John Hackett  

View down the tracks by John Hackett

September 2020 - View down the tracks

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Taken at one of many Heritage Railways in England. This view was taken from inside the passenger compartment of a diesel Railcar looking through the drivers cab as we waited at a station.

8 comments posted

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I like your thought process here, John. Capturing the activity from inside of the train is fun. Nice touch on showing us the equipment inside the cab on the lower bottom. I feel the framing of the rest of the window was a distraction for me - not sure why. Also, I probably would clone out the wiper blade and the other black item in the upper section. I had a few moments so I tried to eliminate part of the window frame and the wiper. A tighter crop got rid of the top item. Some contrast and structure and I got this.   Posted: 09/08/2020 12:43:57

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
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John Hackett   John Hackett
Thanks Joe for the modified version. I like it better that way   Posted: 09/14/2020 03:59:35

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the leading lines and the framing by the window. Would like to see a little more detail and blue saturation in the sky. I'd also consider brightening the center of the image to make the bridge more prominent - so that the rails don't lead into shadow.   Posted: 09/08/2020 18:26:39

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Enjoy the view and the mood of the train. I see in England the locomotives use the left-side also. No real surprise, I guess. I personally would have enjoyed more of the cab interior and provisioning. but thanks.   Posted: 09/08/2020 19:55:06

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
An interesting shot with strong leading lines to the bridge. A slightly lower positioning in the cab might have helped reduce the length of the line and removed the white square on the right - alternatively you could clone it out as it draws the eye.   Posted: 09/11/2020 03:09:39

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
I like the photo My wife and I as well as our 2 sons and their wives went to Scotland last September but we took trains from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh to get there. After seeing your photo it brought back memories of a great trip!

I like the photo and feel a little cropping may help it but then again the photo is of your moment in time and is your experience. Some photographers may look at it as a photo that is too small or not of importance. A photo like this points out the things we miss in life. Sometimes the original has more value to me personally than the photo submitted for a wider audience or competition to approve of it.   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:35:21

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An interesting shot from a unique and creative position. I like Joe's modified version because it eliminates most distractions.   Posted: 09/15/2020 19:10:54


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