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Lucas Railway



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Architectural Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composing With Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
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8 Comments | Report
thiagopalia
 
thiagopalia January 12, 2016
I love this picture. Well done!!!
darcithompson
darcithompson February 18, 2016
Thank you so much. I appreciate your comments..
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 23, 2016
Congratulations on your beautiful Challenge Win!
darcithompson
darcithompson August 02, 2016
Thank you so much. It is a real honour to be chosen when there are so many really good images.
MarMo
 
MarMo July 23, 2016
Fantastic!
Congrats! :)
darcithompson
darcithompson August 02, 2016
Thank you so much. It is a real honour to be chosen when there are so many really good images.
flintsword
 
flintsword August 03, 2016
Wow ... I really like this photo. The dynamic, human problem captured. Glad that part of the train name was caught. If the white instructions were in better focus it might add to the photo ... but then I look at the entire effect and see the subject is actually running very close to the edge. Super photo.
naomiw
 
naomiw September 16, 2016
great movement in this photo, love the shot
brandonbowman
 
brandonbowman September 19, 2016
Outstanding!
vitor PRO+
 
vitor January 25, 2017
Love this!
SusanBurroughs
 
SusanBurroughs March 20, 2017
Great capture. It tells a story. I wonder why she is in a hurry. Where is she going?

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Wellington Railway Station in Wellington NZ
Time
The picture was taken at midday but the light is fairly diffused around the subjects face because of the platforms overhead. You can see how bright is is in the blowout highlights in the background.
Lighting
It was very important to convey the sense of movement and urgency. I wanted that softness in the background with the subject and the clock in focus. The NZ light is quite harsh so there was a bit of fiddling to ensure I could create this effect F2.5 ISO 200 and 1/400 sec shutter speed on my 50 mm prime lens.
Equipment
This image was shot of a Canon 450D handheld. with a nifty 50 Canon prime lens.
Inspiration
A couple of things, I love working with leading lines and interesting composition so that train platform has those beautiful leading lines that I thought would frame up this image beautifully. A train station is a place where people are constantly moving, coming and going. Trains run on schedules and people need to get on trains so they are very time concious and are always checking the clocks that are all over the place, or their phones and watches. As time features so strongly in this place I wanted to create an image that captures the feeling, or creates a story for the viewer. Is the subject late for a train? is he running somewhere else? and if so where is that? It was important for the subject to not be looking at the camera which creates a street photography feel, the clock was an element that I wanted to include as it is part of the story I'm trying to create here. My model Lucas is very comfortable infront of the camera and understood what I was trying to create so he deserves credit for his part in the image. He made creating this image very easy, I knew I had it by the 3rd frame which is a wonderful feeling.
Editing
Not much at all really. Converted the image to black and white in Lightroom, and increased blacks and contrast a bit.
In my camera bag
Nowadays I work with a Canon 5D mark II, 50 mm 1.4, 24-105mm primarily, my spider holster, extra batteries, many many many CF cards. The 2 lens give me a lot of latitude to create the images I love to create and don't weigh me down too much. I also love experimenting with my Lensbaby lens and 60mm macro as well but reserve these for more experimental work. When Im shooting away from home Ill also have my macbook pro, wacom tablet and various cables.
Feedback
Recon your shooting area at the general time you will be shooting, get to know that light and your settings for a variety of situations. Get your composition right in camera, frame it up before you even pick up your camera. Run it through in your head what you are trying to create. I often sketch out my shots with notes about light, angles, composition, props etc. I find this so useful so it may be something others may want to try. Ask yourself questions, what will the light be like? how are you using light to convey a feeling? and adjust your camera accordingly. Think about where is the subject looking? are they engaging with the viewer with eye contact or are they looking away (these two options create entirely different looks) what do you want to focus on in the image (depth of field) is your subject moving? and if so how will you direct them to get the look you want. Are there physical assets in the area you want to include? if so frame your picture to include them. And as always have fun and if you don't get the image the first time keep trying because it will happen.

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