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Taken at the Chattanooga Choo Choo garden in Tennessee

Taken at the Chattanooga Choo Choo garden in Tennessee
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18 Comments |
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari August 20, 2019
Nice capture.
cavazbe PRO
 
cavazbe September 21, 2019
great composition and fantastic blues.
AusprishyaAucchut
 
AusprishyaAucchut October 27, 2019
Good
Elysee
 
Elysee October 30, 2019
I think I voted for this in a challenge! Nice!
perwestling
 
perwestling December 20, 2019
Very nice color
johnbobo
 
johnbobo March 29, 2020
Nuce photo cool composition
GabrielGG
 
GabrielGG October 26, 2020
Nice color! 🔵
florississima
 
florississima August 16, 2021
Love this one
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers April 19, 2022
Congratulations on the honorary mention. Well deserved.
Sandracid
 
Sandracid April 24, 2022
great photo. congrats!
bryankhensley
 
bryankhensley May 13, 2022
nice lines!
DAsEye Platinum
 
DAsEye September 17, 2022
Great use of color
msd0707 PRO
 
msd0707 December 19, 2022
Simple yet beautiful
Gi_Crivellaro
 
Gi_Crivellaro December 21, 2022
Nice shot!
mariadilmore_9131
 
mariadilmore_9131 December 22, 2022
Love this it has a beautiful blue color and the stair railings give it a height of unexplained toch but in a well mystifying touch! Good Eye!!
BurntBridgesMedia
 
BurntBridgesMedia January 24, 2023
Stunning 👌🔥❤️
cavazbe PRO
 
cavazbe April 29, 2023
I love this and great work!
Thaddeus
 
Thaddeus July 11, 2023
That’s a beautiful, eye catching blue. I like the contrasting shadows too.
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo in the Glenn Miller Formal Gardens at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Time

This was taken around 1 in the afternoon. I normally prefer to shoot in the early and late hours of the day, but this location is a couple of hours away from where I live and I didn't get on the road early enough for a sunrise shoot that day.

Lighting

It was a cloudy Spring day and I had to time my shots during breaks in the clouds. Luckily the garden is beautiful and entertaining, so I could wander around and then run back to this spot when the lighting changed.

Equipment

My Nikon has not been performing well, and needs some work so I just had my iPhone 8 that day.

Inspiration

I loved the intersection of all of the lines -- the bricks, the cement, the stairs, the railing. The building also had a nostalgic feel, especially being in an old, famous railroad yard.

Editing

I usually touch-up in Photoshop; playing with the color and contrast.

In my camera bag

These days I usually just have my iPhone on me, but when I have my bag, I use a Nikon D40 that my parents gave to me when I was a teenager with 50mm, 18-55mm, and 55-200mm lenses.

Feedback

My husband says that I look at the world as if I'm looking through a camera lens, always composing a shot. As an artist and photographer, I generally block off my paper/canvas/shot into thirds or fifths, also keeping in mind how the audience's eye is going to move around the entire space. With this photo, I saw the wall lamp, pointing down to the stairs, moving to the empty space of concrete at the bottom of the stairs, and the brick lines brought my eyes up and left to right landing back at the lamp. The blocks of color from the side of the staircase, the dark shadow under the stairs and the concrete walkway also counterbalance the busy brick pattern and intersection of all of the lines and angles.

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