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Station 6
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Station 6
Station 6
Finalist
Union Station, Omaha, Nebraska
Except for keeping the black and white conversion, I redid just about everything on this one--from the crop to working on the tones to applying a bit of find edges.
Submitted originally in the fall of 2007, I have also tried this revised version in Elements of Design in March, the May Cash Contest, and now in Travel and Place in July.

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    Thanks for all the wonderful encouragement, everyone.

Lisa J. Boulden
Fabulous pov and perspective, Nikki!
Well done!
~?~Lisa
3/30/2008 6:25:00 AM

Wanda Judd
It really is done well..I'm drawn into the scene...it's hard to say if Elements or Travel would be better...it does bring to mind and eye travel...
3/30/2008 6:43:38 AM

Ken Smith
That looks like a train that's still running today. Excellent work, Nikki. I think either category would work...
3/30/2008 6:45:21 AM

Laurie Daily
Your crop is perfect, Nikki...great leading lines and tones. I would say try one category and if that doesn't seem to do the trick...try again! Sometimes I have just changed the category the next month and that was all it took to get noticed.
3/30/2008 6:56:08 AM

Justin Baer
love the image. love it in B and w. wonderful capture!
3/30/2008 7:09:10 AM

MELODIE C. ROBERTS
I Love this NiK
Love the Black and White
Great persective
I feel as If I am Running along side Trying to Catch My Train
Fabulous!!!
3/30/2008 7:36:53 AM

JEANA CLARK
Of course MeL beat me here!! I'm not surprised!!
FANTASTIC SHOT NIK!!!
Excellent B&W composition!!
Superb revision!!!
I LOVE IT!!!

~J~
3/30/2008 7:59:21 AM

Peter Appelbaum
Great lines and depth of field. Nice B&W tones. Peter
3/30/2008 8:06:00 AM

David Phalen
Excellent POV, Clarity, tones and contrast!! Good luck!!
3/30/2008 8:48:45 AM

Steven W. Lepak
Bravo Nikki! Terrific perspective and composition! Love the b&w here. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven
3/30/2008 9:27:17 AM

Alison M. Cox
Great comp, pov and lines, Nikki!
3/30/2008 10:05:27 AM

Tamara K. Walker
Fantastic work.
3/30/2008 10:12:42 AM

MELODIE C. ROBERTS
Had ~J~ Not Hopped on The Ethanol Railcar instead she might have been able to beat Me Here
3/30/2008 10:19:38 AM

Carolyn Fletcher
A big wow from me, too! Super shot!!
3/30/2008 1:08:33 PM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
SUPER re-work, Nikki!!!!! All of your adjustments are perfect!!!!!! ? k
3/30/2008 2:09:46 PM

Sandra R. Alvey
Fantastic re-sub Nikki, I love the crispness of this now! Awesome B&W tones and I love the POV! Great image and well seen hon!
3/30/2008 6:24:39 PM

7/16/2008 8:31:39 AM

 
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Stefania Barbier
spectacular pov and conversion Nikki!
3/30/2008 10:59:44 PM

William C. Raco
Excellent display of perspective and depth
Nicely done, Nikki
3/31/2008 3:05:04 AM

Mitch Spence
You know I've always like this, Nikki, and I love the changes you've made, giving more emphasis to the sign and to the important elements as they progress down this long platform. Crisp and clean, leading the eye just where it should.
3/31/2008 10:10:43 AM

Colleen Farrell
FANTASTIC! Definitely an EoD image. Love the b&w. Beautifully done, Nikki!
3/31/2008 5:35:26 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
Wow! GREAT capture, Nikki!!!
4/4/2008 4:18:33 AM

Rakesh Syal
Outstanding capture, composition and tones, Niki!
4/4/2008 1:51:59 PM

Stefania Barbier
great pov and tones Nikki!
4/5/2008 12:15:36 AM

Kara Hendricks
I really LOVE the b/w here Nikki... Wonderful square crop and clean lines too... A real impressive shot!!!
Good luck in the contest!!
4/7/2008 4:30:12 AM

