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Ja 1275 II

Ja 1275 II
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Copyright: Ralph Starck (HapiSnapa) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 20 N: 343] (2534)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-28
Categories: Transportation, Event
Camera: Nikon D 300, Tokina 12-24mm f/4, Kenko Pro 1 Digital Protector
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 22:40
Viewed: 1785
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo of the oil fired locomotive Ja 1275, this time as it sits at the old Auckland Railway Station prior to leaving for the Bay of Plenty Kiwi Festival which will run over the next 7 days.

This photo took some aquiring as I needed to convince an official to accompany me on to the tracks to supervise my safety as I took the shots. A simple trick to getting into places not otherwise available to the general public is to have a Hi Visability Vest in your camera bag and put it on in situations like this and you can blend in with the officials. I got my vest from the $2.00 shop.

I liked this photo because the track leads the eye to the Sky Tower in the distance. Also love the depth of field that the Tokina lens provides, you can follow the long line of carriages all the way to the back.

A slight crop and some PP work with Topaz Detail.

Thanks for looking.

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hi ralph
excellent use of your wide angled lens.great shot of the locomotive nice detail,very good pov the train and the tracks dissappearing in the distance.

What a magnificent engine - wow. I was out of town over the weekend, otherwise I'd have heard the train going past, I presume it took the Eastern line.

Good lead in, good POV, and excellent placement of vanishing point.

Don't know if it needed quite so much contrasty PP work but the colours have come out beautifully.


Hi Ralph!

You are so funny! I have to get me one of those vests!

Yes, excellent capture here. Awesome view of this engine, and as you say the tracks lead us to the tower. Congratulations on your tricks of the trade, and thanks for sharing them with us!


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  • Nesa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 59 W: 56 N: 23] (439)
  • [2010-03-02 2:28]

I like the POV, though shot seems a bit too saturated in color or something.

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