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Not all are in a hurry

By saltireblue    
Some people have all the time in the world to stand / sit and chat, whilst others are bursting a blood-vessel to get where they are going.
A little offering of motion blur taken at the transit hall of a rasilway station recently.
Both hand-held at 1/6th second.
Both converted to mono, but using different processing.....what do you all think? I have broad shoulders so hit me.Tongue

Thanks for the comments on yesterdays offering, and as ever, thanks for bothering.


Tags: Norway Black and white Motion blur Railway station Drammen

Voters: cats_123, woolybill1, TrevBatWCC and 31 more

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Jun 2011 4:23PM
both appealing in their own way..feel there is a very slight horizontal bias to both shots, but exteemely well controlled under the circumstances. I sometimes try this when I'm at airports etc...I think the skill is to find a static person/object and fire away around that Smile

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 4:33PM
"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time . . . " etc.
I prefer the composition/content of V1 but the processing of V2. Not that I am able to give reasons, you understand Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Jun 2011 4:34PM
Really captures the sense of movement. Like both, Malc - if I had to choose, V1 would be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 4:36PM
It must be an age thing Malc,but I really can't make up my mind here !!
At my age I prefer to sit on the fence now,(as long as it is not too jaggy !!)
And regarding all this blowing and sucking,I think what concerns me more is what is in the water in the first place to require a bit of blowing and sucking !!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 4:48PM
v1 for me today malc an absolute stunner top work Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 5:01PM
Motion blur pictures are fascinating for the stillness that they can capture as contrast. Both of these are good, V1 has something special, it's as though that girl in the middle is observing the bustle.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 5:16PM
I think these work well Malc. I have a slight preference for V1. The figure coming into the scene from the left gives an extra impression of speed. It's as if he's intruded into the shot you had composed. I also enjoy the space between the figures. Suits mono, good work. Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 5:18PM

Quote:Really captures the sense of movement. Like both, Malc - if I had to choose, V1 would be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

I agree with all of the above.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jun 2011 6:22PM
I think you need a sharp point of focus that allows ones eye to travel to and from-- BUT--- I don't do this sort of imaging, so my crit is not especially useful--- not based on experience!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 6:42PM
V2 for me - I like the slightly busier look - both processed well and hard to choose from that perspective.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
21 Jun 2011 7:29PM
Probably V for me Malcolm. There seems to be less complications about it.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
21 Jun 2011 7:58PM
Two interesting images, Malc. I have an instinctive preference for V1 and after carefully studying both images I think I've worked out why Smile - the central area of V2 is quite crowded and all the figures in this part are hurrying (i.e. blurry!), whereas in V1 there is a contrast between the two still groups of figures, either side of the slightly blurry dark haired girl in the middle. This creates a very pleasing balance, which is much easier on the eye.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
21 Jun 2011 8:16PM

Quote: Thanks you very much. Have a virtual kiss on the cheekWink Malc

Ooh you are awful! But I like you WinkWink (quote by **** Emery for the benefit of the youngsters here or those on the wrong side of the pond Wink)
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
21 Jun 2011 8:24PM
Oops! Perhaps that should say "the other side of the pond" - there's nothing wrong with it, lol!!!!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
21 Jun 2011 8:32PM
Two fantastic and great images And works very well in mono.
imagio 11 12 1 England
21 Jun 2011 8:53PM
V2 for the movement Malc

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
21 Jun 2011 8:56PM
A comment on life, it fly's by or drags.

I am in the latter at the moment.

Well captured.

acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 9:25PM
Two excellent mono's, well captured.................Martin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jun 2011 9:26PM
I do feel like a little fly buzzing around looking where to land. Makes my eyes jump up, down and all around. I do like the business of it all and like the processing...........Sandy
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
22 Jun 2011 12:09AM
not my sort of shot , but the processing works.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
22 Jun 2011 12:33AM
Prefer v1, I think, Malc, because there is more open space. It makes it easier to concentrate on the activity.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 1:54PM
All that rushing around Malc, and you in the midst of it all with the camera...'get out of the way'
was possibly being muttered huh?Grin
Going with the casual one of V1
Suehh 11 39 6 England
23 Jun 2011 5:56PM
I really love shots such as these - but V1 has the X factor for me Malc - really well done - defo one to be proud of - or at least I would be if it were mine.

PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
24 Jun 2011 7:12AM
Two excellent images, Malc! I really, really like these kinds of images! Wonderful tones and composition!

I particularly like to capture people in Railway stations and airports, and then convert them to B&W. I feel they're more effective displayed in monotone. Smile


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 5:56PM
Well just love the processing of this one
Dont know how you have done it but looks great to me.. mono especially
I think I would have cropped out the man in the striped jumper ... he doesnt really add anything to the overall great image
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Jun 2011 8:09PM
'I like the motion blur & conveyance of motion,' Malc, in these two monochrome candid 'reportage images.' Have a wonderful Norwegian Weekend,...Mate.

Peter Wink

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