All Aboard the Ghost Train

OK, I know I recently wrote about how most attempts at photographing the Metro fall short of being interesting, but when I stumbled across this shot by Flickr user kerron7, I nearly ran for the hills. Maybe I should have waited until Halloween to post this, as I find this shot downright spooky. I almost expect to see the ghost of Abe Lincoln standing on the platform waiting for the next train to hell.

Now the execution of this isn’t overly difficult, given that you have a steady hand (or other sturdy device) for a long exposure such as this. Oh, and owning a copy of Photoshop is a must. But I want to compliment kerron7 on his eye for a good shot when he sees one, and for his post processing work. I think he did a great job converting the original shot into b&w as well as the contrast adjustment for added effect.

I think I’ll stay off of the Metro for a while.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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