1141 – Take the A Train II

It’s Friday, I’m on the train to Carinthia and here is another post, this time a morning image.

In the morning I take the tramway line #5 when I am in a hurry, when it rains, or when I want to be at work extra early. Today it was the latter, and whenever I am on the train, I try to take some images, either out of the window or in the train. I really like the colors here, and when I look at it, the bokeh of this new Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC is not bad either.

The Song of the Day is once again Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train“, but this time it is Anita O’Day on her 1963 album “Anita O’Day Sings the Winners”. Hear it on YouTube.

5 thoughts on “1141 – Take the A Train II”

  1. “Take the A Train” is one of my favorite tunes.

    I have to tell you, though, that it was written by Billy Strayhorn, and not Duke Ellington.

    But what I really wanted to say was that I think that’s a very fine photograph.

    1. Billy Strayhorn, yes, of course. You can’t see the fingers of my left hand, red after having been hit with the stick in my right. Strayhorn. Strayhorn! S-T-R-A-Y-H-O-R-N!!! … Grrgh!!! Ouch!!

      Thanks 🙂

  2. I like the focus being in the upper part of the image. It gives such an interesting depth of field to the overall compsition. Love the complementary colors also.

    ” (…) the bokeh of this new Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC is not bad either.” I agree.

    I am glad you decide to open a new page. I like when photographers comment their own work and process, their projects, their thoughts or feelings about photography. A title ? KEYS , although I like Disclosure or Process.

  3. Andreas, this time the color scheme is simpler than the image you produced the day before, shot at 5 p.m. I like the focus point that you chose, also. You must have been standing when you made this image. The POV makes me feel I’ve just boarded the train and am about to find a seat and sit down. But I’m glancing ahead to see who else is onboard. The vanishing point seems to be almost in the center, but not quite – creating a little more tension.

    I do like the though of another page of explanations of your approaches to shooting – and post processing. Name for this page: how about “Behind the Scenes”?

  4. love the contrast in this image
    blue light outside – yellow inside
    focused foreground – blurred background
    and the red don’t-know-how-to-call-them, like a safety line
    to hang on;
    while traveling by tram
    but also as the centre point (although not centred)
    of the entire image 🙂

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