Bill Foy  

Jefferson Station by Bill Foy

December 2019 - Jefferson Station

About the Image(s)

This image was made at the Jefferson Station of Philadelphia's Regional Rail System (SEPTA) a couple of years ago. I had been trying to get a few shots of these men as various trains passed through the station. This is the best of that effort. I cropped the image, tweaked the brightness and contrast. Nikon D500, f/8, 1/30, ISO-1000, handheld, no flash, Exposure Program-Manual, Metering Mode-Spot.

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10 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
(Group 74)
Great choreography Bill, congrats. I also like station shots and I'd like ask you whether you had tried a wider f to drop ISO value to eliminate grains?   Posted: 12/01/2019 07:46:36
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Ata. No, I did not try a wider aperture.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:01:22

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I like this composition very much. You captured the subject looking for something off to the side (his train?), which to me gives the photo a dynamic quality. I also like the motion blur of the passing train. It's enough to show motion but not so much that the train is a complete blur.

To me the whole photo has a green cast to it, which is distracting. Maybe white balance adjustment to fix? I think if you brightened the man just a little, that would add some detail to him and maybe make him more interesting.   Posted: 12/03/2019 09:47:47
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Ed. To me, there are a number of different colors throughout the image, which come from the walls that are multi-colored, diagonal, brick-like, tiles. I've seen that look so many times that I don't really "see" it any more - it's just part of the scenery.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:06:57

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
Nice shot. I really like the composition on this. And I think you got just the right amount of blur. I kind of like the green tint myself. It gives it an artistic flair I think.   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:03:08
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Jim.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:07:25

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
The image provides a mood and a mystery; it makes me want to know more about this man. The motion you captured is wonderful and lends well to the picture and the overall impact. I like the slight green cast, which I'm sure comes from the lights on the train to some extent and to the flourescent lights, which add to the story and its mood. Those lights give it the lonely, institutional feeling that is part of the mood. I wouldn't remove that color cast, personally.   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:36:00
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Carol.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:08:44

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I also like this image. I love the fact that the 2 men are almost (but not really) mirror image back to back. I like the motion and the colors brought out by the moving train. And I agree with Carol that the green light adds to the mood of the photo.   Posted: 12/03/2019 12:17:07
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Karen.   Posted: 12/09/2019 11:09:07