Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - All aboard



Tracy, from sunny Brisbane in the land of Oz, has provided with the wonderful meme Shadow Shot Sunday. We look look for those subjects, simple or complex, that allow for shadows.

I brought Allegra to catch her train at nearby Union Station in New Haven (CT) one summer Saturday. Since the normal pattern of commuting is M-F, I was able to go to the train platforms to observe, I think for tracks 10 and 12. I wasn't looking for shadows in those pre-SSS days, but here they appear! Lights, sign posts and large electrical structures are happy to comply.






The classically styled station building is to the left. with the lovely arched windows. The complex electrical towers leave a shadow on the tracks. Further shadows sit underside the adjacent platform and on the brick wall of the depot. The non-descript building to the right is a parking garage (car park?).

I would have taken pictures inside the station, but the many security agencies (MTA police, New Haven police and Connecticut State police) made me consider taking pictures outside. On a glorious day like this (80°F, 26°C) who wants to take pictures inside anyway??


The shadowy world of photo artists is found at Hey Harriet's fabulous site!




32 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Long time no see bro?

How's everything overthere in the BIG apple?

Your shot is cool. Reminds me of my trip everyday during sunny days.

Shall we go off next stop, or? I am now desperated to see the sunlight and feel the heat of the sun.

Happy w/end to you & Patti...
xoxo

Sweet Repose said...

Way too urban for me, this country girl prefers the gray structures of standing trees, especially now that the spring is approaching, you can't force me to the city.

I just love the name Allegra, it is just stunningly beautiful and exotic, lucky girl.

Have a wonderful weekend, hope you have sunshine to brighten your path, this is why we have Winter...to enjoy the Spring to the fullest!

sarayutouched said...

i agree...outside shadow pictures are the best! thanks for sharing. have a great weekend!!

frayedattheedge said...

Excellent shadows, and I like the contrast between the two building styles.

Sylvia K said...

I love train stations! And these are such great shots, Ralph! Such sharp, clear shadows. I, too, love the contrast between the two buildings. And most of all I love the sun that made such shadows in the first place! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Birgitta said...

Great shots Ralph!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love train stations, here and abroad. You got some great shadows without knowing you would be looking for them in the future! Good ones!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Great station shadow shots you have indeed - good to see the contrast between the old and new stations - know which I prefer.

Tom Hilton said...

Very cool. Like you, when I look back at my pre-SSS pics I'm often surprised at the great shadows I captured without setting out to do it.

Paula Scott said...

So true! A glorious day indeed with glorious shadow shots to go with it. Although, I do understand the 'conflict' in wanting to go into the train station too in spite of the hassle.

fredamans said...

Great shadow found amongst the simplest of things. Terrific!

Jacqui said...

GReat shadows - I can almost feel the heat of the concrete and metal jungle. x

MyMaracas said...

No need to look indoors when the shadow hunting is so good outside. Nice patterns, and something different!

Rosebud Collection said...

What great shadows. The old buildings had character. Good shadows and you didn't look for them..at that time.
Happy SSS.

Catherine said...

great urban shots...

Lindz said...

big tall post shadow covered part of the railtrack, this reminds me of my working days standing at the train station waiting for the train,

Cassie said...

Oh yes Ralph, those old stations have such great character and shadows lurking everywhere! Isn't it cool how we look back on photos and now see the wonderful shadow shots/!

Diane AZ said...

I love train stations and you found a lot of great shadows in New Haven. I was surprised to read that you took these photos pre-SSS.

LDH said...

One of the many thing I love about Shadow Shot Sunday is intentionally noticing the shadows that I overlooked in the past. Your pictures are full of interesting shadows as well as shapes. I see squares, triangles, arches, rectangles, circles, half-circles and ovals! If my geometry was sharper I could name some of the other shapes as well.

Nice!

Debbie said...

Great city shadow shots! Thanks for stopping over:)

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadows at the station!

Hey Harriet said...

It's fun to find shadows in our older photos. I love the look of the station building! And a Parking Garage? I've never heard of them referred to as that before. Makes me giggle thinking of a bully who wants to pick a fight and would normally say "you, me, car park" & would have to say "you me, parking garage" - The second doesn't sound quite as threatening somehow :)

BLOGitse said...

I've always been a fan of trains.
Lots of nice shadows you have here...
Have a great week ahead!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Greyscale Territory said...

(Trying again! My screen froze!) A very interesting line up of city buildings right near the railway line! The shadows on the platform are almost like symbols of breathing space! Great photos!

Eden said...

Those are gorgeous shadow shots in the train station. I love the shadow on the tracks the best. Great shots!

Serendipity said...

Nice blue skies as well as shadows. I like the second shot best :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

The long bare platform, the perfect canvas for your shadow shots Ralph.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wonderful shadows Ralph! When we go through old shadows, prior to SSS - we are amazed at what we find - who knew!
Sorry to hear about your cat, Rigby. It's always hard to loose an animal pal! We love that picture of him drinking from the faucet - too funny!!

Dianne said...

your perspective is great in both shots, especially the first one

sunnymama said...

Great urban shadow shots!

Stine in Ontario said...

You never know where you might find great photos do you? Good thing you had your camera with you!

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