Jun 5, 2012
Each day from six am until midnight, the Guangzhou Metro, the city’s light rail metro system, transports an average 5 million passengers. During evening rush hour millions of Guangzhou’s urban residents whisk underneath the city on eight lines of the MTR. Lines 1, 2, and 5 are some of the most densely packed train lines at rush hour, passing directly under the urban core.
This photo shows passengers on line 2 just after boarding at Gongyuanqian, the intersection of lines 1 and 2.
(June 5, 2012. Guangzhou, China) Passengers cram onto the #2 line of Guangzhou’s metro system during evening rush hour. The Guangzhou MTR was recently voted the number one public transportation light rail system in the world. Photo by: CS Owsley
I photographed this scene on the Sony Nex7 with the 16mm f/2.8 pancake prime lens. The camera has been extremely useful to be indiscreet in the crowd. I just began using the smaller ILC (interchangeable lens) camera a couple of months ago. Soon, I’ll be posting a full review on the camera.
Sony Nex7 w/ 16mm f/2.8
- Aperture Priority
- Offset Metering: -.3 Center Weight Average
- No Flash
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Shutter Speed: 1/100
- ISO 800