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March 28, 2010
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Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 26, 2010, 5:01:08 PM
Veins of Metal by NocturnalStigma Veins of Metal by NocturnalStigma
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Critique by BRTPhotography Apr 4, 2012, 10:27:10 AM
This image really stood out to me and I think the title is very suited to the image overall. There's so much going on that to some it might look like a complete and utter mess and in a way it is, it's almost impossible to tell which cables are connected to each other. The constants cross overs of wires and tracks is much like the human body in the way that the the bones and veins within our own bodies co-exist and work together in the way that they're designed and very rarely caused problems for one another. Altogether creating a fantastic and very unique shot :)
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Much like our bodily veins, these cables seem a complete and disorderly mess to the first glance. But that is not true. Our body is designed in a very sophisticated way and everything serves a purpose. If you looked closely you can identify patterns, just like these wires. They all connect and work for a purpose. Same thing goes for the tracks. As jumbled and integrated as they look, they are cleverly made to work efficiently.

Great use of the dark overcast clouds. They really accentuate the cold metal and lifeless constructions of humans.

I don't know if you intended for the light in the horizon or if it was just there at the time of the shot, but I see it as a metaphor for modern society - of how there is warmth, life, light and joy, and also black patches devoid of any scattered around the world.

I'm usually too lazy to write comments but I just want to thank you as a viewer for creating a great work of art. Truly a marvelous shot.
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vilecreatures Mar 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning... wow.
NocturnalStigma Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :)
Quork Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's where I work xD The track "beginning" in the lower left corner, going diagonically across the route tracks and then turning slightly to the left right of the bridge is one of thos  use more often ;-)

Thanks for sharin this great perspective of Frankfurt/M Central's track field! Very nicely captured!
NocturnalStigma Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your approval! I´m glad some local feel well represented! :)
BillyNikoll Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Love it!
NocturnalStigma Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I´m glad! Thanks a lot!
NocturnalStigma Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa! Wish I could go somewhere like this. Good title and point. But I feel like smth veeery little is missing.
But yeah, wow.
NocturnalStigma Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :) what you feel it´s missing?
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