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Sideroad to Salvation

Sideroad to Salvation
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-30
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Rural Roots, Prayerful [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 13:31
Viewed: 2646
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Still in my archives, but one year closer to the present day.
Up in the Bruce Peninsula there are number of Amish families, families who live without any of the modern conveniences because that's how their piety runs. This fellow and his horses happened to be on the hill ahead of us and I composed on the fly, as our car came up behind him.
The end result, shot against the sun and through a slightly tinted car window has a colour tone all its own, so I left as is for this posting

As always, many thanks for your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

shelbeesmom, brech, luckybry, kross1, loribird, Ramdan, KurtPop has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RSK: Thanks RonSilke 1 04-06 10:30
To shelbeesmom: only option for sure!Silke 2 04-06 07:11
To eldancer1: :-)Silke 1 04-05 20:15
To jimmyjimmy: workshop please!Silke 1 04-05 20:13
To rminkow: workshop please!Silke 1 04-05 20:12
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What a wonderful photo! Great opportunist capture. Well done.

hi SILKE i like this one a lot it realy tells a story nice details i think this would look grt in sepia mode but i think you have this one on the button
tfs regards bryan

In Dave's neck of the woods there are many sights like this! I LOVE the fact that they are headed up the hill.....excellent POV! I love the DOF here, works very well....Too bad about the windshield, but you made it work! Sometimes it's the ONLY option!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2011-04-05 14:56]

Technically it is not as good as should be... having chance and time I'll do better light measurement - this one is overexposed and that fact made that fogy look, also windshield was a factor here - polarize filter would help.
Anyway even with these problems I like this picture so much because subject harmonize with look of it - it is like archive work from past at present time.
Solution for sharpness with good contrast... increase ISO up to 400 and that way you would have time probably 1/2000 at f/11 what you have choose for exposure here already.
Best regards Silke - Tom:)

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2011-04-05 16:05]

Hi Silke,
Amish country is one of favorite places to spend time and take a couple of hundred pics or so. I like the color in this shot. It has a sort of antique look however the rubber tires on the wagon give that away. Your composition and placement of the Amish gentleman, his horses and wagon is perfect IMO. Nice capture Silke.- Kevin

Hello Silke

This has a real retro look. I like the tint more than color. Might look good in B/W with some hard contrast. nice


Hi Silke...nice shot...well composed with a nice mood to it...I think this would be good as black and white..maybe with some old time grain or sepia.


I like the low pov, it give the photo a different perspective. Even if they are driving a primitive form of transportation it appears that they are on top of their world. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-04-05 22:08]

Great shot Silke, and a wonderful presention. You take us into another era. Well done. TFS, Lori

You really have captured quite a mood with this image Silke,It could be an illustration from a John Steinbeck novel & not an image captured through a car window in 2010.I also thought it may look good in B&W but I liked the color of the road & the way the sun highlighted parts of the horses.I still wanted to try something that took a large part of the yellowish tint out of the image,but still gave that sheen to the horses.Did a WS with very minor changes,I would be interested to see what you thought of them.Great shot well taken.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-04-05 22:55]

Wonderful work !
Great low POV, great dusty/rusty feel

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-04-06 0:57]

Hi Silke,
A very original approach to capture these horses and cart heading to the road in such softness and in a nearly silhouetted form!
Great composition with the tree balancing the perspective.
A more or less monochromatic presentation distinguished only by the slight green hues of the tree.
Well done for this original work.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

I think the effect through the tinted window has added to the timeless feel of this shot. I love the tones, and the washed out sky. Also the composition, with the power lines and trees on the left. Nice work

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2011-04-10 18:49]

Shooting through a tinted car window is a fun to play and experiment with. I've purposely tried shooting sunset/sunrise this way and was surprised to see something unique :)

I like your spontaneous shot of this interesting composition and how you managed to get the main subject nicely exposed.

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2011-04-17 6:27]

Hi Silke,
Very nice shot. Good composition with great pov. The tinted window seems to add to the mood captured in this shot. The picture tells a story.
Well done and TFS
Kind regards,

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