Truly magnificent and masterfully skilled works of art, as this, come along all too rarely. I came to this artist’s gallery to give thanks for a favorite and was instantly drawn in and mesmerized by this astounding work of art. At first I thought this was a drawing or a painting. I was amazed to find it was a photo. Normally, it would be a flaw for the graininess, intentional or not, but in this case it is the graininess that defines this photo. It pleasingly renders, with longing, a feeling of history past and bestows an almost antique appearance to the photo. The composition and lines in this photo are perfection. The intensity of this scene is overwhelming. The train may be a little too dark and hard to define, but out of respect to this, I believe this provides the train with a more powerful prominence in the shot, considering its in competition with the sky for dominance. The colors in the shot blend and compliment each other in harmony. The sky is amazing with the bright light trying to force its way through the dark clouds. There is a feeling of an impending storm, but also the hope it will pass quickly coming from the sky above. This is a truly masterful and skillful work of art. I have absolutely nothing but praise for this photo.
The picture shows a story behind it's focus rather than just "oh look some people and trains" xD I love the lighting and the mystery it makes me imagine when I see it and the distance to the subject rather than being zoomed in makes your eye travel through the image all the way to the trees silhouetted by the sky in the background all in all a fantastic piece of skilled work now I have nothing more to say, I am surprised I could think of so much as I am practically speechless from the beauty of this image
This photo is amazing. The grainy look goes nice with this setting actually. To me it looks like an older photo that may have been taken years ago with a better camera from back in the day. Beautiful coloring, beautiful composition. I live how the train tracks leads you to the most epic area of the photo, as do the power lines on the left side. It leads you in and makes you focus on the train and the buildings in the background. I am in love with this photo. Amazing capture and you made the graininess work perfectly. That's my opinion.
It's a great photo, it contains several elements that provide contrasts of light and shadow on it. It creates a certain melancholy is a graphic poem captured the different structures of the place as time passes also the sky is majestic. All elements work with each other creating a balance from textures, shapes and colors photographed place, if a job editing this well-crafted without excess thereof is performed. Most interesting photographs are those that you create memories. Even if you have not lived yet, sometimes it is a wonderful chance to be in the right place with a camera in hand.
I love the low contrast color - how it aids in the ethos of the image - it propels me back in time. Everything works here - especially the strange cast of the tipsy-looking buildings - their fragility - next to the behemoth engine. Wonderful contrast of textures and tones.
I actually like the slight "graininess" of the photo. It makes it look more authentic and not like you just cut it out of a magazine. Heh, and if you're like me, you like those creepy old abandoned train yards... Yeah I'm weird.
Heh, I had to do a report in high school about railroad development, so this picture caught my eye.
I love the charcoaly look of the clouds and the grass here, very appropriate for a locomotive that's probably once hauled coal. X)
I like the touch of the people in this picture, too. It brings it from an abandoned still-life photo to a real capture of a moment in time. Very good work, and I just love the subject matter of this whole thing.
Very nice photo. I actually really like the grainy texture and dark colors. Something else about it- the electrical lines on the left are still using the glass insulators and the right of way signs are an old style. These are really seldom seen things these days. You've really captured a piece of the past here.