Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012, Day 67 - Better by rail

Sometimes common sense escapes me completely.  This is Portland's Union Station.  Built in 1896 it houses the only Amtrak first class lounge on the west coast.  In 1996, to celebrate its centennial year, the building underwent extensive restoration.  I have countless pictures of this magnificent train station but all taken from ground level and from a relatively short distance in an attempt to eradicate foreground distractions but on Sunday I went on to the onramp for the Broadway Bridge and found an almost ideal vantage point.  Why it didn't occur to me in the past is a mystery but never-the-less I present you with Union Station.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40/f4L
17mm, f6.3, merged layers of 1.3, 2.5, and 5 sec @ 500 ISO

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