Descending Into the Tube

The Tube – London 2012, originally uploaded by tomkellyphoto.

London’s Underground is a way of life, moving millions of passengers each day. During the London 2012 Olympics, the “Tube” played a vital role as businessmen, Olympic fans and Londoners all mixed on the escalators and stairs, platforms and trains.

As we descended into a tube station was struck by the motion all around me – passengers going down and up, placards advertising clothing or theatrical performances whizzing by almost in a blur.

Ahead of me was a gentleman going about his daily routine. I placed my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 10-24mm lens on the black hand belt and quickly set a time exposure that would hopefully capture the blurring placards and his thoughtful stare.

I made many wonderful photographs of the tube while in London. But this stood out as my favorite. (c) 2012 Tom Kelly Photo