sometimes life gives us clear messages....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 2 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Sunol, CA ~
Railroad crossing gate signal arm... Part I
For Part II, see tomorrow's message. ;-)

NIKON D90 1/320 second F/4.5 ISO 200 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great idea of singling out the red on this image, i love the black and white too.

2 Nov 2009 5:14am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Superbly composed and processed!

2 Nov 2009 5:14am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice composition and post production...well seen!

2 Nov 2009 5:16am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Cool. Unfortunately, we have to pay attention!! (Can't tell you how many clear messages I have missed!)

2 Nov 2009 5:22am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

If a blazing train is no good signal for you to stop I do not know what a clearer one could be. Watch out color blind people!

2 Nov 2009 5:53am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Nice idea ! Very good !

2 Nov 2009 7:52am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Think I prefer your post of 29th Oct Dulcie. :-)

2 Nov 2009 8:09am

@Nigel: Yes, I do too, Nigel. But I'm doing some experimenting here. ;-) Please check out tomorrow's post for Part II .......

k@ from Paris, France

I crave to know what we'll be allowed to on Green ;) Cool use of the selective color on this close-up !

2 Nov 2009 8:26am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot! I like the use of selective colouring here. Cool title :)

2 Nov 2009 8:45am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice idea, and great processing.

2 Nov 2009 8:55am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Wonderfully processed Dulcie. Love the selective color, gets the point across & could be used to to advertise the dangers of crossing when on red ....

2 Nov 2009 8:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Strong selective colour shot

2 Nov 2009 10:40am

zOOm from Paris, France

Can't be missed with this clever selective desat !

2 Nov 2009 11:22am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool shot . Smart use of selective color :)) RED .. RED !!

2 Nov 2009 1:05pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

haha, i suppose i could walk through now as no red light is on! very well done!

2 Nov 2009 2:59pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

nice example of selective coloring! :)

2 Nov 2009 3:08pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

nice spot colouring

2 Nov 2009 3:17pm

Ken from United States

Dulcie, great! and nice framing!

2 Nov 2009 3:17pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland


2 Nov 2009 4:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very cool.

2 Nov 2009 5:16pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An interesting shot. I have never seen such traffic light . Is this for colour-blind people?

2 Nov 2009 7:37pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice spot colouring! Nice shot!

2 Nov 2009 7:38pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice job on the selective coloring here. It really emphasizes the message. Loner brings up an interesting point. Perhaps the sign should say "flashing lights"? :-)

2 Nov 2009 10:09pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Very nice framing!

2 Nov 2009 11:19pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent shot ,dulcie !!!
kiss !

2 Nov 2009 11:30pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Uh oh. This should be good for silly Tuesday tomorrow. Can't wait to see the second one!! This is a great shot Dulcie! Love the selective red color and composition. : )

3 Nov 2009 12:14am

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

That's a good graphical shot, let's hope everybody see's the color RED

3 Nov 2009 2:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. Like the selective colouring.

3 Nov 2009 10:00am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Processed perfectly...

3 Nov 2009 9:53pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Very clever Dulcie! I like and would be perfect as a poster!

4 Nov 2009 11:47pm

Olivier V. from Belgium

great and original shot
i like this picture.

6 Nov 2009 4:24am

1/320 second
ISO 200
90 mm (35mm equiv.)