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On The Move

By martynj  
Taken on the escalator in a London tube station. I got a few odd looks standing in the middle of the steps with a tripod, but I like the resulting effect.

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Tags: Transport

Voters: willbrealey, ardbeg77, digicammad and 11 more

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Ewan 17 383 Scotland
26 Oct 2004 11:29AM
Nicely done. I love the zoom effect, composition, colours, everything! Top shot.
willbrealey 16 253
26 Oct 2004 11:34AM
Good shot!
ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 11:34AM
Excellent shot. Love the movement - gives a weird optical illusion of the escalator moving backwards - may be just too much coffee!

digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 11:41AM
Great shot, well done for getting your tripod set up in time to get the shot. the movement blur works really well.

martinduke 16 37 England
26 Oct 2004 11:43AM
Odd looks come with the job. Great shot love the movement.
Nice work
mattmatic 16 598
26 Oct 2004 11:43AM
Great dynamic feel to this.
Well done!
Matt :click:
mr_s 17 56 New Zealand
26 Oct 2004 11:48AM
Never fear the odd look! It will often be an important part of getting a great pic like this.

martynj 17 21
26 Oct 2004 12:09PM
Thanks for such generous feedback everyone.

It took quite a bit of setting up at the bottom and 3 trips up the escaltor before I managed to get the shot I wanted. Definitely not one for the rush hour!
simbad 17 1
26 Oct 2004 12:33PM
Cool, I like tube pictures, kind of unatural natural if you know what I mean!
This would make a good stock photo.

Clicked. Smile
Dinda 16 90 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 12:47PM
Love the movement in this - must have made quite a picture in itself, you with tripod on escalator!
martynj 17 21
26 Oct 2004 1:05PM
Georgina, I did feel quite foolish! The worst part was later on when I was taking a few shots in Soho/Chinatown - I provided entertainment for numerous drunk people in the street.
26 Oct 2004 1:33PM
Excellent shot
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 2:21PM
Yes very well done - you were lucky not to get a hefty call over the tannoy system - which you would have done if they'd spotted you Smile

jochen 16
26 Oct 2004 3:00PM
Yes, love the movement, too! click!
martynj 17 21
26 Oct 2004 3:46PM
Dave, aren't you allowed to photograph on the tube? I thought it was just using a flash they didn't like. I wasn't exactly subtle in wandering around with a huge tripod!
bassan 17 15
26 Oct 2004 9:16PM
Your hand is seriously steady, well done.

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