I'll Meet You at the Train Station

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I am curious to see if you all like this one as much as I do!

It was asked below if this was a fake facade and it is not... a real building.

Dimitri Depaepe, iceman9294, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. graphicgreg 83 months ago | reply

    I like this. Looks like Plasticville buildings from my old Lionel train layout. Being the a-type I am, I probably would have straightened the converging verticals a bit.

  2. KaroliK 83 months ago | reply

    I love this -- and the building is classic Americana

  3. - Cristina - 83 months ago | reply

    It is great, (the first nanosecond, one would think it is a model). I truly like it :) Colonial style train station :)

  4. Escapista 83 months ago | reply

    gtreat hdr, very subtle...

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  5. visualdensity 83 months ago | reply

    i love it. love the color, the sharp contrasts and those tones + textures. nice!

  6. IrenaS 83 months ago | reply

    This has a wonderful HYPER real look to it. Awesome and so sharp!

  7. wentao_yin12 83 months ago | reply

    sure i love it.your photos never disappoint me.

  8. Panorama Paul 83 months ago | reply

    I agree ENTIRELY with the_matt's comments Trey... there are many scenes that really don't benefit from HDR treatment... and this is one of them!

  9. fleeting.moments photography [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    It has a certain serenity about it. I don't completely agree that this is worse for the use of HDR treatment. It may have come out stunning in a normal version as well. That shouldn't be a reason for not using HDR.

  10. fairytrixy 83 months ago | reply

    My goodness! The man has got style to his work. There is flow here. The HDR is used well in the sense that there is a thread. I do not know much about HDR and I am a hack when it comes to photography. But would these guys have told Picasso "hey man I don't think that the cubist "treatment" works in the portrait of your old lady."
    Keep it going. The HDR lends inspiration. Sacramento never looked so rad!

  11. Stuck in Customs 83 months ago | reply

    Thanks all... no worries on being critical of this stuff the_matt :) The non-HDR version is not that much different. You know what the non-HDR version looked like? It was pretty much the exact same picture except the sky was white. But that day, the sky was really blue and perfect...that's how I remember the scene, and that is what I do with HDR - bring it back how I remember it since my camera, by default, is woefully unable to capture it with one shot.

  12. the_matt 83 months ago | reply

    Stuck in Customs - entirely fair. The cop-out answer though, would be that you were shooting at the wrong time of day (and possibly the wrong day). But since you're not an Ansel Adams artist-in-residence in Sacramento, you don't really have the opportunity to keep going back to the same spots until the light is right, and HDR will definitely give you the "right light" pretty much instantly.

    Fairytrixy - I too am a complete hack, so all of my comments should be read with that in mind... Picasso had his detractors as well (an awful lot of them, as my limited understanding of art history would suggest). Clearly history has proven them to be on the "wrong" side of that debate, and for all I know, it will me as well. It's not so much a matter of whether it works - it does. And it looks REALLY good.

    My ideal - one I'm woefully far from attaining myself - would be to create an image that's emotionally moving. For me, that means a certain amount of realism when it comes to photography - because in my mind that's the strength of the medium. I could, after all, learn to draw or paint...

    But then again, this is *digital* photography - so if an artist wants to avail himself of some of the wilder possibilities that technology has given us over the last several years, more power to him.

    And really, when we're talking about HDR, I almost feel like you have to mention the name Trey Ratcliff at this point. At the very least, he's become something of a Flickr Superstar, on par with folks like Ms. Aniela and Rebekka (whom I believe you shot with in Iceland, Stuck_in_Customs?) I do admire his work an awful lot - it's how I ended up commenting this photo to begin with, after all...

    And now back to Stuck: Hrm, this is turning into a poorly organized essay, so I think I'll just quit for now, but I'm more than happy to continue the discussion (elsewhere, if you'd rather us not clutter up your stream with such things)

  13. Stuck in Customs 83 months ago | reply

    Haha thanks Matt - I appreciate your comments as always.

    And yes I did shoot with Rebekka in Iceland and Valpopando in Italy!

  14. Davva U 83 months ago | reply

    Wow, so "simple" and yet so powerful! Great!

  15. ToniVC 83 months ago | reply

    Yes, I LOVE this one ;)

  16. neilalderney123 83 months ago | reply

    It does work Trey. I appreciate what you say about trying to get the image to be what you remember seeing by using HDR. Good work!

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  17. ToniVC 83 months ago | reply

    Congratulations! This image is currently (or was recently) one of Flickr's Top 10 most interesting photos. (It is/was on page one of the calendar view.) Would you please add it to the Top 10 Interestingness pool? It would be a great addition!

  18. JPBJr. 57 months ago | reply

    Please add this picture & any other pictures of Northern California or taken by a Northern California photographer (any picture world wide) to:

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