Zoom Zoom: Long-Exposure, High-Speed Rail Photography

Sitting on trains or subways, you can shift the speed of what you pass by looking  straight out the side – dilate time and look directly out the front or back, and you get a rare gauge of distance (not to mention some beautiful photos).

Flickr user AppuruPai set up this series along the automated train that spans beetween Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, and mainland Japan, crossing the Rainbow Bridge along the way.

Squint your eyes and the context falls away – the geometric foreground patterns become a beautiful blurred backdrop for relatively-stationary urban structures in the actual background.

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