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Padlock & chain

By franken
I was travelling on a local train with my wife on Thursday when I came across this.

We were sat at the front of the carriage. Opposite us was a set of ramps that's used for people in wheelchairs. The padlock and chain are securing them.

As we travelled along my attention was drawn to the shadows appearing and then disappearing so I got out my compact and waited to see if anything happens.

A few minutes later I was rewarded with this.

The green light is reflected off the carriage walls

I've cropped a bit off the bottom as it didn't do anything.

The only image I took all day.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Saturday shadows A train somewhere between Penarth and Cardiff

Voters: aniamoore, mrswoolybill, accipiter and 37 more

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1 Dec 2012 8:13AM
Interesting composition Frank and beautifully captured. A

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
1 Dec 2012 8:23AM
definitely A Saturday shadow KenSmile
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 8:24AM
If your only going to take one it has to be good , and it sure is.

All the best nick
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 8:25AM
I love the green light reflected onto the metal. I have a similar effect in next Saturday's upload!
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 8:27AM
Just the circumstances for which a compact is ideal. I have many days like that, the one-shot-only days.........
Well observed and very effective shot, excellent use of focus.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 8:28AM
Love the green light Ken - well spotted - shadows requite a lot of waiting for at times WinkWink
Well spotted, Ken....You did a great job with a wonderful outcome, very creative!

Have a great weekend,
Suzan Smile
1 Dec 2012 8:38AM
I have returned to this shot Ken - bold and arresting, it definitely asks questions. A
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
1 Dec 2012 9:14AM
I like that idea `one shot day' GrinGrin

great shadows Smile
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:54AM
Superbly observed. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
1 Dec 2012 9:57AM
Love the colour. Top shot.
Right time right place no good if you have no camera with you lots of times I have seen a shot and no camera so full marks for taking it, excellent capture love the green wall and the reflection on the lock and Yes the shadow. top marks from me.

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
1 Dec 2012 10:10AM
Excellent photo you were rewarded with !!
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 12:05PM
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
1 Dec 2012 1:01PM
Best shadow image so far today Ken.


Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
1 Dec 2012 1:08PM
Have compact, will travel....I never leave home without it.
This is a lovely shadow shot that you never could have planned.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Dec 2012 1:35PM
Now, that a cool green shadow!
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
1 Dec 2012 3:28PM
It seems that the image came to you, Ken. It's a great compo, well done. Have you tried a mono version? I think it would work beautifully in mono as well, IMHO.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 4:42PM
What a super strong shadow!
1 Dec 2012 6:58PM
hmmm green shadows this is uping the anti a tad is it not ...well spotted

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 7:45PM
Its a gemGrin
1 Dec 2012 9:37PM
A cracker, well spotted and well taken.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
1 Dec 2012 10:20PM
Well spotted Joline . A shot of mystery.
Tibetan 4 3 England
2 Dec 2012 11:40AM
Well spotted Ken, always worth having a compact camera in your sky rocket mate, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Source 6
2 Dec 2012 11:15PM
A clever and very effective capture

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