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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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15 Comments

  1. Len Saltiel January 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM #

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

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM #

      Exactly Len! Thanks for commenting bud!

  2. Kerri January 29, 2013 at 6:57 AM #

    Beautiful!

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 7:36 AM #

      Thank you Kerri!

  3. Erin Duke January 29, 2013 at 7:03 AM #

    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! :)

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 7:36 AM #

      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! :)

  4. Chris Nitz January 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM #

    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!

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM #

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

  5. Edith Levy January 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

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

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 11:47 AM #

      Thank you Edith – it was pretty nice!

  6. Michael Criswell January 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM #

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

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM #

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

  7. Mark Summerfield January 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM #

    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..

    • Jim January 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM #

      Thanks Mark – appreciate your feedback!

  8. Chris Maskell January 30, 2013 at 1:37 AM #

    Great composition Jim, that floor is very shiny

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