gotta love the bug angle!
Not so long ago, on the "digital photography school" blog they had an assignment for readers called "Get down and dirty"
I think this image coveys perfectly what they were trying to teach, it really does add quite a different view
It must be kinda weird though... with all the looks :P
Amazing shot Sam. This different perspective really allows one to see something so everyday in such a wonderfully different way.
That's an unusual perspective! Very cool. It's not very often I get down on the floor of a streetcar. Like the lines in the floor, how they point at the passenger.
very interesting point of view. I like the B&W and the hovering seats...
Cool perspective on life that we don't normally see. Great job.
This is a very unique perspective...Really great and clever shot. I just hope no one was behind you trying to get off.
Oh Sam, you must be a very keen photographer to crawl on the floor for shots! ...just joking, hehe!
Seriously though this photo is visually very stimulating and once again you have entertained us with another great image and given us some more inspiration. Thanks.
The angle is sooo impressive. Nice work. :-)
I love it! I'm very fond of photos that emphasize perspective
very nice mood and composition
As x resident of Toronto, i defiantly appreciate your images!
Only you can find such interesting view. Keep it up.
Damn, I wish I would've thought of that... considering I spend a lot of time on that streetcar too.
The monochrome really accents the steel. Almost kinda futuristic too.
Love the perspective Sam.
Great picture! I need that lens too. Gonna place an order this evening.
When making this kind of pictures I always feel some kind of shame, because I have to kneel down (or lie on the floor...)
Any chance you could put this up on flickr in a wallpaper size?
Congratulations on your win in the 2006 Canadian Blog Awards! I can see why I didn't make it into the second round with you. Your photography is excellent.
Passenger slips away from photographer lying prone on subway floor.
Interesting shot and perspective, great work
This might also be seen as a view for a victim of a mugging. All too common on our public transportation these days.
And I agree with the B&W as emphasizing the bleakness of the perspective.
On with the struggle to be different and worth noticing.
to me the perspective of this shot is spectacular - love that.
Great thinking on this one.
I especially like the contrasting blacks and whites of this picture. Great angle.
nice one. i've taken a couple shots from the floor, but always feel creepy that people are going to see and wonder what the hell i'm doing...upskirt shots or something. photo paranoia.
congrats on the 1st place in the cdn blog awards. i was amazed at my 3rd place. never thought i'd do that well.
Very nice B&W and interesting angle.
Fantastic. Absolutely wonderful.
Great pictures!! I love these kind of pictures "from the ground".
Cool perspective, a shoe's eye view.
this is a great one, i tried to do something like this before, but wasn't very successful though :)
Though I live in the US now, I visit home (i.e. Toronto) often. When I was last there, I was riding the subway. I noticed that some one had blacked out some of the letters on the 'press for assistance' strip with a marker to read "In case of emergency - press for a sista ". I thought this was amusing and pulled out my camera to photograph it as well as a couple of other interesting images. The conducter's door FLEW open and he came at me yelling to put my camera away and that photography was forbidden on the subway. Has anyone had issues photographing on public transit?
Just yesterday I was saying to a friend (after looking at some good but unoriginal photos in the One-of-a-Kind show in Toronto) that the biggest problem for photographers seems to be to avoid clichés.
This shot certainly proves that Sam is determined is to avoid that fate!
I am going to try and have to do this in Jan when I am up in Toronto. TTC is like nothing else. Excellent shot.
About 6 months ago your site was blocked from my work internet firewall. Having discovered your site about 2 years ago I was really annoyed as I used to visit regularly and loved looking at your shots. Your photos very much became part of my life. I didn't visit every day but when i did I would look back at the previous day's photos until the last time I was on.
Occasionally people at work would walk past me and say "wow, what a beautiful photo" and I would tell them about your site.
I remember the series from Oxford, the beams of light shining through the dissused factory, the photo of the woman posted on her birthday and the pumpkin field.
I've only just got myself a laptop and got online at home so can finally get back on your site!
This photo is very much you I think. Its an everyday thing shown in a new context, from an unusual angle.
I haven't looked back at all the photos I've missed so the next hour will be fun. Its great to have a missing part of my life back again.
Nice point of view :)
What Sam hasn't said is he dropped his camera and this shot was taken accidentally ;-) That's how good Sam is.
Keep it up.
This is an amazing picture. Love the angle it's been taken from.
You little shutter bug you :)
its a different style then normally seen here at ddoi, but i like it. i like the simplicity and plainness of the photography. very nice.
There's a sense of motion in sitting still. I love it!
Great perspective, and the lines of the floor are leading perfectly to that guy standing there.
Killer photo!! I love the ground level view.
Great lines and nice light, really puts you "on the streetcar" as it were. Good job and congratulations on the book!
brilliant perspective! The tones and lines are great!!!!! I like the way you tone your photos!
Very nice shot. I ride the ttc everyday, but never get down on the floor! Is that gum I see?