From a Train

From a Train prt1

From a Train prt1 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/200 | F5.6 | ISO 800

Ik hou wel van een trein. Een trein heeft ritme. Het ritme van coupés, wielen, zitplaatsen, ramen; deuren, etc. Als ik erin zit en naar buiten kijk zie ik ook ritme. Het ritme van de dragers van de bovenleidingen is er altijd; maar daar tussendoor tikken hekwerken, bomenrijen, lantaarnpalen, etc. voorbij. Dat ik het als ritme ervaar, komt vooral door de hoge snelheid waarmee de dingen voorbij komen. Met het geluid erbij wordt het nog mooier door het ritme van de rails. Helaas klinken nieuwere treinen steeds slechter; kunststof spul legt het af tegen een paar flinke staalplaten. Door al dat ritme staat een trein dicht bij de tijd. Soms zijn ze ook te laat. En soms maak ik foto’s door de ruit.

I like trains. A train has it: rhythm. The rhythm of compartments, wheels, seats, windows, doors, etc.. When I’m in a train and look outside, I see rhythm. The rhythm of the pillars of the overhead wire is always there; but in between there is the rhythm of fences, rows of trees, street lights, etc.. It’s the high speed that makes me see these things as rhythm. It’s getting even better with the sound; the sound of the rhythm of the railway. Older trains have better sounds; nothing beats the sound of steel. With all this rhythm a train is close to time. And sometimes they are too late. And sometimes I make photo’s through the windows.

From a Train prt2

From a Train prt2 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/160 | F5.6 | ISO 800

From a Train prt3

From a Train prt3 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 56mm. | 1/160 | F5.6 | ISO 900

From a Train prt4

From a Train prt4 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 58mm. | 1/320 | F5.6 | ISO 800

From a Train prt5

From a Train prt5 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 48mm. | 1/250 | F5.6 | ISO 800

4 comments
  1. Just took a look at this post, and really like the images and your sentiments about the rhythms of train travel. Since early childhood, I have also enjoyed this….and find long train journeys to be extremely relaxing. Every now and then in London, we will get to see an old steam engine….they are so beautiful. Thank you…Janet.

    • Thanks for visiting this ‘oldie’. ‘Extremely relaxing’, that’s it. The rhythms are somehow comforting; the world passes by on the outside in a steady flow; and you can’t go anywhere until you’re there… So you become a bit ‘legally empty’… , which, for me, sometimes brings the best photo’s. Enjoy the day, Janet.

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