Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Collage

This is a collage of scenes from the window of the subway train that I take to and from work every day. As you can see, it is an elevated train that travels above the ground, instead of underground. I purposefully chose a window with graffitis to give the photos some depth and contrast.

I started this project after reading about Todd of Postcards from Hell's Kitchen's post on his 'walk to work photo' project. But he has a more interesting commute to work than I do.

So how interesting is your commute to work every day?

17 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

I am thrilled to report that I don't have to go to work any more.... I retired... YIPPEE! But my former commute was typically boring. Total 30 minute drive on a good day, more if there's any problems. First out of town (6 traffic lights), then 10 minutes to the highway on a country road (4 more traffic lights), then highway for 15 minutes, then another 5 minutes to the workplace.
AHHHH thank goodness I don't have to do it any more!
Loved your idea of taking pics of the graffiti as the outside background changes.... finally, you found a reason for graffiti!!!

Forks and Forest said...

Thankfully, we are retired. Photos of my hubby's commute would have been shots of airports. Photos of our drives to plants across country could have been my collection of "signs that got in the way of what I really was aiming at" photos. I got very good at shooting signs along the road! I'm thinking of starting an album...

Forks and Forest said...

I really like the graffiti contrast on the windows. Nice effect.

Paz said...

Yes, I like the graffiti contrast on the window, too.

I have an interesting commute but...

Paz

Annie said...

You did a clever thing, taking photos of different street scenes through the graffiti. You're so artistic, Ming!

My commute can be interesting if I drive through neighborhoods or boring if I stay on the interstate. It's all about the route I take.

Peter said...

From what I can see from the comments, we have obiously a nice team of retired people among the bloggers. Happy to since recently be part of the group. The last 15 years when working, I was lucky enough to be able to walk to and from the office, first in Paris and then in Düssledorf where I spent my working weeks (and then back to Paris for the weekend of course).
A very good idea this series of photos!

Olivier said...

Je ne connaissais pas le blog sur Hell's Kitchen, il est tres bon, merci

I did not know the blog on Hell' S Kitchen, it is very good, thank you

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a nice montage of photos. I like the whole idea of photographing a way to work. I can think that it would be an added incentive to retire.

I like cornfields better than city life but then that is because of where I was born.

Lots of people don't believe it but if you were born into a Jewish family the chances are 100% that you will grow up being Jewish.

The same for Catholic.

The same for Methodists.

The same for the place you live.

stilettoheights said...

wow, my commute to work is non interesting seeing as my studio is about 10 steps from my bedroom...though sometimes when I go to get coffee downstairs I see an albino squirrel from my window.

love these photos by the way.

Sunkyoung said...

Then the subway can be called 'overground'?;)

Jun said...

i find walking interesting cos u can stop and soak in the sights (but of course, depending on whr i'm based, walking is sometimes not plausible *sigh*)

Sonia said...

I like the idea of those photos, Ming! And thank you for the link to
Walk to Work. Very interesting!

tigerfish said...

This sure makes commuting to work more interesting! :)

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Interesting collage Ming.

Keropok Man said...

I moved and now I only take 2 bus stops to work. All I see - construction sites! 2 of them. They are building 2 very expensive condominiums which I can' afford. haha

Rain said...

my commute is super-boring, but thankfully, super-short. A 7-minute drive up one street.

it's a little bit more interesting now that I can see the high school kids walking to work again . . .

Todd HellsKitchen said...

;)