Waiting for the train

Traveler looking at the train timetable at London King Cross Station

Traveler looking at the train timetable at London King Cross Station
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Behind The Lens

This picture was taken in the London's King Cross Station.
I remember it was in October. I crossed England during one week to visit and discover some places in relation with in the inland navigation. One day before going back to Belgium, I had decided to go to the station in the evening, round 9pm, always equipped with my camera, just in case ...
I just used the lighting of the train station to create special vibes
I just had my Nikon D5100 and my basic lens 18-105 to travel. No flash and no tripod.
Very sincerely, I did not expect to land in such a beautiful station: I had immediately been seduced by these innumerable curves and the atmosphere released by the lights. I had spotted this bridge, where the transit passengers have a short break to consult the train timetable ... The lights, the waves created by the countless curves, was for me an ideal place to take a Photo ... except that there were either too many people, or no one. I wanted a single person on this bridge, and nobody else in my field of vision. So I had the right place and I just had to wait for the right time and especially the good pose. I would say that I waited 40 minutes in this station hall, below this bridge, to wait for the moment, the person and the ideal pose present to my eyes, or rather my lens. The crowds succeeded one another and I often pester on certain people or groups who hid what I thought could be a very beautiful picture ... It was then that at the end of this good 40 minutes, the thirst was felt, I took a small bottle of water in my backpack and, while raising my head to drink, I saw this person, there standing alone on this footbridge, with her luggage at her feet, with no one around her to spoil the shot. The ideal pose I expected so much! Neither one nor two, I was using my camera to enjoy this unobstructed view and the concentration of the traveler looking at the train timetable!
Nothing. I tried just to see if but... no, I gave up. Couldn't ameliorate the result.
In my camera bag
Nikon D5100 (even if I would love to have the D7100 or 7200!) and I almost always use my Sigma lens 17-50 f2.8. Otherwise, I also have my basic Nikon lens 18-105 f3.5-5.6 and a 35mm f1.8. If required, I also take my tripod.
Patience and photography are complementary and inseparable. The fast done well done rarely gives good results to get a good picture.

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