The art of transit

photo by Zach Behrens, via Twitter

Nice shot of folks boarding a Metro bus processed with the Instagram app for iPhones. Zach, of course, was the long-time editor at LAist and is now overseeing KCET’s web efforts, including their SoCal Focus blog.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Matthew Harang, via submission

Great colors, a provocative electronic display and the silhouette of a palm tree are key ingredients in this very nice photo by Matthew. He took it with a Nikon D60.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Anelly Vazquez, via Flickr

Very nice night-time photo from an overpass over the El in Chicago by Anelly. The photo was taken with a Nikon D3000 with a shutter speed of 2.5 seconds, f/8.0 aperture, 18mm focal length and a 100 ISO. No flash was used.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

 

photos by Chris Valle, via his Flickr page and photography website

The top photo is of the 105-405 interchange, the photo below of the 105-110 junction. From a transportation standpoint, they are two of the busier interchanges in the region — the Green Line passes through both — and the assortment of sky-high ramps connecting the 105-110 manage to be iconic, brilliant and kinda scary.

From a photography standpoint, I like the very different approach Chris took to shooting these photos — above, we get a lot of sky and the sun being screened by a ramp. Below, he found the perfect spot to convey the geometry of the interchange. Chris, by the way, is a local pro shooter and I encourage you to check out his website if you’re interested in photography.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Garry Schlatter, via Flickr

Pretty amazing photo of the old train depot in Wallancarra, Australia — which now serves as a museum. Garry’s a professional photographer and I encourage you to check out his work on his Flickr page and his photography website. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second, f/9.0 aperture, focal length of 16 mm and a 320 ISO. It was processed in Photoshop.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Andrew Raby, via Flickr

Nice use of color in this photo of the Pershing Square station for the Red and Purple lines in downtown L.A. Why so empty? The photo was taken during the soapbox derby races held a couple of weekends ago.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

 

The art of transit

photo by slinqui, via Twitter submission with #artoftransit hashtag

It’s funny how something routine such as boarding a bus can become quite interesting when the perspective is changed. The photo was taken looking down from the Blue Line’s Firestone station.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.