Station 6

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/16/2008 8:31:39 AM

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
#961788

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/16/2008 8:32:14 AM

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
#6186932

Dr Silly level-classic 7/16/2008 9:54:13 AM

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)
#6187170

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 7/16/2008 10:33:44 AM

Exellent design and tones Nikki. What a great image!!! Good luck!! #6187376

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/16/2008 10:53:01 AM

Great image and wonderfully done in Monotone, Nikki.


Dominick #6187474

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/16/2008 10:56:06 AM

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!! #6187490

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 7/16/2008 12:10:12 PM

Must Be an Oval Track ;0) #6187797

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 7/16/2008 1:12:43 PM

Super light and tones. #6187958

Zana Pehar level-classic 7/16/2008 1:29:31 PM

Great b&w, fantastic tones and lighting! #6188006

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 7/16/2008 2:30:51 PM

LOL @ Mel!!!!!

This was beautiful the first time and it just keeps getting better and better, Nikki!!!!! Good luck in this round!!!!! ♫ k #6188309

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 7/16/2008 9:49:26 PM

Just a fantastic photo, Nikki! I love the perspective and the B/W tonal quality. Good luck on this wonderful re-submit! #6189461

janet williams level-classic 7/17/2008 7:01:38 AM

WOW!!! Really love this one NIkki. Great composition, lighting and tones. #6190727

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/17/2008 8:43:18 AM

A big favorite--one that I'm so pleased to see again. Keeping fingers crossed. #6191134

Daniella Puente level-classic 7/17/2008 2:35:11 PM

Very good perspective on this BW, is an excellent photo!!! #6192291

Jeana Clark 7/18/2008 6:57:49 AM


Still a fave Nik!!!

~J~ #6194539

David Phalen level-classic 7/18/2008 2:26:30 PM

Excellent work Vikki!! Love the tone, contrast POV and clarity!! Good luck this time around!! #6195951

David Phalen level-classic 7/18/2008 2:28:48 PM

OK, I can't type! (: Well done NIKKI!! #6195955

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 7/18/2008 9:12:47 PM

I remember this. It's a terrific image. I love the lines and DOF. Good luck this time Nikki. #6196758

Dianna Hauf level-classic 7/19/2008 9:10:09 PM

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* #6199848

Colleen Farrell level-classic 7/20/2008 11:12:03 AM

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!! #6201587

James Reininger 7/22/2008 9:43:03 PM

Great composition... #6218742

Cesar J. La Rosa 7/27/2008 10:14:34 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Nikki!!! Love the perspective, the tones and the mood of this photograph. Awesome work!!!
Cesar #6236517

Stephanie Frey 7/29/2008 6:40:24 AM

Terrific tones, lighting and POV! #6244568

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/29/2008 10:02:20 AM

You gotta know I'm happy, happy to see the EP on this one, Nikki. :) #6245498

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 7/30/2008 1:11:43 PM

FINALLY The Judges Jumped on Board!!!! #6250574

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 7/31/2008 8:26:47 PM

And ANOTHER AWESOME EFP!!!!! WTG, Nikki!!!!! ♫ k #6255817

Sherry L. Davis 8/21/2008 4:28:35 PM

Awesome entry, Nikki! Great perspective, tones! CONGRATS!! #6344327

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 4:37:24 PM

Wonderfully composed, Nikki! Congratulations again! My goodness, did you leave any finalists for anyone else, lol! WTG! #6344469

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 8/21/2008 5:06:21 PM

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist Nikkii! #6344920

A P 8/21/2008 5:11:49 PM

Congrats on ALL your Finalist, Nikki #6344993

Jeana Clark 8/21/2008 5:49:03 PM


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

~J~ #6345451

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 8/21/2008 5:55:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! #6345546

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/21/2008 6:02:36 PM

Oh goodie. Hot stuff. I'm happy!! #6345626

Susan Fox 8/21/2008 6:11:36 PM

Finally got the recognition it deserves. Congrats Nikki!!!!!!!!!! #6345760

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/21/2008 6:31:06 PM

YES!!!!! Congratulations on another finalist, Nikki!!!!! #6346015

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/21/2008 6:33:08 PM

I love this...congrats Nikki! #6346037

Stephanie Frey level-classic 8/21/2008 6:54:35 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Nikki! #6346287

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/21/2008 7:29:09 PM

I knew this one had potential! Congratulations on finalist #4, Nikki! All have been sooooooo well deserved! #6346711

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 8/21/2008 8:41:31 PM

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO Nikki~~~ Big Congrats to you x's4!!! YGG :0) #6347495

Kristy A. Keene level-classic 8/21/2008 9:34:18 PM

Congrats on your Finalist!!! #6347835

Katarina Mansson level-classic 8/22/2008 2:58:32 AM

Love this picture and am therefore extra happy to say: Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Nikki! #6348854

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 8/22/2008 3:30:25 AM

and The Train has pulled into the Station

Congratulations NiK!!
So Glad to see this!! #6348978

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/22/2008 4:58:30 AM

Congratulations Nikki! #6349387

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 8/22/2008 7:32:34 AM

Wow...another great finalist. Congrats Nikki. #6350188

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 8/22/2008 9:02:01 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist.

#6350805

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 8/22/2008 9:16:28 AM

Big congraz on this superb finalist Nikki :o) #6350910

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 8/22/2008 9:16:30 AM

Big congraz on this superb finalist Nikki :o) #6350912

Mike Clime level-classic 8/22/2008 1:05:04 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #6351929

janet williams level-classic 8/22/2008 1:33:04 PM

Congradulations on your finalist Nikki. #6352154

Laurie Daily level-classic 8/22/2008 1:46:11 PM

Another congrats to you, Nikki!!!! #6352274

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/22/2008 3:41:06 PM

WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Congrats.. you know it's a fav. of mine!! #6352751

Wendy Moghadam level-classic 8/22/2008 5:01:41 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Love the lines and the conversion to black and white is amazing. #6352968

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/22/2008 5:14:00 PM

Outstanding pov and tones Nikki!! Congrats again! #6353054

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/22/2008 5:34:14 PM

Thanks for your persistance. Just wonderful, Nikki. A well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round. #6353149

Ken Smith level-classic 8/22/2008 6:26:37 PM

Persistence paid off! Congrats Nikki!! #6353451

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/22/2008 8:28:36 PM

You made it to the finals! Iím so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in the next round. Fabulous work
#6353936

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/23/2008 5:11:21 PM

Oh, yippee, yippee! I'm so glad this made it! Big congratulations to you, Nikki! #6357002

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 8/27/2008 8:06:49 AM

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 #6375769

Kathy L. Clark 8/27/2008 8:22:30 PM

Congrats Nikki on this really cool finalist. #6378684

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

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.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 6250/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 125,125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 9.40 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 7/16/2008 8:29:14 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Nikki McDonald. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.