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So, I was visiting Toronto for a weekend in freezing February. I generally like to walk wherever I go but public transportation is always a welcome second choice, especially in skin-stripping weather such as that day afforded.

The subway in Toronto is very affordable at $2.25 per ride (about $1.70 American; 1.30 Euros) and, of course, offers a discount if you buy a Metro-Pass. The most charming thing about the Metro-Pass is that it still (at least back in February) operates using a piece of cardboard punched by the booth-operator. It works similarly to the Honor-System arrangement that governs subways in places like Helsinki and Athens (unlike the cage-rolling certainty of places like New York City).

Anyhow, I took this photo, as you can probably see, at the exact moment that the last car across the platform was leaving the station, at full speed. I am a big fan of timing shots this way, and took only one image (I did not rapid fire a bunch of shots to get this).

I used a Sony Cybershot DSC S-30, digital camera, no flash, with DOF set to, probably, 3m. I doctored the image in PS only in terms of boosting contrast and deepening the reds on the forefront signs.

Admittedly, this is a bit of an unintended self-portrait...

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