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Union Station

Project 52 – Entry #27

Union Station, an inner-city rail station and major commuter hub in Toronto sits in the heart of the downtown core. The building itself opened to the public in 1927 and is currently undergoing a major renovation and redesign.. The design of the planned renovations can be found on their website and it looks…well…interesting. Lots of glass and escalators. I really hope they keep the original pillars and brick. This is the main concourse which they haven’t touched yet.  I was able to fire off a few brackets before the tripod police came over and gave me a slap on the wrists.

As usual you can click on the image to see a large view.

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23 responses

  1. Too bad the police stopped you. And thank goodness, they didn’t make you erase the images. This is a wonderful image capture.

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    November 30, 2011 at 8:10 am

  2. Love the composition, details and textures Edith. It looks even better in the large view.

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    November 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

  3. Gerry

    I’ve travelled through that station many time Edith and have never seen it looking so beautiful and quiet; must have been a Sunday morning. Lovely shot, certainly a keeper. Gerry

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    November 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

  4. Very nice Edith!

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

  5. Bah, bummer on the tripod police roll’n on ya. Shot looks cool though 🙂

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

  6. Thanks everyone. Yes Gerry you’re right it was Saturday morning. The place is usually crazy during the week.

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

  7. Nice work, love all the details

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    November 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  8. every town must have a union station, I was excited thing you were in CO?

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    November 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  9. This looks amazing in the enlarged view. A wonderful vast space and beautifully captured. Those damn tripod police!

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    November 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

  10. This shot looks even better when enlarged – you have captured a fantastic amount of detail. I like the way the patterns on the floor lead the eye though the scene to the arch of the back wall. The eye then follows the arch and returns to the foreground via the windowed ares of the two side walls.

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    November 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

  11. Love the details and textures. Wonderful capture.

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    November 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

  12. Beautiful shot Edith. This station is truly a work of art. I hope they do a good job preserving it!

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    November 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

  13. Beautifully processed and shot Edith!

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    November 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  14. Nicely done Edith, Love the processing

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    December 1, 2011 at 3:22 am

  15. Terrific processing in this great shot, Edith! I love the color tones and detail in this. You nailed it!

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    December 1, 2011 at 5:31 am

  16. Gotta love the tripod police. *sigh*

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    December 1, 2011 at 8:48 am

  17. Really great shot here Edith, incredible processing

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    December 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

  18. Superb capture Edith. So much detail!

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    December 2, 2011 at 7:59 am

  19. Very nicely done (found you on Carmi’s site). Either you used HDR or the lighting was remarkably even. Whatever the case, you came away with a great picture before they shut you down. I was shut down similarly on a work trip, in the lobby of a hotel. That shot and a post about it are here: http://blog.markwill.com/2006/06/07/northern-oppression

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    December 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

    • Thanks so much for visiting Mark. I did use HDR. I shot 3 bracketed exposures. First I brought the 3 RAW files into Photoshop then used Photomatix Pro to tone map then. I then brought the tonemapped image back into Photoshop and adjusted levels. The interior shot was converted to B&W using Topaz B&W Effects.

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      December 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      • Very cool. You were able to get three for use in your HDR effort before they shut you down. I used Photomatix (first time use, on a business trip) for a shot later in the same post I linked above. Haven’t done much with it since, but it’s a fun tool.

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        December 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

  20. Great long exposure – love the stillness combined with the motion trails.

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    December 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  21. that’s awesome!

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    December 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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