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Posted by
Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 14 January 2007 in Transportation and Portfolio.

High-resolution version here.

[Yonge Subway Line, Toronto]

Canon PowerShot G3 1/25 second F/2.0 ISO 200 8 mm

Darren from Japan

Nice capture and great composition.

14 Jan 2007 6:04am

@Darren: Thanks, Daz!!!

Maoya from Rolle, Switzerland

Perfect composition here! My favorite of your subway shots. Conveys a well known emotion: Being banged on the head by my station name and then entering the lonelyness and emptyness of going to the same place everyday.

14 Jan 2007 9:11am

@Maoya: Sounds like you really enjoy commuting! I think your shot today capturesd that emotion better (apart from the station name). Thanks, Maoya!

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

Ah..youve done it again! A great urban/commute shot. You've beat me to the buzzer here also. You have no idea how long Ive been after this shot! So far all my efforts have been in vain. This is what my train rides home from work the last few weeks have all been in search of. cap doffed! the high resolution stuff is most welcome too Damon.

14 Jan 2007 10:27am

@Duncan Galbraith: Thanks, Duncan! Sorry to beat you to it. Really, This shot wasn't the result of persistence or anything, just an odd moment of inspiration. Anyhow, I'll be interested to see your version once you nail it.

And glad you like the high-res versions. I can't imagine too many people are interested but for some pictures, they seem like a good idea. I may go back and put a few of the Parade photos there as a lot of detail was lost at 800 pixels wide.

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is great, Damon. I love the composition esp the view into the inside world through the window. Wonderful b&w too. outstanding shot.

14 Jan 2007 11:37am

@Stu: Thanks, Stu! I liked the contrast between the Finch (terminus name) and the window below. The two portions of the photo actually required separate black and white conversions highlighting different channels.

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

Oh my god. Ive just been back here. This is too good. What you've done with the reflections is incredible. This is absolutely messing with my head. It's a reflected image of your car and the view from the car you're in right? I have to ask as Im still unsure. From the vanishing point, looking at the advertising boards of the train and moving closer to your position, we reach the door, from that point continuing our movement towards 'you', we're looking at reflections of the car behind you which are perfectly aligned ? If you say yes I'm going to jump on a plane, and shake your hand in person.

14 Jan 2007 12:26pm

@Duncan Galbraith: Ok, just to see if you do it, I'll say...yes. And yup, you've described the composition accurately. It kind of confused me too the first time I looked at it. And please don't hate me, but I wasn't even trying: the image and the reflection just lined up effortlessly. Thanks again, Duncs!

Still from Valence, France

What an interesting framing. Your image tells a story!

14 Jan 2007 2:18pm

@Still: Merci, Still! Allors, conte-moi l'histoire.

Myst from Bologna, Italy

That's really weird! Absolutely fantastic!

14 Jan 2007 5:48pm

@Myst: Thanks, Myst!!!

Still from Valence, France

OK! I will try to write a synopsis. A woman in the end of a working day go back home by subway. Her glance crosses the one of a man in the next wagon... She thinks, no, she is sure, that she has knew him very well by the past but her memory will not to say where and when... So she stays with the desperate feeling that some important parts of her story were lost somewhere ...

14 Jan 2007 7:59pm

@Still: Wow, that's really really good. I'm flattered and truly grateful. Thanks again, Still!

Mammoth in Chief from Naperville, United States

Amazing shot... I especially like the sign on the top.

15 Jan 2007 1:03am

@Mammoth in Chief: Thanks, Mammoth! Me too.

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Pretty cool one. Like how the scenery is arranged. yeah the sign fits.

15 Jan 2007 5:16am

Ella Cooper from Toronto, Canada


20 Jan 2007 6:26pm

@Ella Cooper: Thanks, Ella!

Canon PowerShot G3
1/25 second
ISO 200
8 mm