Empty Platform

Empty Platform

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What do you do when you miss your connecting train and there's a wait till the next one?

Take some photographs, of course.

I quite like the harsh station lighting and the glare as it bounces off the floor and also the grainy effect of ISO1600 - it's a K10D remember!
26/09/2010 - 22:54pgweber
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/10
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO1600
Focal Length34mm
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szgabor

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 06:07
Nice shot Peter. I like the lights and the repetitive shapes of the balusters. You caught it from a perfect angle.
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pauljay

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 12:12
B%W makes the atmosphere creepy, as is so often the case with old train stations.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 19:14
Lovely, moody shot. Very gritty and atmospheric.
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matwhittington

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 19:29
I like this too, and the grain adds to it I think.

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 20:18
Good.Giulio57
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pgweber

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 21:24
Thank you gentlemen for your kind comments.

I am pleased that the shot evoked the adjectives used by Paul and Andrew, "creepy", "moody" and "atmospheric".

I deliberately chose the platform with no activity to gain a sense of desolation and emptiness. The only thing I would have liked to add would have been a touch of fog, but maybe that would have been over-the-top.

Regards
Peter

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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 23:00
Excellent depth and a sense of an overwhelming silence
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boudou701

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 11:17
excellent composition - excellent shot! well done
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