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Atop Beacon Rock

Atop Beacon Rock
Copyright ©2007, Tyler S

After hiking up this mammoth rock, I wander my eyes to gaze out at the vast Columbia River and surrounding peaks. Then, the ground shakes and I notice a train approaching. It goes right under my feet and off to Vancouver. What a great day to have a camera!

Thank you,

Tyler S.

Photographer: Tyler S
Folder: E-500 Pics
Uploaded: 2007-Jan-11 21:55 EST
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Camera: Olympus E-500
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 45
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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If he straighten the towers, the train will be squeezed to the left and the whole image may be off-balanced... Maybe not. I am just babbling. What does it look like if you rotate it the other way? Just curious.

Jyh-Lurn Chang HoF Win ¤1 at 02:32 EST on 2007-Jan-12 [Reply]


Tyler, I think this is great! A nice aerial view without being TOO far away. I would try to straighten the vertical a bit on those towers as has been mentioned. If you don't want to rotate and crop, you could try Transform/Skew or Transform/Warp (PS CS2), or perhaps a combination of slight rotation/cropping plus Transform. It shouldn't take much.

I love this image for the serpentine train and the different levels/contours of the land. But what I like even more than those elements are the colors, with the two blue cars on the train picking up the blue color of the little ponds. I also like the way we get to see the engine of the train, but not the caboose--I can imagine this to be a very, very long train and it reminds me of counting train cars when I was a child on family car trips.

Elisabeth Spector HoF Win ¤1 $ at 14:43 EST on 2007-Jan-12 [Reply]


Thank you all fo rthe helpful hints! Thank you Elisabeth for your kind words... You are always looking into the pictures so much that you find what I wanted people to actually see. Its nice to know that some people do enjoy what I find Art. Again, thanks everyone!

Tyler S

Tyler S1 at 21:50 EST on 2007-Jan-12 [Reply]