So I spent all week racking my brain trying to decide what exactly I would shoot for this week's My Town Shoot Out, because this week had no theme! I am saving a particular subject for the week I get to pick. Tonight I finally figured it out, and the shots were all taken between 8:00 and 9:00 PM on Thursday from the BART Platform at the Dublin/Pleasanton Station. I took some inspiration from Ed who showed some lightning shots this week, and played with darkness and light.
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This first shot was taken looking West after dusk, but you can still see a bit of color in the sky. On the Left side of the photo is Pleasanton, and on the Right side is Dublin. the platform sits between the East and West directions of the 580 Freeway, and was VERY windy and cold!This is looking at Chevy's in Pleasanton, Southwest from where I stood.Oracle has a campus a short walk from the station, looking Southeast.Looking Northeast, the Dublin side houses a Regal IMAX Cinema and large shopping center that looks just like far too many others dotting the highways of America. All of the stores are chains, and it's all very homogenized...The outbound side of the platform, and a train heading to San Francisco. It takes about an hour by train to get to SF.This shot is the inside of a nearly empty train, and I filtered it to make it look more bleak.I altered the lighting on this shot to make it look much grittier than it really is. This is the suburbs, and the station is pretty clean.This is the empty bike rack. It it usually pretty full during the workday, but by the time I got there, everyone was already home from work.The final image is the entrance to the station from the Dublin side - lighted glass brick pillars. I like glass brick, and it is going to be a part of the dream house, where I will live.