Thank you, Dave! I'm so appreciative of your lovely comments.davechinn wrote:Absolutely stunning Linda !!! I love how the tracks are lit, the smoke in the sky diffuses some of the sunlight is an enhancement for sure. This too, reminds me of Minnie's previous post.
Thanks so much for your detailed response, Duck. You are a treasure! And your new avatar is just Toooo adorableDuck wrote:Definitely a powerful image. Good on you for spotting it. I'm a little distracted by the lens flares on this one, though. Usually I love lens flares. I guess it's just the proximity to the cloud. It's a minor and subjective thing though.
Like Dave mentions, the light play on the tracks is a fantastic piece of composition that really helps pull the image together, leading into the community in the background. The silhouette of the factory is very strong and clear. Something that often gets muddled.
You mentioned playing with composition to showcase that this is in a farming community. As I can't see, are there additional buildings (houses?) to the right? Perhaps expanding the scene further across may help sell that idea. Of course trying to replicate this marvelous shot may be a challenge.
minniev wrote:Truly a wonderful Industrial! I'm jealous! The composition is riveting, with the terrific shiny sinuous railroad track emerging from the left corner and leading rightward/upward to a distant, hazy city in the distance, weaving around the big Industrial with its billowing smoke, intricate architecture and sun/effects. I like having the billow in the middle with all the other pieces set out around it. Moving it slightly leftward would also have worked but that would possibly have altered that wonderful line of reflective rail.
I'm interested in your processing, whether that is some color toning, or an overlay, or something else. Whatever it is, it works very well.
This one's a gem.
minniev wrote:The color you used in the edited version was simply an enhancement, it appears, not a change. The image has the look of a duotone, but apparently it just became that naturally because of the mixed gold and blue lighting. I have seen that before, but it is always surprising when it happens. It's a great image, even with no editing at all. The composition and the drama of the lighting can carry it with little else to be done.
Charles Haacker wrote:THERE IS NO LIGHT... What grabs me particularly are the twin glowing ribbons of track. I don't mind the flare a bit, looks like sun dogs. Terrific!
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