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Old 12-12-2011, 01:41 PM   #4
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Rules were meant to be broken, but that is only helpful if the breaking is toward notable end. Here, my view is that this shot is very much a black blob - the number on the cab is a focal point but everything else seems weak.

In particular, steam is inherently dramatic, it implies movement, it implies action. Why is all the interesting steam cut off? And why are so many interesting details of the engine not visible? What one is left with is a tender broadside and detailless side of the engine.

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