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railroad ties ( repetition )

railroad ties ( repetition )
Photo Information
Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: SONY DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden moments, Friday Theme 2012/04/06 'Repetition', Friday theme 2012-04-06 "Repetition" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 7:17
Viewed: 2242
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken behind Helsinki railway station , the city has set aside a large area where nature is best enjoyed cycling and walking among interesting exibits . I like how the railroad ties were set and lined up in the grassy field to form a long wall , gladly it was not straight , the tilt made an interesting effect overall , anyway i started to play around the piece of art with different angles and came up with this one where in the distance over the row emerges in view the large concert hall "Finlandia Talo" built in 1971 .

Thank you for looking , my participation to the theme ,

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Bonjour Carol,

Bonne contribution pour le thèeme d'aujourd'hui. Le traitement N&B est un excellent choix pour ce sujet. j'aime le rendu contrasté qui donne du carractère à l'image. Les deux plans distincts me plaisent aussi beaucoup. Belle netteté, bonne expostion. Bravo


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-04-06 8:38]

The POV of this series of leaning rail ties gives the viewer a sense of visual tension. The rough texture of the ties contrasts with the smooth and light buildings in th BG. The monochrome treatment creates a film noir feeling in the image. PP is very well done here revealing both form and structure.
Very Well Done
Happy Easter weekend

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-06 8:53]

Hello Carol.

WoW!!! Love it
Perfect choice for grayscale, the mood and clarity is so good. The look of old wooden sleepers in contrast to the modern backdrop of architecture adds much attraction here, even the grass has an appeal to its texture, very well seen Carol. Have a good Easter.

Stv :0))

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-04-06 10:41]

Hi Carol
An interesting shot! Great composition in B/W

Trying to imagine this in color...I think I like the B&W better. Sharp details and good contrast. Awesome composition and good contribution to Friday's theme. Well done, tfs.

A strong B/W shot with amazing focus and contrast, Carol!
Good control on light and exposure which do enhance the overall appeal of the picture drastically.
The repetition of the rail-road links is very well seen.

A well thought entry to Friday's theme!

Kind regards,

Bonjour Carol,
Belle et bonne contribution au thème d'aujourd'hui,
Beau contraste et lumière en Noir & Blanc avec un excellent point de vue,
Belle perpective ,détails et composition,
Bon Weekend de Pâques...

Ciao Carol, fascinating B&W composition with great graphic, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter week end, ciao Silvio

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-04-06 13:09]

Hi Carol,what an unusual monumemt, but what an interesting one
A nice way to give a tribute, to all those individuals who helped in the building of a railroad. I feel your selection to present it in B&W is perfect,both to show off the textures of the wood & the metal.An interesting angle which adds impact to the composition,well taken.TFS
Best Regards

HI Carol....nice range of tones in this shot. Good job on the focus and exposure.


Boa noite Carol,

Beautiful work in BW. Shadow and light merge harmoniously in this image forming a beautiful scenery.
Excellent contrast and sharpness.


Bom dia Carol
I miss this.
First the Black and white is really good, is so rich ( better than diferent colors). A great POV...lines are very interesting, textures, also... You are unique, your photos are full of charcter and quality. Your way to look touch me very much. There is an emotional link with your photos. I love it...it is so unique.
Um abraço

Hi,this is a fine dramatic composition with strong impact.B+W was a good choice for this image.Best regards,Otto.

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