Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tunnel Vision


This picture is my submittal for Creative Photography Contest #13. We are in the subterranean passageway underneath the tracks at Union Station in New Haven.

This is a slightly strange spatial view that the numerous weekday commuters do not notice on the way to their daily travails. Too many people, too little time to pay attention to the portal itself. But on a Saturday, when the place is devoid of the daily grind, it offers a differing sense. The ovoid shape is clearer, and the horizontal silver trim slivers seem to expand endlessly toward the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

The particulars are attention grabbing, even though the picture wasn’t staged. Just the Canon digital point and shoot with the flash on and no other finesse. The shot is slightly tilted as I propped the camera on the ‘chair arm, and the soft chartreuse glow from the stainless steel planks is slightly eerie. Yet oddly eye-catching. You feel compelled to keep moving until you make your escape into the natural white light with the conductor inviting you onto the train.

Thanks Roger and judges for this week’s invite!

15 comments:

Bond said...

LOVE this shot Ralph....

Most excellent

Leora said...

Neat shot. It goes on and and on, and the chartreuse...I confess, I had to look up that color just now! Not quite lime, a bit greyer? Science fictiony.

napaboaniya said...

Viewing this shot, my mind screams out "There's light at the end of the tunnel!"
Happy Creative Photography and good luck :)

Kimmie said...

Oh, I really like this shot Ralph! Very nice for this weeks Creative Photography.

Good Luck!

Blessings,
Kimmie

Gattina said...

Very special, looks strange so empty without a single soul !

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Yes, this shot has a fantastic perspective. The coloring is awesome. Very neat shot indeed!
~Michele~

Joan said...

What a great photo! It kinda reminds me of the hallways on the U.S.S. Starship Enterprise.

BABYLONEZOO said...

j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance de cette photo, la lumière

Linda said...

This is a fantastic shot, Ralph! I recognized it as Union Station before I read a single word of your post, too. Very, very nice!

Good luck in the contest this week; personally I think you've got a winner here!

Gretchen said...

That is a different view. :) It's the every-day things that we don't really take the time to appreciate that make for the best shots.

gmacomics said...

eerie place. great perspective shot there!

mark's tails said...

Love the colors, love the perspective. Great shot!

Roger said...

That's a awesome shot and great angle!
Sorry I am late getting here classes and stuff trying to learn universal plumbing codes... All ya really got to do in plumbing is think like a drop of rain lol!

Have a good weekend!

Dianne said...

Sorry I'm here so late Ralph

This may be your best shot yet!! The angle, the depth. I didn't realize at first where I was. It's lovely and unique.

Raven said...

Way cool.