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Narrow Gauge

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Narrow gauge railroads are few and far between. I thought about putting this up in B&W but ultimately felt that color was a better choice.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 153 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

28 Nov 2009 5:58am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

All the subtleties of rust...glad you chose color. This is a fabulous one-of-a-kind macro. Sublime!

28 Nov 2009 6:31am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli detail !

28 Nov 2009 7:23am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Some very interesting railway images, this one is full of colour and texture and shows that rust can make a super photograph

28 Nov 2009 7:44am

@P J W Miller: Thanks.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Excellent rendu des matières Jack. La rouille et le bois sont très bien mis en lumière et la compo bien également

28 Nov 2009 7:59am

@Marie LC: Merci.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Très beaux détails! Superbe image!

28 Nov 2009 8:17am

@mo.langel: Merci.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

So nicely done jack !

28 Nov 2009 8:30am

@Lyl and Roll: Merci.

[email protected] from Paris, France

The sunset of the rust - superb*

28 Nov 2009 11:41am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I agree to your choice. Nice expression of rusty colors.

28 Nov 2009 12:53pm

@Hiro: Thank you.

Irene from L C, France

Textures, colours and light are superb !

28 Nov 2009 1:32pm

@Irene: Merci.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A great photograph and which I like much, bravo!

28 Nov 2009 2:04pm

@Theys: Merci.

Bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

Wow, excellent detail and composition.

28 Nov 2009 2:30pm

@Bigezbear: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A strange, yet attractive close-up, then again I love trains lol

28 Nov 2009 2:34pm

@Lorraine: Merci.

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

I like this close up of the railroad with the heavy rust. B&W would be a very different image. I like this one in color to get the full effect of the rust. Nice one.

28 Nov 2009 2:53pm

@Slackwater - don: Thanks, Don.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot Jack....love the textures that appear.....and I had to look up, and learn "what's a narrow gauge railway?" !!!!

28 Nov 2009 2:54pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

great composition and texture!

28 Nov 2009 3:34pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I think it was a good choice! The sun in the iron and wood gives strength to the textures and full of color and strength. A spectacular setting. Greetings Adela

28 Nov 2009 4:03pm

@Fonts: Gracias.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Very nice detail!

28 Nov 2009 4:21pm

@Foto-aksent: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très joli cette matière et ces détails

28 Nov 2009 5:00pm

@Sof: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super clarity, sharpness, golden rusty colors ... Love this closeup, Jack ! That is what every closeup has to look like ... I hate blurry closeups :)) Have a great weekend :))

28 Nov 2009 5:08pm

@MARIANA: Some people like the woo-woo effect. The only way blurry close-ups work for me is when I am creating a selective focus where I only want part of the image to be tack sharp. But something damn well better be sharp!!

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

Gorgeous rust!

28 Nov 2009 5:11pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Oh yes...the gorgeous rich rust colour is stunning. A lovely clear close up shot..I love it when I see a shot on aminus which I would never have thought of myself ..and this is one of them.. just excellent.

28 Nov 2009 5:14pm

@MrsAmber: Being out there all day, Kate, tends to force a little creativity, if only to relieve the boredom.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Very rich in color - good choice for this shot IMO.
Rust is fascinating and you captured this rusty rail so well. I wouldn't want to be the one to try removing those nuts. *****

28 Nov 2009 5:26pm

@Judy: Thanks. In B&W, it's kind of blah.

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastico detalles y componentes

28 Nov 2009 5:33pm

@oncho: Gracias.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Nice details !

28 Nov 2009 5:57pm

@Loner: Thank you.

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

nice job in bringing out beauty in the ordinary, the color contrast between the rust the. wood and stones is very interesting

28 Nov 2009 6:01pm

@BJ: Thank you.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yup, your double processing really lifts the colour and textures!

28 Nov 2009 6:29pm

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Love the colors. Glad that you didn't do it in b&w.

28 Nov 2009 7:13pm

@Marion: Like I mentioned in an earlier response, it was blah in monochrome.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful textures in this shot. I can see why you might hesitate regarding b&w or color...it would make a fantastic b&w also, but I like your final decision, I think the colors (particularly the rust) add a very nice element to this image :)

28 Nov 2009 7:32pm

@bekkah: Thank you. I love B&W, but some things just seem better in color.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!! Fantastic capture. I'm glad you kept this in colour. Great textures and tones. I love the llighting.

28 Nov 2009 9:13pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice compo and lighting...

28 Nov 2009 11:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool textures and detail!

28 Nov 2009 11:42pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Great composition, color and detail.

29 Nov 2009 12:26am

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. Are you back from the Coast? If so, how was it?

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Excellent close-up! I adore rust!

29 Nov 2009 1:54am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful piece of history.

29 Nov 2009 1:55am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

JamesC from portland, United States

color looks great to me, maybe b&w too?

29 Nov 2009 4:22am

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing vividness of the rust of time on a steel that has been support tonnes of load for years.

29 Nov 2009 5:01am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Rust can be so beautiful at times! Great presentation!

29 Nov 2009 6:09am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Amaizing colors and textures.

29 Nov 2009 4:47pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Nice and sharp image...

29 Nov 2009 8:44pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful detail

30 Nov 2009 6:05am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

it would certainly work well in either -- but i love these rich orange rust tones!

30 Nov 2009 4:59pm

@dj.tigersprout: I tried the B&W and it looked blah to me.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Excellent framing... details, light and textures are superb.

30 Nov 2009 9:18pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Love all that rust - would have gotten lost in b&w. Color is the perfect choice.

1 Dec 2009 6:28am

@Toni: I tried a monochrome conversion to see what it would look like. It didn't cut it.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

I do like the color. Really brings out the texture.

1 Dec 2009 10:13pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks.

Shailaja from Banglore, India

absolutely lovely!

3 Dec 2009 2:27pm

@Shailaja: Thanks.

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

my favorite colors! your photos are a treat!

15 Dec 2009 1:52am