Rush hour

by Helen Hooker March. 20, 2018 731 views

I enjoyed a day at the Photography Show in Birmingham today, browsing the myriad of stands and talking to exhibitors. I resisted being tempted to buy any expensive goodies but I did buy a travel tripod which will be really useful for my trip to Orkney later this month when I won’t have room for my big tripod. Weather permitting, I’m hoping it’ll help me do some star photography and possibly even catch the Northern Lights. While I was at the show I attended a great talk by car photographer Amy Shore and she was kind enough to stop and speak with me afterwards.

I didn’t take any photos at the show, although I did make the most of a free camera and lens cleaning and updating service on the Panasonic stand. On my way home I turned my mind to what I could shoot for my blog today and decided the London rush hour could be a fruitful source of inspiration. My first photo was taken at Euston tube station where I purposely missed a couple of trains to capture the comings and goings as commuters hurried home. Once on the tube I spotted an interesting character sitting further down the carriage, so I surreptitiously took his photo, surrounded by masses of other travellers, all a million miles away in their own private worlds.

On the final leg of the journey I found myself sitting on the train opposite a chap who was engrossed in his book, so I engaged silent mode and snapped a few frames to complete my rush hour story.

20 March 2018

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Jason Page 1 year, 8 months ago

These are fantastic shots.  I love all of the detail that you captured and the crisp nature of the B&W

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Jennifer Raknerud 1 year, 8 months ago

I love these..I am curious at your settings for the first photo!

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Scribe 1 year, 8 months ago

There's magic bursting out from these grey tones! keycap ten

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Russell Smith 1 year, 8 months ago

#1 Chaos to #3 tranquillity in the chaos .  I have noticed that if you have a picture with more than 4 people in it odds are at least 2 of the people in the shot will be on a device.  To be honest the gentleman in the last shot reading a book caught me off guard.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

Loves these photos, they truly capture the feel of rush hour. Thanks for sharing :)

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