Street Shot Sundays Story & Stats
This Sunday’s Street Shot of the Week was taken in Budapest, Hungary at the Budapest-Nyugati Railway Terminal. This is one of the main train stations in Budapest and lies at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Váci Avenue. So it’s in the heart of the city where there’s always a lot going on in the surrounding area.
I was staying only a couple blocks from here so I’d walk by it daily and usually stop to photograph around the streets outside of the station, where there’s good light and plenty of people. It’s not the largest station in Budapest, but sometimes I’d also take a quick walk inside to see if anything was going on.
From the distance, I noticed an older woman dressed in a long black wool coat with a pink wool hat. She was walking down the platform and with the sunlight and shadows, you could really only see her hat, almost like it was floating. So I hurried down the platform to get a closer shot. I tried to capture her with the floating hat effect, but also so you could see her long shadow in front. Then she walked into the shadow and onto the train, while I went back outside to capture more of Budapest.
- Camera: Fujifilm Xpro1
- Lens: Fujinon XF 18mm
- Focal Length: 18mm (27mm full frame equivalent)
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/500
- ISO: 800