Won't bore you with an extensive info on Lisbon Metro which, if interested, you can read about here.
Just to say that this city transport is fast, reliable and rather cheap, with no congestions and endless crowds of people to rub against all the time (like in London, i.e.). It was quite a pleasure using it during my recent visit and I can't recommend it high enough!
Also, more photos related to the metro you can browse within Metro Lisboa Flickr group.
... and, it was only when a good friend of mine commented on the b/w version of this photo when I decided to upload it as a WS.
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aadilj (18102) 2008-10-06 6:15
Minimalistic and very well compsoed and controlled shot Robert with fine tones and lovely soft textures. I like the framing
dospordostres (1164) 2008-10-06 6:19
I like what you came up with here. The composition is very interesting, and the yellow line adds a lot to it (though maybe a little more saturation on it would have worked well too). Is the guy reading? funny to do so with a train passing by your side. Good title form the detail.
Luko (13998) 2008-10-06 7:14
Hmmh... I 'm pretty sure this one won't go into my favs. Where is Lisboa in there? Where even is the metro atmosphere, there's too much light for me... I don't know, this photo lacks something : nothing is happening, not moody enough, no composition sommersaults...
Apart from photo matters, how's been Lisboa to you, what's your personnal take on the city?
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-10-06 9:52
I like this image as it works perfectly and is pleasant for the eye.
This is strong, nice job,
Have a nice day,
maria (3276) 2008-10-06 13:32
Glad to read you enjoyed Lisbon. It certainly is a beautiful city.
Well, my first impression is that your image is of a great quality. Secondly, my eyes are taken to the colourful patches, i.e. yellow and the blue triangular area (man's outfit, screen and those couple of doors). Thirdly, I very much like the contrast between the man's stillness (superb sharpness) and the moving 'metro'.
However, what I like most about it, is the B&W version.... if you would turn the light down a little, you could have a movie scene.
Umm... the caption, yes, you would tell me it was already there but...
Well, that's all for tonite.
Jardim (3243) 2008-10-06 14:08
I like of the dichotomy created in this photo: the motion Vs stopped.
vapours (8264) 2008-10-06 16:55
I'm going ot be a little harsh with you here sorry Robert. This style of shot has been done quite a lot, so I think you need to do something a little extra to pull these type of photos off. Unfortunately for me the man doesn't provide much to the table, and there isn't really much else happening except the train. Perhaps if that video screen was able to provide something, it would make for a better shot.
What I do like however is the low angle you've taken this at and unlike Luko I do like the lighting.
I hope the weather for you was better than what I experienced when I went to Porto, most of our time was spent drinking port indoors.
marietom (34607) 2008-10-07 2:12
Les lignes de ce métro qui passe toute vitesse sont magnifiques ! Ce personnage arrêté au milieu de ce mouvement, très bien placé. Belle image.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-10-11 0:42
I was looking your portfolio. You have very interesting photojobs.
This one is fine, great use of the low speed to create a motion effect.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours
Thanks for your visit and have a nice weekend
Anna-- (7791) 2008-12-10 12:05
great timing and dynamisn! The POV chosen is excellent and really a nice scene with a lonely passenger lost in his thoughts. I love the WS version with wonderful tones of B&W and more contrasted. Excellent work!
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: Rob Janovski (robiuk) (10807)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 6:06