one day at a time

day 336: the railroad

the railroad © Verena Fischer 2012

the railroad © Verena Fischer 2012

 

I seem to be getting into a 2 day rhythm of taking pictures one day and editing them the next. Yesterday it was editing day. The weather is particularly annoying these days, so whenever I want to go out it almost immediately starts to rain as if the weather was trying to mock me.

I can say that with this picture I actually crashed Photoshop. After applying an Alien Skin black and white filter and overlaying two textures it just gave in and froze when resizing the picture. Luckily I had already saved the picture before and I didn’t have to do all the editing again. The shot was taken on the bridge above the S-Bahn station at Warschauer Straße. I mainly used the textures to give the sky some more interest. There were only a few blotches of darker clouds in the original picture and I thought some noise and crackle could help.

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7 responses

  1. This is fabulous! I feel like I might reach out and touch it, feel the textures – worth the photoshop crash for sure!

    July 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    • Thanks mullberrywhine! I’m glad you like it! The textures really add to the picture I think 🙂

      July 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  2. What a beautiful shot – love the composition and how you’ve toughened the image with processing. Great stuff.

    July 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    • Thanks Richard! Without the processing it was almost a bit boring, since it was the typical view from a bridge above the railroad. I’m glad that photo processing is so easy nowadays 🙂

      July 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  3. Well done Verena,I like how you added to the clouds. It adds just enough!

    July 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    • Thanks David! I’m glad you like it. It took me a while to get the balance just right.

      July 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  4. So nice…
    love the image, love the processing…
    that rhythm is really working out for you, Ms. F…
    awesome!
    🙂

    July 22, 2012 at 3:18 am

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