The art of transit

photo by Jon Sittner, via Flickr

I find many of the photos that we use in “the art of transit” on Flickr, which is both easy to search and has a multitude of groups dedicated to transportation. In those groups, a lot of photographers try to capture images of stairwells and escalators at transit stations. Some of those photos — such as the above of the Red/Purple Line’s Civic Center station — are very good. Others, well, not so much. In the case of this photo, Jon used the high-dynamic range method (known as “HDR”), which through processing helps better capture all the different light and dark areas of a photo.

To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to The photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr. Or click on the ‘art of transit’ in the categories box at right.

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