I lead a group of photographers to this area of downtown Raleigh for some shooting one summer by the train tracks. The entire area is slated to be redeveloped in a couple of years as part of a revitalization project with a new train station. Walking along the rails I noticed these bright blue, what I think were part of the rail attachment system, starkly contrasting pieces of steel within the rails that begs to be shot. I wanted the steel to stand out and focused on the blue with everything else in a blur thus the aperture of f1.4.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 22
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Still Life Photography
Photograph Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, The United States
Photographer: Stephen Chu (Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Registered
‘Expressions, serendipitous, emotional, urban, beautiful, RAW, present’ … that’s what Stephen Chu says … Having lived in the USA for many years, this Toronto native returned to his hometown of Canada in 2016. As a well-traveled, past photography club event organizer he considers himself a lifelong student of the world. Unafraid and willing to try everything at least once he’s a foodie at heart loving all that is ethnic and diverse. He has a tremendous observational love for all of humanity’s quirks, foibles’ and emotions – what surrounds and encompasses society, something we call life. Purest in the sense, through his mind’s eye, he clicks at the RAW, as it happens and documents the moments that whispers in the wind. His compassion for those who possess less exceeds his own passion for reality. Ultimately he strives to imbue into his images a sense of humanity and through many years of continual training, honing his skills and practicing through the lens. As he journeys on this train, he’ll continue to strive and capture in his mind’s eye, the world and it’s never ending rotation we call life.