27 March, 2005 • Express Train
14th st Union Station ~ 6:50pm - Click for next Image

Photography © Travis Rusephotoblogs.orglisted

14th st Union Station ~ 6:50pm

Another weekend extra from a previous week.

I've been nominated for an award in "Street Photography" and also "New Photoblog" of the year. You can vote for my project at http://www.photobloggies.org. If you do stop by please be sure and check the other great photography that is up for recognition. Voting ends on the 28th.


  1. Great depth! Even the man's face in the car on the next track is visible behind the motorman.

  2. Balsy shot, Travis. Did the conductor see you take this? I agree jp, the guy in the background is priceless. Was that planned as well? =)

  3. I got some emails with questions about this script that syncs your desktop background daily to the image at travisruse.com. I'll post it again with some more explanation. I might eventually expand it to randomly grab a background from a number of photoblog sites.
    Here's what you do:
    1) Open notepad
    2) Copy the script below and paste it in
    3) Save it as c:\backgroundUpdate.vbs
    4) Add a scheduled task (Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks). For "click the program you want to run", click "browse" and choose c:\backgroundUpdate.vbs. Have it run weekly at something like 9am.

    Here's the script to copy:

    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' begin c:\backgroundUpdate.vbs '''''''''''''''''
    wallpaperfile = "c:\wallpaper.jpg"
    'Set Http = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")
    Set Http = CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
    Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    'photoUrl = getPhotoUrl("http://www.slower.net/", "<img src=""([^""]*)"" height=""480"" width=""720"" border=""0"" usemap=""#lrmap"" ", true)
    'photoUrl = getPhotoUrl("http://www.orbit1.com/" , "<IMG height=577 src=""([^""]*)", true)
    photoUrl = getPhotoUrl("http://www.travisruse.com" , "<img class=""bodypic"" src=""([^""]*)", false)
    Http.Open "GET", photoUrl : Http.Send
    set oStream = createobject("adodb.stream")
    oStream.type = 1 : oStream.open
    oStream.write Http.responseBody
    oStream.savetofile wallpaperFile, 2
    WshShell.Exec("REG ADD ""HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop"" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d " + wallpaperFile + " /f")
    wshshell.Run "%SystemRoot%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters", 1, True
    function getPhotoUrl(weburl, pattern, appendPrefix)
    Set regexp = New RegExp
    Http.Open "GET", weburl:Http.Send
    regexp.Pattern = pattern
    set matches = regexp.execute(Http.ResponseText)
    getPhotoUrl = cstr(matches(0).submatches(0))
    if(appendPrefix) then getPhotoUrl = weburl+getPhotoUrl
    end function
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' end c:\backgroundUpdate.vbs '''''''''''''''''

  4. Absolutely fantastic picture - I love this one! Great shot!

  5. hhmmm, i'm actually intrigued by all the people commenting here about taking other people's pictures on the subway... i have often taken pictures of people in public places and not asked permission. i ESPECIALLY do it in the subway now because the MTA wants to make it illegal to take pictures and i want to show them that i don't agree. travis, do you ask permission before you take pictures? i kinda assumed that you don't.

    thanks for all the great work! it's nice to see everyday life get documented in this manner.

  6. I do not ask permission to take these photos. To do so would not enable me to capture the natural experience of riding on the subway. If after taking a photo I get negative feedback I do not post the image. I have not run into that yet. MTA is doing nothing more than instilling fear in the ridership. They've learned their lesson from the Federal gov.

  7. excellent catch
    I love this
    a guy daydreaming the middle of the hustle

  8. damn it. I wish I lived in nyc.

  9. Eric, you sure about that? Check out Monday's (3-28) commute.

  10. Don't listen to him Eric - his pictures prove that this is the greatest place in the world to be living ;)
    Ok, I'm a little biased... but anyway, another great one Travis. I really don't know how you do it. I tried taking a couple of shots on the subway this weekend, and just froze.

  11. Just love it

  12. this site is such a great photo-project...
    I've recently visited NY and these pics reallly leave me missing your city. great work you have here.

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