The art of transit

photo by hannu.oskala, via Flickr creative commons

This is an epically cool photo for two reasons. First, there is something very pleasing to the eye about the way that the people on the train platform in the Helsinki subway are spaced out. Second, the photographer set them against the blur of the bright red train, making them — not the train — the focus of the photo. The photo was taken with a Panasonic DMC-LX2 and exposed with a 1/10th second shutter speed, aperture f/2.8, focal length of 6.3 mm and 100 ISO.

To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to The photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr. Or click on the ‘art of transit’ in the categories box at right.