This is a modern DMU (diesel multitiple unit) of CP built by the Portuguese Sorefame company. It’s accelerating out of Faro station for it’s run to Villa Real de San Antonio. It’s approaching a pedestrian crossing. The yellow warning says “look & listen”. The “listen” is somewhat redundant. The two diesel engines of this DMU produce a very loud and deliciously throaty roar and cannot be overheard. But there’s another possibilities - maybe this sign is just meant for rail aficionados and is just saying ‘hey! there might be a nice inox train coming, listen to the fabulous industrial music it makes!’ ;-)
The pic is taken in suboptimal light condition. But I liked the combination of the DMU and the sign so much that I waited till the train had the right position. I anticipated too much shutter lag – I ‘planned’ the sign after, not in front of the driving cab. But the effect is still nice IMHO.
PS-E2 tech: cropped, levels, saturated (master, yellows and reds), fill flashed selected shadow parts, sharpened (the whole pic and parts with the sharpen brush), blurred the weeds in the front stage, add layer and saved for the web.
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Steely (895) 2004-04-08 14:31
woah! what speed did you set bert?
you got the train suspended in motion!
this is more industrial in design compared to the other trains you have; still the light is bright enough to make out good details on the train
robbertjan (2906) 2004-04-08 14:32
Dag Bert. Mooie foto van een oude trein. Misschien had ik hem zelf iets anders in het frame geplaatst of op een andere manier gefotografeerd. Het bordje en de takken in de voorgrond zijn prima details. Goed gedaan.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-04-08 16:00
Yes, always tricky to handle the shutter lag in the way one wants the end result to be. But I'd agree with what you wrote - it doesn't look bad at all the way it turned out. I'm quite interested in detail and not that keen on motion blur shots, so I'm glad you chose the fast shutter speed. The angle shows off the DMU well, and there's a lot of diagonals to see in this scene - the train, the tracks, but also the red/white paint at the front. Good shot, Bert.
pamastro (7290) 2004-04-09 2:28
Very crisp. The details are beautiful. The sign is a great foreground addition. The train seems to match the scene, too. The harsh lighting and the harsh materials of the train. And the stone and iron of the track and the tough looking bush poking up in front. All conveys a sense of harsh ruggedness. Even the sign. It's nicely done even if you didn't get exactly what you were planning to get. Good job.
carper (96) 2004-04-09 3:41
Zo ik heb weer punten.
Weer een prima foto Bert,
Zeker weten hele goed compositie, al moet ik zeggen dat ik je vorige beter vond, omdat de diepte van de trein daar veel groter was. Dat neemt niet weg dat deze foto erg goed is, qua compositie en kleuren. Erg goede foto goed gedaan.
lost (694) 2004-04-09 4:03
Boa foto..gostei mt da composição e da nota tb..
jhm (158820) 2004-04-09 6:04
Ik meen dat het bordje het vertrek punt van de foto was Bert, en de trein past daar perfect bij, de loc blijkt oud maar zijn kleuren zijn nog mooi. Goed gedaan trein specialist.
Spoony (3539) 2004-04-09 9:11
One more great train photo Bert.
Great view and angle.
sunny (3069) 2004-04-27 9:42
As you haven't posted anything new yet, I will get busy with your old shots, if you don't mind...;-)
I like pictures with difficult light conditions /suboptimal, as you call it/, because it usually makes the scene look a bit different and adds some special mood to it. The diagonal of the train here works lovely on the background of sky and water.And of course you got the train in a perfect way - without any blur from the motion. Very well done!
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-18 6:03
As I can see, you also take pictures of trains from time to time. I like the composition with the sign.
p.s. Good luck on your hunting
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13366)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2003-06-18
- Categories: Transports
- Camera: Kodak DC-4800
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Outdoor Type II, Tough & Rugged: Portuguese Rail [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-08 14:21