Yesterday I showed you a Red Line train going over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston to Cambridge's Kendall Square; today, I'm showing you where it would have arrived. This is the interior of the Kendall Square T Stop in Cambridge.
Boston's subway is known locally as the T - short for MBTA, itself short for Metro Boston Transit Authority. The T includes the first subway built in North America, now part of the Green Line in downtown Boston. The Red Line was a later addition, stretching from Mattapan in the south to Somerville in the north. At Kendall, it passes into an area of Cambridge known best for the presence of MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of Boston's many major universities. Hints of MIT can be seen in the station itself; the large chimes between the tracks are part of a public sculpture called the Kendall Band, created by Paul Matisse (grandson of the famed artist) in honor of the station's technical heritage. They are interactive, and levers on either side of the station will make them chime loudly.
A larger version can be seen on Flickr, here.
Critiques | Translate
mesutilgim (67856) 2013-01-02 12:52
Very nice capture of this subway station in Cambridge.
Good pov and good layout. Perfect graphism.
TFS and best regards
weetrees (593) 2013-01-02 14:21
love all the lines in this image cleverly spotted and well realised
Lovely rich colours and the woman adds extra interest
hope you had a happy new year :-)
livermore (1462) 2013-01-02 15:41
Je suis assez fan de ce genre d'image, couloir de métro, transports en commun, vie quotidienne.
On trouve toujours des compositions interessantes à faire, comme celle-ci par exemple.
Bonne année 2013
Sonata11 (28209) 2013-01-02 16:25
you capture this train station wonderfully with fantastic perspective. The colors, lighting sharpness , POV are magnificent. Perfectly well done. Thank you and Happy New Year 2013,
All the best,
danos (73896) 2013-01-02 21:39
nice the creative perspective from the interior of the Red Line train with the waiting passengers to add life in the shot.
I wish,to you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
JFS (32027) 2013-01-02 21:43
Very flashing shot with lots of elements and colors, I like it!
Antipodean (1092) 2013-01-02 23:28
Kia ora Andrew,
Interesting shot with great balance. The people the other side of the chimes, the lady looking in her handbag/cellphone give the picture balance and human interest. Well planned. Cheers, Neil
Nicou (97509) 2013-01-03 2:28
quelle intérieur de gare superbe image et captage avec ce graphisme de barres, le personnage le rouge et le jaune fantastique image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
CLODO (24672) 2013-01-03 5:41
nice perspective mainly attractive with the bright colors of the left part, enhanced by the woman
holmertz (26854) 2013-01-03 7:10
The yellow and red diagonals drag me along the platform, only the well placed woman in blue and black stops me. The chimes and pillars give a good counter-balance to the diagonals, apart from being interesting (the chimes) by themselves.
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-01-03 8:12
What a brilliant place to place a sculpture like this, and to have it seen by so many everyday! Thanks for hte wiki link. I like the shot you have here, both the artwork, and the girl on the left, who seems to be almost 3D in the image. Very unique and interesting capture, thanks
marabu61 (3865) 2013-01-03 10:37
Not that I remember a lot of the T in Bosten, it was 2005 we where there, but the Metro of Boston looks definitively nicer and cleaner than its New York counterpart.
Good exposure in a situation that was certainly less then favorable for this kind of photo. Nicely done.
happy new year
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-03 13:38
this is a very interesting composition with the lines converging towards the left side of the image. the lines and shapes combined with the lovely vivid yellow and red colours are very effective and help create a wonderful visual image.
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-01-03 19:39
This one really has the wow factor there, an inevitably impressive shot with strong graphism effect and almost can feel the crispiness of the many repeated lines. You have taken this at an appropriate time, interesting long perspective, diagonal touch and depth, but the bold vivid colors add to the sensation to catch attention immediately and the lady is there to add the reality. This is a fine 'street' shot well taken, Congrats.
willperrett (2949) 2013-01-04 10:29
Sorry I haven't visited your portfolio recently: I've been taking a break from TE, but have returned with batteries fully charged! I've chosen this of your recent postings, as I'm attracted to the stark beauty of this sub-urban scene. The figure on the extreme left is a must-be-there, and counterbalances the folk on the opposite platform. The stripes of red and yellow really lift the scene too. I imagine the chimes would be activated by passing trains as well. Good work and a Happy New Year.
krzychu30 (8775) 2013-01-05 1:55
I´m glad I´m not the only one who likes such scenes from subway.Well composed and framed scene.The POV,that creates so superb diagonal line was a great choice.Also colors are perfectly captured-they seem natural and well-saturated.
adores (28178) 2013-01-05 15:52
I guess I don't have any photos from train stations, but most part of the times they work very well. That's the case here. I like the graphism, the colours and specially the presence of the woman on the left! Well done!
Have a great New Year!
Silvio1953 (97953) 2013-01-07 0:54
Ciao Andrew, lovely composition, fantastic perspective and beautiful graphic, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (3612) 2013-01-07 3:24
As someone who is attracted to lines - especially diagonals as I am, I was immediately drawn to this shot in your gallery. In many ways it's a classic perspective and depth shot. I like the FG interest of the chimes. Do they actually work as a train passes?
Looking to the focal point of what appears to be a tunnel it seems the woman's head is blocking out an arriving train? I wonder what this would have looked like with the woman absent and a train emerging from this tunnel at that point? The yellow line along the edge of the platform would certainly have had more of a visual impact for me had she not been there so I'm not so sure that I agree with Will's point about her being a must have element in the scene. The creative side of me too is wondering what this could look like with a slow shutter speed and a blurred colourful train passing through.
But what is apparent here is your usual outstanding ability to accurately expose in low light situations where the colour temperatures of the various light sources would play havoc with the metering system on my camera. Technically - well done.
aliabazari (10105) 2013-01-07 9:30
I love this view of the station's daily lives. Very well done.
annjackman (13171) 2013-01-08 3:10
I missed this picture that you posted and like it very much. Strong colours and shapes make this a very pleasing graphic image. The lady walking along the platform is well placed and balances well with the row of people waiting on the opposite platform.
Kind Regards, Ann
lpi (4424) 2013-01-09 9:15
Une jolie scène de la vie quotidienne, j'aime ce genre de cliché!
La perspective est excellente!
gus72 (2506) 2013-01-19 21:05
Hi Andrew !!
I do not know how many images you took in order to get this one, which is perfect in terms of exposure, in other words very well captured.
There is a nice range of colours and action which enhance the photo.In particular I like the shape of the vertical columns joining the slab above.
Have a nice Sunday.
tober (8748) 2013-01-23 14:05
Hello Andrew, the use of graphism, depth of field on the metro way and geometrical patterns create a beautiful composition with the dynamism of red & yellow colours. Human presence also adds life. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5689)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Music [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 12:16