If Photograph 2 offered more context for the viewer to establish an understanding of the crux of the journey, I felt Photograph 3 clearly indicated exactly what the journey was about. Most specifically, the destination and point of the journey was obvious on the train departure sign.
Aesthetically, this shot was not pictorial. There were no painterly effects or moving components within the image induced from a slow shutter speed. Instead, I had endeavoured to convey movement from the figures in the frame; although admittedly this was secondary to my primary purpose of including the departure sign with the destination of the train the figures were boarding or about to board. While I realised this lack of pictorialism and actual movement veered away form a slight theme that had begun to play – one of movement in the journey, I thought that this was a necessary step to take in order to make my primary purpose of the image apparent.
Ideally, I would use a tripod and waited until the train was about to move away and with the help of another long exposure, capture the train while it pulled away. There would potentially still be figures present in the frame where they had been boarding because it would be a fairly long exposure, although these figures would be ghostly in appearance as they moved around in the long exposure.
Compositionally, in my opinion there were some strong elements visible in the frame. Most obvious was the relationship the train departure sign possessed with the rest of the image. It stood out compared to the rest of the image but not overly so in my eyes. This was in part due to a compositional method, where the sign was placed on the extreme right (although with a gap visible between the right edge of the sign and the frame) and other verticals in the form of the vertical columns on the left of the frame balanced out each other. Also the colours of the sign were somewhat replicated by the rest of the image. Most notably, the yellow of the figures on the sign was replicated on the train front and the blue around the train departure sign was replicated by the (barely visible) station sign on the extreme left and to a lesser extent the vertical and horizontal columns around the station.
Camera settings for Photograph 3 were:
f/8, 1/100s, ISO 100, focal length 20mm, handheld.