An eleven hour journey (taxi, train, train, plane, bus, car) brought us back home to the UK earlier this week. Of those eleven hours I reckon about four were spent hanging around on railway stations and at the airport. An opportunity to look for images helps to while away the time.
First up, but the last shot taken, I spotted this figure at the airport reclining half asleep on a bench some distance away from us as we ate a snack.
A subtle rearrangement of the chairs allowed a clear shot. I just placed the G10 on our table, zoomed in and rested my finger on the shutter release in a disinterested sort of way and pressed the shutter. Note how the prize possession clutched close to her is not her wallet or handbag but her Toblerone chocolate bar.
Earlier in the day we had spent 20 minutes on Visp station waiting for our connection and I wandered off up the platform. The four images that follow are all of the same train as I searched for the best way of recording the scene. A passenger came into view just at the right moment. I’d be interested to know which one of these you prefer. Each image in isolation is satisfying; seeing all four at once shows an evolving process both at the composing stage and during processing back home.
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More from Zermatt next week as I work my way through a few more images that I hope will be of interest to you.
Those of you who regularly follow my Photoblog may like to glance through the ‘En Route’ category (in Rt sidebar) for other images from our regular trips across Switzerland, including others taken at Visp, and Geneva Airport.