The art of transit

photo by downtowngal, via submission

This is a very cool photo. Explains downtowngal in an email:

This was taken on the Purple Line. It was really blurry but saved by
processing in Photoshop Elements with the Poster Edges filter, and
applying a color gradient. I think it expresses how a subway ride feels
late at night…

Just about any photo processing software now — including most for smartphones — allows you to do all sorts of neat effects that can turn a so-so photo in something pretty neat, such as the above. PS Elements has some nice filters (Elements, which I also use often, is the inexpensive version of Photoshop), as does iPhoto on Apple computers.

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