Posts tagged “ctrain

Blurred lines downtown

Calgary in motion - © Christopher Martin-9522Fuji X100s – 1/30th of a second, f/2.0 at iso 1250

Last week I was downtown for the day and before leaving the urban cacophony spent a bit of time dragging my shutter among my fellow commuters. It had been quite a long time since I was downtown during the evening rush hour and I enjoyed panning with the C-trains, shooting in the middle of the cross walk and looking for ways to capture the movements of people and their conveyances.

Walk - © Christopher Martin-9551Fuji X100s – 1/15th of a second, f/2.0 at iso 640

Downtown Calgary - © Christopher Martin-9509Fuji X100s – 1/150th of a second, f/2.0 at iso 1600

Drive - © Christopher Martin-9573Fuji X100s – 1/30th of a second, f/2.0 at iso 1600 


Calgary’s C-Train Commute

Working with a slow shutter speed, I wanted to see what kind of detail I could of the commuters riding into the downtown core on one of Calgary’s light rail transit trains.  For this image I panned with the train as it sped past, trying to pivot quick enough to briefly match the rail car’s velocity.  The goal being to capture the detail inside the train while blurring the scenery outside.  This technique has been applied to all types of motion by many photographers and creates an interesting effect.

 

 

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Exposure details: 1/13 second, f/4.0 at ISO 400 using a Canon 1D Mark III with 70-200 lens at 200mm.