Lancaster to London

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

It rained all morning the day I took the 2 1/2 hour train ride from Lancaster to London. It was a high-speed train, and it swayed from side to side as the scenery whizzed by in both sides of my peripheral vision. Reading seemed impossible. In fact, avoiding motion sickness seemed impossible. So I occupied myself snapping shots out the window. Most of my results came out as blurry as expected, but I was quite pleased with some of the shots. The way the water played on the window, and the blurry, vibrant whisps of countryside and rail stations captured by chance, seem to pay proper tribute to my anticipation of adventures to come.

4 Replies to “Lancaster to London”

  1. Great rainy images! I love to take shots from a speeding train or car; the more dramatic the weather, the better. I will often set my shutter speed at around 1/200th or so which is enough to stop motion blur in the background but not enough for the foreground. Or I set my focus and aperture manually for depth of field somewhere between the rain drops on the window and the landscape outside the window so both are a little blurry, but clear enough to make sense.

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