When I was up in Solana Beach recently watching trains, I came across a little memorial of some sort:
Hanging in the tree, and hanging in such a fashion as to protect the little memorial, were these three artifacts:
I don’t know if that was just the work of a homeless person living along the tracks or whether it was a memorial to someone who had been killed by a train or a car near there.
I left it undisturbed and took only pictures.
While I was out trainwatching recently I got such an underexposed picture that I couldn’t do anything with it:
Before I hit the delete key, though, I always try to look at a worthless picture and imagine it after a session in Photoshop CS6 Beta or PaintShop Pro X4. When I finished a PSP X4 session with my underexposed train, I had this:
Not only do I like the picture as a whole — I really like the reflection on the rail — but I like it so much that I think I’m going to have it printed (without the black frame), matted and framed, and hung on my wall.