Project 365 – Day 178: Beaudry Metro station

June 26 2012

During writing the recent post on the Gay Village I discovered that Beaudry metro station is the only one that features a moving walkway. Since today was overcast and threatening to rain at any moment I decided to go check out Beaudry metro.

The station isn’t exactly what you would term an architectural masterpiece and really the only feature of the station (except for the gay pride rainbow pillar facade) is the moving walkway linking the entrance to the platform.

Although I had my tripod with me, I decided to shoot handheld. Due to relatively poor lighting I set the ISO to 800 but even so, some of the longer HDR exposures were slightly blurred due to camera movement. I did manage a couple of 3 bracketed HDR shots, but mainly the images below are from single exposures.

Moving Walkway at Beaudry Metro station

Moving Walkway at Beaudry Metro station
ISO 800 – 10mm – f5 – 1/10 sec

Beaudry Metro station HDR

Beaudry Metro station HDR
ISO 800 – 10mm – f5 – 1/15 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Moving walkway at Beaudry Metro

Moving walkway at Beaudry Metro
ISO 800 – 17mm – f5.3 – 1/60 sec

Staircase to platform at Beaudry Metro

Staircase to platform at Beaudry Metro
ISO 800 – 10mm – f5 – 1/40 sec

Beaudry Metro - Westbound

Beaudry Metro – Westbound
ISO 800 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/10 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Beaudry Metro station

Beaudry Metro station
ISO 800 – 10mm – f5 – 1/40 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Waiting for the Metro at Beaudry station

Waiting for the Metro at Beaudry station
ISO 800 – 14mm – f5 – 1/8 sec

Beaudry Metro Platform

Beaudry Metro Platform
ISO 160 – 10mm – f5 – 1/13 sec

It wasn’t until after I left that I thought of a shot I should have tried – resting the camera on the rail (or tripod) while on the walkway and taking a relatively long exposure that would have blurred everything except the floor and any stationary people on the same walkway – an idea for another day perhaps :-) I would be interested to know if anyone has tried this on a moving walkway or escalator?

I recall earlier in the project that I planned to photograph the entire metro system of Montreal. Well, having photographed Lionel Groulx station back in February, that now only leaves another 66 to go :-(

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Martin

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2 Comments

  1. Ellis Pictures June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    Brilliant shots Martin, Im a great fan of shots from underground/metro stations, I have a few photo contacts that do a fair bit of that type of work and post on flickr, If you have a few minutes please take a look at some of his work http://www.flickr.com/photos/turnipfarmer/ . I am trying to plan to get to London some time soon and grab a few myself ;-)

    • Montreal in Pictures June 27, 2012 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks Steve…They do offer some great opportunities for photography don’t they ;-) Thanks for sharing the link to Aaron’s images – some amazing photo’s and inspiration (together with your shot yesterday) to go shoot the remaining 66 stations of the Montreal metro :-)