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Uploaded: May 11, 2008 08:33:16


Metra Electric Train

Chicago - Illinois - USA

Comments welcome and appreciated!

Exif: F Number: 9.9, ExposureTime: 2026/100000 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 65.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Renata Gusciora May 11, 2008

Nice shot,Mike!Like the colours! #918975

Roger Fry May 11, 2008

Great shot Mike. Like the detail.

Rog #5908716

Deb Koskovich May 11, 2008

You sure made this train look great, Mike -- excellent clarity/sharpness! Love the pov, too. #5908718

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 11, 2008

Great train photo, Mike. Point of view and effects are fantastic. #5908743

Mike Clime May 11, 2008

Great POV and excellent effects, Mike! #5908818

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 11, 2008

Fantastic perspective, colors, pov, & clarity captured here,Mike!!! Superb work again,my friend!!! #5909165

Michael Umbreit May 11, 2008

Thanks for the comments! I tried many different things with this image and was finally happy with the results. At this point I am not even sure everything that went into this. :) - Mike #5909166

May 11, 2008

Great picture and work Mike! #5909211

Tiia Vissak May 11, 2008

a cool image! #5909539

Karen Rahlf May 11, 2008

Great photo! Nice effects #5909825

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 11, 2008

Very cool, love the effects, Mike! #5910068

Michael Umbreit May 11, 2008

Craig/Tiia/Karen/Barbara - Thanks for the comments! For some reason I just could not stop playing with this image. - Mike #5910167

Melissa G. Meiselman May 11, 2008

Terrific shot of this train taken from a great POV with fine details and great composition, Mike!! #5910767

Eivor Kuchta May 11, 2008

Whatever you did, the result came out wonderfully, Mike! The details are wonderfully, and I like how evenly the scene is lit up. #5910804

Jennifer L. Alder May 11, 2008

AWESOME POV AND TREATMENT, Mike!! Love this! :) #5910964

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 11, 2008

I ALWAYS forget what I did to my photos LOL!
Ya did a FANTASTIC job my friend!
Awsome colors and pov!!! #5911160

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 12, 2008

Fantastic image and effects, Mike. Great capture! #5911719

Michael Umbreit May 12, 2008

Melissa/Eivor/Jennifer/Peaches/Ellen - Thanks for the comments! - Mike #5912143

Kathy Reeves May 12, 2008

Awesome image Mike!! What are you using for your effects? #5912315

Michael Umbreit May 12, 2008

Kathy - Thanks! I will send you a note with some details of what I have been up to. - Mike #5914446

Kathleen Rinker May 12, 2008

Awesome Mike, love the treatment! #5914518

Michael Umbreit May 12, 2008

Kathleen - Thanks! - Mike #5914818

Peggy J. Maguire May 15, 2008

Another great shot Mike..... #5928090

Michael Umbreit May 15, 2008

Peggy - Thanks again! - Mike #5928521

Christian Rosito June 19, 2008

Well done Mike, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #6078924

Nadya Johnson June 19, 2008

What a quintessential Chicago shot this is! Congrats again Mike, on another outstanding finalist! #6079808

Tiia Vissak June 19, 2008

Congratulations! #6079857

Eivor Kuchta June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mike! #6080660

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Mike! #6080713

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 19, 2008

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6080773

Deb Koskovich June 19, 2008

Big congrats, Mike -- this was definitely a favorite of mine! Any time you feel like sharing, I sure would like to know some of the things you did to achieve this awesome look. #6081018

Michael Umbreit June 19, 2008

Thanks so much! This is my best month ever! :) - Mike

Deb - I don't remember everything that I did but I know I started with a RAW image and used Photomatix to get a psuedo HDR image and then did the tone mapping. I think there was some sharpening and probably a skylight filter after that. For me, the hardest part is getting the tone mapping set in Photomatix. I adjust the knobs so differently in that program each time and it always takes me quite awhile. - Mike #6081265

Michelle Alton June 20, 2008

Wonderful Finalist, Mike! Congratulations on this and the others too! #6083371

Vicki L. Filippin June 20, 2008

Congratulations on this finalist, Mike. You certainly have proven your place in city-scapes this month!

Corinne M. Thompson June 20, 2008

Great image, congrats on the finalist! #6084162

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

Michelle/Vicki/Corinne - Thanks!!! - Mike #6084260

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 20, 2008

Very Nice - Congrats Mike!! Jeff #6084311

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

Jeff - Thanks! - Mike #6084427

Cassie L. Woodlee June 20, 2008

Congratulations, Mike!!!!! #6087703

Michael Umbreit June 21, 2008

Cassie - Thanks again!! - Mike #6089011

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations!!!! #6089169

Michael Umbreit June 21, 2008

Colette - Thanks again!! - Mike #6090820

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 21, 2008

COOL! MIKE!!!! Big CONGRATS! -Laura Swan #6091870

Michael Umbreit June 22, 2008

Laura - Thanks so much! - Mike #6092695

Kathy L. Clark June 24, 2008

Congrats Mike on your wonderful finalist. #6103178

Michael Umbreit June 24, 2008

Kathy - Thanks!!! - Mike #6103349

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