The cloud behind the engine works well to highlight the details, and good work cloning out the background distractions.
You have found a great subject here. The textures of the the various materials have been well captured. The right hand side of the wheel and the brake block are a little over exposed, and maybe a little more of the wheel in the frame might be better - but that's just my prefernce! The leaf popping out from under the wagon shows how nature eventually takes over all. Rust can be very photogenic!
I think this really suits the tight crop. The shot is nicely 'weighted' by the position of the driver, and the loco's boiler is also well compressed by the focal lenght, but still gives a nice lead in. Good pp too. A super location, I must get up there again, I last went in 1984!
You have a good idea here; the parallel railway lines are almost addictive to the human eye. This could perhaps be improved by placing one of the lines in the corner of the frame. Also it looks a bit over exposed – the light looks quite harsh. If you can go back at another time of day maybe that would produce a different result. The location looks quite spectacular, so it’s worth another go.
Great use of the technique, it really does have a big 3d effect. Useful note - I must explore pse9 more! Nice to see this famous bridge from a different angle to the usual.
Welcome to TL.
The hippo is well placed in the frame, and you have made sure to get his reflection in too. I find the left of the frame a bit 'empty', but I gues there may be something to the right you didn't want to include. He certainly looks very peaceful.
Good focus on this little chap. I particularly like the DOF here, separating the cat from the background. Good low pov too – we can see the cat looking down at the camera. It would be nice to have note - is he yours? has he got a name? A good portrait, and it helps to have an irresistible model!
A very good tapering view of the train as it approaches, and great clarity as well. I would have been tempted to clone out the wires – but the post is fine, it’s railway architecture after all! Given that big clear blue sky I think a little tighter crop would help. To the right you have left a good space for the train to ‘move into’, adding to the sense of movement. A great ‘classic’ railway shot
Your cat certainly looks relaxed and happy in this shot. I don't know if you have cropped this, but it's a shame you have missed some of her left ear out of the frame, and it all seems a little dark. Keep practicing though - cats very quickly learn to ignore the camera. Keep your camera handy when kitty is playing in the house, she (he?) is a very pretty cat!
best Regards, Les
Well done with the pan. It looks like an intersting place - perhaps if you post some more from here you could provide a little description of what and where? The details of the loco are good and sharp - and thats the hardest part of what you have set out to do.