The People Mover

Off the Grid

As you are reading this, I am kind of off-the-grid in Iceland. I will still read all comments, but I may be about 24 hours behind or so — not sure… just letting you know. I understand sometimes people ask a question here or on Twitter and get upset when I don’t answer within a reasonable amount of time, which seems to get shorter and shorter every year!

Daily Photo – The People Mover

This is London, right?

I’m embarrassed to say I can’t quite remember. I processed and edited this photo as part of a bigger trip. I’m too lazy to check the EXIF and cross-reference the dates… even though that would have taken less time than writing this sentence. But, instead, I’m saying it like this to let you know that sometimes my memory fades a bit. Some spots I remember perfect perfect perfect perfect… and others fade away and drift into others. I’m not sure why memory works like this… why there are some things that are perfect and some that are fuzzy. The way that memory works in this incomplete way is interesting to me.

The People MoverThis is London, right?I'm embarrassed to say I can't quite remember.  I processed and edited this photo as part of a bigger trip.  I'm too lazy to check the EXIF and cross-reference the dates... even though that would have taken less time than writing this sentence.  But, instead, I'm saying it like this to let you know that sometimes my memory fades a bit.  Some spots I remember perfect perfect perfect perfect... and others fade away and drift into others.  I'm not sure why memory works like this...  why there are some things that are perfect and some that are fuzzy.  The way that memory works in this incomplete way is interesting to me.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Oh wow – love this one – looks like you can see infinity! Cool shot – don’t know how you didn’t get any people in the pic – but know you have your ‘ways’ – have fun in Iceland!

  • http://www.parkylondon.com Paul Parkinson

    Yep it’s London alright. NatWest is a UK bank.
    I think that is the “Trav-o-lator” on the Waterloo and City Line at Bank Station in the City.
    Paul

  • Steve

    Nice trey, yeah this underground i would say is London for reason above, but no or few people, must have been on one of your crazy missions in middle of the night…love the gunmetal finish..

  • Nic Wise

    Definitely London. I’m 99% sure it’s Waterloo station, between the jubilee line and the northern line.

  • Richard

    Yes, that is London. Great shot, but is it a three shot HDR? Usually the travelator moves. oh, yes, and Trey TFL aren’t that keen on anywhere being photographed (TFL is Transport For London).

  • http://none Louis

    Great shot Trey, love the depth like it’s sucking you in, one of those space movies. Strange how we all see things in a different light

  • http://www.stewartbaird.com Stewart Baird

    Great one – hard to take these inside, eh? Those endless lifts down always freaked me out…

  • Amit

    What Nic said – interchange between Jubilee & other lines at Waterloo – lovely shot

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    Great image… love the infinity view and the glowing silver metal!

  • Simon Morris

    Super shot Trey – the metallic surfaces look surreal, nice work! Each time I view the image, my eyes are constantly drawn to the sides of the travelator – years of muck and grime… looovely! ;-)

  • http://jlopez.ende.cc javier

    Yep, London. I’d say is the connection between Jubilee and Northern/Victoria lines (in Waterloo station, as many people said already).
    Wherever it is, great shot!

  • Patrick Ahles

    Nice treatment, Trey! I love the way the metal comes out.

  • http://itsonlybarney.com/ Andrew

    Amazing photo. Are most of your photos taken with a tripod?

  • Vicki Wilson

    Love this, very cool shot!!! The British ad makes me believe you are in the tube. You must have been in either the front or very back of the train as it looks like this image is centered in the middle of the tracks.

  • Florent

    I confirm, it is the underground connection to jubilee line from waterloo station. I lived 5 months in the neighbourhood…

  • Gail in Montana

    LOL, Trey. Just wait it gets better(worse)!! You haven’t disremembered in a big way yet. Great photo of the people mover. Thanks for sharing :-)

  • http://www.themarkeworld.com/ Marke

    Love the composition of this shot. I’m a big fan of tunnels and lines that look like they go on for infinity. Keep up the great shooting.

  • http://williambeem.com William Beem

    Speaking of questions, what is the square root of Pi + Phi?

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    Fantastic. I love the composition. I know someone else asked this but is this a 3 shot HDR? Also curious which lens you used.

    Thanks Trey.

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    This is great. Love the robotic feel of this one!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullcex/ Filip Farag

    14-24 for sure. Wide as hell. Great shot Trey, have a great weekend everyone!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you very much!

    Edith and others – this is a FIVE shot HDR – +2 to -1. Long exposures helped the people disappear…. !

  • http://kirantarun.com/lens Kiran

    Gorgeous shot as usual ;)

  • http://www.tlinn.com t.linn

    Gorgeous shot. Love it!

  • Simon Morris

    Thanks for confirming Trey – good use of aperture (f/19) coupled with large DOF… I can now see how it ‘helped the people disappear’ – nice work!
    Hope you guys are having a fab time in Iceland – enjoy… ciao for now! ;-)

  • https://twitter.com/iWantnext iWantnext

    Awesome composition! I think memories are deeply connected with emotions…that’s why we don’t quite remember most “irrelevant” moments.

  • Birna (Hotel Edda)

    Great picture – nice work. You’re lucky to have such a cool profession :) Hope you have a great time in Iceland – sorry about the weather btw ;) Hope you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Edda, Ísafjörður.

  • http://toddlangille.com Todd Langille

    great shot no matter where it is :)

  • http://www.rabinphotography.com RABIN

    AMAZING SHOT – very surreal.

  • http://digitalanomaly.co.uk digital anomaly

    love your HDR work its absolutely amazing. well done

  • Harmon Jones

    Trey,
    amazing shot..! i like the dynamics of the unstraight “tunnelvision” it makes it move..
    love the shot , those natwest boards are also very sharp…love it! great job.
    gr. Harmon Jones

  • Stephen

    Trey, how did you manage to take a five-shot HDR without the posters and all other detail blurring in to nothingness? Was the travelator working at the time? What was the workflow that you used to process the final image?

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Fantastic !!

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