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A JR Railways service man watches over a departing subway train from the Ueno station in Tokyo. I was a bit lucky in getting this particular image becasue I noticed the whole setup really moments before the train departed (I just missed it actually, which is not a problem because in Tokyo there usually is another one within minutes).


I had already to set my camera to -2/3 exposure while shooting some images in the station and started clicking away immediately when I saw the train departing. Out of 5 shots this one came out perfect. Shot at f2.8 at -2/3 of a stop which resulted in a 1/20 sec exposure. Exactly right to get the man frozen and the departing train blurry.


Afterwards I showed the image to the man but he was not very amused, I guess taking pictures slightly sneakily is not really appreciated but sometimes there is no other way. Other that that he didn’t complain or get angry so I have this cool photo as a result.


© 2004 Fotograferen net

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Taken on February 26, 2004