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f10, ISO200, 17mm, HDR, 9 Exposures (-5 EV to +3 EV) on a Canon 60D

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The first thing I saw once entering the Union Depot from 4th Street was this clock on the far east wall of the main lobby, which also happens to be the home of Christos Greek Restaurant. Even though it was the clock that attracted me, it was the pillars and reflective floor that drew me in, sporting an attractive pinkish tone on top of the marble design. They were quite striking against the yellow and green trim.

Normally, I would have gotten in tighter on the pillars and clock, but the floor was just as impressive – look at that reflection! I’m not sure what’s behind the windows in the back, but I liked how the lights, being diffused by the muted glass, spotlighted the whole area.

Without a doubt, my favorite part of the depot. How often is that the case where the first things we see in a scene are the spots we remember most?

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  • http://lensaltiel.com/blog/ Len Saltiel

    Nicely composed with a terrific reflection Jim. Who doesn’t like the insides of old train depot?

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Exactly Len! Thanks for commenting bud!

  • http://www.thesunriseofmylife.blogspot.com Kerri


    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Thank you Kerri!

  • http://pinkshamrockphoto.wordpress.com Erin Duke

    How wonderful it is that you were able to see the depot in such an unusual way–empty! I too love that floor and those reflections. Nicely done, Jim! :)

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Thanks Erin – actually, the depot is not that busy yet – when the light rail lines get hooked up, I’m sure it will pick up. Glad I got in before that! :)

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    Man, I so want to just run around all that smooth marble and slide in my socks. You know that would be a ton of fun!

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      I hadn’t thought of that – you’re right! Maybe next time! Thanks bud!

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    You’re right the floor is a must to include. Terrific shot Jimmy.

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Thank you Edith – it was pretty nice!

  • http://www.criswellphotography.com Michael Criswell

    Nice tones in this one Jim, very pleasing to the eye

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Very much so in person, too, Wiz, thanks!

  • http://msummerfieldimages.com Mark Summerfield

    The floor is a masterpiece and definitely needed to be included. Love the reflections and the subtle leading lines from the pattern in the floor..

    • http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com Jim

      Thanks Mark – appreciate your feedback!

  • http://chrisdmrf.wordpress.com Chris Maskell

    Great composition Jim, that floor is very shiny