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Catching the Yellow Train

Catching the Yellow Train
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Copyright: Allan Barredo (allanbarredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 68 N: 640] (6390)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-16
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D-50, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 7:34
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A *deserted* train station in Tamagawa Josui in Tachikawa. During rush hour, train stations in Japan give new meaning to the word *jampacked* ... but this time we have it all to ourselves...

Wanted to see how my D50 fairs at high ISOs. For this shot it was set it to ISO 1600. The shutter speed (1/8s) and aperture(f6.7) were just enough for a clear hand held shot (we made several test shots before the train came :D).

- NeatImage for noise
- Adjusted levels
- Sharpening using USM
- Resized using bicubic sharper in PS

Thanks Mike for the idea!

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good compo. i like your experiment.
ano ginagawa mo dyan sa japan kabayan?

the colours here is eye pleasing, good lenswork skill. simple but sleek urban

Hi Allan,

Nice shot and interesting POV (I probably should crop out the top until the yellow line.)Anyway, this composition is good and colors are pleasant I do like moving too. Very well seen and done.
Best regards


Galing ng exposure! Nice idea! Nahuli bro!



merhaba allan
good work. very nice capture.
well done. thanks for sharring.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-03-25 9:18]
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Hi Allan.
Great composition captured. Good idea taken.
Looks simply fantastic!
Janek J-23

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2007-03-25 9:39]
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You got a very nice effect Allan, I like it very much, the yellow color was important here, it gave an excellent result.

Great shot, Allan !
Congrats, my friend.


Hi Allan,

Beautiful visual, I adored his idea, his good taste in this shot.
Great composition captured. I like the colors, details and the speed of this train of the subway.
Congratulations, beautiful visual!


tol, i can assure you that the d50 can handle ISO 1600 more better than any other nikon...

1600? wow, very clean result !...
very good image, great colors and composition

Very nice capture. Excellent sharpness in difficult conditions to offset the blur of the speeding train. I would have straightened it though.


Excellent work with the shutter speed



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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2007-03-25 12:10]
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Psychodelic train baby, we all live in a yellow train .... whooooosshhhhhh.

Accidentally well combined colors, proper sharpness and good use of layers of scene to offer description of space. Very well done.


Very nice use of the slow shutter speed - a fantastic sense of the rushing train and the lone static passenger. Great saturation and excellent use of available light.
Well done!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-03-26 1:24]
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Nice shot Allan,

great colours and motion captured, nice composition and sharpness, very well done, thanks for sharing


Thats a good capture of motion and the blur effect behind the man is superb and it represents speed, the colours are lovely and vibrant as well. good concept.

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  • melik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 12 N: 16] (254)
  • [2007-03-26 7:48]
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HI Allen,

I like the combination of motion and non-motion. Well done.


Ikaw ba ni, pre? Daw porma mo abi. :) Great colors! Well exposed. Hanep! :D

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  • bialas (844)
  • [2007-06-10 6:03]

very good,

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