The artsy side came out on me on this one. This photo was taken a couple of years ago and it’s been sitting in my archives waiting on me to do my thing. This is the old Santa Fe train depot in Shawnee, Oklahoma. I think it’s one of the coolest buildings I have ever seen and certainly different from any train depot that I have seen. I couldn’t help but play with this one. I like my composition, loved the subject but on that day there wasn’t a cloud in the sky which meant for a very boring photo…..well at least in my way of thinking. Hitting this place in the evening light wasn’t a good idea either…..it’s a morning shot. I plan on going back in the morning light to shoot it, but it’s just been too busy lately for me to do so.
As you know by now I’m not above adding things to my photos to get them to turn out the way I want them (the artsy side starts creeping out)……so yes I added the cotton clouds played with it in my Topaz software and then gave it some texture and well here are the results. Better? In my eyes it is and it's something I would hang on my wall where before it was almost getting ready to get trashed.