Central Park L Station by taffy

Central Park L Station

This station was opened in 2001, built from the components of an historic station - part of a move to revitalize this neighborhood. It's a very cute station and Garfield Park which surrounds it is gigantic -- 185 acres -- with one of the city's main conservatories. A local photography group had a meet-up today which allowed us to go to areas we aren't likely to visit on our own. More photos to come.
Processed first in Photomatix combining three shots. Then imported to LR for tweaking. The exported to Silver Efex to convert to b&w and do some additional adjustments. Then back into LR for final work before saving and posting.
Terrific processing on this shot. Love it.
August 30th, 2015  
Wonderful capture, processing!!
August 30th, 2015  
STUNning and Then SOme!
August 30th, 2015  
Outstanding processing
August 30th, 2015  
Awesome shot, procesiing
August 30th, 2015  
Love your processing! What a beautiful train station!
August 30th, 2015  
Beautiful! Fav! Love all of the textures!
August 30th, 2015  
such great lines and textures
August 30th, 2015  
Lovely processing.
August 30th, 2015  
What a heap of lines in this shot! Criss-crosses and angles! All good - love the clear focus! fav
August 30th, 2015  
I love the diagonal layers in this - you have created a great shot. Fav.
August 30th, 2015  
Great processing and what a wonderful little station.
August 30th, 2015  
Super processing, dramatic sky and lovely lines
August 30th, 2015  
Wonderful that they used parts from an old station :)
August 30th, 2015  
Super shot and processing. Love all the lines.
August 30th, 2015  
Great shot and interesting info :)
August 30th, 2015  
Stunning detail Taffy and thank you for posting your workflow for us. Fav
August 30th, 2015  
Phew, the processing sounds complicated but has created a wonderful result.
August 30th, 2015  
love the b&w and processing
August 30th, 2015  
Looks almost confusing with all those lines and patterns crossing each other. Great processing in b&w. Fav.
August 30th, 2015  
Very nice processing Taffy. Fav
August 30th, 2015  
classic fav ...
August 30th, 2015  
cry cool and great processing
August 30th, 2015  
Great lines and very well suited for b&w, beautiful image - fav
August 30th, 2015  
Superb work, a big fav!
August 30th, 2015  
Looks a fascinating place. Great b&w processing.
August 30th, 2015  
Looks like a great place. As such a lovely vintage look.
August 30th, 2015  
Lovely greys and lines
August 30th, 2015  
Another awesome Taffy shot! Fave!
August 30th, 2015  
Fantastic editing work (and thanks for sharing the steps). It's great that special privileges are granted to photographers on occasion and that you take advantage of the opportunities. We here sure enjoy it!
August 30th, 2015  
Worth every bit of effort! This is a fantastic capture. I kept wanting to keep pressing the fav button.
August 30th, 2015  
Love the processing here, Taffy. Looks stunning, and what a lovely station. Looks so much older than it actually is.
August 30th, 2015  
Love the way you processing has emphasised the strong lines within the image.
August 30th, 2015  
Well done with the processing this looks amazing....
August 30th, 2015  
Great lines in this shot. Amazing amount of processing
August 30th, 2015  
Wonderful shot. Fav
August 30th, 2015  
Beautiful shot. I love the processing too. I must download these programs. A fave of course :)
August 30th, 2015  
love your processing on this Taffy :)
August 30th, 2015  
Love your processing as well as the shot :)
August 30th, 2015  
oh my, so many incredible details - incredible B&W !!
August 30th, 2015  
Wonderful detail, great processing as always :)
August 30th, 2015  
Gorgeous shot!
August 30th, 2015  
Super composition and processing. Sure are a lot of lines in this shot.
August 30th, 2015  
I always think HDR works better in B&W than colour... this proves it! Excellent and a Fav! (You'll be back in the TT again come Friday!)
August 31st, 2015  
Brilliant! Love the lines and processing.
August 31st, 2015  
Love your processing Taffy..............what a neat scene!
August 31st, 2015  
Wonderful processing and in b&w.
August 31st, 2015  
Great work on the processing- it works so well in keeping with the historic feel of the architecture.
August 31st, 2015  
So gorgeous! FAV
August 31st, 2015  
Great image and processing!
August 31st, 2015  
Love the look of this one..
August 31st, 2015  
Amazing amount of processing went into this shot, and it was truly worth it! FAV!! And, thanks for all the information!
August 31st, 2015  
Wonderful capture and processing! What a great opportunity to get to different places! Fav!
August 31st, 2015  
Fantastic image, beautiful lines!
August 31st, 2015  
@panthora Any time! Thanks for the visit. I know I have been appreciating those who are posting links to PS tutorials, so figured I'd share a process even if it didn't use the fancier processing stuff.
August 31st, 2015  
the leading lines are very cool!!
August 31st, 2015  
Beautiful shot and processing!!
September 1st, 2015  
Excellent b/w HDR! FAV!
September 1st, 2015  
Classically beautiful. Great work. Fav.
September 1st, 2015  
Stunning picture and perspective. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
September 2nd, 2015  
Congrats on TT, Taffy! Wonderful capture and processing!
September 4th, 2015  
Glad to see this on TT as it is spectacular!
September 4th, 2015  
Congratulations on TT!
September 4th, 2015  
Congrats on TT Taffy! Great to see this there!
September 4th, 2015  
Well done on TT! This is such a great shot.
September 5th, 2015  
Wonderful composition and b and w is perfect
September 5th, 2015  
Awesome, congrats on TT!
September 5th, 2015  
Absolutely brilliant - congrats on the TT.
September 6th, 2015  
Had to look at this one and not only because of the bright glassy look you've achieved out of mundane el station makings. When I was young my mother had no car. When we went to the conservatory, we had to get off one stop before or one stop after. Even at a young age, I knew those neighborhoods were different...
September 6th, 2015  
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