Epsom Station in Bendigo…

I was recently tasked by Ducon Construction to capture some images of the new $7.7 million Epsom Railway Station, which officially opened on the 12 October 2014.  The station is on the Deniliquin Line in Victoria, serving the northern Bendigo suburb of Epsom.

The station is simple and yet functional, offering residents local access to the train system for the first time in 40 years, with a direct link to Melbourne in just 2 and a quarter hours.

My goal on site was to capture not only the overall feel and scale of the car parking area, but also the more interesting platform shelters and lighting fixtures. How to make a train shelter more interesting..? My answer was to shoot it at night, with high dynamic range in mind…

Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
The one train on the schedule for the day prior to the station’s opening…unfortunately the light was not optimal, with the sun flaring straight into my lens, however with careful exposure and TLC in Photoshop I managed to pull this image together – © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
5 exposure HDR image, blended by hand in Photoshop © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
© Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
I just had to include the moon in this image… © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Epsom Station Bendigo for Ducon Construction © Michael Evans Photographer 2014
Lots of flare from these lights when using my beloved 17mm TS-E…corrected in post production © Michael Evans Photographer 2014

As far as I am aware, this project was completed within 4 months and on budget by the talented crew at Ducon Constructions. As usual most of the images are with my 17mm TS-E, although a few frames (the train, the signage) were captured with my new 24-70 f2.8 L II, which is a beautifully sharp addition to my arsenal.

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