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Plastic railway station

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I'm not a great fan of fake tilt-shift photos but in this case the scene looked so surreal that I just knew I have to create one. This is Atocha Railway Station in Madrid. The building in its current shape was opened in 1892 (the original from 1851 was destroyed in fire). There are many old railway stations but this one is unique - there is a small jungle in the middle of it (you can see it in the photo above). This small tropical forest looks so weird and so surreal that it's really hard to believe your own eyes. The drawback is that it's pretty hot and stuffy inside.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/30
ISO: 800
Number of exposures: 1
E.V. Step: n/a
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Lightroom 4.2, Photoshop CS6

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