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Clutching

By Potra  
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

Tags: General Hands People Subway Black and white Venezuela Caracas

Voters: AnneWorner, nonur, carmenfuchs and 38 more

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Comments


nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
17 Dec 2013 2:01AM
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 Plus
4 319 4 Australia
17 Dec 2013 2:17AM
Great shotGrin, don't work too hard
17 Dec 2013 3:06AM
Gives the feeling of being cramped and enclosed. Good mono image.
17 Dec 2013 5:01AM
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
17 Dec 2013 5:10AM
Unusual, Marian.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 6:34AM
Interesting image Marian, nice monoSmile


Cliff
17 Dec 2013 6:34AM
Interesting capture, Marian! B&W is working very well in this photograph.
Regards,
George
17 Dec 2013 7:22AM
Great mono. I like that clutching hand in the center which conveys many messages. Well spotted and presented. I like your mono images.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Dec 2013 7:40AM
Unique POV ~ a well thought out composition.

Albert
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 7:56AM
Lovely mono work Marian. Great reflections on the carriage ceiling. Grin Peter.
17 Dec 2013 8:57AM
A busy time for us all I think.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
17 Dec 2013 10:07AM
Commuter hell Marian, excellent example of getting to work !!
Ron
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 10:59AM
Don't laugh - I first thought this was a milking machine!
Maybe it is - what are the fares like in Caracas?
Kate GrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
17 Dec 2013 1:03PM
Busy busy busy!! I love this aerial view of the ceiling on a train!! Different and interesting work!!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
17 Dec 2013 1:43PM
Beautifully seen and taken Marian.
Rende
17 Dec 2013 6:17PM
Brilliant image, and I love these one Word titles of yours.

John Smile
17 Dec 2013 6:26PM
Great pov and composition, Marian.

P.
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
17 Dec 2013 7:08PM
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
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
17 Dec 2013 7:26PM
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...
Potra 3 Venezuela
17 Dec 2013 8:10PM

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
Potra 3 Venezuela
17 Dec 2013 8:12PM

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
jacquig 2 3 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 9:22PM
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
Source 6
17 Dec 2013 11:30PM
An amazing scene.Great capture.
-source
18 Dec 2013 9:57PM
Malc has said it absolutely perfectly! ...the intense feeling of claustrophobia, and that incredible liquid ceiling!
Hell of a shot, Marian.

Alan
3 Jan 2014 3:20AM
Esta fotografía es perfecta.

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