Marla Henry  

Train 4014 by Marla Henry

August 2019 - Train 4014

About the Image(s)

I don't know if any of you have been following Union Pacific's steam engine 4014 aka Big Boy. It was brought out of retirement, restored, and this summer has been traveling around the midwest to celebrate UP 150th anniversary. I was lucky enough to see it last week as it came through Iowa. It was quite fun to see it working. If you are interested in learning more or see the scheduled stops, you can google Train 4014.

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5 comments posted

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
(Groups 18 & 40)
It's really great to capture these locomotives when they are out and about. They move surprisingly fast too! This is very much a head-on shot and I think it would have been better taken a few seconds later when more of the side of the engine was in view. That would also mean the headlight wasn't pointing straight at the camera. It would be nice to see that version if you have it.
Cropping is very personal but I would be tempted to ablate the figure on the left hand side and maybe the aerial wires too. What do you think? Andrew (Group 40).   Posted: 08/18/2019 09:50:52

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
The old engines are majestic; and seeing one in motion is neat. I wouldn't take out the guy watching the train, however, I do wonder about that piece of metal(?) which cuts off part of his lower body...maybe clone that out with adding bushes.The wires do not bother me either as they are part of all trains coming into a town. Good colors and sharpness. I will google this.   Posted: 08/19/2019 16:00:02

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
The composition, color, and lighting good. There are no blown out areas and the black areas are not clogged. To me there is a little too much going on. The subject is the train but the man and the wires draw the eye away from the subject. I agree with Andrew that cropping is personal. i see 2 possible crops. A) leave the subject as the locomotive and crop out the man, bushes on the right side and the wires on top. B) change the subject to "Train Rounding Bend" and crop out the wires and some of the right hand bushes.   Posted: 08/23/2019 11:27:35

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Nice click, this is a good picture with the railway lines leading right to the locomotive. I believe you're included too much in the scene. My suggestion would be to crop some off and focus on the locomotive which is the main focus of attention. I also flipped the image. See revise version.   Posted: 08/24/2019 01:25:57
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Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I actually like the train coming from the left around the curve. I feels like it's going to pass me by and continue on. Perhaps that's because I'm left-handed and see representations on a page slightly differently :) I also think a focus more on just the train helps, so I cropped out the person and the sky and wires overhead.   Posted: 08/29/2019 11:04:32
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