2 August, 2005 • Express Train
F train ~ over Carroll Gardens ~ 7pm - Click for next Image

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F train ~ over Carroll Gardens ~ 7pm

Same location as yesterday only the camera is pointing the other way. This woman could have cared less about the sunset. I realized from yesterday's comments how emotionally loaded sunsets are. It was really interesting to see the conversation finally come back around to the entirety of Express Train. I know it's hard to not take these images one a time but I think you'll see more if you think of these images as a storyboard for a movie. I'm looking ahead to the next incarnation of this site and I'm pretty sure it will include posting more than one image at time. Maybe one series of images week. I'll cross that bridge after I make through my 365-day goal.

On another note, I came across a couple of blogs today that were directing traffic to Express Train specifically to take in your comments from recent days regarding the definition of "photoblog" and the finer points of dialogue about images and concepts. That's pretty cool. Congratulations, and thanks for keeping this interesting.


  1. Travis, I have been staring at this for a long, long time now.

    It is so emotionally resonant.

    In a portfolio which includes some truly outstanding work, this stands among the strongest I have ever seen from you.



  2. I agree with Dave about this photo. It really reminds me of Edward Hopper paintings.

    That light, the fact the she's half in the sun and half in the shade, the fact despite seeming to be asleep she still looks troubled, the way her arms are folded, the plaster on her finger.

    Such small details, but they really make the picture.


  3. the half & halkf thing also reminds me of this weird thing i noticed a few years ago: when september 11 happened, some friends and i raced over to the promenade (we actually tried to get across the bridge to help with the rescue effort but they wouldn't let us) and someone pointed out that that infamous plume of smoke divided the sky in two--east & west, and that seems to be what's happening here as well. everything points to her yin and yang not being one. and what is up with that plastic bag?

  4. The reference to Edward Hopper is right on the money.

    Also, considering these photos as a story board is a quite interesting way of thinking about it. It does tell a story, one frame at a time. Or each is a story on it's own, the part of a bigger picture. Having said that it just occured to me that I prefer these types of photoblogs to those that are random images without a theme or connecting thread. They're simply too disjointed for taste.

  5. amazing how the shadow divided the face in a neat half!

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