The City Lies Ahead by taffy

The City Lies Ahead

Thanks for all the interesting comments on my graffiti shot posted yesterday. I enjoyed reading all your different views on the 'why' of graffiti as well as your personal preference -- enjoying it as art to hating it for marring properties. Made for interesting reading/thinking.
This is from bracketing three shots, when Jim cooperatively stopped the car in the middle of the tracks for me to take the shot safely (he watched for trains while I took the shot). Processed using Photomatix, then turned to b&w in Silver Efex, then used Color Efex to create the bi-tonal look. All while watching our Blackhawks lose tonight in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Feeling bleak in the city at the moment so the image was designed to capture that.
Visited our house construction site today... http://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2015-06-06
Instant FAV
June 7th, 2015  
This is just fantastic - such interesting and awesome processing (sorry that your team lost - I'm spending the evening watching Jurassic Park for the 30th something time..)
June 7th, 2015  
Oh, this is very cool. Sorry about the Blackhawks... again! :( Really wonderful lines and structures, enhanced by your intricate and effective processing.
June 7th, 2015  
Fab pov and lines!
June 7th, 2015  
Super leading lines, light, composition, depth
June 7th, 2015  
Great pov, clarity and processinmg
June 7th, 2015  
Super shot! I love reading about your processing methods. I'll probably never get to that level but is fascinating nonetheless.
June 7th, 2015  
@fntngrma Thanks Rosan. I knew NOTHING about processing when I started 365, literally nothing. And mostly used auto even in my DSLR. And I'm not a techie person. So if I could learn this stuff (over 2 and 1/2 years), anyone can!
June 7th, 2015  
Great pov
June 7th, 2015  
Awesome shot
June 7th, 2015  
Very nice shot.
June 7th, 2015  
Love the leading lines and processing, great shot :)
June 7th, 2015  
Great processing! Glad the train didn't come.
June 7th, 2015  
Fabulous lines and pov. Railway tracks are so photogenic.
June 7th, 2015  
Fabulous shot, I love photos which draw your eye right into the shot and this is super. Excellent editing too.
June 7th, 2015  
Sorry you're feeling so bleak taffy. Hope you get to spend some restorative time of rest soon. Fabulous processing.
June 7th, 2015  
What a great shot and editing Taffy.
June 7th, 2015  
Love it, Taffy. So dramatic, and looking wonderful in b&w. Outstanding. Fav.
June 7th, 2015  
Great shot with the leading lines and I really like how you have processed this, thanks for sharing how you did this.
June 7th, 2015  
Wonderful pov!! A really great B&W image!! Fav! Now get off those tracks!! This looks very dangerous to me!!
June 7th, 2015  
Stunning pov. Wonderful shot. Fav.
June 7th, 2015  
How is that for a husband. He stops on the train tracks for you. Amazing. I have to tell my hubby. I can't stop laughing!
June 7th, 2015  
Great composition.
June 7th, 2015  
Instant fave for the lines.
June 7th, 2015  
Sorry about your lose but next year maybe better. However this picture is a winner.
June 7th, 2015  
I really love the way the railway lines gather the image and send your eyes forward to the picture. Fabulous, fav.
June 7th, 2015  
all tracks lead to town, super take here!!
June 7th, 2015  
nice linearity, good pov and processing
June 7th, 2015  
Spectacular leading lines and a wonderful sky. FAV
June 7th, 2015  
@joansmor Oh, I think I overstated the loss. It was just game 2, so hope is not lost. They're just tied 1-1 in games with up to 5 more to go. We just wanted a sweep! Thanks for the visit.
June 7th, 2015  
@taffy Can you tell I don't follow - only pay attention to it at all if the Bruins are playing. Right now I want the guy with the adorable little girl to win basketball so I can see her more. Am I bad.
June 7th, 2015  
@joansmor I admit much of my attention is through osmosis. For example, Jim has had morning sports radio on for over an hour. I've more information on analyzing what happened in last night's game than I would have ever sought myself (they were tired from the series with the Ducks, of course the opponents (newish team compared to Hawks) got their act together by game two as they were playing at home, etc. Now I'm learning about the Giants as a 'dangerous team' who can do something to the Cubs' progress. Never know what to do with all this information!
June 7th, 2015  
Super pov and capture. Fav!! 😃
June 7th, 2015  
great POV !
June 7th, 2015  
Cool lines
June 7th, 2015  
Cool shot
June 7th, 2015  
Wonderful leading lines and great POV. Makes me feel nervous being in the middle of the track!
June 7th, 2015  
Great depth and leading lines
June 7th, 2015  
great leading lines
June 7th, 2015  
Nice pov. and a good choice of colour.
June 7th, 2015  
Love what you've done with this shot. To be in the city instead of Beaver Island and watching Black hawks lose must be hard
June 7th, 2015  
lovely lines and tones! have you tried using the lightroom split tones functionality as yet?
June 7th, 2015  
It does convey a rather desolate feeling, Taffy, barren, bleak, austere, no human presence. Super editing though:) Fav.
June 7th, 2015  
Yes it certainly does have a bit of a bleak feel! Very nice pov, comp and processing.
June 7th, 2015  
Fabulous POV - love those lines
June 7th, 2015  
Hmmmm- not sure I get 100% bleak from this- but that's me- always looking for the positive! I really like the perspective!
June 7th, 2015  
Brilliant shot...nice tones & lines.
June 8th, 2015  
@northy Duh...I have used the split tone and it would have made this processing a whole lot simpler! I just didn't think about it...oh well. Good reminder!
June 8th, 2015  
Nice low pov and processing, I don't do any bracketing so will have to start........the detail you achieve is awesome!
June 8th, 2015  
Great lines. It looks good in B&W
June 8th, 2015  
So worth the effort!! Great shot, wonderful processing, FAV!!
June 8th, 2015  
From the three bracketed shots to the final tweak in color efex has made a perfect and stunning image. Huge FAV
June 8th, 2015  
Great attention to detail. Love the lines leading in from the corners.
June 8th, 2015  
Very coool pov. the lines and city skyline is great.
June 9th, 2015  
beautiful shot! Love the pov and lines! works fab in b&w!!
June 9th, 2015  
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