If you’re a commuter on the metro, subway, tube–or whatever your country of choice dubs it—you pass by the same scenes continuously day in and day out. Sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around the millions of people that cross paths and change lines each day, since a lot of the time, they leave little trace left behind.
Consistency tends to lie in the more abstract features of a trip: the evenly-lined waiting benches, the list of stops that you’ve unintentionally memorized backwards and forwards, and the graphic symbols that subtly guide you to your final destination.
I wanted to capture the essence of this place, my metro, so I brought along my NX300 and a tripod to portray a minimalistic series of my commute.
The above two photos were taken using a tripod and the “Light Trace” mode on the Samsung SMART CAMERA. You can also achieve a similar effect by experimenting with a faster or slower shutter speed in “S” mode.
By using the NX300’s “Macro” mode, you can take close-up shots without compromising clarity or color.