Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Night station

This is a commuter rail station in my home town of Elgin, Illinois. It's the final stop on a line outbound from the city of Chicago. At one time this station consisted of a basic roof over a set of benches. The station underwent a renovation four years ago which resulted in a charming depot structure.

This was an early attempt at night photography, taken last July. As I recall, this was a two-minute exposure, which rendered the drifting clouds as ghostly streaks across the twilight sky. The camera sat on a tripod set about a foot and a half off the ground in between a set of rails - it was a weekend and the schedule didn't call for any trains interrupting my shot or my life.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

7 comments:

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grnidlady said...

beautiful night shot!

Super Des said...

is it a picture or a 3d? very nice

writerwoman said...

Gorgeous photo!
Makes me want to hop on the train and check that stop out.

Sheila said...

Train stations can be cool places as you've shown with this photo. I continue to enjoy your work and appreciate that you post so regularly.

LJP said...

The effect you have created with the night sky and the lamplights is beautiful.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Oh my gosh! I haven't seen such beautiful presentation. It is just perfect.
I'm here from the Gonzo Carnival.