Looking Down the Tracks by taffy

Looking Down the Tracks

I've been working on this for today's black & white Wednesday. Taken at Division Street CTA L stop -- one of the grittier of our underground stations. I did process to highlight the grit even more -- it's not quite this creepy looking in reality, but it isn't one of our nicer ones by far.
BTW, this is the ceiling in the blue abstract from yesterday.
NICE. Fav!
May 1st, 2014  
Loving this... great tone
May 1st, 2014  
oh wow! I love it! Great job making the "grit" come to the forefront! Excellent and a fav!
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome shot
May 1st, 2014  
Fabulous capture.
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot. It looks a little scary which was your intention. I love the feel.
May 1st, 2014  
Fantastic capture. Looks really gritty and dirty.
May 1st, 2014  
i l o v e this shot. so much atmosphere. FAV!!
May 1st, 2014  
great shot fav
May 1st, 2014  
Oooh. SLICK photo!! Love it!!! Great POV!
May 1st, 2014  
Nice shot Taffy. Like it a lot :)
May 1st, 2014  
nice (well, nice and gritty)
May 1st, 2014  
True Grit, nicely taken.
May 1st, 2014  
The angle is great and I really like how you brought out the grit! :)
May 1st, 2014  
So atmospheric. Great shot and perfect processing.
May 1st, 2014  
Very atmospheric.......looks like a scary station to be in alone!
Great capture,
May 1st, 2014  
Very cool- it really looks like what you'd expect a subway station to look like.
May 1st, 2014  
Superb lines
May 1st, 2014  
Fabulous,gritty ,grungy and a bit eerie.i love it
May 1st, 2014  
Not much room to be safe! More interesting in B&W than colour, I would imagine!
May 1st, 2014  
very northy-esque. Well done!
May 1st, 2014  
I like the prospective and the end point of this image. The person leaning out looking for the train is interesting... I'd like to able to see their face.
May 1st, 2014  
You make me wish we had metros in Houston! Great shot! :) It sure does look gritty.
May 1st, 2014  
@jsw0109 High compliment indeed! Thanks, Jeff! @northy
May 1st, 2014  
I like the perspective, Taffy.
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot, I love the POV.
May 1st, 2014  
dang! love that gritty feel...
May 1st, 2014  
It's definitely got a gritty feel...awesome shot!
May 1st, 2014  
Fav! Love the pov, leading lines, textures, B & W choice.
May 1st, 2014  
I love this...looks like it could have been taken yesterday or 100 years ago.
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot - love the feel of it!
May 1st, 2014  
Fabulous!
May 1st, 2014  
great shot! love your processing
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot love the light in your processing
May 1st, 2014  
Wow! Such a lot of feeling! Light is great!
May 1st, 2014  
Lovely leading lines. Great composition and processing.
May 1st, 2014  
A really great urban shot. I like your processing and b&w.
May 1st, 2014  
Fabulous photo, Taffy. Gritty indeed.
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome perspective. Love the B&W and lines and textures. Congratulations on making thr Trending Page. Well deserved.
May 1st, 2014  
awesome!
May 1st, 2014  
I really like this mono shot, the grittiness works so well as does your composition
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome B&W! Love the perspective!
May 1st, 2014  
Love love this one Taffy. Everything, could look at it for ages. Fav for sure.
May 1st, 2014  
Great gritty image!
May 1st, 2014  
Fantastic gradations of grey tones and light in this shot!
May 1st, 2014  
It's fabulous - great processing and POV. Fav
May 1st, 2014  
Lovely black and white
May 1st, 2014  
Great leading lines, in b / w And superb light --- A FAV
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome capture and fabulous processing!
May 1st, 2014  
Great processing....looks really grungy!
May 1st, 2014  
A very dramatic capture. Fav.
May 1st, 2014  
Beautiful capture and processing. Love the pov.
May 1st, 2014  
Real gritty shot - slightly sinister feel to this
May 1st, 2014  
Great processing. I like the lines leading you in to the shot.
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot, love the lines and textures.
May 1st, 2014  
What a great shot, love the leading lines. Another classic from you :-)
May 1st, 2014  
love it
May 1st, 2014  
Amazing shot, love it.
May 1st, 2014  
Beautiful, love all the detail.
May 1st, 2014  
Well done with your gritty processing, suits the scene perfectly!
May 1st, 2014  
Gritty - that was the word I was thinking of, too. Wonderful gritty underground photo.
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome!
May 1st, 2014  
A fine cityscape of sorts. The gritty feeling dominates in that harsh light.
May 1st, 2014  
Fantastic shot and processing! Fav
May 1st, 2014  
Glorious processing Taffy. Excellent pose by the dude leaning against the column seemingly exasperated with waiting. Well done.
May 1st, 2014  
Amazing capture Taffy.
May 1st, 2014  
Greens leading lines,a super shot!!
May 1st, 2014  
Love the grittiness of this shot - excellent processing.
May 1st, 2014  
Fav, Super shot!
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot, like the lines of the tracks leading you into the tunnel. Fabulous b&w processing
May 1st, 2014  
Great perspective, fantastic contrast in monochrome
May 1st, 2014  
Fabulous shot!
May 1st, 2014  
Great shot. Love the leading lines and b/w.
May 1st, 2014  
Lovely grit and grime
May 1st, 2014  
Very dramatic. I like the few people posing unaware, raising the dramatism
May 1st, 2014  
Love this, Taffy! Fabulous composition and B&W processing.
May 2nd, 2014  
Really turned out super b&w street shot (well under street shot).
May 2nd, 2014  
So faving this Taffy! Amazing capture! Love the feeling of being pulled into the image! Super FAV
May 2nd, 2014  
Awesome composition. Great perspective.
May 2nd, 2014  
@eyesmile Thanks Gena, for the view, the fav, and the ongoing support!
May 2nd, 2014  
Another fav. Just love the processing and the composition is perfect. The empty space before the people really works for me
May 2nd, 2014  
Superb gritty shot, fav
May 2nd, 2014  
Wow this shot is really cool. It really does look gritty. You are right that the subway doesn't look this gritty in real life but this is sometimes how it looks to me in my minds eye if I am waiting for it alone at 1 AM
May 2nd, 2014  
I love the reflected light and the lines and the point of view
May 2nd, 2014  
Love the grit! Miss taking pics in the subway - always so much urban treasures to be found there with the camera.
May 2nd, 2014  
This could have been taken 50 years ago or last night - wonderful.
May 2nd, 2014  
This is excellent, so detailed, so sharp and so atmospheric.
May 2nd, 2014  
Brilliant shot! Love it!
May 3rd, 2014  
Fantastic atmosphere. I really love the lighting
May 3rd, 2014  
This totally defines "urban gritty"!
May 4th, 2014  
Love this
May 5th, 2014  
Great composition and processing...very strong picture. I love the three strong overexposed lines running into the depth of the picture towards the black end of the tunnel...creates a lovely balance.
May 6th, 2014  
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