Keywords:B&W, Buffalo, Central Terminal, NY, New York, architecture, black and white, building, clouds, dark, historic, ominous, photo, photography, spooky, storm
Dimensions5776 x 4460
Original file size6.77 MB
Stormy over Buffalo Central Terminal
A photograph of a wonderful and dramatic light show over the Buffalo Central Terminal. As the clouds rolled in over Lake Erie and downtown Buffalo at sunset time and reached the terminal they provided a wonderful backdrop for the already dramatic architecture, with sun already low over the horizon the building was blasted with the direct light and the clouds appeared dark, adding mood.
I felt black and white was the better way to present this historic building. The light was outstanding providing contrasty areas of light and shadow, textures looked great, and even the drama was accentuated. And it does not hurt that black and white photography provides a dose of nostalgia,
The Buffalo Central Terminal was built in 1929 by the New York Central Railroad. It is one of the beautiful Art Deco buildings in Buffalo, NY. Art Deco as a style emerged in 1920s in Paris and spread around the world, enjoying popularity through the 30s and even through World War II. It was a modern style based on geometric shapes and was rather popular for railroad stations in the United States in the 1930s. The terminal closed to passenger traffic in 1979.