Stills V3

March 20, 2016

Harrogate Railway Station – early

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 18:59


Photographed early the other morning as I headed off to Newcastle (Upon Tyne).

I’m using this for a postcard project over on Rangefinder Forum, and would be delighted to include anyone from Stills who’d like a postcard from the northern wastes. Just let me know.




  1. I like this image. The only hint it is a railway station is the reflection of the train in the left window. The simplicity works well, with good geometrical shapes and blocks of tone, only the plant offers a different shape to add variety.
    I find the rubbish under the seat a little distracting, and would probably remove it if it were my image.
    Not sure if the view through the door onto the street works or would be better one step to the left to avoid it? I find myself trying to see what is beyond the station door.

    Comment by martinfphoto — March 23, 2016 @ 18:57

  2. There is an anachronistic feel about this image. The mono treatment, the brickwork, the pipes, the potted plant, the sash windows (disobeying the recommendation not to make lists in critiquing :-)) etc all make it feel like a period piece. However we have the modern seat and best of all the attention grabbing poster. There is also plenty of eye food in the image, the glasses, the door through to the street, the chewing gum and debris of life on the ground, and as Martin noted, the reflection of the train. I originally struggled to work out why I liked the image, Martin’s comment help break the mind block.

    Comment by Rex — March 26, 2016 @ 07:52

  3. Thank you both for commenting. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I hadn’t really analysed the view out beyond the door when I made the exposure. I’m not sure if it would have worked – there isn’t much room to step back (train line!) and I might have lost the right hand edge that I wanted. Wider lens would of course work and then crop.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 3, 2016 @ 21:52

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