Well Worn Railing

Well Worn Railing
30 December 2014 -- 364/365
Lincoln, Rhode Island

With one day remaining in this project, I decided to visit Lincoln Woods again. I'm still not sure what draws me to scenes like this, but I do find them photographically fascinating. The semi-circular position of the benches first caught my eye, but then the railing as a foreground object became the primary attraction. The pattern of wear reminds me of an old railing with chipped (probably lead based) and peeling green paint in front of my grandmother's house when I was a kid. She lived in the Chad Brown Projects, which was (and still is) extremely low income, so maintenance of the railings, stairs, and sidewalks was not much of a priority for the housing authority. At least, it wasn't in the 1960s. The Project is still extremely low income, but the property is in much better shape today than it was when my grandparents were alive.

Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, protect highlights, and protect shadows. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.

Here's the high res version in Smugmug: http://kannafoot.smugmug.com/Photo-Challenges/PAD2014/i-RpP6vgH/0/XL/2014%2012%2030_0017%20copy-XL.jpg
Interesting capture and a fascinating commentary. Ron
posted December 31st, 2014  
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