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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
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I find the hands of the worker intriguing and as I was walking across the Salter Street Bridge over the North End Yards of CP Rail I found on a couple of occasions being able to shoot the forms and hands of the workers and the engineer in the cab of the train. I particularly like the posted image from CP Engine 5756... the sense of texturing, the color, the light, and the hand almost glowing in the darkness. I think this particular bridge is a great site for trainspotting (especially looking towards the east). In CS2 I used equalize (opacity 100, mode hard light).

D70s f5.6 1/500 135mm

Taken December 28, 2005
· Date: Mon January 11, 2010 · Views: 777 ·
Keywords: engine, train
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D70s
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State / County / Area Image Taken: Manitoba
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Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Tue January 12, 2010 9:17am

Very good morning Jan.
Congratulation with your first upload, well, think it is ?
I notice you kept it small, cant view it larger.
I do my uploads with 1200 pixels, than it is good visible on a 19 inch screen, which most people use.
The wide border is imo rather large, that space could have been used for more 'picture', right ?
Nevertheless, your note and the picture itself tells a nice story.
Best regards from Jan

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Tue January 12, 2010 1:10pm

There is only one problem with your first post Jan - you've critiqued your own image and left us nothing to say except, well done and a good picture. Smile Smile Smile

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Tue January 12, 2010 1:13pm

Interesting comp & shot Jan, I can't think of a better title Smile
The sun has illuminated that arm/hand nicely, it all came together well for this one.
Happy New Year!

Registered: June 2009
Posts: 19
Tue January 12, 2010 2:08pm

Hi Jan,
A nice colourful image for your first upload! The paint on that engine sure looks like it's suffered in the elements. This is certainly a well seen and interesting image and one that i would probably have missed Wink. Well done and a warm and belated welcome to PC Smile

Registered: September 2009
Tue January 12, 2010 2:35pm

I see the 'comment issue' was taken care of afterall. Great! In addition to the comments above, I'll add that just seeing the arm adds to the intrigue - making us wonder all the more about the man behind the wheel. Also, fantastic pov with powerful layered diagonal composition. Glad to have you 'on board' here at PC!

Registered: October 2009
Tue January 12, 2010 3:20pm

Great to see you posting, Jan! I agree with Vic. Well done!

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Tue January 12, 2010 5:38pm

Jan, Hi:

Welcome to Pc. Wonderful first addition to your gallery. Your notes say everything and a very interesting title.


Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Tue January 12, 2010 7:45pm

I seem to have made a blunder with responding to the comments on my postings. I responded to the emails I was receiving (similar to the process on another online photographic site I belong to) but unfortunately those emails got sent back to Perfectly Captured than to the people to whom I intended them for. And further I had cleared out the messages on my page of Perfectly Captured so I could no longer respond to people's comments from the Perfectly Captured page.

So I would like to thank everyone for their comments and hopefully the emails I sent will go to the rightful people rather than into the circular file.

jan bjorklund

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,831
Wed January 20, 2010 8:32am

Nice bright colours Jan and well composed,

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 1
Tue February 9, 2010 1:50am

Beautiful close shot in clever framing. Love the tone and lighting in this shot.

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Wed March 31, 2010 1:58am

A slice of life and reality. Nice composing with just the glimpse of hands to let us know there is someone there, doing their job. Really a unique view and much more interesting to me then seeing the entire person.

Registered: August 2009
Thu May 20, 2010 2:29pm

Jan, thanks for your comments on my Pheasant. They are not easy to creep up on, but I`ll keep trying. Like your pic. I worked on locomotives as a fitter for over 30 years including shunters similar (ish) to the one in your pic. It brought back memories some good some not so good (long hours).

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