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Registered: December 2009
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One of a series of pictures that I took in February 2009 along the Assiniboine River Ice Trail. 2009's addition of the ice trail
went into the Guinness Book as the longest ice skating trail at 8.54 kms. Cannot compare in my mind with the Rideau Canal in Ottawa but the ice trail is interesting and exhausting... be it skating, skiing or walking from one end to the other. The posted image was taken at the Ironman Curling Bonspiel with a CN train on the background bridge.

This image was taken February 8, 2009. In CS3 I used the shadow/highlight function (50,5,20) and levels (white auto). D70s f9 1/320 48mm
· Date: Tue January 12, 2010 · Views: 988 ·
Keywords: train, curlers, bridge
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D70s
Filter / Type Used: UV
Flash / Type Used: no
State / Coluntry / Area Image Taken: Manitoba, Canada
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Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Tue January 12, 2010 9:22am

Hello Jan.
Perfect clear and 'crowdy'picture. Lots to explore in this.
On my tft 18.4 laptop screen it looks rather light. As I cant see any reall black colour, think it can use a bit more contrast ?
Ciao from Jan

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Tue January 12, 2010 1:29pm

Good processing to create this slightly cartoonish look - one which I'm sure you intended.

Registered: June 2009
Posts: 19
Tue January 12, 2010 2:29pm

Hi Jan,
I've had a play with shaddow and highlight in CS 2 and it can do strange things to the colour and contrast in an image if not used in small doses. I'm sure that this result was intended though and i actualy quite like the slightly flat cartoon impression! Interesting work!

Registered: September 2009
Tue January 12, 2010 2:42pm

I really like the 'graphic quality' (or as some have said cartoon quality) of this image. Also, great composition with the various groups of people well placed, and the train zooming by in the upper 1/3 of the frame. Very good PP work.

Registered: October 2009
Tue January 12, 2010 3:30pm

I like all the colorful elements here and having the train on the bridge really adds to this. As others have said, the shadow/highlight seems overdone resulting in that more flat, washed out image but I, too, will assume that was your intention.

Registered: February 2009
Tue January 12, 2010 4:03pm

I love the processing here. Fine image.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Tue January 12, 2010 5:40pm

Jan, Hi:

Artistic composition - impressively presented.


Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,709
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: August 2009
Posts: 1
Wed January 13, 2010 1:22pm

Good interest with the train & rails above, and all those people - smiles included Smile
Well done!

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,709
Wed January 13, 2010 3:11pm

Howard: Thank you for your kind comments. A combination that I could not pass up and hopefully the next month will allow for another set of photographs in the area. Maybe this time I will be able to get the overhead photograph with hockey players rather than curlers.

jan bjorklund

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Mon January 18, 2010 8:13am

From the thumbnail I expected a filtered dots effect Jan but your use of highlights and shadows has produced a most interesting image,

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 184
Mon February 15, 2010 7:30pm

I love the process here and the colors are vibrant.
You asked on my image "Saturday Night Out" if my teacher was doing an actual watercolor painting and yes she is. She is doing a full watercolor picture of my image. I am not real sure what filters and process I used on that image but it was not a watercolor effect. If memory serves I think I used a buzz filter and Gaussian blur. Your image would also work well that way also but I love it as is.
Sun May 2, 2010 10:28am

Well done, Jan...brought back memories of the "good ol' days".

Registered: March 2009
Wed May 5, 2010 12:39am

Jan, this is a great shot. Good job capturing it. Thanks for your comment on my work. Have a great day, Bill

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