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The Getaway

A train leaves nothing but a motion blur as it darts through the British countryside, riding the rails to a destination unknown (well with the exception of those with a train timetable)

CORPORATION

16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
f/20.0
24
1/3
100
16
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 1/3
  • Resolution: 1330334030/927211598
  • Created: 16th January 2016
  • Uploaded: 20th March 2017
  • Category: People-and-places
  • Views: 98



  • captainmilos
      3 months ago
      Great shot! Not just the fast, smudged train. Your effort is paid off!
    • smexpressions
        6 months ago
        You need to clean your camera sensor :)
        • Crush'd Curiosity
            6 months ago
            Or just my lens that day and my laptop screen. So many marks on the laptop I can't see what is lens and screen dirt
            • smexpressions
                6 months ago
                Ha ha. Dirt spots have tendencies to jump from the laptop into the picture. Happens to me too. LOL.
          • Robert Oravec
              6 months ago
              Super shot!
              • Crush'd Curiosity
                  6 months ago
                  Glad you like it - was worth the effort on my part - several failed attempts on previous trips and lots of prep on the day I did get the shot
              • Slooky-Kevin Rowan
                  7 months ago
                  awesome shot
                  • Crush'd Curiosity
                      7 months ago
                      Thank you! There were a lot of prep shots in the development of this but I'm pleased with the final product so defos worth it
                  • Denise Savage
                      7 months ago
                      That's an awesome shot! The train motion is fantastic.
                      • Crush'd Curiosity
                          7 months ago
                          Thanks Denise - took a bit of doing (and several trips passing the area) but I pretty much where I wanted to be with this shot. Tried it during the middle of the day once and the contrast was all wrong and it was too bright to do the exposure/aperture I wanted :)
                          • Denise Savage
                              7 months ago
                              The fun is sometimes persistently trying and figuring it out as we do. So pleased you did! An idea that has come life. Very rewarding!
                              • Crush'd Curiosity
                                  6 months ago
                                  Completely agree and I do feel very rewarded for my efforts
                          • Elenka Smilenova
                              7 months ago
                              Many beauty gathered in one picture
                            • vision
                                7 months ago
                                Vanishing lines,blur and balance. Great shot!
                                • Crush'd Curiosity
                                    7 months ago
                                    Thank you! I was pleased with the level of blur on this and as you can imagine, it took a bit of patience to get it right. Trains go by maybe every 10 minutes but at the time of day I was taking this, the light was dropping fast so had to weigh that in my calculation for how long to expose for
                                • CarolDM
                                    7 months ago
                                    Wow this is so cool!
                                    • Crush'd Curiosity
                                        7 months ago
                                        Thanks Carol - I tried this on several other trips to the area but it never worked. I realised that the key was for the train to be going away from me rather than toward me. The other way around and the blur just didn't work