Downtown Train: Centre Street Station

The city was still fairly dark when I was downtown early on Wednesday.  I dragged the shutter, using long exposures mixed with some panning to capture the motion of the commuter trains coming into and heading out of the core.  Many of the trains were sparsely populated with passengers with the rush of people yet to start building.  This afforded the opportunity pick out individual riders and follow them through the exposure to give the illusion of freezing the person while surrounding them with movement.

The station matched the trains at that hour – both were pretty quiet.

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8 responses

  1. Love these night images; especially the middle image

    April 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

  2. Great shots! Amazing colour and movement.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

  3. Val Erde

    That middle one if my fave. Astonishing!

    April 2, 2011 at 5:00 am

  4. I’m loving that first shot. I can’t believe you have so many colours in it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen colourful commuter trains.

    April 2, 2011 at 12:20 am

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  6. SWK

    Love, love, love these shots.

    April 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  7. These are beautiful images, I really like the energy of the first one. The colours and electric.
    Much Love
    Astra Wally

    April 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  8. Cool effects! I love the lines in the second photo!

    April 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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