Diana Bird

Diana Bird

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  1. michelle flajsner
    June 2, 2018 @ 6:32 am

    This shot makes me feel like the train is coming straight through where I’m standing. You can feel the intensity of the speed and the noise. I really appreciate when you share the technical aspects as it gives me ideas about how to do that better in the future. Thanks!

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    • Anthony Epes Anthony Epes
      June 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

      I could have reached out and touched it. I was right at the end of the platform. Sturdy platform I must say!

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  2. Christopher Drinjak
    June 3, 2018 @ 7:31 pm

    Thank you for this and the previous post. You have shared this east London image before but it is really I insightful to hear more of the story about how you captured this moment, both technically and creatively.

    I’d be interested to learn more about exposure/ aperture. You mention your setting would capture everything in focus past 3ft. I’ve only thought of aperture as an ability to get more light and so would be interested to learn more about what apertures capture what level of detail at what distance.

    Cheers and more soon!

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    • Anthony Epes Anthony Epes
      June 4, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

      I glad you like this format. They are fun to write. And quick! I also get to reexamine images that I love.

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  3. judy
    June 5, 2018 @ 1:16 am

    As a former night shift nurse, I am deeply familiar with the elusiveness and beauty of early morning light. This time of day has such special energy. One thinks it should be quiet and calm but it is anything but – night workers trying hard to finish the shift, early workers dashing off to begin their day, stores opening, children needing care etc. etc. It’s one of the most energy intense times of our day. Your photo catches both the rush and the calm.

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    • Anthony Epes Anthony Epes
      June 5, 2018 @ 7:50 am

      I love this comment. It takes me back to those times in London I spent doing my work there. You are correct – it is a very bustling time, but I you go out a little before then it the most peaceful time of day. It is always darkest before the dawn kind of thing 🙂

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