By: Gustav Hoiland

Nov 15 2010

Category: fisheye

1 Comment

Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Rolling In

I’ve slowly been building micro collections of images from the landmarks I frequent. Or maybe just train stations I find myself at. I’ve posted at least one image from this station before (this was shortly after the heart throbbingly scrumptious french toast of yesterday), and have a couple of stellar shots of the incoming Metra that is the cell that is pumped through the stream into the city.

Two things strike me in this image beyond the very energized structure of the composition, which I think serves primarily to catch the viewer’s attention and hopefully hold it long enough for them to consider the details.

First is the people. At this low resolution only the woman on the bench and the man further back stand out. There’s nothing particularly special about them, but what works is their isolation and the absence of what I might call non-photogenic gestures (wiping their nose, mid-word-mouth, etc…). That might not make any sense. But you’ll probably know if you like it before you read this, and this probably won’t change your mind.

Second is the granular detail that is found throughout. The reflections in the windows of the subway are my favorite. Also the pattern of knobs on the “yellow line” and further back the mess of rectangles that is the urban horizon.

Maybe I’ve just found trains to be very fitting in my photographic style.

One comment on “Granville”

  1. I love the sun reflection… great photo…

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