Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Train in Motion

I was waiting for the train and noticed this guy in front of me with an interesting backpack over his shoulder. Upon closer look, I realized there was a work belt looped around his backpack.

The interesting work belt held a pair of scissors, a flash light and a pair of work gloves. Then I realized he was an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) when I saw the letters on the back of his uniform.

I immediately took my camera out and photographed the gentleman. This photo was the second of two frames I shot before the train arrived. I have to admit, it is one of my favorite photos of the year because of the contrast between stationary and moving objects.

N.B.: Notice the video camera on the top left corner.

21 comments:

Olivier said...

la photo est tres belle, le contrasme entre l'homme qui attend et le metro en mouvement, cela rend vraiment tres bien


the photograph is very beautiful, the contrasme between the man who waits and the subway moving, that returns really very well

thwany said...

beautiful

Jing said...

you know what i thought of at the first sight???
the 5 million dallors maybe in it.( <----remember the "Prison Break"?? )haha....the backpack is so similar to me.
recently i was stuck on that series...

yes...its a very brilliant contrast i totally agree.

jing
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Fabrizio ikol22 said...

You're in right about contrast but I love many of your shots :-)

Kuanyin said...

I like it too--good one!

Chris & Deb said...

I agree! It's as if the man is suspended in time while everything about him rushes past.
Nice job!!

Kate said...

You have a good eye for contrasts and manage to find good subjects for your photos.

Kerry-Anne said...

That's a really brilliant shot - so "Big City".

Rafe Totengco said...

This is a great shot. It's almost an AD for EMT.

edwin s said...

For a moment i wondered what I was doing waiting for the train in NY :)

I love the shot. My 2 favourite ideas: stillness and/in movement.

Per Stromsjo said...

Let’s combine Edwin’s ideas. Sort of stillness in motion. Captures the imagination.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
Fremde, etranger, stranger.
Gluklich zu sehen, je suis enchante,
Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay.

Opps, I meant to say:

Vielen dank, merci beaucoup, thank you and mucho gracias for all the nice comments.

isabella said...

Very cool and hip shot! So big city...

angela said...

I agree with everyone about the contrasts and I especially like the view of the other platform as the end of the train has passed.
Angela

Vincent Colignon said...

Nice Shot !!!

I love those MTA's Trains ! Built in Aluminium with American Flags on their windows...

They're beautiful, probably the most beautiful subway in the world !

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like the action in this photo. I also like the explanation of the back pack contents.

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lynn said...

Yes this is a marvellous shot i think. As you say the contrast, but also the study of a man doing a very worthwhile job with the tools of his trade on show.

Keropok Man said...

u stopped time! haha...

it gave me that impression :-)

TCho said...

this reminds me of all the hot fireman guys at the fire station near my apt.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Nicely done!

Delta Movies said...

Awesome shot!
This is the kind of shot that requires persistence, work, a good eye, and a wee bit o luck. It's obvious that you enjoy moving about and searching the city on a routine basis.

Koodoos!!!

It's cool checking out this blog every day, because I get to vicariously enjoy the wonderful NYC people, sights, and views through creative photography.

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