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Rush Hour Train on the Longfellow by Joe Kennedy

December 2019 - Rush Hour Train on the Longfellow

About the Image(s)

My camera club had a shoot at the iconic Longfellow Bridge. As darkness fell, the lights from underneath the bridge began to glow. I tried to time the rapid transit crossing the bridge. Shot at f/16 (to get the star bursts) for 30 seconds. Definitely on a tripod and a remote. Processed in PS and NIK Plug-ins

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7 comments posted

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Nice use of time, technique, and lighting. Much of interest here to study and enjoy. One wonders if the basic bridge could be isolated and then a train blended in later also, with or without a motion freeze. Thanks. It was fun.   Posted: 12/03/2019 15:50:14
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Dick, your feedback is greatly appreciated and, more often than not, worked into my revised image. Here I waited in the chilly night until the train was passing though my frame. I do like the final results but will take a second look with your comments.

Thanx - have a great Christmas!   Posted: 12/04/2019 09:33:42

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
So different and so beautiful.   Posted: 12/04/2019 21:04:40

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Joe, I like this for the expression of speed but feel it needs cropping. I've tried both sides and in the end considered that the right hand side needs to go as far as the bridge pillar and the set of two lights. I tried to crop the left to get rid of the distracting buildings on the left but that takes out the blue light below. Love the star bursts.   Posted: 12/05/2019 07:40:05

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I love the colors and the blur, and the star bursts from all the lights, especially the blue ones under the bridge, and the "ghost" effect that lets you see buildings and lights behind the train. I'm with Peter on cropping and the distracting building on the left. Could cloning or selective brightness reduction help?   Posted: 12/08/2019 11:30:29

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like all the elements of this picture.The motion, the colours and the shapes are all interesting. I do wonder if it might have been possible to catch the train in motion but not fully across the frame in other words with a space for it to move into. does that make sense.Or is even possible.   Posted: 12/12/2019 05:19:34

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
I like the composition, the colors, and the starbursts. It is an abstract study that definitely gets my attention.   Posted: 12/12/2019 11:00:09