Beware of Trains by maggiemae

Beware of Trains

I think looking at so many excellent photos that have won awards, and TT’s its the composition and balance that is most pleasing. If there is too much at the front or not enough balance of form, it does not quite meet the standard. I hope i don’t sound too uppity!

I took several with this scene but liked the one framed by a spreading tree. A couple of historic buildings here in Oamaru - classical architecture. Processed with Silver Efex.

Three good things;
1. Katy ( @grammyn ) told me about using the NIK collection - no need for PS or LR and there I was -able to use it!
2. Two new Library books that I can’t wait to pick up - probably during the rugby tonight!
3. Had to pay for the Accounting System we have had for years, haven’t updated for years and now our old one doesn’t work. Back to work tomorrow!
Wonderful effect Maggie...
April 1st, 2016  
Such beautiful building in Oamaru you are so lucky to have them on your doorstep..
April 1st, 2016  
bep
Beautiful building, spectacular tree.
April 1st, 2016  
Interesting processing and composition! I like!
April 1st, 2016  
I like your composition and processing, it looks like a pen and ink drawing.
April 1st, 2016  
@inthecloud5 I think that's why I like it Christine!
April 1st, 2016  
I think it's great too
April 1st, 2016  
like the composition and the processing is great...fav
April 1st, 2016  
Love the overhanging branches with their rough textures , and peering through to the smoothness of the beautiful columns and building beyond the tree To me the train signs distract from the glimpse of the building , perhaps cropping out the image's bottom so the cars lie on the bottom of the image would change the whole scene -- but then it is obvious by your title that you want us to notice the train signs ( I think I was barking up the wrong tree so to speak !! )
April 1st, 2016  
Excellent shot and processing, like this a lot
April 1st, 2016  
Wow! Most excellent processing my dear. I like your choice of using the tree to frame the shot. Glad you are feeling well enough to go back to work, sorry you have to go.
April 1st, 2016  
Love the processing fav for me
April 1st, 2016  
@grammyn You must be confusing me with someone else - I'm perfectly well and not going anywhere! As someone told me when I got the conversation all wrong...."Keep Up, Maggie'
April 1st, 2016  
@maggiemae I thought you had a procedure done recently and I guess I thought that made you out of work, especially since you said back to work tomorrow above. Lol! I'll try to "keep up"!
April 1st, 2016  
@grammyn Oh sorry, Katy - I see what you mean! Yes I had a cut made on my leg that didn't cause me to recline all day on a comfy sofa. Its got the plaster and stitches removed now and its doing its best to heal!
April 1st, 2016  
Oh yes....good idea. Lovely processing on this. We have lots of accidents in Portland Oregon with people texting and walking and then being hit by the street cars (Max train) in downtown area.
April 1st, 2016  
@eyesmile Perhaps these people will only do that once!
April 1st, 2016  
Lovely capture and great processing, looks like it was taken early in the 1900s
April 2nd, 2016  
Great processing!
April 2nd, 2016  
Great framing...the composition is great and love the processing
April 2nd, 2016  
Love the B&W. A classic image and a fav.
April 2nd, 2016  
Gorgeous. Great composition and BW processing. A fav
April 2nd, 2016  
This is a great photo, Maggiemae. I love it in B&W and love your processing too. FAV
April 2nd, 2016  
Wonderful framing and composition ...This is a beautiful scene! It has a nicely "retro" feel to it. fav!
April 2nd, 2016  
I love all the details and the way our eye is drawn in through the tree. Beautiful processing.
April 2nd, 2016  
@taffy Thank you, Taffy - this is nice coming from you!
April 2nd, 2016  
This is brilliant Maggiemae, a sound decision to use the tree as a frame. The contrast in shapes lines and textures coupled with the processing creates a lovely feel to this image that makes me want to visit. Easy Fav this!
April 2nd, 2016  
This is really great - love the processing to bring out the detail in the building.
April 2nd, 2016  
Great shot from the old town...Super presentation..You've mastered the Nik collection well. Fav
April 2nd, 2016  
I love this shot and your processing Maggie
April 2nd, 2016  
Thank you Joyce @thistle - its nice to have comments from familiar friends!
April 2nd, 2016  
@jaffacakes Its got a lot to offer but I want to develop camera skills more, Julie!
April 2nd, 2016  
Excellent shot & processing....gorgeous image
April 2nd, 2016  
Tremendous shot.
April 2nd, 2016  
Lovely scene in B & W, I'm waiting for a train to go by.
April 2nd, 2016  
Lovely effect and scene Fav!
April 2nd, 2016  
Wonderful shot
April 2nd, 2016  
Love the comp and b&w treatment
April 2nd, 2016  
Fav!
April 2nd, 2016  
Fantastic composition and editing! Fav!
April 2nd, 2016  
Well this is perfectly composed and I love your processing of it .... a big fav from me....
April 3rd, 2016  
I love the framing, the sense of depth, and the processing in this, fav for me.
April 3rd, 2016  
amazing framing, composition, processing,
a true masterpiece
fav
April 3rd, 2016  
This has an old feel to it. Love those train signs.
April 3rd, 2016  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.