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Submitted on
November 12, 2010
Image Size
7.1 MB


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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/403 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 9:34:38 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
Tales from the West by darkdex52 Tales from the West by darkdex52
Location: Cinevilla, Latvia

Taken during MB trip 2010.

The photo is quite a lot grainy. I don't have a too good camera so I have to do with what I have.

edit: Fixed some problems that were wrong with the image.
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Truly magnificent and masterfully skilled works of art, as this, come along all too rarely. I came to this artist’s gallery to give thanks for a favorite and was instantly drawn in and mesmerized by this astounding work of art. At first I thought this was a drawing or a painting. I was amazed to find it was a photo. Normally, it would be a flaw for the graininess, intentional or not, but in this case it is the graininess that defines this photo. It pleasingly renders, with longing, a feeling of history past and bestows an almost antique appearance to the photo. The composition and lines in this photo are perfection. The intensity of this scene is overwhelming. The train may be a little too dark and hard to define, but out of respect to this, I believe this provides the train with a more powerful prominence in the shot, considering its in competition with the sky for dominance. The colors in the shot blend and compliment each other in harmony. The sky is amazing with the bright light trying to force its way through the dark clouds. There is a feeling of an impending storm, but also the hope it will pass quickly coming from the sky above. This is a truly masterful and skillful work of art. I have absolutely nothing but praise for this photo.
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Critique by HeavennLeahh Mar 23, 2012, 2:24:57 PM
The picture shows a story behind it's focus rather than just "oh look some people and trains" xD I love the lighting and the mystery it makes me imagine when I see it and the distance to the subject rather than being zoomed in makes your eye travel through the image all the way to the trees silhouetted by the sky in the background all in all a fantastic piece of skilled work :D now I have nothing more to say, I am surprised I could think of so much as I am practically speechless from the beauty of this image :D
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Nice vintage feel. Great pic!
Damn... dat effect... I totally love this pic!!!
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Like the locomotive.
BrandonTheKitsune Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of reminds me of Flowers of Evil for some reason :/
I actually like the slight "graininess" of the photo. It makes it look more authentic and not like you just cut it out of a magazine.
Heh, and if you're like me, you like those creepy old abandoned train yards... Yeah I'm weird.
Hancysia Jan 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice. Awesome :)
I do like that.
it's really good regardless of the camera :)
kartoonfanatic Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Heh, I had to do a report in high school about railroad development, so this picture caught my eye.

I love the charcoaly look of the clouds and the grass here, very appropriate for a locomotive that's probably once hauled coal. X)

I like the touch of the people in this picture, too. It brings it from an abandoned still-life photo to a real capture of a moment in time. Very good work, and I just love the subject matter of this whole thing. =D
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