Railway Crossing

There’s a bit of a story involving this scene.

When I was driving back form Melbourne I took a few photos as this particular location.A few of weeks ago I was going through my photos and I can’t remember why, but I think it had to do with Facebook reminding me of this photo. I then checked if I’d shared it here. Turned out I hadn’t, but I remembered sharing it to Instagram so I decided to see which photo of the scene I’d put there and share that one here.

When I went back through my photos I couldn’t find the one I’d shared on Instagram. I looked over what I had and the cloud formations didn’t match; nor did the particular angle, though there was one that was close. I checked the RAW files to see if I’d accidentally deleted the processed version and I couldn’t find a record of it there either. I checked to make sure I hadn’t deleted any of the RAW photos by mistake and I hadn’t.

I searched to see if anyone else had taken a photo of the same scene in case I had uploaded someone else’s photo by mistake and I couldn’t find any that were close to what I had taken. I began to wonder if Instagram had altered the photo somehow, but I couldn’t find anything that suggested that is something Instagram did.

I began to question how I was perceiving reality and what had happened. The trying to work out what happened went on for about two hours. Around that time I decided to check to see if I had taken any photos of the scene with my phone and it turned out that what I shared on Instagram is a photo I took with my phone.

The first of these two photos is the one I took with my phone. The second is the one from my camera that I feel works the best. I like that these photos contrast each other; they’re og the same scene and taken close together (time-wise) but have differing feel, I think.

This is my submission into the two hundred-and-seventh Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
The theme for this one is “Seeing Double“.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Tina

Week 2 – Patti

Week 3 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 4 – Amy

Week 5 – John Steiner

Week 6 – Sofia Alves

Week 7 – Anne Sandler

Week 8 – Guest host

This one is guest-hosted by Jez Braithwaite of Photos by Jez. The next three are also guest-hosted and the themes have been announced in advance:

July 16 – Andre of My Blog–Solaner (Summer Vibes)

July 23 – Tracy, who posts at Reflections of an Untidy Mind (Surrealism)

July 30 – Sarah Wilkie, who hosts Travel with Me (Three Favourite Images)

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re enjoyable and allow room for interpretation of the theme without straying too far. If you don’t participate, then I recommend that you at least check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to Railway Crossing

  1. anne leueen says:

    Thanks for the background story of the photos. I like both of them .


  2. Tina Schell says:

    Very different results from the two approaches SH. I prefer the second but not by much, both are lovely


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