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    A late afternoon shot of an abandonded railway grain station, not far from my house. Shot with e-500 and 14-54. EXIF is in the pic for those with an EXIF viewer.

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    Default Re: Bissell Station

    The composition works very well, the light is good, and the shot suits the B&W treatment. I like it. I'd probably have aimed to get the silos exactly vertical, but that's just me .

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    Default Re: Bissell Station

    I totally agree with Tony. Good B/W conversion. Which technique or software did you use?
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    Default Re: Bissell Station

    A very good conversion William, just enough detail in the shadows, and a nice composition too. I agree with Tony on the silo's. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: Bissell Station

    Hi Tony, thanks for the kind comments. I would have liked to have had the silos more vertical, however to get the composition I wanted required 17mm... not quite sure how to fix the lean in that instance. To warp the image would require cropping that I don't want and would knock the left side trees off of verticle, so image modification is out.

    That said, I don't really mind the lean, I don't think it's dramatic enough to detract much from the photo.
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    Thanks Luke, I converted from RAW using Oly Master and used Photoshop CS for PP. I used the magic wand tool and seperate levels adjustment layers to bring up the detail in the dark foreground areas. Next, I have the 55mm Digital Film Tools filter plug-in installed and used the B&W conversion filter. I tried different settings and chose the yellow filter + a little gamma tweaking to get this result.

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    Thanks Henk, I appreciate the comments. I posted to Tony (up in the thread a little) about the Silos.

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    Default Re: Bissell Station

    I agree with everyone else - I really like the conversion and find the composition very pleasing. Silo would look nicer vertical, but still a very nice image.

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    As I said on the other site, the two element together are what tells the story here. Otherwise it would just be another boring train track photo, or an elevator shot without context. Together, like you did here, is what makes it work for me. As a prairie boy we know about closed rail lines and closed evevators.

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