Platform 19

By ardbeg77  
Remnants of the Jersey City Central Rail Terminal platforms on New Jersey side of the Hudson (now Liberty State Park). This where the ferries and railroad connected for transfers around New York Harbour and Ellis Island immigration terminal.

Mono conversion using channel mixer in PS, along with curves and levels.

Happy to hear comments and critique of all varieties.

Thanks for looking!

Tags: Perspective Train Shadows Architecture Monochrome New york city New jersey Diagonals Liberty state park Rail Terminal


mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
22 May 2019 3:18PM
Quite a strong lead-in with all the pillars guiding you to the outside area. My thoughts were is the buffer helping the overall image? I feel it blocks some of the view being so dominant in the frame. A few steps to the right or stand beyond it would improve the picture. Excellent mono print with a good range of tones.

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ardbeg77 Plus
15 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 4:07PM
Thanks for the detailed comment Ian. Always happy to hear other's thoughts.

I think you have a very valud point from an abstract/geometric perspective. I should really have tried both but the ferry was calling. (Incidentally I also feel its cropped a bit short on the bottom/right so a step back as well as right would have worked better)

My thought process behind having it was firstly foreground focus but mainly that this was more of a historical narrative/ record shot. From that perspective having something identifying what this was a relic of and capturing the atmosphete seemed important (at least at the time).

Would love to go back to NYC and have another go!

Thanks again for your thoughts.

22 May 2019 4:31PM
A fine balance between light and shadows, and a lot of fine greytones. I would probably moved a little to the left or right to avoid having the big front motive in the middlel of the picture.
Good work!

Arne Smile
ardbeg77 Plus
15 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 4:38PM
Thanks Arne appreciate your thoughts!

23 May 2019 5:40PM
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2019 1:26PM
A good metallic composition,
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