I feel that much of the potential, photojournalism, reportage qualities of this photograph have been lost by using the slow shutter speed technique. It is certainly artistic.
If Mr. Olson did not know the existence of Salgado’s picture, then I understand it is a coincidence. But I have hard time to believe that a professional hired by NG never had a look about works from such a great master. Even as an amateur, I immediately notice the strong resemblance (same train station, same point of view, and exactly the same concept of slow shutter speed). Is there an explanation?
@Jean Francois Renaud this concept has been copied by many photographers and not just these two. a famous Indian photographer Raghu Rai has also used a similar concept for the same venue. you might want to check it out too. it is not uncommon for photographers to use the same concept for same location.
why does this photo look like this one ? http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/photographs/sebastiao-salgado-churchgate-train-station-bombay-india-5487393-details.aspx
I love it! That's a really beautiful travel photo of the day. It really gives you the feeling of dynamism, with the contrast between the people moving and the static trains! Also the exposure (hdr?) is perfect!
@Davide Vadalà Nope this isn't HDR its probably shot on film using long exposure of 15 seconds or less
Amigos de National Geographic. Primero les comento un error que cometí al colocar mi apellidos - last name - . Ellos son Alzate Correa. De modo que mi nombre es Jorge Iván Alzate Correa.
La fotografía es verdaderamente artística, muy hermosa. Con velocidad lenta.
oh it's churchgate station in mumbai, india. traveled through mumbai subarban trains for 10 years. almost everyday.
having taken the subway trains in Toronto in past recent years I can only say this crowd is insane. if you could only hear out my story of how West End Toronto;'s transit system is devolving into a fish market. I regret not taking pics when i was in Univ downtown .. and now that I got a camera I never have it when something good comes up.
@Stephen John Crosby .. the train on the left side was introduced to the fleet in Mumbai around 3 years back.. and the link you have posted displays a pic of 1995.. so its not the same :)
@Stephen John Crosby It is not the same one, It's just a same angle and concept. Sebastiao is awesome!
@Stephen John Crosby same concept but not same picture
You are all correct that it is not the same photograph.
However, the angle and the slow shutter speed and the concept are all exactly the same. The only significant difference is that it's in colour.
If I painted the Mona Lisa in black and white would you not say it was a
copy? Sebastiao Salgado is a legend and should be recognized as the original creator of this image.
@Margaret C. You are right, at first I was upset thinking it was the same, but looking at the details it´s not
Nice picture however its a true copy of the picture linked by an observant respondent before me. Se his link. Should be removed from the "pic of the day"
It is rare to find this on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, but I must say that it is a bad copy of the photograph of Sebastião Salgado.
@Victor Filmus I had to look it up, and you are correct:
A picture is worth a thousand words. This picture captures the scene of not just Churchgate station but almost all the metro city railway stations in India.
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