View Full Version : Portland Light Rail - Artistic?
01-17-2009, 12:07 AM
A couple of shots of the Portland MAX light rail. Inspired by the January "dust off that lens" project, I went for a walk downtown with only my 50mm f/1.8, a lens I like but rarely use.
Handheld at 1/8 sec (I was leaning on a wall):
01-17-2009, 02:43 AM
I like No2 a lot. s with many shots like this - the figure makes it :)
01-17-2009, 06:18 AM
Phil No. 2 is terrific. The b&w is well done. Really looks like film black and white. The first one I don't understand. Sorry.
01-17-2009, 01:19 PM
Thanks, guys. Skippy, the first shot is of a motion-blurred train passing a ticket vending machine. Guess it worked better in my mind than onscreen :-) .
FYI, the 2nd photo was processed using the free Virtual Photographer plug-in from Optik Verve Labs. Works great in PS Elements and has some spiffy B&W and monotone conversions.
01-17-2009, 04:06 PM
Nice work Phil. I'm digging that second shot.
01-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Phil the speeding train effect is lost because of sharp reflections in the window, I think you were shooting thru. Someone here, I think it was Fee, not to long ago told about those filters, and I have them. They are really unique. They did a nice job on the second one.
01-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Nice! I like both of them, especially all the parallel lines from the opened doors!
01-18-2009, 01:27 PM
Nicely done, Phil. I quite like the first shot. The contrast of the blurred against the sharp is pleasing to me.
01-18-2009, 10:13 PM
Skippy, if my budget ever loosens up enough for me to treat myself to some new gear, a circular polarizer is high on my list.
Tyler and Brad, thank you for the comments.
02-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Love that second shot Phil, nice lines through the shot and perfect treatment, but I do keep coming back to the first shot, its interesting and I don't why. :o)
02-28-2009, 07:54 PM
Thanks for commenting, Liv. It's nice to see you're still hanging 'round here.
02-28-2009, 09:01 PM
Very very nice ............. i get a classic feel from the 2nd ..........
03-07-2009, 03:50 AM
That second shot is amazing.I love everything about it.
03-10-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks so much for all the comments!
03-10-2009, 02:00 PM
I do like the repeating doors in pic two.
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