Time Has Gone

f10, ISO200, 17mm, HDR, 7 Exposures (-4EV to +2EV)

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Sure has been a fun week sharing these images of the Union Depot in St. Paul with you guys and, to be honest, it’s the most HDR processing I’ve done in a few months. I’ve got some long exposures on deck and it has been tough holding back on sharing them, but I was able to drive off that urge…for a few days anyway! Next week!

The most fun image of the bunch was saved for the finale. Capturing the beautiful restored architecture around the building is great and I’ve enjoyed it, but finding these little gems is much better in my book. Even though the image has some very pretty elements to it, the unknown component of the image is much stronger. Why did they remove the clock that was obviously there at one time? Why did they leave the spot on the brick where it once resided and the lettering around it? Do they plan on putting another in its place? So many questions – I love it!

Alright, I admit it, the angle was used to show off some of the great trim work along with keeping the main element in frame and the tone mapping process absolutely showed it off! Also the main reason the HDR process was used instead of a single image – nothing brings out textures more!

Really hope you’ve enjoyed our newly restored Union Depot as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them! Thanks for taking a look!

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  • You’re right; this is the most interesting image of the set! Perhaps by the next time you visit the depot for a shoot, you will have figured out the answers to the questions. If not, the mystery is just as much fun! 🙂 I’ve truly enjoyed this series, and can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve for next week!

    • Jim

      Thank you so much Erin! We’ll see, I’ll plan on a return trip in the summer and see if the questions have been answered!

  • A wonderful capture ….. and it’s got me thinking about those questions …. I wonder???????

    • Jim

      That’s the idea! Thanks Kerri!

  • Good eye Jimmy and good question…why did they remove the clock. This is a terrific shot and a great way to close out the week.

    • Jim

      Ah, thank you Edith! Really appreciate all of your comments!

  • What a great perspective here, Jim! I love the details in the textures from the brickwork, and the outline from the clock there really strikes an interesting element!