All aboard!

The German DB train workers decided to strike again this week. I went to work early in the hope I would get some photos. The station was absolutely packed full of waiting commuters which was just what I wanted. I only got a few shots before trying to squeeze into a train myself though. Mercifully, the train company still operates the train to Frankfurt international airport I use to get to work. Trains and stations are deceptively dark so it is difficult to get a good photo unless you can use a low f stop or raise your ISO enough for sharp shots.

 

 sliding doors

sliding doors

However, in this shot I didn't want to freeze the motion of the train so I used a slower shutter speed to make sure the train was blurred as it slowed down on its way into the station. You can see that the train door looks slanted even though I was almost square on to the train. This is due to the way that cameras work and has been an issue when fast moving objects move across the scene since the invention of curtain shutter cameras in the film days.

A further issue I have noticed with long exposure and light trails is that fine lights appear as a series of Morse code like dashes when using a DSLR. If anybody knows why this is and how to overcome it, then please let me know!