I’m sure most people’s first choice is not to live next to a busy train line. In super crowded Japan, especially near the major cities, this is a reality for many. This photo looks deceptively rural but is near the outskirts of Osaka or possibly Kyoto — I’m not exactly sure where on the train line I took this. There is a small clump of undeveloped forest behind these suburban houses — which is increasing rare in this part of Japan.
This is the last of this mini-series of images shot from the front of a train window. There’s an unexpected illusion, which looks like I’m on a collision course with the oncoming train. The trains in Japan, like the cars, drive on the left side. It only looks like I’m on the tracks on the right.
I took this with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with the 14-150mm lens. Like the other photos in this series, there is a fair amount of telephoto compression. This one was shot at a 134mm equivalent.
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