3 February, 2005 • Express Train
F Train Brooklyn ~ 9:05am - Click for next Image

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F Train Brooklyn ~ 9:05am

Morning rush hour train headed away from the city. Empty.


  1. Its almost as if people are starting to sense when you're going to snap off a shot. Let me guess.. you fired a few shots and didn't even notice her in the window? ;-)

    I'd be really interested in finding out how you shoot your photos. Do you set the 20D on the automatic modes and just fire away, or do you take the time to set up the shot (shutter speed, etc). I ask only because a lot of your shots seem to be taken in the heat of the moment..and am just wondering how you pull it off so well, logistically speaking of course!

    Another great shot, Travis!

  2. Kel- I almost only ever shoot in manual mode. The D20 lets you see the exposure meter on the lcd screen on top of the camera. I'll use that to get close, maybe I'll fire off a frame pointing someplace safe and take a quick look at the preview as it flashes by on the back of the camera. In general though I'm pretty good with meter readings. Since I'm shooting on the trains daily I sort of know what the readings are. The Lexington Ave trains are all new and bright. The A, C trains are older and very dim (that said the light is really soft and diffused, It's quite nice when you can just enough of it). I don't want to shoot wide open on the lens (no lens is at its best wide open), and I like to keep my shutter speed above 50th of a sec.

    When I see an image I want to make I preset the exposure and then I'll take a quick look at the meter as I frame it up. As you've said though I don't have much time so I usually just hope I got it right before I picked up the camera.

  3. I'm constantly amazed at how you pull off such amazing shots in such a potentially chaotic environment. The overall composition can be managed, you obviously have a talent for observing light, but the seemingly random elements that make your images so engrossing (her head peering out; the staring eye; his gesture) are baffling. Almost staged, but obviously not. Where-ever you are finding your magic from - keep going.

  4. I agree, you definitely have an eye for a great moment, and if you can judge your exposures well, that's all the more reason to laud! I know the 20d metering can underexpose sometimes so even AV or TV modes are risky for 'moment' shots like yours.

  5. Wow, I can actually see the train moving when I look at this shot, as in really and I'm getting dizzy. great perspective, and I love that woman peeking out!

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