Here I continue the theme of "walking with my dog and desperately looking for photos", so I am uploading yet another photo that I am not completely happy with (don't recall when was the last time I was completely happy with my upload), but I guess I am officially addicted to this site (hence the title) and I just can't help myself but upload.
I think that small elements like someone standing on the roof would make me happy.
As for the part of learning about the world, I am the only one uploading photos from my town....
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robiuk (10807) 2005-05-14 9:20
Hey-hey-hey, Peter - not that close to the train!
About your note: I don't think there are many people that can say they're really 100% satisfied with their photos at the moment of uploading - sometimes, spending too much time with them (photos) during editing causes sort of loss of ability to look at them as like when we look at other peoples' photos... or we dicover so many possibilities where editing can take us that we find ourselves almost unable to choose which way to go, if you know what I mean...
About the photo: a classic motif but done in a very subtle way that gives me immense pleasure while looking at it.
Very successful b/w conversion with good highlights and middle tones, contrast, graininess and vignetting.
Can I find a flaw? Maybe, but I can't be bothered spending time picking for flaws instead of enjoying the scene!
gringofil (0) 2005-05-14 9:41
So take a model on your walks as well and have him/her climb on top of roofs, etc. ;-) Not sure why you're not happy with this one...I think it is pretty good. The blurry train makes the shot and the mill/rock climbing club in the background balances out the train quite nicely (and blends in a bit as well making for interesting shapes). Your B&W conversion is spot on IMO...much better than anything I can come up with (hence the want to shoot with B&W film). Good stuff here, Peter. Well done.
matikrimerman (919) 2005-05-14 9:44
excellent! alot of atmospire!
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2005-05-14 11:01
Image efficace: le choix du noir et blanc; POV; mouvement du train vs rigidité du bâtiment; même l'enseigne est utile!
pascal13 (2098) 2005-05-14 11:04
I agree with Robi's comment,everytime we aren't really satisfied.But me,I like this one and the atmosphere given by B&W choose. Same a scene of a crazy train who cannot stop..!
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-05-14 11:24
a to już nieprawda że kolega jest jedyny...
zawsze warto do ciebie zagladać więc badź dalej "addicted" - to jest wielki fun oglądac twoje prace; pozdrawiam, jerzy
bertolucci (13362) 2005-05-14 13:20
Hi Peter, this is a very dynamic and dramatic looking capture. I love the motion blur and tilt of the doubledecker and the grainy look. The outdoor type is definetily a bonus here. I have to say that your addiction has its benifits for the TE community and the municipality of Newmarket should be proud of you. Well done.
Bos (628) 2005-05-14 14:26
Great photo Peter, it's just like the train will just blast out of the photo, very well composed, i like the tones and the b/w is great.
hugolef (4909) 2005-05-14 17:23
what's wrong with your photo ? a good compo, i like the dynamism given by the blured train, the frame and the tilt. Good conversion to b&w ...
Sometimes i'm satisfied of one photo, but most of my photo make me unsatisfied, because as many of us i want to catch the perfection ... but don't forget : "nobody's perfect"
kensimage (8565) 2005-05-14 23:55
Like some other critiquers, I can't imagine why you'd be at all displeased with this, Peter. I think it captures the dreariness and drabness of an industial area really well. What you did with the sky adds to the mood.
I hope your addiction is not curable.
tongapup (0) 2005-05-15 0:50
Hey Peter, This is a really strong photo. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the tracks and shot photos in b&w, all of mine unsuccessful, so I know just how hard it is to get a good shot. There is something just powerful about this: the b&w with the gnarly sky and the chevrons on the moving train.
I know what you mean about feeling like you're uploading so-so pictures :( Me too.
tontonjc (6623) 2005-05-15 4:01
Perfect black and white !! time exposure .. waoouuhh . and nice train.
Nice picture . Bravo ( sorry for my bad english )
nerve (10231) 2005-05-15 5:26
Its a great composition, i love the blurred train too..moody sky, funny writing on the house..really great POV
(PS. but something is missing as you say; a human element; like someone on the roof, or someone falling down the roof..
have a nice Sunday.)
mrbialy (2568) 2005-05-15 17:09
Bardzo dobre ujecie. Swietnie zlapane. Bardzo dobry pomysl. Rozpedzony pociag nadaje szybkosci i mocy temu zdjeciu. dla mnie swietne. powodzenia
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2005-05-15 23:04
First off, you're the second person to be uploading from Newmarket, the first being yours truly! ;)
Secondly, this is a fantastic shot! Great sense of motion and a wierd mood of almost foreboding, but then there's the "fun" rock-climbing sign.
