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November 12, 2010
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/403 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 9:34:38 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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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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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
solstiziodinverno Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
It's wonderful!!!
Tlauranoko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome picture i actualy love the graininess i see in the picture 8) it fits the scene i feel 8) 
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Awesome :D
Marquise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
I love it never the less.  Whatever the camera's quality... That way however it leaves so much to imagination :)
AldebaranJewel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Actually, I thought that the graininess of it was on purpose.  If anything, it adds to the ambiance of the image. :)
Natalyyyja Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
very beautiful :)
TheJay289 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
looks pretty cool. nostalgic and amazing!
2826912animelover Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Truly beautiful, that's all I can say
LunaKatana Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This photo is amazing. The grainy look goes nice with this setting actually. To me it looks like an older photo that may have been taken years ago with a better camera from back in the day. Beautiful coloring, beautiful composition. I live how the train tracks leads you to the most epic area of the photo, as do the power lines on the left side. It leads you in and makes you focus on the train and the buildings in the background. I am in love with this photo. Amazing capture and you made the graininess work perfectly. That's my opinion.
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