I remembered there was a theme group on subways and metros. And I must admit it is a challenge to take a photo in an underground station. The light is terrible. People look at you as if you are crazy. You feel very conspicious trying to catch the train just as it enters the station. You have no tripod, so you have to rely on a steady hand. And before you know it someone has moved into the frame from the left - and actually given the photo some depth.
Rotated, cropped, resized, clarified, saturated, noisefiltered, USM aplied and still it doesn't feel quite right. But it doesn't get any better.
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Carey (285) 2005-01-21 17:03
the exposure time was pretty good....the motion blur is nice but I'd like the person in the foreground cropped out...kind of distracting me...nice image.www.careynash.com
nwoehnl (122) 2005-01-21 17:04
Hehe, good note. But the photo isn't bad either, Per. The motion blur of the train and the young folks on the opposite platform add a nice animated quality, and the person of whom we can see a little bit at the left is indeed well included in the framing, too. Creative shooting, creating a special interest from an everyday scene.
Steft (5975) 2005-01-21 17:27
I also tried two pictures in the metro of Copenhagen, but it was not so very hard. The ligth is quite good and because of the intresting modern architecture there is much to see. So next time you're in Copenhagen, try that.
Because the metro is new, most people understand somehow that you want to make pictures there. A group of people were at us, but we just smiled back. And because we were with a small group, I didn't feel so embarresed. But I know that feeling from other situation;)
About this picture: it's quite funny. I like the movement, especially of the train.
RGatward (20060) 2005-01-21 17:31
I agree wit Carey here. I don't really see what that cropped person adds to the compo, but I still like all the other elements.
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-01-21 18:30
De passage à Bruxelles, je vois Per... Le métro, je ne le prend que quand il fait vraiment mauvais... Faut dire que je n'ai qu'une seule station pour aller de la gare à mon bureau. J'ai bien ce flou et le regard de cette dame. Bien vu!
Tue (26778) 2005-01-21 18:32
It's always nice to see a piece of daily life, especially on stations and things like that! I agree with Stefan, I was also in the metro of Copenhagen and people were just laughing at me, when I wanted to take a picture, I ignored it and just took the picture, cos I know better, I'm a member of TE! And actually I want to make a picture on the Central Station in Amsterdam. If I succeed it will be a very funny one, but I don't dare ;-) Maybe I just have to take it, I'm TE-member, am I not?
But about your picture: I like it, especially the moving train and the POV: behind the bag of somebody! Very well done and thank you for showing! Greetz, Lars
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-01-22 0:53
Good idea,nicely captured.I like it how the cropped person on the left and the train coming from the right are framing this one.The contrast between the women standing still and looking into the camera and the motion-blured girl coming from the left ist great.Good timing you proofed her,Per!
naxius (16685) 2005-01-22 5:52
Very good management of the exposure time here Per. The woman being very sharp and the rest in motion give all the interest to your compo.
jhm (135806) 2005-01-22 6:09
Bonjour Per, I find this picture unusual, but there are certainly some good observe points, the lady in the middle together with the blur is absolutely nice.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-01-22 17:54
Yes - I know the feeling - sometimes I take a hundred shot in one place in order to get one which I like to post - and I been asked if one pictures wasen't enough - thanks Per - I can image how many shots you neaded in order to get this action and motion blur - fine job indeed.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-01-23 3:51
like if we were there, just a windows opened in between two trains. This is a very good composition that gives teh real athmosphere of these special places.Well done
Isabelle (9046) 2005-08-23 21:09
i am a big fan of metro.
i remember i was looking at bert´s theme and i stopped for a long time looking to this picture (sometimes i do that, lurk around and leave without a trace)
i like the way the woman stares at you, i love the blur of the train, the man half hidden but i still need to decide what to think about that bag on the left.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Casio EX-Z4
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Subways and Metros, Subway stations! II, Waiting... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-21 16:40