Braddock Station Roof, Braddock Road

Braddock Station Roof, Braddock Road. Nikon D200, 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 100, f/8, 1/160 sec.

I see a lot of this roof. One day this past winter, I decided to make a picture of it. It was daytime but I processed it to give it more of an evening feel.


Braddock Station Entry, Braddock Road

Braddock Station Entry, Braddock Road. Nikon D200, 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.

In street photography, I’m always looking for visual cues that lend interest to a scene. Beautiful light, colorful or graphic elements, intriguing characters, and decisive moments can all create that interest. I got a handful of them on this particular day. I especially love the tension created between the two figures’ footsteps moving in opposite directions.

Yellow, Braddock Road Metro Station

Yellow, Braddock Road Metro Station
Yellow, Braddock Road Metro Station. Nikon D200, 180mm 2.8 AIS ED, ISO 500, f/4, 1/250 sec.

While waiting for the metro this morning, I was trying to photograph a freight train that was passing near the station. I got some so-so shots and had turned around to wait for my train when I saw this guy with a yellow umbrella. I liked that it matched the paint on the ground, so figured I’d frame up a shot. I always feel a little awkward doing things like this, but I really wanted to capture the moment. I waited for the guy to look the other direction and then snapped this quick shot.