- Exposure: 1/50 s
- Aperture: f/6.3
- Focal length:
- 24 mm (cropped)
- 36 mm (FF equiv)
- ISO speed: 400
- Camera: Nikon D300s
- Lens: Tokina AT-X 124
Person waiting on one of the pedestrian bridges at Liège-Guillemins railway station in Liège (Belgium).
Liège-Guillemins is the main railway station of the city of Liège, in eastern Belgium (Google maps). It is one of the most important transportation hubs in the country and is a stop on the high-speed train connection between Brussels and Köln (Cologne) in Germany. The station is used by 36,000 people every day.
This station by the architect Santiago Calatrava was officially opened in September 2009. It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450m and two of 350m) and is made of steel, glass and white concrete. It includes a monumental vault with a span of 180 metres constructed in glass and steel and two pedestrian bridges on a level above the tracks.
This image was taken from the Northern pedestrian bridge.
The title refers to an absurdist play with the same title written in 1948-49 by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. It was originally written in French ("En attendant Godot") and translated into English by the author.
This image was awarded:
- a Gold Medal at the 2011 Trierenberg Super Circuit under the Theme "Architecture and Sights"
This image is published in:
- One Exposure (1x.com) Tutorial book
- Swedish edition: "Fotografernas bästa bilder och hur de kom till", expected Nov. 30, 2011.
- English edition: "Photographers' best images and how they came about", expected Q1 2012.
- "Trierenberg Super Circuit 2011, Luxury Edition".
- BergensAvisen (Norwegian local newspaper, June 26, 2011).
- the on-line gallery at One Exposure (1x.com).
Learn how this image came about
A tutorial was published on One Exposure about how this image came about. It includes a description of the post-processing that has been done to the image. The tutorial will also be published in the tutorial book by One Exposure.
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