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Entries from November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010


Trains at Los Angeles Union Station in HDR: Part 1

To help alleviate our financial woe I have begun taking on some web and design consulting work leaving me with less time than I would like to create postings for ChasingSteel.com, let alone going out the far reaches of California to take photographs. Hopefully the new year will bring better opportunities!

Over the course of the past week I filled the small holes of opportunity during my daily commutes with post-processing some photos from Los Angeles Union Station and trying my hand at some different creative approaches as well. The following photos are representative of this effort and, if you have the time and are so inclined, I would appreciate you providing a comment and letting me know what you think of them and offering any criticism:

Cab Car Cascade - A cascading line of Metrolink cab cars bask in the morning sun after the morning rush hour.
[10/6/2010 - River Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry
Gold Line Passengers - Metrolink locomotive SCAX 881 (EMD F59PHI) frames passengers waiting to board Metro’s Gold Line at Los Angeles Union Station.[11/23/2010 - River Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry

SCAX 872 - Metrolink locomotive SCAX 872 (EMD F59PH) was posed on one of the escape tracks at Los Angeles Union Station without an attached train set - a perfect time to get a builder’s photo.
[11/23/2010 - River Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry
Pacific Surfliner Arrival - An Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner train arrives at Los Angeles Union Station.
[11/23/2010 - River Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry