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Monday, January 18, 2010

Anatomy of...The Old Trainyard

Last fall I was quickly thrown into the ring of "photography business" thing and didn't really have a chance to scout out a lot of shooting locations.  So my mission thru the winter is to uncover some new shoot spots with tons of *character* ~ *texture* ~ *color* ~ and the *unexpected*.


So I planned a day this past weekend to head to the Old Trainyard with my aunt & uncle who are also major photo freaks like myself:)  It was cold, slippery and muddy but well worth the trip ~ I'm totally psyched to start shooting there!  (do 30ish year old women still say totally psyched???)


It had several of these around...



...and this grungy red door...





...and check out this great pop of color...



...and I've got big plans for this spot right here...





One of the neatest features was this retro little set-up...



I wanted to add a touch of eerie drama to this little spot so I added a few textures:
Buttermilk Heavenly Vintage from Shadow House Creations
Vintage Dream Sequence II from Kaleidoscope


Then I ran Coffeeshop Bold Pop  to "pop" the colors! I darkened up the train in the background just a little though on the layer masks that were provided in the action.  Here's my layer palette for the Bold Pop action:







Next I ran the Coffeeshop Orton action to soften it up a little but erased the gas pumps so they would be a little sharper. Here's my layers palette for the Orton action:




Last I added 1 more texture from Shadow House Creations Elemental Grunge set to finish up with this:





I can't wait to shoot here!!  It's gonna be Rad, Totally Awesome, and all those other words that are way outdated but I'm gonna use anyway~


Are you in need of a little shooting inspiration?  Load up the kids, take a ride and do some scouting...I'm certain that somewhere, not too far away, you'll find something fabulous!
























5 comments:

Slack Family said...

Now we have to pictures in the spring too!!!! Dave will love it!!!

Celesa Felix said...

Thank you so much for all of your inspiration. I also love how you give details at your work. Thank you so much I love coming to your blog.

solveig said...

very beautiful photos. I can belive that you were inspired! The texture on the last one in really cool! (can I still say cool? hehe)

Yvette said...

i love the train and pumps! the red will be fun to work with. great find

Tavia said...

Dang Christy...you did it again...WOW!!!

 
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