Union Station 1, Los Angeles

© John H. Siskin

Union Station 1, Los Angeles

Jayme S. Hall 1/8/2008 2:44:14 AM

John- I really like this one. If you had not titled it "Union Station", I would have guessed it was a church or place of worship :) Such a beautiful exposure, capturing both the light & details. The composition with the leading lines & repeating elements, makes for a truly beautiful & eye engaging image. I see something new each time I look at it :) #824600

John H. Siskin 1/8/2008 12:14:59 PM

Hi Jayme,
This is one of my favorite photos. I took this with a Speed Graphic in the train station here in Los Angeles. I had to hand hold the camera, hard to do with a camera that shoots 4X5 film. Security at the station wouldn’t let me use a tripod. I shot at a 1/15th of a second at f11. I used a wide-angle lens, a 65mm (wide angle for 4X5). The lens was f8 wide open, so I was shooting with very little depth of field. I was incredibly happy when I saw the negative; everything was sharp! I have also shot at Grand Central Station in New York, but there I had permission so I could use a tripod!
Thanks, John

Laura E. Swan 4/18/2008 3:58:20 PM

I totally agree with Jayme. So well done. I too thought it was a Holy Place, reminiscent of the last days days of Christ, that we can read of, when he was being judged.

-Laura Swan #5805072

John H. Siskin 4/18/2008 4:16:03 PM

Hi Laura,
It is a ticket counter, unused. They really knew how to build at that time. Travel was nicer at that time also. I love this shot, it is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for interest in the image! John Siskin

Laura E. Swan 4/18/2008 5:56:33 PM

I clicked on your photo here and left a message! :) -Laura #5805379

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This images is part of my show at Indiana Landmarks on June 7, 2013

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