Thursday, 7 July 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel - Sepia Saturday

I've tried to stick with the station theme with these shots sent to me by my daughter a few years ago.

Washington DC Subway Station

The light shining through a much older structure makes a contrast with the shadows it created.

Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire gives a photographer a lot of scope to obtain pictures enhanced by light effects as shown by this second shot.


That stripe on the grass looks as if it has been painted there.

For more light and station entertainment call in on other posts for Alan Burnett's  Sepia Saturday 82

19 comments:

Mattias Kroon said...

Very interesting photos Bob! Especially the modern photos there above:)

Postcardy said...

I especially like the first subway photo. It has a sensation of speed as well as light.

Little Nell said...

As well as the wonderful pictures, especially of Fountains Abbey, I enjoyed the play on words.

Rosalind Adam said...

Great photos but I don't think I'd like to be down in that subway... too much ceiling! Fountains Abbey, on the other hand, is a lovely place to be... all that sky!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Love the 2nd photo of the DC subway station.

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

I've been to this subway station before. Washington DC has and amazing underground system. I like how you have made the tunnel comparison with the cathedral arches. You're so fortunate to have that wonderful architecture there. Thanks for visiting my crazy blog and leaving your nice comments. :)

Howard said...

Fountains Abbey looks fabulous, I must visit it one day.

Christine H. said...

What a great contrast between these two sets of photos. One reflects streamlined speed; the other a very meditative and peaceful quality.

Alan Burnett said...

Don't know who it was that said photography was "painting with light", but that is what your images illustrate.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Some great photos and great photography on the last ones by you I am guessing. Love the Abbey. I like to paint arches and columns plenty of room to spread out the paint on a canvas.
QMM

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Beautiful patterns of light, the station in particular.

Kristin said...

The DC station sure looks more impressive then the ones I've seen here in Atlanta. But the Abbey ruins! Wow. Thank you for posting these shadow and light photos.

Nancy said...

I love the rhythm and repetition created by these structures - and the photographs capture those so well. I especially like the last two. Thanks for sharing.

Isabel said...

wow, love these photos. such wonderful designs captured.

Mike Brubaker said...

Wow, yet one more place to visit. Fountains Abbey that is.

TICKLEBEAR said...

i love the subway pic, among others... for the perspective and geometrics.
;0`
HUGZ

Martin Lower said...

The subway photos are hugely impressive. That ceiling seems to go on for ever. I've been to Fountains Abbey, your pictures do justice to a wonderful place.

tony said...

Fountains Abbey Is Such A Brilliant Structure, In A Beautiful Setting.Yorkshire Rules!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos, especially I like the first and second.

Regards!