I was having a lot of fun the other day altering the colors in this shot of the front entrance to Los Angeles Union Station. I enjoy working on photographs of Union Station because there are distinct areas of color and many interesting and ornate design motifs.
Union Station is located in downtown Los Angeles, and became known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” to be built in the United States when it opened in May 1939.
Union Station is still a major Southern California transportation hub with long-distance, regional, and commuter trains and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.
A group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson combined several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne. The Parkinsons—as they were known—designed many landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The first of the following photographs is my original and unaltered shot, followed by three of my color-enhanced versions.
The design of Union Station is a timeless and perfect blend of form and function. Many thanks to The Parkinsons for providing me with this gorgeous building as a platform for my own work.
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