Thursday, September 24, 2009

All alone, all by myself


-Taken in the evening at one of many train stations in Amsterdam -

Well...
sometimes it's good to be on your own. For instance, when you're rrrrreally tired and travelling by train (my favorite alone-time). You just wanna be left alone, sitting next to...no one and listen to some music, reading a book or whatever. Resetting your mind.
I took this one when travelling back from a trip to / reunion in France. It was quiet. Dark. Chilly, I had to wait for my train but I had my Yashica with me with only 1 picture left to shoot! I decided to klick kläck this view!

What's your favorite 'Now leave me alone for a minute!'-moment?

23 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I used to take the train home back from when I lived away at college. I absolutely adore the train. It was my alone time too. I would pass this stretch of marshy land in upper New Jersey in the U.S. and cuz it was soo empty of everything I felt like I was in another world. The thought of just staying on the train and seeing where else I could go. No one ever bothers you on the train. I love it.

I love the picture. It looks very futuristic. The lil book lights help on dark trains too! =) Happy & safe travels to you!

diane said...

Nice shot.
My favorite alone moment, is first thing in the morning. A cup of tea, and a quiet house.

Jul said...

I really love your photos, you know it.

Suusje Q. said...

Heey Daniel,

Mijn favorite now leave me alone moment is wanneer ik mijn tijdschriften lees, verknip en verslind. Alhoewel, er mag best iemand in de kamer zijn, als ie me maar niet lastig valt ;)

Hoe is het met je?

Suusje

miriam said...

beautiful photo!

my favourite alone moment occurs each monday in the evening. it's just me, a book and a hot cuppa.

Brad Paige said...

its safe to say that this is an amazing photo i love the colors and lighting!

Dominica said...

mornings having breakfast by myself on a terrace or in a b-fastplace ...
Or almost every Friday when I close my shop and I take my 2 hour stroll alone in the city ...

L. said...

It's the moment I leave friends and I walk in the streets with my ipod. I think I could avoid to talk to EVERYBODY at this precise moment, even friends.
Music is precious.
Is it a train station ?

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

I'm totally in love with thispicture. I also love to travel alone in the train. it's the best thing!

Ruhvana

Laura Crocodile said...

My moment.. while I'm having brakfast early in the morning. need silence.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

What's your favorite 'Now leave me alone for a minute!'-moment?

That would apply in the early mornings - I am kind of a moody guy when I have to wake up anytime before 8.00am.

Your Momma said...

Love the colors in the photo!

hmm.. my moment of alone time would be when I'm drawing (of course) watching a really exciting show and when i'm really tired as well. I just don't have the strength to talk!

Raji said...

This photograph is beautiful
Walking in the mornings is always a nice time to be alone
I think music makes it a lot easier to be alone though

Sophie Valcras said...

You're kidding... How only with one shoot you could take so great picture! I envy you it's amazing =D

Well, my favorite moment on my own is while i'm walking after a long day at the uni and I can see the people walking fast, taking buses or taxis and running to catch them at time to get soon to their homes... that also make me laugh =)

Rita said...

Hey, Daniel, here is the link to the short film, hopefully you will be abel to see it now: http://vimeo.com/2078991 And it is stop-motion! They used more than 4500 photos shot with a Canon EOS 30D camera. Truly fascinating.

As for my favorite alone moment, I've been thinking about this for a few days... I can't really come up with one because I am really impulsive and moody... So, out of nowhere, I will want to be left alone, for any reason... It always depends on the circumstances... But I guess that, more generally, I like to be alone if I ever want to sleep in the afternoon (including in the train back home), I usually wake up in a cranky mood so I don't want anybody around me so it can pass quickly, otherwise I'll be angry the rest of the day...

Jowy said...

Oh wowwwwwwwwwwwwww love this pic and it was taken at Amsterdam, which station? I live in Rotterdam, and im often in Amsterdam but dont recognize the station, for sum reason thats why i love the pic even more.

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

little shadow said...

Mmm, I'm the same with the train thing.

It's the worst when someone sits in the passenger seat next to you, and can not only identify the exact song you're listening to on your ipod, but also doesn't get off at your stop; resulting in the awkward "please move out of my way" slide.

Liking your blog, also.
x

jessicaleighlalou said...

When I first wake up... I always want to sleep longer and don't want anyone bugging me. :)

Kat said...

i love that post cause i really know what you mean.

(i didn't use a wooden board, although it looks a bit like that, it's normal paper :)

perezvila™ said...

I live alone, and i'm very lonely, so for me it's right the opposite... when do i feel like saying, come along now with me, for a minute!!


I loved totally loved this picture

Crystal Ball said...

I've always wanted to ride a train/subway by myself. In fact, it's on my "to do" list before I die. The picture you snapped is wonderful!

renéesturme/blog said...

indien ik niet zou worden aangenomen op het rietveld, had ik in de planning staan om een maand naar NYC te vertrekken. echter ben ik dus aangenomen, en heb ik geen idee wanneer ik nu tijd heb... zou het jammer vinden om maar een weekje te kunnen gaan.

let's go together sometime! haha.

Beth said...

Love this shot.
Totally agree with your btw lol there are times when you need people to be with you and there are times when you need to be alone. For me its when I am reading a book, I hate people distracting me or reading over my shoulder!
xx