Thursday, July 06, 2006

Photography theme: Transport and Communications Infrastructure

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First, the Lords of the Skies, Players in the Electromagnetic Spectra:


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Widescreen TV

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Title refers to the 16:9 aspect ratio of the image


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The next lot: transport by rail

Power to the Trains!

Overhead power lines that feed the trains- the lower line is the one which transmit power; the upper one is the supporting cable.
Note the wonders a polarising filter can do to the sky's colour intensity

A train disgorging its contents

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And on the streets... :

Streetlight Doublet

This is Not Bondage

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This was taken at a traffic junction where two tram routes crossed. Each tram route has 2 tracks for opposing directions; each track has an overhead power line. Overhead power lines are suspended by cables strung across the road. There were also electric and telephone lines.

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Blogger cynical-idealist said...

Niceee. I particularly like "Receiver", "Power to the Trains!" and "Streetlight Doublet". Fantastic colours and composition on those.

Btw, is yellow and blue the standard colour for Melbourne's trains?

12:58 am, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous NaiveIdealist said...

lol yee wei...
i guess i roughly know the area u r in...
can u photograph anywhere as you like ?isnt thr is an act of terrorist?

10:14 am, July 06, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Cynical Idealist:
Thank you for the head-inflating praise; it wasn't really nessecary. :p

I think the blue/yellow with silver cladding is standard for Melbourne's metropolitan trains. Not absolutely sure though, I rarely use the trains.

Naive Idealist:
Terrorism? Terrorism is over-rated.

10:22 pm, July 06, 2006  
Blogger Dr. Tan said...

The Transceiver picture is somehow really grainy isn't it?

1:51 am, July 07, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

It might not exactly be grainy, but mild camera shake and depressing clouds.

A tripod would probably help.

4:39 am, July 08, 2006  

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