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No Mans Land by lukeroberts No Mans Land by lukeroberts
Took this at the train station before my train came in. Just siting and waiting i saw this seat and then heard a train coming. Set the exposure for about half a second and waited.

This would have been a really great photo if there was someone sitting in the chair. Maybe next time.

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EDIT: I'm resubmitting this for the Global Subway Contest :D Yay for passive resistance!
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pedrorondon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
nice shot
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ShimonZ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
very good
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lukeroberts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
thanks a lot! :)
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Jokeuh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
I like it, even though there's no one sitting there... Wonderful how you captured that passing train! :)
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:iconlukeroberts:
lukeroberts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
i'm glad you like it :) i still think it might be better with a person... but i do like it how it is :nod: thanks a lot for the feedback!
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Jokeuh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
You're very welcome ;)
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lemonlogix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005   Photographer
this is awesome.
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thesinisterpenguin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
thats real cool.
and yeah a person would add to it.
especially if it was a sleeping old man with a funny hat and a dog or something...:D
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EternalMint Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
I love the lines in this photograph, which is why I don't think it would be any better with a person sitting there - it would take away from the geometricity of it, if that's even a word! LOL. I really love this, though, and if I wasn't poor, I'd buy a print of it. >.>;; A big one.
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lukeroberts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
heheh i dont think it is a word... but i think it sounds cool. I might use it for a title for one of my photos :D Thanks for the feedback too - i should make this a print :nod:
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EternalMint Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
It was no problem. I think it's an awesome photograph, well done.
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plucas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005   Photographer
the combination of the static with the moviment subjects are simple great....

nice work...
maybe a little post-prossesing with the color tons... a little manipulation...
:clap:
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mechobo74 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
This is awesome. I love how the bench is stationary while the train is going by really fast.
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lukeroberts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
Hey thanks :) I was just sitting there waiting for my train when i saw another train come past and the seat was on the next platform. I thought it would look pretty cool, so i quickly got my camera and waited for another train to come past. Luckily it was one of these orange ones, because there are other plainer coloured ones that wouldn't have had as much impact.

Anyway.. glad you like the photo :D THanks for the feedback :)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I like the empty chair. I think it gives it a more desolate feel. It gives it a sorta lonely subway feel. With a person it might have just been like every other photo. I like the emptyness so you can see the colors all around and the window in perfect view.
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x-bred Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Awesome photo - really love the composition - I do know where you're coming from with respect to the fact that it may look better with someone actually sitting on the bench, but still a great photo, and a definite :+fav:
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atribeofone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
the strong horizontal flow of this image is wonderful! I love the colors within the blur of the windows as well...this is a great image as it is, I think a figure might have taken away from all the strong details in the composition.
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lukeroberts Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
I think i agree with you :nod: A person there might have been a bit distracting from the colours and composition. I'm pretty happy with it just how it is :D Thanks for the feedback!
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p0m Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Great picture, but a tad grainy. Tried out Neatimage?
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protox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004   Photographer
Nice angle & compo ;.
But the shot seems to be a little blurred; right ?
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m4ck Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the contrast of alive colors with the metal of the train
has a good composition :clap:
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tangledseaweed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Student Photographer
this is a great shot. i love photos in motion that have somethings in focus and others not.
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ashlite Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
I don't know....there's something about this photo that just draws me in, I can't seem to look away. lol Well done!!
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TiagoPalma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: very very nice!!!
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zzpza Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
bravo! an interesting twist on a 'common' theme. well done.

:)

j.
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lukeroberts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
wow! thanks everyone :) this is my most popular photo i think :D thankyou!
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krush Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
Very cool long exposure..
love the simple composition here !

well done !
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ninjakittykat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
mm traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaainy
i agree with you, it would be better with a person
but i like it now, its a different way at looking at a train shot

anyway, nice job
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toothdekay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Wow I love this shot, you are a greatly talented photographer!
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checkEddee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
very cool~
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old--dog Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
This is great. I kind of like the fact no-ones there, it gives it a different feeling.
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chellybean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Photographer
What an amazing shot!! Great job =D
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madtomkidd Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Photographer
wow... really cool shot!

We don't have any cool mass transit here, so I love subway/metro stations. I love the color and motion of this one.

:+fav:!
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madbunny Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Photographer
hm like this shot.. all those lines..
amazing.. good job.
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project9928 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
lol the train looks more like a wall with a long window in it. very nice shot and it would look better with someone sitting there, nice one :salute:
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kayzangel58 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Photographer
haha i love train/metro stations, they are very interesting!! love the picture btw =)
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