Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Freeways, Expressways, Highways

Today we needed to travel into the District (for non-locals, that’s Washington, D.C.) and it was raining. Hard. Although we had already decided to take the Metro (subway) for much of the trip, traffic was almost at a standstill for most of the drive to the Pentagon City Metro station we chose to use as our launch point. We knew that, once we were on the Metro, our trip would go quickly

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), commonly called Metro or Metrorail, serves Washington, D.C. as well as metropolitan Northern Virginia and Maryland areas.

We thought of Cee’s current challenge: “roads where you can travel fast on.”    While the Metro does not meet the criterion “should be easy for both cars and trucks to drive on,” it certainly meets “travel fast” and “multi-lane.” (The Blue Line and the Yellow Line are the lines (“lanes”) going through this station.)

We had cameras with us and decided to try to capture the “expressway” essence of the Metro. The photo below is of a Blue Line train arriving at the Pentagon City Metro station, headed into the District. Specs are:

Canon 50D, ISO 100, 0.6 sec, f/4, 17 mm

Blue Line train arriving at Pentagon City Metro station

The streaks of light indicate how far the train traveled in 0.6 seconds, while slowing down to stop. It is no exaggeration to say that we did not travel as fast by car in driving to the station.