Tunnel Vision

© Lydia Williams

Tunnel Vision

Dennis Gay 1/20/2011 1:20:13 AM

G'day *LYDIA*!

Why oh why has no-one commented on this before????? Beats me!

I reckon it is arguably the best of your series due to the following:

1. Your composition shows off this metal monster extremely well with plenty of room around the subject.
2. Your point of view displays the engine and part of the carriages well and takes advantage of the light coming into the tunnel and kissing the carriages.
3. Your exposure for all the smoke and steam and that cycloptic eye is spot on and also shows the engines structure naturally and clearly without that horrible HDR look.
4. Your depth of field, focus and focal point have delivered great clear detail.
5. That weak beam of light is a delightful touch.

I can almost smell it!!! 8-)

Dennis #1345774

Lydia Williams 1/22/2011 2:59:34 PM

Hello Dennis,
Wow, I am so thrilled with your kind words about my "Iron Horse". I will remember them as I try to improve upon each of my photos in the future. This was an awesome trip on this metal monster and something I will not forget.

Keep up your fantastic captures and stop by again BP friend.

Best, Lydia


david w. iverson 3/2/2011 8:38:15 AM

this is an awesome image, lydia! looks like a painting! well done! #9269708

Lydia Williams 3/2/2011 1:06:02 PM

Thank you so much David...I appreciate your stopping by and commenting. You do some awesome images also. I look forward to seeing more of your work!
Best to you. #9270053

Bojan Bencic 3/21/2011 1:33:12 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Lydia! Fantastic photo. #9303626

Dennis Gay 3/21/2011 1:56:42 AM

G'day again *LYDIA*!

I told you it was good!!!!!!!!!!
My heartiest Aussie congratz for this beauty being elevated to *FINALIST* status.

D! #9303653

Kim Andelkovic 3/21/2011 2:43:09 AM

Awesome finalist Lydia :-) Congrats! #9303753

Mark Seiter 3/21/2011 6:59:55 AM

very cool and beautiful shot Lydia....congratulations on your finalist #9304791

Lydia Williams 3/21/2011 11:17:43 AM

Thank you DENNIS, KIM & MARK! I appreciate your comments. Best to all of you! #9305601

Lydia Williams 3/21/2011 11:19:38 AM


Nancyj E. Hovey 3/22/2011 5:47:08 PM

on your very deserving WINNER!!! #9310243

Kim Andelkovic 3/22/2011 7:17:38 PM

Super congrats on your big Gold win ;-) #9310873

Joannie Bertucci 3/22/2011 7:48:45 PM

A strong, powerful image Lydia and your gold badge looks powerful underneath it! Congratulations! #9310915

Bojan Bencic 3/22/2011 11:35:44 PM

Congratulations on your win, Lydia! Well done. #9311141

Mark Stevens 3/23/2011 4:07:40 AM

Congrats Lydia ! I love this image. #9311556

Mark Seiter 3/23/2011 5:35:54 AM

congratulations on your win Lydia....I love this shot #9311908

Michelle Alton 3/23/2011 7:58:54 AM

Wow!!! I loved Dennis' remarks--he is so talented himself. You knocked this one out of the park Lydia. Congratulations! #9312323

Evy Johansen 3/23/2011 11:24:15 PM

Beautiful! Wonderful work, Lydia! Big congratulations on your beautiful win! #9313696

Usman M. Bajwa 3/23/2011 11:53:59 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on striking Gold, Lydia!!!

UB. #9313741

Merna L. Nobile 3/24/2011 3:47:45 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna


Michael M. Petrizzo 3/25/2011 5:04:05 AM

Great train image and da work Lydia. Congrats on this win. #9316356

Lydia Williams 3/26/2011 2:27:41 PM

Hello Mark, Mark, Michelle, Evy, Usman, Merna and Michael...

Thank you so very much for your kind words and congratulations...They mean alot to me..
~Lydia #9318716

Datha Y. Thompson 3/26/2011 8:19:16 PM

Congratulations!! Excellent Winner!! :) #9319122

Lydia Williams 3/27/2011 6:04:19 AM

Thank you Nancy, Joannie, Datha...I am overwhelmed by everyone! :-)
Best to all of my BP friends.
Lydia #9319644

Lynn M. Whitt 3/27/2011 10:01:32 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful image... #9320120

Lydia Williams 3/27/2011 11:26:36 AM

Thank you Lynn! :-) #9320281

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/29/2011 3:54:51 PM

Hey! Huge congrats on this beauty, Lydia! #9324625

Lydia Williams 3/29/2011 4:57:34 PM

Thanks so much Courtenay!! :-) #9324707

Wm Nosal 12/17/2011 4:49:31 PM

WOW, Lydia!
Congratulations #9874679

Lydia Williams 12/19/2011 4:49:29 PM

Thank you Wm...this is my favorite! #9878139

Yulianto Soeroso 7/26/2012 8:36:26 AM

lovely detail and set so amazing #10245023

Lydia Williams 7/26/2012 10:50:02 AM

Thank you Yulianto! :) #10245122

Emile Abbott 3/10/2016 12:10:53 PM

Another selected on Best of the Best DD in BP's 20 years. Congrats Lydia #11445070

Lydia Williams 3/13/2016 11:11:44 AM

Thank you so much Emile! My favorite image! #11446649

Laura E. Swan 3/23/2016 6:53:21 PM

I love your train and so did the judges!! I'm glad Wm got to see it. Trains were his favorite. :) Good luck in the next round and Big Congratulations on this super 20th year honor! #11450878

Lydia Williams 3/24/2016 10:23:03 AM

Thank you again dear Laura! Yes, Wm. and I would talk train talk often...Miss his comments and suggestions.

Stan Kwasniowski 7/13/2016 9:38:38 PM

Hi Lydia, gorgeous, but then I love old steam engines. We have an oldy here in Calgary owned by the CPR, but the CEO says it is a hazard to run. Time he was run out of town on the rails lol #11495482

Laura E. Swan 7/13/2016 10:51:58 PM

Big Sister Lydia! You got an ALL TIME WINNER! And this one is so fantastic! I'm so proud of you and happy too! :D Big Congratulations to you!!! :D
-Little Sister Laura :) xo #11495489

Lydia Williams 7/17/2016 7:17:42 AM

hank you dear Stan and Laura...Love your comments.. Stan, this year they are doing some updating on this favorite engine...So happy with all this image has brought me. Thank you both! :) #11496539

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"Steam in the Snow", North Conway NH Scenic Railroad. Touch of Topaz effect

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70s

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