Took this a couple of hours ago. I’m planning to take this shot again soon, but at an earlier time of day, and when it’s not cloudy either, and when Gamescom isn’t currently happening (there are annoying hoardes of partying gamers all over town this weekend). But I figured maybe some of you would like to play around with this shot, since it has plenty of options to crop. The question of how to crop this image is my personal main focus here, although color adjustments could also yield interesting results (be they realistic or artistic).
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I’ve been preferring a 16:9 crop these days.
Also, I wanted to note the stationary ICE
Edit: I had another go very tightly on the ICE:
A great image!
I feel that the curves of the railway lines are an important part of this composition, so I have only made a slight crop on the left where the lines are leading out of the picture.
Increased the saturation in the areas where it is high and low, leaving the medium saturation regions unchanged.
With ART 1.20.1
If you’re an ICE fan, I also took this one which includes two different ICE models
Cropped in a bit farther:
“ICE”? I’m unfamiliar with the term.
@Tim Well, in your country that acronym means something else, but in Germany:
Claes in Lund, Sweden
I thought “internal combustion engine” which is also weird.
Nice web page. But it uses the term ICE several times, while never explaining what it means. I do see that it refers to the trains.
It does, just look below the top photo:
ICE (Intercity-Express) and ICE Sprinter
Adjusted the crop some more. I believe I’m happy with this one, at least for the foreseeable future… (to quote Bill Bailey from Black Books: “I was hoping for maybe five minutes.”)
A quick edit. I like how relatively easy Sigmoid and exposure module worked together to recover the bright lights in the image.
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With DT 4.4.2
Like ( @Terry ) I use the sigmoid and exposure modules. And 21:9 format
Ya it’s Intercity Express train. They come in different models and shapes, e.g. straight or folded.
@arturoisilvia Mine is a bit dull. Yours has nicer punch (contrast)
But the important thing to note is that sigmoid and exposure do the main job.
The rest depends on how you cook it.
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