Monday, September 5, 2011


Niles 02 bw
The old train station in Niles, California.

I liked the black & white version of this much better than the (original) color version. Just for fun, there's an altered color version below the fold...
Niles 02
For this I used the "Polarizing Filter" feature in my image processing software, which I'm enjoying probably a whole lot more than I should. I don't generally like over-processed images, but sometimes the results are just too entertaining for me to resist.


ahab said...

Cool. The color one looks like a postcard shot.

Generik said...

That color really pops! It is a bit over the top, but still, I like it.

Like the b&w, too. Good combo post.

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks! Over the top is right; I think what redeems it is that, as ahab says, the color palette is reminiscent of antique postcards. So it comes off as garishly evocative, instead of merely garish. ;-)

By the way, the black & white is a direct translation from the polarized image. That's the main thing I use the polarizing filter for: I can get more vibrant b&w images, and I can tinker with the light balance (by moving the filter around the color spectrum).