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Copyright: BK koh (wenqing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1494 W: 102 N: 2012] (11873)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-25
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Nikon D2X, Tokina 12-24mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Railway Lines [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 9:34
Viewed: 1828
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is the oldest and only railway tracks in Singapore and it doesn't even belong to us :P

words taken from the web:
"A slower, costlier, but more comfortable way to travel to Malaysia would be by rail. The railway station in Singapore, along Keppel Road, is the southern-most terminus of the Malaysian railway system, Keretapi Tanah Melayu ("KTM"). It has trains leaving for different parts of Peninsula Malaysia everyday.

You'll have to be at the station about 30 minutes to an hour before the departure time to clear the Malaysian customs, which takes place at the station before boarding. Clearance of the Singapore immigration takes place at Woodlands, just before the Causeway. At Woodlands, you will need to leave the train with your baggage in order pass through the checkpoint, before re-boarding the train."

if this railway was run by the Singapore side, i wouldn't be able to get this shot :P there was no one there to stop me getting onto the tracks...on our own subway systems when i get too close to the "yellow line" there would be an anouncement on the PA system telling people to keep clear and stay safe :P

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Hi Xu, a striking image through the stark tones and strong comp, thanx, M, (*_*)

this is good photo..

the railways goes to infinity..

b&w is good.

good photo.

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  • fox- Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 6] (537)
  • [2006-09-25 9:47]
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Great symmetry and light play.
I like it! Did you use a polarizer for this shot ?

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-09-25 9:47]

Beautifully composed monochrome image with an exciting point of view. Good contrast and details have been shot in this picture.

Thanks for sharing it.

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  • jvcd Gold Star Critiquer [C: 63 W: 1 N: 1] (1127)
  • [2006-09-25 9:48]

A very strong photo with symmetric compo
I like teh B/W tones
tanks for sharing

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-09-25 9:50]


Wonderful use of diminishing linear perspective, with superb graphism & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-09-25 9:52]

Excellent low POV and compo, BK !
Great B&W choice and sharpness.

stay well,

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  • f0cus Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 3 N: 0] (99)
  • [2006-09-25 9:53]

well done ,was a good choice in monochrome :)
Have a nice day.

Excellent job! love the B/W! Maybe you can also try not setting the desaturation to 100%. maybe 70-90% to leave some rusty color of the railroad :)

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2006-09-25 10:18]

Excellent perspective in this B&W capture. Amazing lighting and contrast. Well done.
best regards

Very nice photo Xu! I like the BW and how you got really close to the tracks to take this! Hope a train was not coming! B-)

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2006-09-25 11:48]

an applaud for a perfect symmetry. The BW is a plus.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-09-25 14:34]

Hello Xu,
This is wonderful symetric photo,Beautiful monochrome capture,very good contrast and clear details.
Good work.

Good perspectives and a great point of view, excellent composition around the vanishing point - emphasised by the strong contrasts of light and dark.
Excellent work!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-09-25 15:47]

Perfect composition with wonderful symmetry. Great POV and sense of perspective. Nicely done in B&W with perfect brightness and contrast



Hi BK,
What do they say, Singapore is a fine country :P

I love your POV in this photo, the way the track comes together and moves away and finally meet again at the horizon.

Strange mix of feelings generated by this picture - the track going forward gives a sense of space and distance, yet the dark sides seem to crowd in and give a sense of claustrophobia. Wonderful POV! I like the tonal range in the shot as well - gives nice focuses the attention on the central tracks.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Bk, fantastic sense of perspective and really appropriate the dark grey tone. I like also the sky!!!!



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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-09-25 21:26]

Hi BK,
Lovely composition. Railway tracks are amoung my favourite subjects to photograph and this one is exceptionally good. Well done.

Hello. Great prespective, very nice composition. The black an white is perfect in here. Good work!! :O)

an impressive capture. I like the POV although not so unique but you have interestingly captured it. I like the graphism it represents and the decision of making it b&w made it all awesome.


İşte, sizden beklediğim güzel ışık ve çizgi çalışması. Diğer çalışmalarınızda olduğu gibi yine büyüleyici bir çalışma .

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-09-26 6:08]

Nice shot BK, you have a very sexy POV here, nice composition, great choice of colours, excellent work my friend, tfs


what an Awesome POW on these tracks! Geez I wish I had thought of that last time I took a photo on train tracks..but I will now..great shot, also love the black and white..

Very good perspective and symmetry.

very impressive perspective shots. the long angel shot are very effective.the pov of the railway are very strong tfs-jon

Superb POV.
Good choice of b&w tone.

Good symetry.


This is perfect...Great B&W
Nothing more to add.

Hi dear BK,

Very nice,artistic,
And I like to see yellow lines in it two!
I know your works with two things,
Buddy and green lines,

Be happy,


Excellent B&W shot! The perspective, composition and POV are great!
Well done!

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  • fap77 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 51 W: 28 N: 16] (2877)
  • [2006-12-02 11:56]


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  • mpr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
  • [2006-12-26 14:14]


Very nice POV and composition. Your Tokina served your very well. I own the 12-24 lens as well and have been very happy with it. I like the choice of B&W. The geometry of the tracks really makes this shot. Good work!

I was looking aound in your portfolio and this cames in...there everything i like in shot here, sense of perspective, design...its just great.

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