More Windows

These additional windows are more the star of the show than those from last Friday’s post. The first is from an alley in Jackson, Michigan. It is not colorized. The whole back wall of the building – including this window – is painted blue. Likewise, the blue caboose window was found this color, in this setting. Shifting to purple, the next window is a compliment to the purple door. The final window is a second-story window in Jackson’s train station. Both the window and the reflection capture the architectural beauty of this historical landmark. Happy reflections.

blue

caboose

purple

train station

Quirky

Those that know me, as well as those that have been following my photoblog, know that I can be quirky. In taking photographs I often look for the unusual within the usual. So today and Friday, I thought I would share some quirky photos of things that stuck my fancy. Hope at least some strike your fancy too.

Granite & Marble Swiss Church

Granite & Marble Swiss Church

Willie and Guitar

Willie and Guitar

Ticket Office

Ticket Office

Window

Window

Water Ripples

Water Ripples

Jackson Train Station

I returned to the Jackson Train Station to pick up my brother and sister-in-law. Once a busy hub, just a handful of passenger trains go through Jackson now. The train was late (as usual) so I got out my camera. The late afternoon/early evening light provided great contrast,

sign

This still life was all set up for me. I didn’t adjust anything but my camera.
Orange

Graffiti on a wall with fence shadows and the shadowed platform both invited my attention.

graffiti

station

This black-and-white shot was from a renovation construction area at the station.
chain

Finally the train came and I caught this image:
Train

Jackson Train Station

The Jackson, Michigan train station is one of the oldest continually operating stations in the country. It opened in September 1873 and is listed in the National Register of Historic places. Presidents Taft, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon all stopped here. The station has gone through a number of restorations to maintain its classic beauty.  The train station photo was shot in very early morning light with the lens at 300 mm and f/25. The ticket office window was shot at 72 mm and f/22. Traveling by train is a slow way to travel, but can allow more time to take in the passing countryside towns, and cities. Often I think the slower pace of yesteryear has a lot of advantages, but then I am rushed back to the frazzle of the day.

 

Train Station

 

Ticket Office

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