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Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.

 
The grand building is still used as 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 designed many other landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

 

Los Angeles Union Station is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The color enhanced photographs below are just a sampling of the treasures to be found and enjoyed.

 

Main entrance

 

 

Union Station Information Desk, main entrance

“Track 4, Platform A” sign

 

Tracks below Union Station

 

Arch over a doorway in the main lobby

 

Arrivals sign, main lobby

 

Ceiling with chandeliers

 

Harvey House Restaurant at Union Station

 

Stairwell, colorized photograph

 

Passageway to Trains, Bus Plaza, and Union Station East

 

Traxx Restaurant, main lobby

 

Original ticketing area

Women’s restroom

 

Entrance to Metro Red Line

 

Copyright © 2017 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.

Los Angeles in Vivid Colors

Los Angeles in Vivid Colors

Los Angeles is a wonderful city to live in as a photographer.
I was determined to get to know my adopted city a lot better, so I took some time off from my freelance work as a book designer and typesetter, and set out every morning to a different part of the city, camera in hand.
I began to experiment with altering and enhancing the colors in my photographs. The result is this series of color enhanced photographs of landmark buildings and sites in Los Angeles.
These are some of my favorite photographs, and hope that you enjoy looking at photographs nearly as much as I did working on them.

 

Art District, Downtown Los Angeles

Art District, Downtown Los Angeles

West Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Beverly Hills

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles


Downtown Los Angeles, Eastern Columbia Building

Hollywood, Los Angeles Film School

Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles, Girls Dance Hall

University of Southern California campus, downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles, Hayward Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles, Hayward Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles, Hayward Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles, Hayward Hotel

Santa Monica Bees

West Hollywood Swimming Pool

Los Angeles Times Building, Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo storefront

Lotus Flowers, Los Angeles

West Hollywood, Pacific Design Center

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Downtown Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Koreatown, Los Angeles, Wiltern Theatre

West Hollywood Cat in Window

Downtown Los Angeles, Ace Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles, Union Station

West Hollywood Gate

Santa Monica Ocean Beach

Santa Monica Ocean Beach Twisted Tree

Photographs © 2017 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.

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New photographs from downtown Los Angeles, August 2016

New photographs from downtown Los Angeles, August 2016

I spent some time photographing downtown Los Angeles last weekend, concentrating on the old Financial District and the adjoining Broadway Theatre District.

All of these images are color enhanced and altered.

Hope you enjoy! Andrea

 

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Hotel Hayward Lobby

 

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Barclay Hotel

 

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Spring Arcade Building

 

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Palace Theatre

 

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Broadway Theatre District

 

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Jukebox through the window of a Spring Street Barber

 

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Spring Street hat Shop

 

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Tower Theatre

 

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Broadway Theatre District with Eastern Columbia Building in the background

 

Copyright © 2016 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.

My Collage Process in Four Steps

My Collage Process in Four Steps

The following 2 sets of 4 images began as my photograph of a detail of the Art Deco masterpiece, the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles.

 

SET 1

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Original

 

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Colorized

 

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Collage 1

 

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Collage 2

 

SET 2

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Original

 

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Colorized

 

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Collage 1

 

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Collage 2

 

Hope this was either or both enjoyable and instructive! I used Adobe Photoshop for the coloring and Adobe InDesign for the layouts.

Andrea

 

Copyright © 2016 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.

More Photographs Before and After They’ve Been Color Enhanced

More Photographs Before and After They’ve Been Color Enhanced

Some of these photographs are more colorized than others. I tend to approach photography as a designer after working in the field for so many years. I rarely leave a photograph untouched!!  Andrea

 

Angels Flight Railway, downtown Los Angeles

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

Carousal at the Santa Monica Pier

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

Santa Monica City Hall

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

Pacific Ocean Beach, Santa Monica

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

San Fernando Building Entrance, downtown Los Angeles

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

Los Angeles Theatre Sign, downtown Los Angeles

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BEFORE

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AFTER

 

Copyright © 2016 Andrea Reider. All rights reserved.

 

More Photocollages by Andrea Reider

More Photocollages by Andrea Reider

Some more selections from my Instagram collages.

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Hollywood motel and a lion ornament from a building on Doheny in Beverly Hills

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Los Angeles Union Station

 

 

 

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Rush hour in West Hollywood with a sign from a downtown Los Angeles theatre below

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Mystery woman hidden behind a collaged veil

 

 

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The Chester Williams Blvd. awning in downtown Los Angeles and an old Arts District building with Hewitt Husky hanging out the window

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Arts District graffiti and me with my camera in the James Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles

 

 

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Santa Monica beach seagull atop the West Hollywood landmark building, Sunset Tower Hotel

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West Hollywood hummingbird racing toward a surfer on Venice Beach

 

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