Dogwood 52: Assignment #12 "Transportation"

Some friends and I are doing the Dogwood 52 Week photography challenge. We submit a photo each week on a given "assignment" along with commentary and discussion. This week's assignment was:

[Artistic] Transportation: Our world is one defined by how we get around. Literal or interpretative, find inspiration in transportation.

The submissions follow in order submitted along with the photographer's commentary. We'll add other commentary and critique from the group as it comes in.


Here's a picture of me shooting a photo from my bike. Bicycling is big part of my life so here is a first person view of my everyday commute. I tried to capture the traveling motion by steadying my shot as much as I could, with a slower shutter speed (1/25 s). 
Rokinon 12 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 100.


Playing with toys is a form of transportation, right? From the mundane to wherever imagination takes you. Unfortunately I left all my Star Wars toys somewhere in the past, but trucks will have to do. Edited in a tilt-shifty manner to emphasize the toyness.


a rail way in new Orleans


Going into the light! I'm always a little fascinated with the dark world of underground subway lines so I decided to take a few shots there. The Kendall stop in Cambridge is very near to a place where the train exits into daylight so I thought seeing that in the tunnel was nice.
Also, I went cross country skiing recently and thought a lot about what it'd be like to have skiing as your mode of transportation. I brought my camera and took a few shots of this icy world criss-crossed with XC tracks.


I had too many options to choose from for this assignment. The reflections were magical in this rare afternoon fog. The film lifted up the subtle color changes making for a surprisingly rich effect. Explore some others below! And based on this adventure.... more film to come.