Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Creative Photo No. 10
Just a couple of shots on the platform for Track 10 at Union Station in New Haven, CT. Our darling Kid1 Allegra was to visit her boyfriend in NYC, and I was hoping for photos for the blog. Given my being in the wheelchair, photos taken from my 'chair seat height of about 2 feet above the ground (and only 53 inches tall), it's not often that I get the shot precisely as envisioned.
However, I did bring the point-and-shoot and saw the train's movements in the sign. The Metro North trains arrive from Grand Central and reverse course, over thirty times a day. The trains are coming and going...going and coming back. The signs evoke what you might see from the train either way. Or both ways. Coming and going.
I am remembering using my trusty Pentax K1000 and lenses, and was thinking about trying film again. The K1000 is heavy, true, but I still have a tripod...and a cable release. The tripod placed on my 'chair foot platform? It is alluring as I was thinking about how the shot a fisheye lens would capture of the New Haven sign. Thinkin' about it...Thanks Roger for this week's photo event.