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334/365 Tram in the dark

334/365 Tram in the dark
334/365 Tram in the dark by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
I took this on my way home along University Boulevard. We are hurtling towards the Winter Solstice, so it was dark early. I saw a tram coming towards me and thought I’d have a go at a nighttime tram shot.

I’m still getting to grips with the iPhone 8 Plus camera, but I’m starting to quite like the Live Photo function. I was unconvinced when I first got it, but I’ve enjoyed having a go at post-processing these images since. The Long Exposure setting is interesting, if limited. This is one of those.

It came out OK, I think, although I would like a proper long exposure app for iOS. I need to hunt one down.

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2017 Year In Pictures

282/365 Tram

282/365 Tram
282/365 Tram by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

A picture of a tram. Not much more to add to this, really

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199/365 Tracks


“199/365 Tracks” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

My favourite photos are generally the more abstract ones. Lines and shapes are my thing, and I found this set of lines while waiting for a delayed tram at Gregory Street Tram stop.

I had plenty of time to ponder the nature of this scene.

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24/365 Tracks

24/365 Tracks

Over the last few years Beeston (along with many parts of Nottingham) has had a considerable amount of disruption due to the construction of Phase 2 of the NET Tram network. We all hated it when it was being built, but it has been up and running for just over a year now and it has become just another mode of transport for many.

There are still some folks who detest it with a passion – understandably, for those that now have a sodding great tram travelling through what used to be their back or front gardens – but it is well used and great for the daily commute. There can be disruption due to idiots attempting to drive over the tram bridges or frozen power lines, but in general it works pretty well.

I tend to walk to and from work – cost effectiveness in action – but will use the tram when I need to get somewhere quickly. It’s great for getting into town in particular – it’s usually quite a bit faster than the buses.

There was a love sunset on the way home tonight. The setting sun was showing through the tram power lines and on to the tracks. By the time I got to this section the colour had died off somewhat – not that you can tell in black and white.

I did two versions of this – one with the iOS app ‘Dramatic Black and White’ and the other (this one) with Snapseed. I prefer this one I think – a bit more detail.

The other one is here for comparison purposes:

Tracks

…and here is a colour version:

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4/365 Empty

4/365 Empty

I like travelling on the tram, but let’s face it – it isn’t exactly posh. It’s fast, convenient (for us – we live along one of the routes) and reasonable value, but somewhat functional in comfort terms.

Here’s a shot of a (temporarily) empty tram on my way home from #NottsTest.