Motorbikes wait for the barriers to be lifted outside Saigon Railway Station by Colm Pierce
Olympus E-m10, 25mm f/6.3 @ 1/500 sec.
Saigon Railway Station
One of the reasons why I like taking pictures of trains is that they are always connected to people. Where ever you see a train you’ll always find people. I first started taking pictures of trains back in 1997 when I lived in Paris. The magazine I worked for at the time was called La Vie du Rail. It was a weekly and send out to the workers of SNCF, France’s national railway company. The stories I had to cover were very varied form TGV high-speed trains to local commuter lines. I’ve always tried to capture local life with these locomotives. With this Saigon shot I tried to show the scale of the locomotive to the people at the barrier. The train must relate to people. With trains and tramways always show surroundings. Be careful with your shutter speed. You should shoot this around 1/500sec.0