February 17, 2016: DC subway

I've been wandering the DC subway lately.  My goal is to visit every station in search of cool spots.  So far, I've fallen in love with my widest lens, Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS.  I've been kinda addicted to narrow perspectives lately, so it's nice to get a change of pace.

Anyhow, I started this project at Metro Center, a neat station with basically identical architecture to L'Enfant.  I particularly liked these shots of people waiting for trains.  The latter two were created via hand-held long exposures.  Sometimes I introduce a little extra shake to produce the "jittery" effect.

L'Enfant wasn't bad, either.  That's the only place I've seen lanterns hanging above the edge of the tracks.  I took some long exposures of trains entering the station from the tunnel, but I wasn't satisfied with the results.  I'll probably try again soon.

I've also explored the eastern branch of the red line.  Glenmont's at the end.  The color on the escalators was so vibrant that it looks like I used HDR (high dynamic range) even though I didn't.

The last station I've visited so far is Wheaton.  (The other red line stations weren't very interesting at night.)  This one is different than most I've seen due to the fact that its tracks are separated by a thick concrete wall.

According to this Wikipedia article, the escalators in the Wheaton station are the longest in the Western Hemisphere.

I'll wrap up with a few more photos from my first two outings.  This project has been a lot of fun so far, and I'm eager to see what I find during future sessions.

(To see any of the abstract photos in a larger size, check out this gallery.  For realistic photos, check out this gallery.)


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