Why not include a bit of foreground to add depth and make a more interesting image?

Too often railway images lack depth owning to a tendency to place all the elements of the scene near or at infinity (from the perspective of camera focus).

Consider including closer elements to add a bit depth.

Exposed on Fomapan 100 using a Leica IIIa with 35mm Nikkor lens. Film processed in Ilford Perceptol (stock solution, mixed from powder) for 6 minutes at 68 degrees F. Negatives toned with selenium solution mixed 1 to 9 with water for 7 minutes.

Here the fences, which would often be viewed as obstructions, have been used to make for a more interesting image, which, by the way, tells a story about the location.

Tracking the Light is on autopilot while Brian is traveling by train.

One thought on “Why not include a bit of foreground to add depth and make a more interesting image?”

  1. Unless you’ve got a ladder, using the foreground at this location makes use of an unavoidable feature for those of shorter stature.

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