Another nice BW Peter!
Porteplume (3458) 2005-05-16 9:04
Oh, I see many "toppers" have already said what I thought... AND I TOO WOULD BE HAPPY with such a creative image.
It's the kind of pictures I have to take a long look to, and the kind which really amazes me. [I've always that feeling with Skorj's work too!]
Also amazing that you can create such dramatic effects without any post-processing, just the way you chose for great contrastful B&W, the way took your point-of-view, and the way you "froze" the mouvement of the train. VERY attractive! Must be part of my favourite "Noir & Blanc theme"...
flydragon (0) 2005-05-16 17:43
WOWW Peter a great picture and beautifull black and white, a bit drama i love it
the motion blur make this picture very strong
and your pov is so good here
very well seen a favorite for me
sorry green later
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-05-17 20:37
Two words Peter..... "simply awesome"
Great capture, and your choice of B&W for this shot is interesting, as I don't think most people would think to do it in B&W. I really like the contrast of the stationary & movement. Reminds me somewhat of my shot "Future Train".
john_c (24666) 2005-05-18 10:18
A unique and well conceived daily life shot, Peter. The distortion seems to enhance the vibrancy of the scene. The POV is interesting - almost as if you were a mole peering from the surface of the earth. Good clarity on the buildings. Well done.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2005-05-19 16:30
Very strong composition, as usual. Excellent tones. THe decision to blur the train was good, even better is the framing.
michalu (810) 2005-05-20 7:06
Super zdjecie!! fajna dynamika tego ujecia:)
Lubie takie zdjecia gdzie jest widoczny ruch.
clodreno (0) 2005-05-20 10:34
wow, i happen to find this one by sheer luck... Great shot;. I like everything in it...
Amazing catch. very, very well done. I like your POV here.
erthmuffin (1551) 2005-06-08 19:44
i really like how you captured the motion of the train in this shot! and, once again, i love the high contrast b&w.
you might not be 100% happy with your upload but you are capturing the real world and not anything posed or contrived for the camera, i think that's what really counts! (you might want to try out the philosophy of capturing everything interesting that you possibly can in the frame regardless of the angle you have to take it at...)
alimo3 (6854) 2005-10-18 17:07
thanks for that make my day picture !
sorry i am late ,but i just saw it today ;-)
i like the dynamic composition and the nice tones of this pic,
the POV and the heavy shy gives a great atmosphere.
Furachan (0) 2005-12-08 3:03
This is my first time running into this masterpiece, Peter. Let me just say this is one of the most outstanding shots in all of TE. Incredibly romantic and vibrant - great story telling and also very much a North American shot. I lived in the American midwest (Minnesota) for eight years, and I KNOW the feeling of these trains hurtling along with th whistle blowing among the silos (praie castles we used to call them).
This is prime stuff, prime stuff...
yanseiler (20) 2006-04-17 6:30
Don't be so hard with you, I like this picture.
This strange sky and this moving train which is a bit scarry. I'ts a it like an horror movie scene.
I would maybe remove the peice of wood in the bottom left corner.
rui_seabra (205) 2006-10-11 9:49
Nice composition... and the choise for B&W is perfect for this photo.
eleparc (24063) 2007-01-26 19:54
spectacular shot Peter! i love the way the train is coming into the frame and cuts it in two...
luisafonso (862) 2007-03-09 15:21
This is a great shot Peter and I am still figuring out why you had doubts about it. Guess you suffer from the same self-critique disease that I do. I never know either... This goes strictly to my railroad theme. The strong and charged b&w is very good but it is the composition that really wins me over. Your low pov gets me straight into the action. Ouch!
falves (1405) 2007-03-10 7:53
Trully amazing photo. The train brings power and strenght and the building gives us a romantic and nostalgic mood. It's a masterpiece.
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon G3
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Noir & Blanc, Outdoor Type II, Trains [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-14 8:41
- Favorites: 1 [view]