It's good old (new) line 14, of course, with me right up there at the front of the train. Hey, I'll have to take some pics from the back for a change, now there's a thought.
The magic is that you have a pretty good reflection of yourself and, if you're lucky, a couple of innocent bysitters, and then there's this crazy tunnel and sometimes trains whizzing towards you at the speed of light!
A double vision, a tunnel vision that's second to none. And it's kinda scary to be plastered up against the front windshield as the train thunders along. You just hope they got the tracks right... ;~S
I'm currently reading a book called Touché, or 'Why Britain and France are so different', and it's true.
They are different. My make up (and my iPhone case while it lasts) tell me to Keep Calm & Carry On, which is what I'm diligently trying to do as I type.
This was taken in the soon-to-be-spanking-brand-new Les Halles shopping centre. They're covering up the works with all manner of bright shiny nonsense and suchlike. Thought it made a good backdrop. Mr. Calm, that's me! ;~S
He he, taken by window light but still ending up looking as though it's under tungsten, funny that.
Just me, my light and my books - what more could I possibly need?
Well ok, an internet connection is obviously a highly desirable extra. Nay, a necessity these days. Funny how times have changed. Mind you, I've been like that for coming on for 20 years now. Incredible. My first connection was around 1995 I believe. And I've never looked worse back... ;~S
And here's me in front of the French Senate, albeit rather blurred. Playing with my new technique of spinning with the camera to make the background blurred and it works remarkably well. The main image isn't toally sharp, of course, but that just adds to the atmosphere I reckon.
I'm on a bit of a crusade at the moment against photos which are too perfect. Probably because all the stuff I'm taking at the moment is far from that! But joking aside, I love imperfection, and we can inject it into our shots in a hundred different ways and they're all the better for it.
Originality, and taking it away from reality, should be an obligatory subject at school I reckon. Keep the imagination simmering. That's what I say. ;~S