Go By Train

Go By Train

Nikon D3x, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8, 20mm, f/7.1, ISO 640, 7 exposures

I’ve debated with myself for a while now about whether I should post this photo or not. I think mostly because I was disappointed that that train station was under renovation and the windows were covered with plastic, the main part of the station is covered with scaffolding, and the construction billboard and crane are fairly prominent in the picture.  I’ve tried several different crops to eliminate the billboard or at least focus on the road and the street lights, but then it feels like something is missing. After I processed the photo in Portland Union Station I just kinda let this one go undone for a while.

Overall, I like the atmosphere of this photo, particularly that that mercury vapor street lights give the left half of the photo a warm, red/orange look while the clock tower and the grass give the right side of the photo a very cool blue/green look. I almost titled this “Where’s Batman?”.  While I was processing the photo I kept thinking I should see the bat-mobile or batman coming down the street from under the bridge.

  1. Steve Beal
    Steve Beal03-25-2011

    Very nice image. I like the lightbursts!

  2. John

    Thanks Steve! I like the light-bursts too – really I think it’s the lights and the road on the left side that make the right side interesting. How weird is that.

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