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Abandoned railway
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Posted By: Grey Man, 04-08-2019, 11:11 PM

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This is part of an abandoned railway that branched off the CNR main line around mile 42 and went south to the Sundance and Keephills power plants. The track to Sundance is still used. I have no idea when the Keephills line stopped being used.

I have been exploring the world of black and white as well as some of the filtering processes in Photoshop Bridge. I like how the grain adds to the overall aged look. I also used a polarizer on the lens which brings out the clouds and the rocks around the tracks quite nicely.

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04-09-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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I like this a lot. Even though it depicts a scene in broad daylight - it's spooky for some reason. Very cool.

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Thanks so much, and I agree with your "spooky" description! I was having fun with the grain filter and I was thinking the same thing, this old railway and the history, both plus and minus based on the time and situation. And yes, this was taken around noon!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Grey Man Quote
Hello!
This is part of an abandoned railway that branched off the CNR main line around mile 42 and went south to the Sundance and Keephills power plants. The track to Sundance is still used. I have no idea when the Keephills line stopped being used.

I have been exploring the world of black and white as well as some of the filtering processes in Photoshop Bridge. I like how the grain adds to the overall aged look. I also used a polarizer on the lens which brings out the clouds and the rocks around the tracks quite nicely.
with the exception of heavily used tracks, all tracks tend to become weedy - certainly abandoned tracks do. Does B&W hide that effect?

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I was just at a part of the track that was clean of weeds. I can't see B&W hiding that.
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