13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
About Steven Shpall
the second year in a row, Steven Shpall has placed in the Peninsula
Images category -- this time with what may be the most poetic
portrayal of a Caltrain ticket to date, "Day Pass."
Heading home on the train, the wandering eye of a bored Shpall was drawn to the
oftentimes overlooked colors of a Caltrain ticket. He took it home with him to
play with later.
Deciding that the most fitting location for the ticket was the tracks themselves,
he photographed it at the Churchill Station one weekend.
Fifty-one-year-old Shpall has lived in Palo Alto for 17 years with his wife,
Kay, and their two children.
"I'll stop and look at something and my kids will go, 'Oh great he's thinking about pictures again,'" Shpall said.
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