Rotterdam Centraal

People who follow my Flickr stream might know that I have an interest for trains and train stations. Fortunately I have no car, so I have to travel by train a lot. Which is, in my case, for free, because I’m a student. So I’m often in and around stations.

One of my favorite station is Rotterdam Centraal. This is the biggest station in Rotterdam and currently it’s being rebuild. The old station was just to old and didn’t have the capacity anymore. The station is a building site for quite a while now and to be perfectly honest I can only remember small parts of the old station.

The new station is nearing completion and it’s an impressive building. I’m going to show you the building itself. These are some snapshots from two different occasions last two months.The first part is shot on Kodak Portra 160 film. By the time I got to the station the sun had already set. The film had some trouble with the artificial light and I had some trouble with missing the men’s 100m finale, which was the same night.

The second part is taken on my Canon 50D and these are (too) merely snapshots. Last week Rotterdam Centraal was the starting point for a double city trip (later more). In the 5 minutes we had to wait for the train I took a few snaps.

Kodak Portra 160

I think this film does not need further introduction.This the fourth blogpost containing shots taken on Portra 160. All images (taken on the new portra 160) in the last 4 posts are taken on 1 roll.Versatility is important when you’re shooting on film.

Kodak Portra 160
Canon Ae-1 Program
Canon lens FD 50mm 1:1.4

The last one was a split second decision. I was worried it wouldn’t be in focus. Panning isn’t best skill. This by the way was my first attempt at panning with a film camera.

Canon eos 50D

Digital cameras do not need further introduction either.

Canon eos 50D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Panning with a digital camera is slightly easier, since you have a bit more changes to get it right.. 🙂