Thursday, December 7, 2006

Subway Train

This photo was taken inside the Union Square subway station on a slow speed shutter setting to capture the contrast between moving and stationary objects.

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the NYC subway system is one of the oldest and most extensive public transportation systems in the world. The first underground line began in 1904 and today, it has 468 stations and over 656 miles of tracks. The longest ride stretches over 31 miles from the Bronx (207th Street) to Brooklyn (Far Rockaway) on the A Line. Average ridership per day is approximately 5 million people. Most people use the subway to commute to and from work, or to wherever they are going.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Greetings from St. Paul, MN. Welcome to the DP family, and I look forward to more of your photos.

Judy said...

Love the photo, Conrad.

Chris & Deb said...

Greetings from Minneapolis, MN and welcome! I love the energy shouting forth from this photo!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Glad y'all love the photo. I was experimenting with the shutter speed and love the effect.

Jing said...

welcome to DP family!!!
greetings from shanghai. :))

and like the former 2 photos.
the contrast really is wonderful. and so amazing subway system in NY.i think in the future the subway system in shanghai will be amazing too, so many people here.

jing
shanghai daily photo

kaa said...

great shot! greetings from Vantaa, Finland

Ackworth Born said...

nice shot

macky said...

greetings from Tokyo!!
Nice shoot!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I didn't use a tripod. I took about 10 photos and only 2 came out clear. One was better than the one I posted, but the composition wasn't as exciting. So I posted the 2nd best. I will be getting a tripod for Christmas from Jason. ;-)