Uploaded: June 04, 2006


1/2500s, f2.8, 70-200 lens @ 200mm, ISO 800
Best of the sequence. I sat down in the trainstation bar with my telezoom, ready to shoot assignment eight. After a while I noticed an area, which had superb light conditions for shooting smoking people. The sun was quite low and was shining through the glass roof, backlighting the subject and emphasising the smoke. A building behind provided a good dark background. I sat there and just waited for smoking people to walk through (or even stop) in this sweet spot. I got about four sequences, each 3-5 shots. This is my best sequence and the best shot. I worked a bit more on this, cloning out some white background areas and turning the whole thing b&w. The other shots (as you can see) are a bit less processed.


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