dsglass

dsglass

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 25, 2015



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TSC: what's left

There used to be two (or possibly three?) other sets of train tracks running through here, unused long enough for a forest to grow over it (this last one is (not very, but still) active) - the tree in the first note is from november. Not long after that, they cut down all the trees and started clearing everything out; and then one snowy afternoon in january I watched from the window as they used a ginormous magnet to pull up all the old tracks.

This is all part of a project to extend one of the subway lines; there's also a bike-path extension going on which will run through the same space, so ultimately there will be new train tracks and new trees...

(better bigger on black)

John Linton, Clickity Click, Indycaver (Norm), Wierd Folkersma and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Fantastic portrayal of desolation!

Perfect in B&W!
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
so how do I get a "ginormous magnet " I could think of a load of great uses... this looks pretty desolate..
2 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Shuttering Yukon
That is an excellent question. Also, you'll probably need a crane...

During the week, it's an active construction site; this was late saturday afternoon, so I was the only one there (I may have climbed through a hole in the fence (under the moose stairs))...
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to dsglass
oh well go back and snitch that moose sign... if there was a hole in the fence then it was meant to be really!
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Perfect for blackandwhite. It looks really desolate and I wonder what will be done with all that space now.
2 years ago.
dsglass has replied to H C
Oops, I got interrupted while adding that part and forgot to go back... >.>

It's part of a project to extend one of the subway lines.
2 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
With the dark brooding processing, well it looks like the scene for a post apocalyptic movie! Very intense
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wonderful capture and processing, Dvora! Looks great on black :-)
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Great large on black....interesting how we love to watch demolition.
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
Ich mag die baggerschaufel im Vordergrund!
2 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Chrissy
Yet another thing left behind. :D I'm not actually sure where the rest of that truck was; there was a bunch of construction equipment parked back in the other direction (you can see a crane in the third note), but nothing that looked like it was missing a one of those... :)
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Great B&W makes a great mood.
2 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
the times they change and with them the needs and perceived requirements of the populus. service providers and government all too often get it wrong especially with their short termism attitudes. the railways in britain were decimated after one notoriously shortsighted review. now some rail tracks are being relayed thank god as cities become choked with traffic jams.
2 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
I really like that you have been able to chronicle the changes which are taking place.
Excellent choice of b&w for atmosphere and details.
2 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
A beautifully composed and processed shot, which works really well in mono ... as others have said it has a post apocalyptic feel to it. Love the ones in the notes too! :)
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
great piece of urban decay you caught here, looks wonderful with the overbearing sky and dark tones
2 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Amazingstoker
Thanks! :) (In real life, it's actually more about urban renewal than decay: the old factory building turned into artist studios, decades of weeds and trash cleared away and old tracks pulled up, to eventually be replaced by a new subway line, with a planned station at the end of the street bringing new businesses to the neighborhood... But it looks so much more post-apocalyptic in contrasty b&w. :D )
2 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your excellent image has been seen and admired in:
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2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
For me the middle one of note images looks best.
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Wow! Very thought provoking shot!
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
beautifully done b/w, like the desolate atmosphere
2 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Gritty B&W conversion!
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Wonderful clouds! Love it!
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Congrats on Explore, Dvora :-)
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
wow this image of what's left is going to be the beginning of a new use for the area. Well Dvora. Congratulation on Explore.
2 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Looks great in black and white.
2 years ago.
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
A few eggs have to be cracked to make an omelette ..... such is progress ... and the world moves on. perfect for Mono.
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Dramatic, dark mood.
2 years ago.
Yvonne
Yvonne
The black and white adds so much to the feeling of devastation.
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Tremendous atmosphere in these shots.
Seen in the group Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
2 years ago.