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Judges Comment

A very unusual shot for this competition and an attention grabber ! I love the colours in this and the feel of the image cast against the freezing front end of the train. I would have loved to have seen this straight on without the platform but can imagine that could have been dangerous to try and achieve so many congrats on a unique capture

Photographers Comment

Thank you for the kind commentary, congratulations to the winner. My name is Matthias Pfau. This photo was taken with a Canon 5d Mark II, the camera that got me back into photography. The location was Chicago's Union Station during one of the coldest winters on record. Post processing consists of darkening the background and local curve adjustments to enhance the color contrasts. As the juror indicated stepping in front of the train would have been a risk, not so much because of the train but local authorities who have a certain reputation.