A long exposure of a toronto subway tunnel from a moving train

Toronto Subway Tunnel at the Speed of Light

When I first moved to Toronto, I was fascinated with the Subway. I used to make sure I would sit as close to the front car as possible, so that I could look out into the subway tunnels as the train moved from stop to stop. As the years went by, I stopped doing this. The novelty of riding an underground train vanished, it was more about just getting to work and back and dealing with the crowds during rush hour. But everyone once in a while, I would make my way to the front car, and once again stare out the window and onto the tunnel, and watched as each stop would come into view.

One of those times, many years later, I made this photograph. It’s an old one from the archives and it has been sitting in my publish queue for quite some time. I can’t really tell you why today was the day I would publish it. It was processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. Lightroom for basic adjustments, and in Photoshop to achieve the final colouring and overall look.

It is hardly original, but I think it conveys the feeling that I used to get when standing in the front car, looking out with wonder. Hope it does the same for you.

Until next Tuesday,

John

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