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Choo Choo Blue



Taken at the Chattanooga Choo Choo garden in Tennessee

Taken at the Chattanooga Choo Choo garden in Tennessee
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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! 🔵

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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