures everything appealing about them. Nice composition! A top pick! Good Luck

Lo
Jan 13, 2013
    Great composition and detail. A bit too much PP for my liking, but still in my favourites.

forkcandles
Jan 13, 2013
    a different view point from the norm. gives the view that the engine is working hard with the gradient shown. even a casey jones driver lookalike
well done in gettinga lot of details into the arches

ellaVic
Jan 13, 2013
    I'm really not a trains 'n whistles person, more the nature type, but this image's composition, angle and painterly feel has definitely won me over! My #1.

rafinmelb
Jan 12, 2013
    lovely sense of movement. Well composed.

dogma02
Jan 12, 2013
    I like the amount of tonemapping you used, and the detail that it created. I can't decide for sure, but I think a slight crop to remove some of the sandy area might put more focus on the bridge and train, which I think are more interesting to the viewer.

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    Very nice composition and lighting; I'd like to see the original in outtakes.Top 10!
Edited on Jan 12, 2013

davep56
Jan 11, 2013
    Stunning detail. Love the angle you choose to capture the train on the bridge

elliott
Jan 10, 2013
    fine job on composition and pp.
i tend to 'save image as' on photos i want to look at closer and open with a photo program so i can zoom in or pixel peep. this is real high in my favorites. only thing i might try if the resolution is there would be to crop a bit off the left and some of the foreground to bring the engine even closer.
el
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