Today, I bought a Portland public transportation deal that includes an annual PDX Streetcar pass, an annual BikeTown pass and a $100 Hop FastPass that covers fair on the buses and trains. A screaming good deal for me, as I live in an area of the city with a transit score of 89%. I am actually surprised it’s not 100%.
In honor of my new weekly challenge to use the full manual modes in interesting ways to capture photos, I chose to try and catch the streetcars and trains right outside my building moving. It’s a tricky shot to get and requires a slower shutter speed, moving the camera at the same speed as the subject and some luck.
I wish the streetcar was more in focus and the background blurred just slightly more because I love the feel and composition of this one.
Another attempt, with a better background and cool looking train, but still not in focus.
Lastly, a different streetcar, maybe slightly better focus? I’m not sure. I prefer the overall feel of the featured photo from the set.
What do you think?