Riding the slow trains is one of the many pleasures of travelling in Sri Lanka.
This picture was taken on that famous hill country train from Haputale to Ella, choogling through tea planations and greenery. This particular stretch of rails is pretty popular with tourists, and rightly so.
Ella is a small village up in the hill country. It's in a very beautiful area with great walks in the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of guesthouses and it's also one of the best places in the country for food.
Haputale is another hill country town. Though there are some excellent hotels and guesthouses, it is less touristy than Ella, a bit rougher as well.
so many train song titles to pick from...train kept a rollin'...?
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dale54 (8136) 2011-10-15 3:28
benny hi,great shot,very good capture,light and colors alright!good job,like the guy in FG!have a good weekend! dr
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-10-15 3:45
Ola Benny ,
Bela composição neste comboio em movimento atravessar esta selva , bom primeiro plano com este rapaz a espreitar a paisagem também , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-10-15 4:05
I really like pictures taken from a train while it's going on a curve! Most of the times, the results are great and that's the case here!
I love it!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Bartleby (13552) 2011-10-15 5:04
interesting composition with the addition of this onlooker. The curve of the railroad track is really pleasant in the image and the selective depth of field helps us to focus on the passenger.
OK, my contribution: Blue Train? Well with all this green...maybe not the most apt title...;-)
elkab (4951) 2011-10-15 6:12
Fantastic composition taken from a train with extarordinary nice depth of the shot. Super chosen pov. Moody colors and super light management.
Nard (6972) 2011-10-15 12:37
A nice picture with a wonderful POV. I like the train entering to the jungle with the guy on the foregroung. Colors and light are beautiful, it is a good scene of life.
cebe (1491) 2011-10-15 13:07
Nice photo, good composition. In analogue situations, I sometime waited for a curve or someone to pop up before me. You got both! Well planned, well framed, and taken at the best moment in the curve. Narrow depth of field with focus on the man works well; the train is still clearly visible while the passenger is put forward (helped by the contrasting white shirt).
chawax (20758) 2011-10-15 14:02
Great composition. The idea is very good and you made it perfectly. Very good focus on the man and nicely blurred in other parts of the picture.
Cricri (120609) 2011-10-15 23:11
Bon cadrage avec la personne regardant le paysage, la longueur du train dans ce paysage de campagne, belle réalisation
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-16 0:47
Dag best Benny,
POV very well selected with the man in the FG and the incurving train which give propsect effect nad invite to discovery the place. An impression of rythm well collected.
Goed zondag Benny,
sevy (58) 2011-10-16 23:38
VEry good composition with the curved showing the train and making it entering inside the forest.
Good idea as well to get a narrow deep of field to give depth and to put in evidence the guy partly outside the train.
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-18 11:18
nice picture on the curved and colored train in a luxurious nature,where I like the man outside the train,that it's impossible in Europe.
kato (11630) 2011-10-18 18:03
You're capturing well this scape by a good angle, good focus and excellent tone/clarity. So, it's impressive and interesting to see a tasteful train and surrounding green nature. You catch well curved line in this image, too. And, it gives additional good effect for a man standing and watching forward.
Colors is harmonized well.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-22 3:22
A great moment caught which you seem to have a great trip in train into the green fields and into the locals. The man standing with looking forward to the trains is great moment captured. The composition is great. have a great holiday,
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-30 9:26
WOW Benny great job done..POV is perfect..focusing could have been better ..color and light management is nice too..good DOF.