Susan M. Campbell
I love a good B&W image. Wonderful contrasts and DOF Nikki. Nice work!
4/7/2008 12:05:37 PM

Leslie McLain
Great image. Perfect for B&W.
4/7/2008 6:23:08 PM

Eileen J. Bedford
AWESOME, love the tones and OH, that perspective and comp you have. SO WELL DONE...........
4/7/2008 6:50:03 PM

Corinne M. Thompson
You're doing fabulous with all your reworks Nikki, including this one! Would you like to do mine in your spare time? ;)
4/7/2008 11:41:00 PM

JEANA CLARK
YIPPPPEEEEEE NIKKIIIIIIIII!!!
Congrats on this very fine
and well deserved EP!!!
EXCELLENT!!!!!!
~ME~

4/8/2008 11:11:29 AM

MELODIE C. ROBERTS
I have been waiting for the train to pull in with this EP
Glad it finally Arrived!!!
WTG NiK
4/8/2008 4:21:32 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
Terrific photo with great tones, lines, pov, lighting. Amazing.
5/2/2008 7:15:44 PM

Ken Smith
Keep the faith on this one! :-)
6/30/2008 8:54:59 PM

Nikki McDonald
My first "BP Shoot" -- albeit a mini-one. Thanks.
6/30/2008 8:56:07 PM

7/16/2008 8:32:14 AM

 
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Even if this is a B&W (in a world full of color) I like it. Looks like the shades of B&W are spot on. :O)

7/16/2008 9:54:13 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Exellent design and tones Nikki. What a great image!!! Good luck!!

7/16/2008 10:33:44 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image and wonderfully done in Monotone, Nikki.


Dominick

7/16/2008 10:53:01 AM

 
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WOW...this image has had a lot of exposure, Nikki!! I hope it gets some notice because the perspective, lighting and design elements are terrific!!

7/16/2008 10:56:06 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Must Be an Oval Track ;0)

7/16/2008 12:10:12 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Super light and tones.

7/16/2008 1:12:43 PM

 
Zana Pehar
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Great b&w, fantastic tones and lighting!

7/16/2008 1:29:31 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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LOL @ Mel!!!!!

This was beautiful the first time and it just keeps getting better and better, Nikki!!!!! Good luck in this round!!!!! ♫ k

7/16/2008 2:30:51 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Just a fantastic photo, Nikki! I love the perspective and the B/W tonal quality. Good luck on this wonderful re-submit!

7/16/2008 9:49:26 PM

 
janet williams
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WOW!!! Really love this one NIkki. Great composition, lighting and tones.

7/17/2008 7:01:38 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A big favorite--one that I'm so pleased to see again. Keeping fingers crossed.

7/17/2008 8:43:18 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Very good perspective on this BW, is an excellent photo!!!

7/17/2008 2:35:11 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Still a fave Nik!!!

~J~

7/18/2008 6:57:49 AM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent work Vikki!! Love the tone, contrast POV and clarity!! Good luck this time around!!

7/18/2008 2:26:30 PM

 
David Phalen
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OK, I can't type! (: Well done NIKKI!!

7/18/2008 2:28:48 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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I remember this. It's a terrific image. I love the lines and DOF. Good luck this time Nikki.

7/18/2008 9:12:47 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Well it is a first time seeing this for me Nikki and I am blown away! This is one of the BEST perspective and composition combined I have seen in a while! The conversion to b&w make this all the more eye appealing as it draws one into a scene from years back! GREAT clarity (DOF), tones and re-work Nikki! I think this is far deserving of a win! Already is a winner in my eyes! ☺ *d*

7/19/2008 9:10:09 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is one of my favorites of yours, Nikki, and it looks sensational! I still think it could win in EoD. Do try it again in that category (or even CA) if it doesn't win this month. I didn't notice before the you can see "Pullman" on the railroad car on the left. Maybe your re-work brought that out. Outstanding!!

7/20/2008 11:12:03 AM

 
James Reininger
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Great composition...

