Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Focus 52 (2012) Week 4 - Leading Lines
Have to admit as soon as I saw the "leading lines" prompt, I knew exactly what I wanted to photograph. Yes, railroad tracks are obvious and simple, but I like the way you can't see what's at the end and they are great for black & white. I was lucky to have a rainy day, so there were clouds to add dimension. I shot in RAW and JPEG Fine so I could add the HDR effect (adjusting the exposures on RAW) on this as well, but only to add that little extra something to the final photograph. As a side note - I parked and waited for the all the cars to leave (I even drove out into the country to photograph a relatively traffic-free crossing) before I jumped out & quickly took a few shots. I've heard it is illegal to be on the tracks (not sure); technically I was standing on the crossing. Anyone else wait around, then jump out of the car to get the shot when no one was around?