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Northern Territory, Australia

Northern Territory, Australia
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13 Comments |
ge1701
 
ge1701 September 30, 2015
A great photo!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 30, 2015
Love this!
Chefloves2cook Platinum
 
Chefloves2cook October 04, 2015
I love this image, it really draws you in to the moment
jpnjoe
jpnjoe October 04, 2015
Thank you.
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz October 05, 2015
This is an amazing shot. Love the converging lines leading you to this awesome sky.
jpnjoe
jpnjoe October 05, 2015
Thank you!!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 October 05, 2015
Awesome
jpnjoe
jpnjoe October 06, 2015
Thank you!
xymalf99
 
xymalf99 October 06, 2015
great shot is it an HDR image?
jpnjoe
jpnjoe October 06, 2015
It's not an HDR image in that I used only one image. I did however use an HDR program for post processing.
HenryHarbsion
 
HenryHarbsion October 09, 2015
i recognise that terrain, NT best place for open skies like that ^_^ nice photo
karenflorioramos
 
karenflorioramos October 11, 2015
Great shot!
wolfdres Ultimate
 
wolfdres October 22, 2015
Love this, looks really unreal, seems like virtual reality.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 06, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography November 26, 2015
like it!
StolenMomentsCandz
 
StolenMomentsCandz November 15, 2020
Stunning
kimberlyharing
 
kimberlyharing April 03, 2021
wow!! absolutely gorgeous!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken while traveling for work in the Northern Territory of Australia. Along the main route between Darwin and Katherine we stopped for a short period where the railroad ran near the road. During the stop I took a few shots of the rail line facing in both the north and south directions. This particular image was taken facing north with the sun slightly to the west.

Time

It was April 15th, 2015 in the early afternoon between one and two.

Lighting

The mid day sun was a little over an hour past its pinnacle providing sharp lighting slightly above and to the left of the image. The skies were partly cloudy as seen in the picture providing contrast to the blue skies.

Equipment

The image was shot hand held using a Cannon 5D III and my favorite prime, Zeiss 15mm Distagon, lens. The camera settings were set to a 1/400 exposure at ISO 200 and an f11 aperture.

Inspiration

I always enjoy taking pictures of trains and railways because of the geometric and symmetric nature of the tracks, engines and cars. There is also usually a sort of nostalgia when shooting trains regardless of the actual age of the railway.

Editing

Yes, I have been post processing all of my images for several years using Apples, Aperture program. For this shot I used a single image in the HDR plug in "Photomatix HDR". I've been experimenting with using HDR software on single images in order to create more vivid images.

In my camera bag

I generally carry my Cannon 5DIII with three or four prime or telephoto lenses ranging out to either 100mm or 400mm depending on where I am and what I want to shoot. I also will take a tripod if I'm going to be out in low light, and a remote shutter switch.

Feedback

The Northern Territory was extremely photo friendly on both occasions I was able to to visit. Each time was during the dry season so I don't know how drastic the weather change is during the wet season other than the extremely high flood waters along the Victoria river basin. Finding a long straight stretch of tracks or something similar and using a low point of view for the composition really extends the lines out into the image for the feel of traveling off into infinity. For this shot I knelt into a low crouch and used a slightly higher shutter speed to compensate for any instability that could cause camera shake. I did't spend long taking the shot as I had to get back to my actual job and don't recommend spending long amounts of time on train tracks. In all it was a rather simple and quick shot where I applied the basic fundamentals to achieve a sharp, in focus and properly exposed image.

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