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I'm constantly traveling in and out of Union Station in D.C., which means I'm constantly taking photos of Union Station. My last visit I was trying out a new lens—the Voigtlander Ultron 28mm f/2.0—and ended up shooting most of a roll of film—Kodak Ultramax 400—while making my way back to Charlottesville. I got it developed by the local camera shop in town, and scanned the negatives at home. The images themselves aren't terribly strong, but I like the how the lens renders color, and I'm a fan of the somewhat-wider-than-normal perspective.

I'm moving away from medium format film—something I may write about in the future—and I've picked up two new lenses for my Leica as I move to shoot more 35mm (and large format). This is the first, I'll write about the second soon enough.

 The entrance to Union Station.

The entrance to Union Station.

 One of the unused entrances to the station. 

One of the unused entrances to the station. 

 Inside the station. 

Inside the station. 

I only shot most of the roll at Union Station. A few were taken near the White House, where I could see how the lens performed close up and at somewhat of a distance.

 These people were arguing about the Constitution.

These people were arguing about the Constitution.

 Lafayette!

Lafayette!

I finished the roll in Charlottesville, with a few photos of a graffiti-ed tunnel near downtown. This also gave me a chance to see how it performed up-close.

 Based on a few context clues, I think this was all spray-painted by local students.

Based on a few context clues, I think this was all spray-painted by local students.

 An apt statement these days.

An apt statement these days.

 There's a little fall-off in the corners of the frame, but otherwise it is very sharp.

There's a little fall-off in the corners of the frame, but otherwise it is very sharp.