13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Girl on a train

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While I was leading a photography workshop in India last spring, my group and I were stranded at the local train station. Our train was over five hours late. I decided to spend the time photographing the passing trains, rather then waiting and getting bored. I quickly realized how interesting it was to observe the varied humanity traveling on these trains, and I decided that I wanted to convey the sense of movement as well as the amazing people traveling. So, I started photographing with slow shutter speeds waiting for the perfect moment.

This photo is a finalist in Altered Images category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: India
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Simone Sbaraglia
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