The art of transit

photo by Jan Kretschmer, via Flickr

Another nice photo taken with an iPhone, this time of a bus lane in Munich and the bus and U-bahn station. Jan did a great job capturing the dark of the street and the white light of the station. Some of his other iPhone work can be seen at his website.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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 the dude abides, via submission

Proof again that the subject of a photo doesn’t have to dominate the frame. The inbound Gold Line train is seen here across Los Angeles State Historic Park on the northern end of downtown L.A. The photo was taken with the Instagram app for the iPhone that offers a variety of filters to enhance images.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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 Tamara Manning, via Flickr

Nice shot of bus and sky — the grain looks great. Click on the photo to see it larger. The photo was taken with an iPhone 3Gs and edited with the Camera+ app’s HDR filter.

Where was it taken? Take a guess — answer is after the jump. There are clues in the photo.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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 Martin Gommel, via Flickr creative commons

I don’t know much about this photo — I found it in Martin’s photostream on Flickr and really like it. It was taken near Karlsruhe, Germany — a small train for tourists that runs through the woods. This is just one of many fine black-and-white images in Martin’s photostream. There are also some great photographs in the “Beautiful Side of Karlsruhe” group on Flickr.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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 Evelyne Leveke, via Flickr

This is the second time that we’ve featured Lisbon in the art of transit. This wonderful shot of one of the city’s old streetcars was taken with an iPhone — another example of the great work that can be done with phone cameras and quality editing apps.

Interested in streetcars and other transit in Lisbon? Check out the Metropolitano de Lisboa’s English-version website.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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 Paul Bailey, via Flickr

This is the Gold Line on the bridge that crosses the Arroyo Seco — a very photogenic spot. I like the black-and-white here, especially with the trees in the foreground and a hint of the hills under the bridge. The subject of the photo is an urban transit system, but the setting hints at it being almost rural.

To submit a photo, post them to Metro’s Flickr group, email them to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet them 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

photos by Michel Saive, via his Flickr photostream

Click above to see a larger image.

Michel took both of these photos in Poland and then processed them with the tilt-shift method that makes the subjects look like toys or miniatures. The above bus stop is in Krakow; the photo at right was taken in Krynica. In addition to Michel’s photos on Flickr, here’s a link to his photography website; Michel lives in the Netherlands.

As for tilt-shift, Michel shot these photos with a Canon 1000D and processed them in Photostop. An easier way to go about it for amateur photographers is to use one of several apps available for the iPhone that has this editing function. I’ve had good luck with Instagram and Camera+.

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