Taking stock 

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Time to go

Your Shot member Akinori Koseki was the only one on the train platform in the wee hours of the morning during this snowstorm in Fukushima, Japan. The photographer caught this train conductor checking his watch just moments before the 5:30 a.m. train was due to pull out of Aizu-Kawaguchi Station on the regional Tadami Line. Despite the heavy snowfall, the train left on time—helped in part by arriving at a station with no customers.

Reblogged from National Geographic

At the end of the road

A lone red-colored tree stands amid a sea of lush greenery in Sri Lanka’s Horton Plains. Your Shot member Martin Bisof captured this image “from the train during our journey from Kandy to Haputale,” he writes. Horton Plains is located in Sri Lanka’s central highlands and was declared a national park in 1988. “[It] is a really amazing place for photography,” Bisof says. “I just stood … in the open train doorway and I couldn’t stop photographing.”

Reblogged from National Geographic

Hold on

For Junaid Ahmed, the rapid growth of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has lacked proper planning. “Traffic jams are a regular routine here, so lots of people take trains to avoid this situation, and the trains are becoming overcrowded,” Ahmed says. It was this overcrowding—and a desire to depict the reality of the situation—that inspired his shot of passengers at the Kamalapur Railway Station. “I was taking several shots, but I was waiting for an interesting moment, and suddenly this little child looked at me.”

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Image credit: Jumaid Ahmed on National Geographic