Comments: blue and pink

hi, every day i check your page and photos.they are always nice and good.i study photographi and try to take photo as good as yours . maybe in future i will ... thnaks

Posted by Farzad at August 27, 2006 05:06 AM

Beautiful shot! Exposure is perfect!!

Posted by Alex at August 27, 2006 05:37 AM

Very good because of the hurrying pink-blue lady.

Posted by Steffen at August 27, 2006 05:37 AM

I really like Subway pics. I like how this 80s style girl is entering when the doors have not fully opened yet. Colours are superb. *thumbs up*

Posted by NoLabels at August 27, 2006 08:21 AM

What are those subway seats covered in? Velvet? What's the weather like in Toronto? I think I might want to live there!

Posted by Suzanne at August 27, 2006 08:27 AM

Must be a really slow day, Sam. Not too exciting.

But it raises a question. Since you are a bike rider I wonder if they let you take a bike on the trains. Seems a useful idea as going all across town by train is way quicker easier than the full bike ride. Not likely I suppose, as getting it through a turnstile would be tricky. Ah well! 'Twas a thought. In Ottawa long run buses have racks for bikes - not that drivers like them being used.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at August 27, 2006 09:28 AM

I really like the kinetic contrast between the two people in the shot.

Posted by Sean Galbraith at August 27, 2006 09:48 AM

You have too many of these subway/street car shots...I was hoping I'd see something more original in term of subject matter. But it's still a nice shot. :)

Posted by Kiana at August 27, 2006 09:48 AM

How can you use iso300 on your XT?

Posted by Macks at August 27, 2006 10:40 AM

It is very interesting....

Posted by mehdi at August 27, 2006 11:32 AM

This really works! Composition is excellent. And the eye keeps going back and forth between the girl in motion and the guy in focus. Very well done!

Posted by Andy@PhotoChron at August 27, 2006 11:38 AM

Ah, I miss these subway shots from you!

Posted by Raffi at August 27, 2006 11:40 AM

very nice capture movment .
I like your work .

Posted by khatiri . ahmad at August 27, 2006 12:18 PM

Sam has consclusively proved his genius by making the Toronto subway look so shiny and glamourous!

Posted by forrest at August 27, 2006 01:59 PM

The seats are covered in a velvety material, but there is no padding underneath the fabric.

You can take your bike on outside of rush hour. Some bus routes feature buses with racks on the front. These are actually mostly downtown.

Posted by Wrenkin at August 27, 2006 02:11 PM

Great shot. How in the WORLD did you get a shot this steady at 1/10 sec?

Posted by Myrddin at August 27, 2006 02:50 PM

There's padding under some of the seats; I think the lack of it reflects poor maintenance and funding.

Every subway station has gates for cyclists, people in wheelchairs, parents with strollers, and shoppers with lots of bags, etc, to get through.

Posted by Gloria at August 27, 2006 05:11 PM

Besides the technical aspects, I vote for the social mood of this urban picture. A condensed fragment of our daily monotonous routine. We suddenly find ourselves staring at two empty chairs lost in our thoughts while the rest of the world comes and go.

Posted by Carlos Lorenzo at August 27, 2006 05:21 PM

I actually kind of like this shot. I like the way his arm hangs over the seat.

Posted by Steve at August 27, 2006 05:27 PM

Nice work.

Posted by Steve W at August 27, 2006 05:34 PM

Again Sam, just a plain boring shot. Very pedestrian. Some of your works are mind blowing. Some of them are very boring. This falls into the 'boring' camp.

Posted by Adam at August 27, 2006 06:11 PM

Recent favourite of yours. Really like it. So crisp and the juxtaposition between the pin-sharp, grey guy relaxing and heavily blurred, colourful girl moving is brilliant.

Posted by Jamey at August 27, 2006 09:25 PM

Nice photo, like subway photos :D!

Posted by Chris at August 28, 2006 01:34 PM

Super capture of the fashionista in the gold sneakers and pink spandex leggings entering. You know, after reading the comments above, I can't believe some people have the hubris or adolescent attitude to call something you do boring or pedestrian. Obiviously they are'nt taking time with the photo itself, or maybe they are just seeking a quick new thrill from one of the best photographers on the planet, certainly THE top dog in the photo blogosphere. Sometimes my family complains if I serve chicken too often, even when I use a new recipi. Not to worry, cuz there are plenty of others who want to see everything you do.

Posted by Kim at August 28, 2006 04:12 PM

Just love it! The glint of the metal against the opulence of the burgundy, the bright kinetic engergy of the young lady, the massive hand, the evidence of negligence due to the newspapers, the enciting poster. Very different from the NYC subway.

Posted by Anne at August 28, 2006 06:33 PM

I was back in Toronto in mid August (lived there most of my life, now don't). I got on the subway at Finch Station and noticed that someone had "expressed themselves" with a marker by changing the "In Case of Emergemcy Press for Assistance" strip to say "In Case of Emergency Press for A Sista"

Thinking this was funny, I pulled out my camera, and focused. The 'conductor' door flew open and an irate young dude flung himself at me screaming that photographs are forbidden on the TTC. I showed him what I was trying to take a picture of. He continued to freak out. I took it anyway. WTF. Are civil liberties eroding in Toronto?

Posted by Sam Hanna at September 2, 2006 08:39 PM
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