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The 12:20 Will be Here In Just One Minute by Bruce Goodman

November 2023 - The 12:20 Will be Here In Just One Minute

November 2023 - Bruce Goodman


About the Image(s)

Traveling by train through the Netherlands we took a detour to see the train station in Antwerp. What a magnificent place. I wandered around the station for almost an hour taking photos and saw this conductor standing by a track. I included a bit of the station structure and the station clock to hopefully set the scene with the conductor. Original image included.

Sony A1; Tamron 28-200 at 160mm; f1/60; f5.6; ISO 400. Edited in LR and Topaz AI.

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6 comments posted

Ed Taje   Ed Taje
This image stands on it's own as presented. I believe your cropping and processing from the original are spot on. Well done. I made one small change that may have at best a marginal effect. I sharpened the sign slightly so that is was about he same as the large clock. You have created depth and the feeling of distance as the image is sharp until one after following the lines of the image gets to the back end where the blurring adds to the depth and distance. Well done.   Posted: 11/09/2023 16:24:54
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Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
Superb composition . I like the original vertical image cropped a little from the right to take out the garbage bin. Vertical one adds a sense of scale and fragility.   Posted: 11/09/2023 20:08:18

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Bruce, interesting image. I think that the red steel column on the right is overpowering the train station worker, or perhaps a passenger waiting to get on the train (checking her watch), so I cropped slightly from the right. The image is sharp. It also has some fun content, the clock shows 12:20 but the sign says lier (old spelling of liar) since the train s supposed to arrive at 12:24.   Posted: 11/14/2023 06:06:28
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Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
This is why I like this group!! I agree. Your simple crop makes this a better image. Many thanks. B   Posted: 11/21/2023 14:08:00

Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Hi Bruce -- I love this image! The narrative of the rail worker checking her watch on the train platform along with the clock and the sign creates such a great story. I agree with Isaac's cropping to reduce the dominance of the big red element on the right. Congratulations on a wonderful image.   Posted: 11/20/2023 09:47:39

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Bruce, I prefer the original vertical image which reveal the curvature of the steel beams and add to the architectural interest of the image. I would then crop out or remove the white box which is out of place. You caught the attendant at the right moment in time-punctuality seems so old fashioned these days. Both the time is shown as digital and analog and this repeats in the background. I like the cleanliness of the train station, and the water on the floor adds an extra layer of story. Colors are fabulous - red and blue.   Posted: 11/25/2023 04:43:10