Kathaleen Coelho  

South Station by Kathaleen Coelho

August 2019 - South Station

About the Image(s)

It represents people who are traveling home and heading to the bus station. The station is South Station and is a main point of entrance through which travelers come through via bus and train.

It was taken with my Nikon DX 16-80 lens. I'm trying out some neutral density filters and was using a 6-stop ND. It was taken at 1.6sec, f11 at 100 iso. I had to take many shots as my sky was continually blowing out. I hoped to express the mass motion of human migration as they travel toward a destination. I had it in color, and it was nice, but I was looking at the many colors.. By putting it in Black and White, I think you see the movement better. I darkened the top and bottom with graduated filters. I used a radial filter over the front of the bus station to brighten that part.

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5 comments posted

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Good decision to make it monochrome, you highlighted the movement of the crowd without the distraction of color. I like the contrast of the hard architectural details of the building against the softness of the crowd.   Posted: 08/09/2019 16:17:17

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
I love this Kathleen, it sums up what you wanted to say, so well. I agree that the B&W effect makes you concentrate on the flow of the people but it also gives it a documentary/journalistic feel too, which I love.
It's a style that I appreciate although not been able to replicate as well as I'd like to. Perhaps I should use this as inspiration, and try again! Well done!   Posted: 08/10/2019 10:44:24

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
I love the took of movement in this capture and being B&W gives an impression of yesterday.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:08:52

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
I found that the initial impact was very powerful as the image captures both the motion of people around a stationary building. In a sense you have captured the fourth dimension of time very succinctly with a good contrast between the sense of time of humans versus an inanimate object. 100 years from now those people will no longer exist but the building will - 300 years from now the building probably won't be here either. I like the use of B&W to reduce the point of the image to time and motion representation and your use of a radial filter to highlight the building is the icing on the cake in my opinion.   Posted: 08/14/2019 09:55:01

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Kathaleen , I like the movement in this image,you can still make out the detail of the people, and in monochrome there is no distractions, well captured.   Posted: 08/20/2019 06:50:31