Railroad Crossover at Night

by Kelly Landrum

railroad crossover at night seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Photos

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-11-21 23:06:24
Focal Length : 175/1
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Exposure Time : 1/6
Aperture Value : 5.7
F Number : 5.6
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Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Thursday 25th of November 2010 02:04:31 PM


Tony Hadley

Nicely Done!

Antonio Bassi

I tried to do a b&w version of it but I think the color in this case adds something really special. Regards.

Jamie Kraft
nice one!

she's wrong, i think.  the light would be easy to remove, but then what would you have?  something you could have made in a few minutes in Adobe Illustrator.  Great pic.  j

Tom Wiggins

Lannie:  Good eye, I really like the effect.  Tom

Diane Hooper

I like this  crop....too bad the platform light reflections on the rail bed can't be removed. It would be wonderful if all we saw was the releflections on o the rails.

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Antonio.  Your version is cleaner somehow.  I like it.


Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Diane and Jamie.  I have no idea who's right.


Antonio Bassi

I like your point of view. I agree that my version is missing something. I think the version I rendered is more graphical but it lacks sensations.

Fred G

The warmth and the glow and the strength of the highlights give this life and movement. It's as if I can sense the movement of the train. There is much contrasting golden light here, all reading poetically against each other, in different levels and layers. The black and white version Antonio posted loses much of that. It also loses the important glow of the track bed, subtle but breathing. All this could be captured in black and white but would need a different conversion technique and some adjustments. It's why post processing is so important. Antonio, often post processing is what helps capture the original sense and feel of the reality of a scene. If reality is to be captured (if!), photographs don't capture it, photographers do. 

Landrum Kelly

Antonio and Fred, I am very pleased to have this discussion begin over my photo.  Thank you both for the kind remarks and for the insightful comments.


Jim Phelps

This shows that inanimate objects can have significant emotional impact.


Jim Phelps

Sheryl W (Blue Mt.)

I like it too, Lannie... happy holidays!

Landrum Kelly

A belated thanks to you, Sheryl, wherever you are these days.



Drew Bayless


Landrum Kelly
Railroad Crossover at Night Shot hand-held at night near Salisbury, NC depot. Comments welcome.


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