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Thanks so much for you comments and votes on the "coming" train!
Not to worry about my safety, I always make sure I am firmly standing against the wall before the start of the tunnel. Smile

John (dudler) you really have me in high regard, that picture you mentioned is outstanding! I have tried to take a picture of the train running in the tunnel but the doors have reflective glass, and I will end up taking another accidental self-portrait! Smile

I am swamped with work and also "killing a tiger" (matando un tigre) which is the expression here of getting a gig.
I will be more active commenting your pics and voting soon, I hope and don't get sick from so much work.
Please when you go sledding please think of me...Sad Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Dec 2013 - 1:45 PM
Focal Length:51.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Fluorescent
Title:Clutching
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:17 Dec 2013 - 1:01 AM
Tags:Black & white, Caracas, General, Hands, People, Subway, Venezuela
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 2:01 AM

A strange figure appears above the others at the right hand side of the clutches. A very interesting and different work in mono, Marian.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 2:17 AM

Great shotGrin, don't work too hard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 3:06 AM

Gives the feeling of being cramped and enclosed. Good mono image.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 5:01 AM

The hand rails remind me of 'Ban The Bomb' icons...
I admire your B&W images greatly, Marian, you put so much work into them.
Inspirational.
Good Lucj with your matando un tigre.

Simon

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 5:10 AM

Unusual, Marian.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:34 AM

Interesting image Marian, nice monoSmile


Cliff

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:34 AM

Interesting capture, Marian! B&W is working very well in this photograph.
Regards,
George

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
17 Dec 2013 - 7:22 AM

Great mono. I like that clutching hand in the center which conveys many messages. Well spotted and presented. I like your mono images.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:40 AM

Unique POV ~ a well thought out composition.

Albert

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:56 AM

Lovely mono work Marian. Great reflections on the carriage ceiling. Grin Peter.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 8:57 AM

A busy time for us all I think.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 10:07 AM

Commuter hell Marian, excellent example of getting to work !!
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 10:59 AM

Don't laugh - I first thought this was a milking machine!
Maybe it is - what are the fares like in Caracas?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 1:03 PM

Busy busy busy!! I love this aerial view of the ceiling on a train!! Different and interesting work!!

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Rende
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17 Dec 2013 - 1:43 PM

Beautifully seen and taken Marian.
Rende

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:17 PM

Brilliant image, and I love these one Word titles of yours.

John Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 6:26 PM

Great pov and composition, Marian.

P.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43650 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:08 PM

Not only have you seen the situation, but have had the imagination to envisage what could be done in the processing.
The mirrored rails remind me of one of my own images.

Love this.

Malc

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43650 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:26 PM

People pressed together, drowning in each others air. Grasping the poles and rails to keep themselves near the surface, They are under the imagined water and the poles lead to the real air above. They need to come up to the surface, yet lack of air has taken the strength from them. The feeling of drowning is pressing...

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
17 Dec 2013 - 8:10 PM


Quote: Don't laugh - I first thought this was a milking machine!
Maybe it is - what are the fares like in Caracas?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

I see what you mean, they look like it!
The fares, like everything run by the government are heavily subsidized.
There is only one fare of Bs.1.50 which at the official exchange rate of Bs6.3/$ makes about 25 cents of dollar. However, at the black market exchange rate of Bs. 64.5/$ makes it about 2 cents of dollar. Private surface transportation costs about one dollar while the gallon of gas (which this oil country is importing...) costs about 10 cents, it is the cheapest in the world and one of the reasons the oil industry is bankrupt, unbelievably possible!
Thanks for commenting dear Kate, this gives me the chance of doing some explanation.
Un beso,
Marian

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
17 Dec 2013 - 8:12 PM


Quote: People pressed together, drowning in each others air. Grasping the poles and rails to keep themselves near the surface, They are under the imagined water and the poles lead to the real air above. They need to come up to the surface, yet lack of air has taken the strength from them. The feeling of drowning is pressing...

Thanks Malc, I too saw the water-like reflections on the car's ceiling. Your description fits perfectly.
The ringed hand caught my eye among all the shots I did. It is the punctum of the image.
M

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jacquig
17 Dec 2013 - 9:22 PM

A really effective crop and perspective that capture the feeling of enclosure and lack of space so well. The upright rail almost 'in the face' of the lens really helps to emphasise that feeling of claustrophobia. Another fab shot, Marian. Smile

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17 Dec 2013 - 11:30 PM

An amazing scene.Great capture.
-source

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 9:57 PM

Malc has said it absolutely perfectly! ...the intense feeling of claustrophobia, and that incredible liquid ceiling!
Hell of a shot, Marian.

Alan

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
3 Jan 2014 - 3:20 AM

Esta fotografŪa es perfecta.

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