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Full steam!

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 March 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Miniature steam train in the South Marine Park, South Shields.
I guessed a nice slower exposure and some motion blur might make it look as though it could go a bit faster, then decided to throw in a sharp angle to add to the dynamism.

PENTAX K100D 1/10 second F/22.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Humm, i think this could be a great poster for their train ride!

17 Mar 2011 6:08am

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

i see like how i see it in a dream...

17 Mar 2011 6:15am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

gives the impression of a roller-coaster ;-)
I like the pale washed out colours.

17 Mar 2011 7:24am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice slow shutter, shot sir.

17 Mar 2011 7:28am

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice picture! excellent.
محشره. حرف نداره

17 Mar 2011 7:31am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I like the feeling of motion and the curve in this and the guy on the phone gives a good indication of the size of the train

17 Mar 2011 7:47am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

The treatment makes this really intriguing - nice feeling of movement too ^^

17 Mar 2011 8:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

An old geezer wearing a cloth cap 3 seats back?-some kids never grow up! Love the PP-very curlyesque!

17 Mar 2011 8:34am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

The train goes really fast! Great processing.

17 Mar 2011 9:00am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


17 Mar 2011 9:28am

mohammad from ilam, Iran

Hello my friend
Very beautiful and detailed photos taken with regard to the subject and also change the color, very beautiful congratulations

17 Mar 2011 9:37am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the original result... a nice picture !!

17 Mar 2011 9:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'm puffed out just looking :)

17 Mar 2011 10:06am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I agree with the first comment - I can see this as a promotional poster as well. What a fantastic presentaiton!

17 Mar 2011 10:42am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

This realy works,my stomach lurched just looking at this shot.Great stuff !!

17 Mar 2011 11:04am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe traitement ,cela ressemble tellement à une aquarelle!!

17 Mar 2011 11:43am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great sense of speed and motion in this shot Curly! Wonderful pp treatment! Well done! ;-)

17 Mar 2011 11:51am

Julie from Easton, United States

Really cool motion shot, it is almost dizzying!

17 Mar 2011 12:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

funny processing:)

17 Mar 2011 1:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Zoom! Really dynamic image! The cloud of steam looks great as well.

17 Mar 2011 1:54pm

marc from Granby, Canada

nice compo love the mouvement of the train the color is also nice....

17 Mar 2011 4:07pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

Beautiful capture Curly! Love the motion effect!

17 Mar 2011 4:22pm

L.Dd from France

Wow ! Super cet effet de vitesse ! J'aime beaucoup !

17 Mar 2011 5:22pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 Mar 2011 5:24pm

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot, great fun.

17 Mar 2011 5:35pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

The blur is so fine in this flat colors, I can feel I also spins around....

17 Mar 2011 5:54pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Great capture of the speed...

17 Mar 2011 6:07pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent blur image - great processing

17 Mar 2011 6:10pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh, well now, this is marvelous! The motion of the engine going into the curve is stupendous! I love this milky tone - so different..Just fantastic this!

17 Mar 2011 6:39pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The processing is brilliant. It is like taken from a fine book.

17 Mar 2011 6:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific! beautifully done! bravo

17 Mar 2011 7:02pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

A cartoon-like rendering from a moving object!
Beautiful tones and colours. Well done!

17 Mar 2011 7:04pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Impressive processing well done!!

17 Mar 2011 7:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Away they go! Fun for young and old.

17 Mar 2011 7:23pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Super effect of speed. It almost looks like a carnival ride. Terrific interpretation of the image !!

17 Mar 2011 7:50pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wowwwwwwww fantastic !!!!!! great process and speed effect impressive ! 5*

17 Mar 2011 7:51pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Love the motion

17 Mar 2011 7:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Makes it look like the trainis going really fast. I like the smiles on the faces!

17 Mar 2011 8:01pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive moviment. Love processing. Superb!!!*****

17 Mar 2011 8:52pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Looks like they are going really fast! Very stylised and very well done. great stuff.

17 Mar 2011 9:32pm

Carina maria itati soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Excellent process! I like much the idea of movement! An embrace

17 Mar 2011 9:42pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I could imagine this being a page in a book with a fascinating story to follow..!

17 Mar 2011 10:04pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb process! Amost looks like a hand drawn poster. Well done!

17 Mar 2011 10:49pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I have been really busy of late and I'm afraid it may take a while to catch up.

18 Mar 2011 12:43am

Céline from New York City, United States

Original shot !

18 Mar 2011 4:47am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

awesome. looks like right out of a kids book

18 Mar 2011 7:02am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful excrement ...Thanks for explanation.

18 Mar 2011 10:23am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You did it ! Great dynamism !

18 Mar 2011 1:33pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


18 Mar 2011 7:55pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

You've turned it into a roller coaster--zoooom!

20 Mar 2011 1:34pm

jason from Taipei, Taiwan

luv this
this look like a sketch instead of a photo

20 Mar 2011 4:28pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Full of motion...excellent and nice effect....

26 Mar 2011 2:24pm

steve forfar from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wow what an effect.....brilliant

29 Mar 2011 7:42pm

1/10 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)