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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Near the railroad tracks

11 comments:

Tim Rice said...

Great photo! There's always something neat about these railroad grain depos. Thanks!

Irene said...

It's like the storm's about to break anytime! Makes you want to reach for an umbrella. c",)

Stewart Sternberg said...

You see...this is a picture I can sink my fa...er...teeth into. Black and white photography does things color just can't manage. Nicely done. Very nicely done.

Dave MacIntyre said...

This is really good! It looks almost B&W, but it isn't is it?

Lori Witzel said...

Dave, you got it right -- it was a flat grey almost-raining moment and that knocked what little color there was in this building down.

Stewart, hate to disappoint you, but if you were to look closely you'd see soft hues underpinning the greyish tone throughout -- and it's those soft bends of color that give this a richness suitable for the pixel-presentation here. Even if I were making a print, I'd still keep those tiny bends of blue and red and yellow, but that's just me.

MB said...

I looked at this and thought, "so many greys!" That it is a color photo adds to the spectrum of greys, I think! Wonderful palette.

Stewart Sternberg said...

Wow. I just checked it again. You're right..but you knew that. Makes me want to put it in greyscale. This is still a great piece and the fact that I couldn't tell it was in color at first amazes me even more.

raindog said...

superb. excellent color and perspective. brings to mind pink floyd's animals.

bravo.

Larry Ayers said...

An admirable and atmospheric shot, so to speak, Lori. I felt as if I could feel the temperature dropping as the storm approached.

Hey, this could be a new genre of art shots -- just-barely color photography!

Lori Witzel said...

Larry, love the idea of just-almost-color photography! Reminds me of my college painting classes, when we'd learn to mix neutral greys from complimentary colors and I was so excited to find the most subtle shifts in hue made really resonant tones.

MjM said...

It's cloudy a lot in Austin? I notice quite a few of your shots are kind of overcast. I always thought of Austin as being mostly sunny.