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Geneva Tram in Traffic.

A Geneva tram near Cornavin Station. FujiFilm X-T1 Photo.

I made this view in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2017. A tram waits in morning traffic. By using a telephoto perspective, I’ve compressed the scene and exaggerated the effect of the traffic jam.

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Colour in the Streets; Geneva’s Trams.

Geneva, Switzerland has a remarkable tram network that has melded traditional routes with modern construction.

I made this selection of photographs on my recent visit using both my FujiFilm X-T1 and Panasonic Lumix LX-7 digital cameras.

When making tram photographs I often aim to place the cars in their urban environment.

Geneva’s trams feature a variety of special liveries making for a colourful fleet.

Telephoto view using a FujiFilm X-T1 with 18-135mm lens.
FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Blue and white is the standard livery on Geneva’s tram and bus fleet.
FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
An odd colour for tram; hot pink. Works for Easter I suppose.  FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Tram, bus and trolley bus; FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Lumix LX-7 photo of tram taking a turning loop.
My Lumix LX7 is a great tool for photographing urban night scenes.

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Geneva Station—one week ago.

Last week I visited Geneva, Switzerland where I made these photographs.

For the station building, I worked with my Lumix LX7. While the SNCF train was photographed using my FujiFilm X-T1.

Geneva, April 2017. Exposed on a cold morning using a Lumix LX7. Here I’ve tired to integrate the station with the street environment around it. Compare this view with the one below that focuses more on the building.
The great length of Geneva’s station makes it difficult to capture in one image. In this view I’ve cropped much of the building and my use of a wide angle lens has led to some dramatic distortion.
Here I’ve oriented my Lumix vertically to capture the interior of the concourse and ticket area. My purchase of Swiss passes at the offices at the right cost me more than my Lumix did three years ago. Yet the passes were well worth the cost, as the Swiss railway network is one of the finest in the world.
The tracks at Geneva are elevated. This platform view of an SNCF train was made using my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera. Although the locomotive is back lit, its silver and lavender paint photographed well.

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