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The Reluctant Commuter

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 20 June 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/100 second F/1.8 ISO 100 50 mm

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dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

a wonderful shot! love the angle and the dof... and i can see the hesitation in his shoulders.

20 Jun 2008 5:40am

@dj.tigersprout: Thx again dj!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom


20 Jun 2008 5:57am

@Ted: Thanks so much for all the comments Ted!

Denis P from LANESTER, France

Magnifique traitement jolie cadrage !

20 Jun 2008 7:57am

@Denis P: Merci beaucoup Denis!

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

Excellent composition!

20 Jun 2008 8:22am

@fcofont: Thanks so much fcofont!

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

the composition is one of a kind with great choice of sharpness/blurred elements.

20 Jun 2008 8:33am

@MahGol: Many thx MahGol!

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Stunning shot!!!Great framing!Fantastic composition!Quite well done!

20 Jun 2008 8:43am

@shahab: Thanks so much Shahab!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The DOF works really well in this shot.

20 Jun 2008 9:43am

@Ana Lúcia: Thx Ana Lucia!

Tulio from Geneva, Switzerland

Lovely shot. Omedetou!

20 Jun 2008 11:01am

@Tulio: Arigatou Tulio!

Vink from Magagnosc, France

Une belle profondeur de champs et un cadrage judicieux. Vraiment un très beau Noir et blanc !

20 Jun 2008 1:09pm

@Vink: Merci beaucoup Vink!

HoMo from Tehran, Iran

wow - nice perspective - i have nice feel

20 Jun 2008 2:39pm

@HoMo: Thanks so much HoMo!

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Really well done Stu....the tiny figure at the end of the platform really makes the shot!

20 Jun 2008 8:06pm

@Ian Bramham: Thanks so much Ian!

Jim from United States

Evokes a lot of memories of old black and white movies. The scene from "Casablanca' comes to mind. What a great mood here.

20 Jun 2008 11:24pm

@Jim: Many thx Jim!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful BW picture with that narrow DOF. Excellent perspective and it is very good to include the JR staff.

21 Jun 2008 2:23am

@akarui: Thx Akarui!

Adiemus from Christchurch, New Zealand

You're doing it again... lovely DOF in this, with wonderful composition telling a story. Thanks again for sharing your shots.

21 Jun 2008 6:19am

@Adiemus: Many thx Adiemus! Thanks for checking in!

daina from United States

wonderful image - yes, it does seem as if from another time...

21 Jun 2008 2:38pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

wow! this is beautiful. you can always spot those 50mm primes; the DoF control is exquisite. superb b/w conversion, too. bravo!

22 Jun 2008 11:32am

Steve from Olympia, United States

Brilliant photo. Great title too.

22 Jun 2008 8:16pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is extremely good. The tones, as usual, are so buttery and fine without any harshness. And the composition with the long diagonal leading us out of the picture is very well done.

24 Jun 2008 8:00am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great image!

24 Jun 2008 8:02am

Oswegan from Lake Oswego, United States

i really like this perspective

26 Jun 2008 12:34am

Masoud Nahali from Tehran, Iran

wow, a dreamy and great shot in B&W mode, so nice. GOOD LUCK.

27 Jun 2008 7:57am

Sash from Adelaide, Australia

This is right off the top shelf, Stu. Even though I'm torn about the contrast variation between coat and glove (it could be the monitor I'm sat behind), the composition itself is to die for. As always, you have captured a commonly seen moment with your own personal touch that gives the moment itself so much more life. L-O-V-E Y-O-U-R W-O-R-K...

30 Jun 2008 4:45am

@Sash: Thx mate. i'm in the midst of a house-move at the moment and should have internet back next tuesday. let's try again to schedule a skype chat - it's been freakin ages due to my total and utter unreliability!

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I can't say it any better than Sash did.... he's such an eloquent bastard.

7 Jul 2008 4:20pm

@amy: haha! you're quite the silver-tongued cavalier yourself there, Amy!


gbe from kansas city, United States

this is just amazingly good

9 Jul 2008 2:17pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

I can't add much except to say that I like it too!

11 Jul 2008 8:16pm

Lee Anthony Dobson from Osaka, Japan

Great composition: I like the way the lines lead your eye all the way done to the "reluctant commuter" at the other end of the platform. Works well in black and white, and DOF is perfect. Well done!

13 Jul 2008 8:48am