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Tales from the West by darkdex52 Tales from the West by darkdex52
Location: Cinevilla, Latvia

Taken during MB trip 2010.

The photo is quite a lot grainy. I don't have a too good camera so I have to do with what I have.

edit: Fixed some problems that were wrong with the image.
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Truly magnificent and masterfully skilled works of art, as this, come along all too rarely. I came to this artist’s gallery to give thanks for a favorite and was instantly drawn in and mesmerized by this astounding work of art. At first I thought this was a drawing or a painting. I was amazed to find it was a photo. Normally, it would be a flaw for the graininess, intentional or not, but in this case it is the graininess that defines this photo. It pleasingly renders, with longing, a feeling of history past and bestows an almost antique appearance to the photo. The composition and lines in this photo are perfection. The intensity of this scene is overwhelming. The train may be a little too dark and hard to define, but out of respect to this, I believe this provides the train with a more powerful prominence in the shot, considering its in competition with the sky for dominance. The colors in the shot blend and compliment each other in harmony. The sky is amazing with the bright light trying to force its way through the dark clouds. There is a feeling of an impending storm, but also the hope it will pass quickly coming from the sky above. This is a truly masterful and skillful work of art. I have absolutely nothing but praise for this photo.
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Critique by HeavennLeahh Mar 23, 2012, 2:24:57 PM
The picture shows a story behind it's focus rather than just "oh look some people and trains" xD I love the lighting and the mystery it makes me imagine when I see it and the distance to the subject rather than being zoomed in makes your eye travel through the image all the way to the trees silhouetted by the sky in the background all in all a fantastic piece of skilled work :D now I have nothing more to say, I am surprised I could think of so much as I am practically speechless from the beauty of this image :D
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AnotherBMWfan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I love this
kikkann Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
amy-WednesdaysChild Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
HUGE FAN of rr tracks and surroundings!  Love it.  Great job.
regnoart Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvellous photography! :D
DesRose66 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
green-light00 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.

Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.

Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
BlueWolfDreaming Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
You are sick, man !! 
KandaHaruka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow the setting is perfect.
Mieggs Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely work
Sexyboy007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it
jeroen01 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
No adds please
BarentainChimiZ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Es para un cuento . Literalmente me transmite una sensacion muy positiva la foto, aunque al mismo tiempo apagada y triste, pero para nada negativa +fav 
HowlingBeak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
nice shot
Peach105 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice thanks for the add.
choochoodino Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
feels like the set of a epic mystery film. LOVE IT
CaptSteamClank Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Considering the subject matter, I think the graininess works well with it.  It adds to the feel of the scene.
Stacky2001 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love trains. :D
ghostly-grey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Perfectly framed, almost as if the artist drew all the elements in with complete control.
blackartwhite Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
scribbler-knight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes This one grabbed me too.
Cech1330 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Looks really cool no matter what kind of FX you've used :)
Consty-T Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!:D (Big Grin) DeviantArt 
stevehalling Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Love this picture, the fact that it's grainy adds to the charm, its got quite a nostalgic feel to it. Great work :-)
neosword7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I like trainsTrain Cart 
ElizabethBathog Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Spooky and a bit creepy! Me like! :D Good work!
DarkDreamer3 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Filmographer
I should probably watch you since I've liked so many of your pieces. <3
I love the desaturated appearance of this photo, it gives me this bleak feeling. 
AndySanderson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015

think there's nothing wrong with the picture.
The grainity and the way you worked with the colors supports the character of it.
c-fredrick Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Love the style! I think in this case a little bit of graininess actually enhanced the quality of this photo. Keep up the amazing work!
Nordiciss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well honestly the grainy part is not a bad thing actually the opposite it gives the image a really amazing effect, especially when you read the name of the image, tales from the west. So I like it :)
lolomgcatlover Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
My father and brother and grandfather go train crazy lol train shirts train shows train models, engines, and I could go on and on about it all day lol
evaithegreen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Nice. My son and I love trains.
Auracle25 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the graininess adds to the feel of the picture. :)
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
solstiziodinverno Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
It's wonderful!!!
Tlauranoko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome picture i actualy love the graininess i see in the picture 8) it fits the scene i feel 8) 
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Awesome :D
Marquise Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
I love it never the less.  Whatever the camera's quality... That way however it leaves so much to imagination :)
AldebaranJewel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Actually, I thought that the graininess of it was on purpose.  If anything, it adds to the ambiance of the image. :)
Natalyyyja Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
very beautiful :)
TheJay289 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
looks pretty cool. nostalgic and amazing!
MelOnTheLoose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Truly beautiful, that's all I can say
LunaKatana Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This photo is amazing. The grainy look goes nice with this setting actually. To me it looks like an older photo that may have been taken years ago with a better camera from back in the day. Beautiful coloring, beautiful composition. I live how the train tracks leads you to the most epic area of the photo, as do the power lines on the left side. It leads you in and makes you focus on the train and the buildings in the background. I am in love with this photo. Amazing capture and you made the graininess work perfectly. That's my opinion.
Prime55 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
NICE JOB! So realistic. :D
Nanaki-Yamabushi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You should edit ya post and delete the grain thingy. I find that grain in your picture makes it whole complete for how you make it feel old.

I would critique it, but allas I have no premium account yet.

If you want to know if the picture is okay for what you ment it and find it is to grainy or not. Ask me. I got a keen eye for it.
EuforiaDezastrului Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MitsukiChan313 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it!! :iconhappygrinneplz: As a train lover, I really do enjoy this picture!
DNASoul23 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
nice shoot. I love the photo, it gives a special atmosphere and reminds me  the series "The Walking Dead". =D
EldonHossam Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WoooW ♥
Helkathon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Love the atmosphere.

And it reminds me 29 Neibolt Street, from "It" :D
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November 12, 2010
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/403 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 9:34:38 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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