This is not my favourite time, sitting at the railway station, waiting for the train..especially in the evening. People were pacing up and down, making phone callings, looking for somebody.. or as me, waiting, waiting.. and waiting.. When I saw the ticket machine’s sign, I was amused, I couldn’t understand the logic there, we pre-book tickets from the computer, rush about to collect them, try to catch( or produce) the trains as fast as possible.. and all you can do after these is sitting here – waiting..What about the time we’ve saved then? Ah, ha.. waiting for the train:-D Put it on for fun:-), for a change... Canon50D;F10 S 0.5/sec;ISO200; manual; handheld. Location, Nottingham railway station,UK
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tyro (23590) 2012-07-04 3:32
But if there's anything more depressing than railway stations, it must be airports - I hate them!
But this is a fine photograph with lots of interesting elements - the almost surreal image of the station official pacing across the gateway, the girl sat on the floor on her mobile 'phone, the strong pillars guarding the gateway and the rather incongruous "Save Time" poster on the wall. Time appears to have stood still here.
Perfect exposure, lovely strong contrasting tones and amazing detail and sharpness - you must have an incredibly steady hand to take this at 1/2 second exposure!
A real commentary on modern life!
williewhistler (16193) 2012-07-04 3:47
I agree with John that you must have a steady hand to manage such a slow shutter speed without any camera shake,well done,there are also a good range of tones in an imaginative photo.
willperrett (9401) 2012-07-04 13:05
I've been a fan of b/w photography as long as I can remember. This is a very good example of b/w documentary work, that is thoughtful, witty and sharp; helped by your excellent note. The blurred figure, the guy sitting on the floor talking on his mobile, the sign, the weirdness of which you comment on, all come together well to form an image of suspended animaation. Good work.
papera (14184) 2012-07-04 13:17
now, there's an archetypical railway station image to me - movement and the opposite of it, semi-empty spaces symbolizing what's left behind after people leave and catch their trains... especially the blurring is something I associate with stations - more than airports, stations are places where people are almost always in a hurry, running to or from a connection.
b/w is very appropriate here, it reduces the focus on a few important elements and allows for a straightforward reading of the image.
well seen and captured!
carlo62 (43583) 2012-07-05 23:59
questa foto mi era sfuggita, ho avuto un pò da fare e mi sono distratto.....
Mi piace molto, sicuramente una delle tue foto più riuscite.
Bello il B&W e la persona in movimento crea una grande dinamicità che colpisce l'attenzione.