7/22/2008 9:43:03 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Nikki!!! Love the perspective, the tones and the mood of this photograph. Awesome work!!!
Cesar

7/27/2008 10:14:34 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Terrific tones, lighting and POV!

7/29/2008 6:40:24 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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You gotta know I'm happy, happy to see the EP on this one, Nikki. :)

7/29/2008 10:02:20 AM

 
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FINALLY The Judges Jumped on Board!!!!

7/30/2008 1:11:43 PM

 
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And ANOTHER AWESOME EFP!!!!! WTG, Nikki!!!!! ♫ k

7/31/2008 8:26:47 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Awesome entry, Nikki! Great perspective, tones! CONGRATS!!

8/21/2008 4:28:35 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wonderfully composed, Nikki! Congratulations again! My goodness, did you leave any finalists for anyone else, lol! WTG!

8/21/2008 4:37:24 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on this beautiful Finalist Nikkii!

8/21/2008 5:06:21 PM

 
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Congrats on ALL your Finalist, Nikki

8/21/2008 5:11:49 PM

 
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I'm
SOOOOOOOO
HAPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYY BOUT THIS ONE!
Way To Go NIK!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~J~

8/21/2008 5:49:03 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!

8/21/2008 5:55:33 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Oh goodie. Hot stuff. I'm happy!!

8/21/2008 6:02:36 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Finally got the recognition it deserves. Congrats Nikki!!!!!!!!!!

8/21/2008 6:11:36 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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YES!!!!! Congratulations on another finalist, Nikki!!!!!

8/21/2008 6:31:06 PM

 
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I love this...congrats Nikki!

8/21/2008 6:33:08 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Nikki!

8/21/2008 6:54:35 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I knew this one had potential! Congratulations on finalist #4, Nikki! All have been sooooooo well deserved!

8/21/2008 7:29:09 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO Nikki~~~ Big Congrats to you x's4!!! YGG :0)

8/21/2008 8:41:31 PM

 
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Congrats on your Finalist!!!

8/21/2008 9:34:18 PM

 
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Love this picture and am therefore extra happy to say: Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Nikki!

8/22/2008 2:58:32 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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and The Train has pulled into the Station

Congratulations NiK!!
So Glad to see this!!

8/22/2008 3:30:25 AM

 
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Congratulations Nikki!

8/22/2008 4:58:30 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Wow...another great finalist. Congrats Nikki.

8/22/2008 7:32:34 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist.

8/22/2008 9:02:01 AM

 
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Big congraz on this superb finalist Nikki :o)

8/22/2008 9:16:28 AM

 
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Big congraz on this superb finalist Nikki :o)

8/22/2008 9:16:30 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist!

8/22/2008 1:05:04 PM

 
janet williams
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Congradulations on your finalist Nikki.

8/22/2008 1:33:04 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Another congrats to you, Nikki!!!!

8/22/2008 1:46:11 PM

 
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WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So glad you didn't give up on this beauty Nikki!!

Congrats.. you know it's a fav. of mine!!

8/22/2008 3:41:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist! Love the lines and the conversion to black and white is amazing.

8/22/2008 5:01:41 PM

 
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Outstanding pov and tones Nikki!! Congrats again!

8/22/2008 5:14:00 PM

 
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Thanks for your persistance. Just wonderful, Nikki. A well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round.

8/22/2008 5:34:14 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Persistence paid off! Congrats Nikki!!

8/22/2008 6:26:37 PM

 
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You made it to the finals! Im so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in the next round. Fabulous work

8/22/2008 8:28:36 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Oh, yippee, yippee! I'm so glad this made it! Big congratulations to you, Nikki!

8/23/2008 5:11:21 PM

 
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Excellent image Nikki! It pulls you into the composition and there are so many interesting details to study. Great PP and presenatation. Congratulations on your finalist

8/27/2008 8:06:49 AM

 
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Congrats Nikki on this really cool finalist.

8/27/2008 8:22:30 PM

 
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