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First good sunset in a while, just after I took this a train came around the corner and I had just enough time to get off the tracks :D

Pretty happy with this shot, although I’m planning on coming back here to re-shoot it as its only a 10 minute drive away. There’s also a dam in the paddock on the right that I’d like to take a look at.

Camera: Pentax k100d
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6
Filter: Hoya Circular Polariser
Support: Tripod
HDR: Six shots blended in Photomatix, then processed with Details Enhancer.

Editing:
levels, curves, colour balance, border, noise reduction, sharpened slightly

This photograph is ©2009 to Nathan van Dyk and may not be used or reproduced in any way with out written consent from Nathan van Dyk

Tags

country, sunset, blue, landscape, way, trees, yellow, land, train, tracks, rail, tree, valley, sun, set, side, track, hdr, scape, manning, taree

Comments

  • Graham Mewburn
    Graham Mewburnabout 5 years ago

    A great shot Nathan
    where is it please (town)
    cheers
    Gray

  • Thanks Gray, its taken in Taree.

    – Nathan v.D

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 5 years ago

    That’s just wicked, and I love the reflected light on the tracks. I’m gonna have to learn to get up earlier and stay up later to get those kinda shots. Grrrr.

  • Glad you like it Gary, its well worth getting out to take shots like this.

    – Nathan v.D

  • Lindsay Woolnough (Oram)
    Lindsay Woolno...about 5 years ago

    yeah i’m terrible at getting up for sunrises. Which is bad because i live near the beach and there is great spots for sunrises. I just need to go to bed earlier. Anyway you’ve done a great job with this. Havent seen much of you for a while. We thought you’d vanished. lol

  • Thanks Lindsay,
    lol you definitely should, I love watching the sunrise and its always so rewarding when you take a great shot.

    I’m still here, just had been forgetting to upload my shots here. Are you on deviantART?

    – Nathan v.D

  • Malcolm Katon
    Malcolm Katonabout 5 years ago

    Great work Nathan, and good use of the lead in lines.

  • Thanks Malcolm.

    – Nathan v.D

  • Sheldon Pettit
    Sheldon Pettitabout 5 years ago

    nice work nathan, when you return get a shot witht he train coming, i think it would look awesome! keep up the good work mate

  • Thanks Sheldon, I get get a few shots of a train approaching but it didn’t have the same amount of impacts as I had the get off the tracks [it was coming quite fast] But i am planning to go back here.

    – Nathan v.D

  • Lindsay Woolnough (Oram)
    Lindsay Woolno...about 5 years ago

    Yeah i’m on deviantart but never use it. Its been ages since i added a photo there.

  • I’m the same but with redbubble, I’m trying to be more active on here though…

    – Nathan v.D

  • Brian Downs
    Brian Downsalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Nathan

  • jensw61
    jensw61almost 4 years ago

    Nathan, this is a great shot and I’m glad you got out of the way of the train!

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 1 year ago

    Hi Nathan,

    You are invited to enter this beautiful photo or any other suitable image of your choice in the latest NSW North Coast & Hinterland challenge The Skies Above.

    The winner will receive a $20 Redbubble voucher.

    Please read all the challenge rules before you enter. All images must be accepted into the group before being entered in the challenge.

    Adrian & Gail (co-hosts)

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