Bai Chuang Shyu  


The Dome of Light by Bai Chuang Shyu

February 2021 - The Dome of Light

About the Image(s)

The Formosa subway station in Kaohsiung city is a work of art. The station platform structures made of sheets of glass covering steel platforms represent “praying for longevity”, in order to commemorate the Formosa Incident which happened here. The “Dome of Light”, the name of the subway, was completed by the Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata over 4 and half years. Made of glass, colored paint and lights, it represents the birth, growth, glory and dimming of the cosmos and was named the second most beautiful subway station in the world by the American travel website BootsnAll.
My Nikon D810 was on tripod using a wide angle lens with f/13, ISO-640 and a series of images with 1/3 second exposure time. This exposure time produced a moving blur in walking people. I selected those body images with moving blur and pasted together to create a busy subway atmosphere The only clear image is the guy in the left corner. Perhaps he is also taking a photo at that time. The image was post-processed in Viveza2 and cropped in PhotoShop.


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8 comments posted




David Terao   David Terao
I like the way you composed this image with the offset dome. It adds a dynamic interest and complements the movement of the people. I'm not sure I like the one still man on the left, but he doesn't distract from the overall motion of the image very much. Of course, the colors are beautiful. But, to me the image is all about movement in the underground setting.   Posted: 02/01/2021 19:12:36



Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
I like this Bai. Beautiful colors. The people walking toward the center of the photo cause my eyes to make the same movement and then the radiating black lines bring me out again. Well done.   Posted: 02/02/2021 09:20:24



Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I like the contrast of movement of the people and the static ceiling. The colors and shapes are very appealing. The motion blur adds interest and, for me, focuses my eye back to the ceiling. Once David mentioned the still man on the left, I can't "unsee" him. I would suggest cropping him out. Otherwise, I wouldn't change anything else. Nice work!   Posted: 02/02/2021 10:34:41



Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Incredible scene with the colorful glass on the ceiling! The perspective keeps you looking at the colorful glass as it goes in concentric circles to the background. And then, you have the greyed out blurry figures of moving people. I wouldn't change a thing, even the static man!   Posted: 02/03/2021 14:15:00



Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
What a beautiful sight, color, movement, overall scene, and the image take care of a busy location, and translate that movement into a busy status of the station. Well done.
p.s. Didn't see it the last visit to Taiwan years ago, will have to make a stop there. Thanks.   Posted: 02/04/2021 11:27:54



Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
So, this is a composite of two images - the stained glass ceiling and the moving people? Correct? Interesting. Might you have gotten a similar image on one frame with a time exposure? (What is the most beautiful subway station?)   Posted: 02/04/2021 13:37:08
Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
The most beautiful Subway Stop is :
"Champ-de-Mars Station -Montreal, Canada"
You may find the information in the following link:
https://www.bootsnall.com/articles/15-of-the-coolest-subway-stops-in-the-world.html   Posted: 02/04/2021 22:22:08
Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
Thanks for info   Posted: 02/05/2021 10:10:13