cjf2

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goodtempo: I like the tones, whites, blacks, and all the grays in between. Great photo! Might be the best.

Thanks. I'm pleased it placed so well as there was some good competition. I think it would have been better with some crew our passengers on the empty platform.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On photo foggy day in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great picture. I'd have placed it much higher.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Half of Bridge in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourites.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cuckoo in the Rain in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous picture even without the rain but that is the icing on the cake.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 07:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Wet (2 comments in total)

You say to mind the capture date rule but under the capture date you say "no restrictions."

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 21:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo A big year for birds -Wild migratory bird,Greater in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

I think it is an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo -Me and You- in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

I believe they are Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bearded Tit in the A Big Year - birds challenge (4 comments in total)

Magnificent photo of one of my favourite birds. I think this should have won.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Feeding baby in the Food For Their Young challenge (5 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: The downy woodpeckers pose perfectly well for the camera angle. what a luck.

It is outstanding photo, with clarity even inside the nest/hole. A worthy winner. congratulations.

Yes worthy winner though it is a Red Bellied Woodpecker rather than a Downy.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
On photo Staying Dry By Driving Fast in the Wet - Dry challenge (4 comments in total)
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Air Cooled Nut: As a car enthusiast this is a fantastic shot! WOW!

Yes it is amazing that the Anglia lasted that long let alone can be used for rallying.
I see you are a Beetle enthusiast. I learnt to drive in a 1967 1200cc 6 Volt change over model. I drove it to over 100,000 miles around the UK and took it over the Furka Pass in the Alps and back via Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On photo Staying Dry By Driving Fast in the Wet - Dry challenge (4 comments in total)
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pwmoree: congrats, great shot

Thanks. Back in the 1960s my parents had an Anglia like this and they were really prone to rust. My father filled the rust holes with filler but I think if our Anglia had gone through a water splash this quickly it would have fallen to pieces!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Barry Stewart: Great shot — though I'm confused. This appears to be an actual working train, hauling cargo, rather than a bunch of steam fans.

I can imagine this in back-road parts of China or one of the "____ stans" — but Nevada? What's the story?

Oops meant to type 1,000 miles not 100!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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isaacimages: Nice. There's a lot of PS going on in the smoke trail.

Thanks. Hardly any PS; just a final high pass sharpen. Mind you if you'd mentioned plug ins.......... The exhaust is really good to begin with due to the cold and just the right amount of grey added by an experienced loco crewe. I increased the exposure in CameraRaw as the loco was underexposed, Topaz Denoise to denoise then MacPhun Intensify to balance the shadows and highlights as there is a lot of contrast between the loco and the snow/white parts of exhaust and increase midrange contrast to accentuate the textures in the exhaust.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Roger: Great shot, love it.

Roger J.

Thanks both.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Roger Engelken: A very fine image.

Ely is a day and a half west of me, and on the bucket list of places to see.

Well worth the effort. Mind you it took less time to get there from the UK!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Very nice! Congratulations.

Glad you like it

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Barry Stewart: Great shot — though I'm confused. This appears to be an actual working train, hauling cargo, rather than a bunch of steam fans.

I can imagine this in back-road parts of China or one of the "____ stans" — but Nevada? What's the story?

I'm glad it appears that way but no this is a museum operation. It is fairy unique that this old copper mining and transport operation has been preserved so fully so they still have the locomotives and old freight wagons that were used when they mined and continue to use them as a living museum. I was on an organised trip from the UK but it was timed for the couple of weeks in February when the Nevada Northern Railway runs a couple of special photographic weekends. Details at this link http://www.nnry.com/pages/photoshoot.php If you look elsewhere on their website there are passenger trains at other times of year but winter is the best to see the exhaust.
You'll have to pop down. It is only 100 miles from you though maybe a flight and hiring a car in Salt Lake City might be better!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Roger: Great shot, love it.

Roger J.

Glad you liked it. I'm always a bit worried that many people don't love a train in their landscapes as much as some of us do!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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stedeo: Great steam train shot, nice composition.
Stefano

Thanks. It was one of those perfect steam photography days with cold still air to leave the exhaust tailing above the train for a long time after it passed. I've not had such a day in the 10 years since!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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kamiyama: Splendid photo.

Thank you very much

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
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