@ 200kmph


in motion

On a trip last week, I took the train to Tampere, a nearby city. The train touches a max speed of 200kmph and I know it since they display it on the screens inside. On the way back after a tiring day full of meetings, I decided to take some pictures of the view I could see. I still sometimes feel “blessed” to see a bit of sunlight after 5 PM! On a similar trip once to Oulu, all I could see was darkness since it was November back then.

So well, back to the pictures I was trying to take at that speed. I noticed that the LCD display in the camera did not show upright objects as upright. They were all tilted towards the direction in which the train was going – which happenned due to the slower refresh rate of the display. The images would not show this slant, however since the time it takes to “capture” the image from the CCD (charge coupled device) to the phone’s working memory is much lesser than the time it takes to process those bits and display them onto the screen.

train in motion
Look at the above picture for example. Since the train was moving so fast, I am sure that the trees closer to the train are not shown in the same place as they really are. Motion changes the view.

nothing but snow
Some of the images were clear enough because most objects in the image were further away. Objects closer to the camera would be more distorted than the ones further away.

All of those pictures are uploaded here. You are free to download the hi-res ones and study them for yourself if you want.

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