The art of transit

photo by kawabata, via Flickr

Another interesting photo taken with an iPhone — this one was processed with the PhoneGrafer app. That’s a bus terminal in Tokyo.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Eddy Mansoor, via Flickr

Here’s a great tilt-shift photo of a bus in Malaysia. It was taken with a Canon EOS 7D and processed with Photoshop. Tilt-shift processing and/or lenses changes the focus, making images appear to be miniaturized. Several iPhone apps allow you to do this with an image on the phone, including Instagram and Camera+. There’s a grainy example after the jump of a photo of a bus I shot recently from Metro headquarters. And here’s Eddy’s photo and video blog for other examples of his work.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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The art of transit

Photo by Mr. Photo, via Flickr

Another interesting photo taken with an iPhone camera, this time of Grand Central Station in New York. Look closely and you can see the faint outlines of some passerby — an indication that this was likely taken with a long shutter release. And, yes, there’s an app for that — called SlowShutter (99 cents) — and it allows users to keep the shutter open for long stretches of time. It helps to have some kind of iPhone tripod, however.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Hunter Kerhart, via Flickr

Pretty amazing photo, eh? It almost looks like a painting but it’s not — Hunter processed this photo with the HDR method, otherwise known as high dynamic range. The idea is use processing and/or multiple images to better expose both the lightest and darkest areas of a scene. I highly encourage you to check out Hunter’s photostream at Flickr — it’s one great image after another.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

 

The art of transit

photo by Frederic Mancosu, via Flickr

As I’ve written several times lately, you don’t need a big fancy camera to take a nice photo. This one, of a train in Switzerland, was taken with an iPhone and obviously got some help with the use of the many great photo apps available.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Downtowgal, via submission

This is a nice shot. There’s some blur to convey movement — but not too much. The framing gives viewer an idea how large the articulated buses are. And the bright red looks good offset against the washed out sky. The photo was taken near Metro headquarters in downtown L.A. with a Canon G-10 point-and-shoot.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by Jeremy Brooks, via Flickr

Another photo taken with an iPhone, this time on San Francisco’s Muni Rail. It’s obviously not good to see a cracked window — and I don’t know how it happened — but it was used to good photographic effect.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.