Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sepia Scenes #37: Beauty by Association


"Ordinary, But in Good Company"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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There's something irresistibly photogenic about anything related to rail transport. Like this ordinary looking building across the tracks from the Amtrak terminal. Nothing special about it that I can see except there's a rail bed running alongside.
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13 comments:

Shadow said...

not special, yet special, yes.

Annie said...

I know the feeling. No matter what their appearance, I always check out a train station.

aguthrieimages said...

Oh I don't know the stone and the shape of the building seems to fit right in with the foreground of the rail, I like it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I have to agree with you about that. Nice shot, especially in the sepia tones. :-)

maryt/theteach said...

Mojo, is there a third rail to worry about? Happy Sepia Scenes! Good job! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. Were you standing on the "wrong side of the tracks"?

COOL PHOTO.

Bryan said...

Perhaps it's because rails are usually separate from most everyday views. I see railroad tracks less than once a month despite living in Atlanta.

Ralph said...

The modern buildings are nicely enhanced with sepia. But the old romance of the rails looks great in sepia, the train bed seems like bronze or something from the old past. All the sights in the picture seem in harmony in sepia!

SandyCarlson said...

Trains make for romantic photography, I think. Quiet stations make me wonder where else is the better place to be for everyone else.

Greyscale Territory said...

The old building looks wonderful in sepia, especially with a touch of wispy tree foliage intersecting the railway lines! Lovely!

Dianne said...

train stations always feel romantic to me
and you know how I have a thing about lines and angles so RR tracks are a dream to me

Vita Stunder said...

I agree with you.

I know a place in Sweden that should be near paradise for you!!
A small old town with this really old railroad station. It's called Nora.

I must go there, at least once a year! :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
The Sepia lends a little nostalgia to the building! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/07/sepia-scenes.html