Randy Van Duinen
Take The Prague Metro
If I was to say that I was going to Prague to photograph you would probably think I was going to photograph all the historic places and I would. But I had planned to also photograph Prague’s subway. While doing my research on places to photograph in Prague I came across images of the subway stations and decided to spend one-night riding subway cars.
I wanted to keep the images symmetrical and from close to the same height. I pick a night that was cloudy and just not nice to be photographing in the center of the city. I set my tripod to a low height and used a Canon 17mm tilt/shift lens on my Sony a7r III camera. When I have showed people some of these images they ask if I was out photographing late at night, but it was between 8pm to 10pm with many of people around.
To keep people out of the images I would shoot multiple images so I could merge them together to get one image with no people. I had many people give me a weird look and wondering what I was doing and one homeless man yelling at and as I don’t speak Czech I no idea what he was upset about.
Each image would take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes to take as I had to what for subway cars from either side of the station to empty and the people to leave. I was very happy how the images turned out and will keep taking this type of photos in the furfure.