One evening, while waiting for my train at Westfields shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, West London, a freight train passed by. I find photographing movement at night produces some interesting results.
I have tried taking photos of passing buses which were making their way to the bus depot near the shopping centre, but haven’t produced a photo I liked. However, the passing freight train worked.
It was a photo that I just managed to get – the train had nearly passed when I managed to get my camera out. I quite liked the blurring yellow with the illegible lettering on the side of the train. Even the car is almost indistinguishable.
The moving yellow is contrasted against the light up and immobile shopping centre sitting behind it. But this can be deceiving in a way. People, tastes in fashion and even in architecture aren’t as immobile as the shopping centre perhaps suggests.