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janper44



Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,668
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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: 765 ·
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
veejaycee

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
Vic.
marhowie

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!
Vixpix

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
Regards
Vic.
Tincup

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!
Paul

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

Great to see you posting, Jan! I agree with Vic. Well done!
lrw1966

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.


Thanks
Larry
janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,668
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
jeen44@shaw.ca
olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,788
Wed January 20, 2010 8:32am

Nice bright colours Jan and well composed,
David
jusni

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.
jodice

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.
takeapic

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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