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Date: 11/29/18 00:22
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

Last month I traveled to the west coast for the photo charters hosted by the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and Lerro Productions. Three days of bright sun followed by two more of dense morning fog provided great atmosphere and mood. With my cameras I approached these excursions wanting to target dark overtones and the human element within railroading; this collection offers both. What I did not expect was to be so captivated by the brakeman riding on the end car of the log train – I made it a point to focus on him.

Purposely distancing myself from color with this gallery, I removed the distraction of its inherent dynamic emotions, contrast, and visual intensity by working in monochrome to reduce the scene’s essentials. I hope the viewer instead keys in on substance; light, shadow, negative space, lines, shapes, textures, range of tone, minimalism, composition, and relation of elements in the frame. Our eyes see the world in color, with black and white comes the increased opportunity for the observer to instead pause and explore the vital ingredients of each image.

Link to Photos

Follow the above link, and enjoy...
Matthew



Date: 11/29/18 01:29
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: Odyssey

Thank you for sharing!

Nicely done!

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



Date: 11/29/18 01:54
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: LoggerHogger

A well done set of images Matthew.  I see you even caught me in a couple.

Martin



Date: 11/29/18 08:33
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: McCloud25

The one of the two lawyers is terrifying!

Matthew- supurb photos!

Brandon

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/18 08:34 by McCloud25.



Date: 11/29/18 14:01
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: dmaffei

Very nicely done. These photos would hold their own in any gallery.



Date: 11/29/18 14:57
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: TheNavigator

Beautiful shots!  Thanks for sharing the photos and the link.
GK



Date: 11/29/18 18:08
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

Odyssey,
You are welcome, and thank you!
Matthew


Odyssey Wrote:
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> Thank you for sharing!
>
> Nicely done!
>
> Odyssey
> Evergreen, CO



Date: 11/29/18 18:10
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

Matthew
Including the two at Smith Lake, you in the fireman's seat of Polson #2.
Matthew


LoggerHogger Wrote:
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> A well done set of images Matthew.  I see you
> even caught me in a couple.
>
> Martin



Date: 11/29/18 18:11
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

...now to find the gallery that will host these...


dmaffei Wrote:
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> Very nicely done. These photos would hold their
> own in any gallery.



Date: 11/29/18 18:12
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

Thank you Brandon!
Terrifying yes, but I kepy my distance...
Matthew



McCloud25 Wrote:
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> The one of the two lawyers is terrifying!
>
> Matthew- supurb photos!
>
> Brandon
>
> Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/29/18 19:14
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: flyingfred

I love the fact that the photos are intentionally not sharp. Makes them well aged.

-Fred-



Date: 11/29/18 19:34
Re: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad charter (photos)
Author: mfmalk

Exactly! Although taken with modern digital equipment; they definetely have a film look and feel; including the lack of super crisp processing.


flyingfred Wrote:
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> I love the fact that the photos are intentionally
> not sharp. Makes them well aged.
>
> -Fred-



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