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Martinez Station

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 16 February 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Amtrak Passenger Rail Station - Martinez, California

I arrived here - wishing to photograph the station. What timing. I quickly learned that three trains would be rolling through in the next 10 minutes. So what say we stick around?
Canon 5D mkII w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens: ISO 640 - at 16mm - f/11 - 5.0 seconds

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

The clarity of the clouds in the darkness is astounding.

16 Feb 2011 5:17am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Great perspective and lighting...

16 Feb 2011 5:51am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

super shot, very good exsposure

16 Feb 2011 6:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb night shot and beautiful tones. I like the starburst effect on the street lights.

16 Feb 2011 7:09am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great night mood, love the sky also

16 Feb 2011 8:55am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

excellent night shot!

16 Feb 2011 9:43am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

You have created a sense of daylight on the ground with all the "starlight" that
is found in this amazing scene. I hope the trains come in. Seeing what you have
done with trains in the past few days is so astonishing. Beautiful glow here on
the ground, a stark contrast from the early morning light and the star in the sky.

16 Feb 2011 9:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Surprising how modern the station looks, they obviously put more investment into terminals than rail operators do in Europe. I also note how relatively low the platforms are, must be a bit of a climb up into the trains.

16 Feb 2011 10:00am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What lovely tone and perfect exposure!!! Wonderful use of wide angle to enhance the mood of the station... everyone seems to have been waiting for ages! Oh the "star lights" are just enchanting!:-)

16 Feb 2011 3:04pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great bw Stephen. I like these small stars sent back by lampposts

16 Feb 2011 6:03pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting shot, with this lighting

16 Feb 2011 7:44pm

David from Detroit, United States

Love the lighting and the treatment you used.

16 Feb 2011 10:59pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent b&w capture!

17 Feb 2011 6:01am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great long exposure and processing.

18 Feb 2011 2:11am