Jun 152011
 

Portraying Lisbon would not complete without a post on its famous trams. They cruise all over the city at the sound of cracking wood and whistling steel. Going downhill, you almost feel they’ll never come to a stop. But they do, and suddenly you’ll see someone running after it in an attempt to jump on the trams’ stair steps. They are the free riders, putting their life at risk for a few cents under the impressed eyes of the passengers. (click on pictures for high res).

Note that I am especially proud of the last shot since I almost got my head banged when sticking it out of the tramway. I also add to withstand a series of “F..k Y..” with a wonderful portuguese accent ;)


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux at F1.4, 1/125, ISO640

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/250, ISO160

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/60, ISO160


Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/60, ISO160

  One Response to “The trams free riders”

  1. Excellent. One of your best posts so far. Love the last three in terms
    of framing.

    Tibor

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