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The Apprentice

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1/40s f/5.0 at 39.0mm iso200 full exif

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Doug Cruden01-Mar-2010 21:06
The subject is too central in the frame for my liking...I think the composition could be a lot stronger if he was as near to one of the thirds as poss...agree with Walter and Peter, a good crop here would work wonders
Guest 27-Feb-2010 20:47
Excellent shot! this sepia mood and fog makes it more interesting! V
Bernard Davis27-Feb-2010 20:42
OK, I cropped it a little tighter so it lost the blown out areas and also darkened it as well. You can view the new version here .
Walter Otto Koenig27-Feb-2010 18:23
I think this is a very good image and it works well with sepia. I don't have a problem with the person turned away and actually like it like this as it adds some mystery. The highlights on the lamp and curb however are very distracting. I would try fixing them. Also more details would be nice and a little darker. you might also want try a crop at the top of the image. It would be shame to lose the light, but the gravel at the top right hand corner isn't doing anything.
Frank Brault26-Feb-2010 18:00
Fabulous shot! V
Guest 26-Feb-2010 16:41
Bernard, this brings back memories for me, back when I was a young lad (says the 21 year old) I used to volunteer on the local steam railway.

Anyway. The level of steam, is great and has been captured well, and goes extremely well with the tone of the post processing. The light, and white paint on the platform, look a little blown out to me, not sure if this was intended? The real issue, for me, is the location and state of the figure in the middle of the photograph, he/she seems very static, and almost looks like they are not doing anything, its a shame that they did not face you while connecting/disconnecting the engine. Did you take any others?
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