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Tren a las nubes by Cansounofargentina Tren a las nubes by Cansounofargentina
I took this photo when I went in the North of Argentina. It's the "train to the clouds" on the viaduct La Polvorilla.


Saqué esta foto en el norte de Argentina. Es el tren a las nubes on el viaducto La Polvorilla.


J'ai pris cette photo quand j'ai visité le Nord de l'Argentine. C'est le "tren a las nubes" sur le viaduc La Polvorilla.


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Oh man, that looks amazing. Even the shadow from the bridge helps out the composition - love how the train is colored like that, and how it contrasts against the natural earthy colors, and that blue looks SO beautiful up along the top there.

Taking a picture of another guy taking a picture just adds so much interest to it too - it's like in a movie, where you see a character take a picture of some interesting landscape, but the filmmaker wants to present how picture-esque it is by showing the wonderful landscape behind the character. The mountains and bridge look wonderful, and that guy with the camera just pushes that idea forward.

The window on the right could probably stand to be cropped out though - my eye never wanders over there, and it's just sort of distracting. I don't like it.

Anyway, all 5 stars because I hate having to quantify things.
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A rather hard capture isn't it?

I admire the fact that you captured this with almost no speed blur, and I get that feeling that I'm actually on the train looking out the window.
Although I know that it's broad daylight and you can control the shutter speed all you want because you have hard light coming in all around.

There really isn't anything I can possibly comment on more, it's such a simple photograph that I can't find anything bad about and it's an eye's breaker from other generic vehicle photographs.
Although, you could've edited it to look nicer, maybe a slightly higher contrast and an orange-like tint.... But that's just me. Normally, this picture looks okay and nice.
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KumhoCuppaJoe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Critique comment as requested - 

Disclaimer: <----- not a photographer

I have to agree with the other critiques. This is a very interesting shot. 
The unusual angle and the fact that the person's taking a photo while 
in a photo just adds to the visual interest. 

However, the composition of the picture feels quite stiff and forced to me
because most of the dark values are on the right side, and the light values 
on the right side, and the divide is smack in the middle of the picture plane.
Big no no for anything dynamic, it kills the action and makes it feel static.

If you cropped the window like VimislikArt mentioned, I think it'd solve a
lot of problems with the photo. 

I hope you find my observations helpful ^ ^ 
TriinErg Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how one can really tell that it's really high up. I'm a little bit afraid of hights so I can already feel that I would be scared up there. :D I think you were very lucky to be on that side of the train where there is no sun. This way the train and the person taking a photo have preserved their details and don't hurt the eyes. I also like the composition of the photo. :)
DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional
It's a funny photo but I think if the person in the image wouldn't hold a camera it would look nicer...
Anyway, the colour could need some more power, try adding more contrast. If you like the effect, good If you don't, never mind :)
DanB-Graphic-and-Web Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student
This is really interesting! The angle here is very interesting reminds me of a rollercoaster with this crazy camera angle.
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Creative picture! I like the angling and that you were able to capture the rest of the train. My only comment here is that it might've helped if the camera was a little farther from the train, but again this probably can't be helped :)

Great work!
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
To the clouds? How high up does it go? This bridge looks really tall itself!
TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow! i love the curved angle, it certainly makes the image more interesting XD.
astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
What a great photograph!! The way you've taken it, with another photographer in the frame, definitely makes the viewer wonder what he's seeing, in addition to appreciating the lovely background we're seeing with the train.

The colors of the train offset the natural tones of the mountain perfectly--in fact, if you wanted to make this piece pop a bit more, you could adjust the brightness, contrast, or saturation (or a bit of all three) to make those colors really vibrant.

There's a good balance of light and dark areas, too, although the upper left corner feels a bit empty (which isn't really your fault!). If you cropped that side just a bit, it would help bring balance to the composition.

An interesting shot, well-executed, and with a stunning background. Keep up the good work!
1pen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
What a great clever shot! I couldn't tell from the thumb what it was at all, but as soon as I opened it up it made me smile. I see some others suggesting cropping that metal window and its glare out, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you had more photo to the left to utilize or the original photo file is large enough to crop quite a bit out. Also, due to the time of day this was shot, the image itself is washed out and a little flat looking. A little sharper, a little more contrast or saturation would really make this pop! Other than that, I love it. Like I said, it totally made me smile. :D
dansch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you are featured in my journal [link]
draumstafur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
interesting composition created by those train tracks and that mountain top (?). nice photo! :)
Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late answer. Thank you! Yeah, this train goes in the mountains.
JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has Been Featured :) : [link]
paulobarrios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias y por el :+fav: también
TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is just stunning! I love the sense of vertigo and the almost dangerous aspect of the picture. It really gives a sense of thrill and excitement! And the colours of the train against the neutral base of the canyon gives even more interest. However, I would suggest cropping off the right. That would move the figure from center and make the photo look more professional. Other than that, wonderful work! Keep up the great job :)
Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! And thanks for the faves
TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
My pleasure :)
toonham Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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toonham Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Neat perspective! Very precarious looking below, though.
Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
mancholove Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excelente foto!
Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias! Y gracias por el :+fav: también.
mancholove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no hay problema!
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Cansounofargentina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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December 18, 2011
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FinePix Z20fd
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1/181 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 18, 2011, 3:33:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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