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gek1701 September 30, 2015
A great photo!!
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sweetpea72 September 30, 2015
Love this!
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Chefloves2cook October 04, 2015
I love this image, it really draws you in to the moment
jpnjoe October 04, 2015
Thank you.
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Bruz October 05, 2015
This is an amazing shot. Love the converging lines leading you to this awesome sky.
jpnjoe October 05, 2015
Thank you!!!
 
photosue50 October 05, 2015
Awesome
jpnjoe October 06, 2015
Thank you!
 
xymalf99 October 06, 2015
great shot is it an HDR image?
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 October 09, 2015
i recognise that terrain, NT best place for open skies like that ^_^ nice photo
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karenflorioramos October 11, 2015
Great shot!
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wolfdres October 22, 2015
Love this, looks really unreal, seems like virtual reality.
 
nandicmb November 06, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
 
ovosphotography November 26, 2015
like it!

Bound for Nowhere



Northern Territory, Australia
Northern Territory, Australia
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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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