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Theme

The theme of this contest is simply transportation. Trains, cars, ships, planes, bicycles, etc.

This theme was suggested by Matt.

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Next Contest

  • Suggest a theme for the next contest. Leave a single comment below in the format,

    Theme: <one sentence description>

  • Upvote the comment(s) with the theme you would like to see next time.

Good luck!

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    Theme: Up there. Subjects in the photo should be unsupported by the ground. Examples include airplanes, balloons, bubbles, water splashes, astrophotography, clouds, birds/insects/animals in flight, etc. Mar 15 at 2:43
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    Theme: Repetition: The subject of the photo should have repeated elements. Examples: A jar of marbles, a production line, a crowd.
    – Brian
    Mar 15 at 18:12
  • 2
    Theme: Transition. Subjects can include seasons, openings, people... Anything that's in the midst of some sort of transition from one state to another. Examples might include spring flowers in the snow; makeup being applied; car undergoing restoration...
    – BobT
    Mar 17 at 13:31
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    Theme: IRL Sci-Fi. Subject should be something IRL that looks like it came out of a Sci-Fi movie. :) Mar 17 at 22:56
  • @whackamadoodle3000 Great theme suggestion. It's now the current competition theme
    – scottbb
    Mar 29 at 5:16

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No Parking

Our neighbours woke us up in the middle of the night with "I think you ought to come & see this…"

The Merc that the BMW came to rest against is mine. The driver had managed to lose control so spectacularly that he wrote off 6 cars on a road only 80 metres long, some much worse than you can see here, he'd managed to surf along a few.
Mine was miraculously untouched.

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Nikon D5500 50mm 1.4 2xGodox V860II - one on-camera, the other held by the neighbour.
Sept 2017, North London.

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    Oof. I'm genuinely surprised that your car came out of this unscathed. I like this picture because it's a slice of life that most of us (thankfully) don't see every day.
    – Llama
    Mar 15 at 9:57
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    Indeed. I do have to hope it's a once in a lifetime occurrence;) It wasn't possible to tell it wasn't actually bent around my car until it was carefully pulled away. This is from the other side - i.stack.imgur.com/u8US7.jpg
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 15 at 10:07
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    Clearly a master at work. Hit all those other cars, just to make a your-car shaped space in his front end...
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Mar 15 at 15:54
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    I see your sleep is not easily disturbed.. :)
    – smcs
    Mar 17 at 12:40
  • Because of the parking zoning structure around here, I don't live in ear-shot of where this happened. BTW, no drunk drivers were actually hurt in the making of this photograph… though they were arrested at the scene & probably will not be driving again for a while. There are 3 attending police cars hidden by the Beemer centre-stage in this drama.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 17 at 19:17
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Tired man after work

Ho Chi Minh city - 29-Jan-2019

Man after work

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Location: Kerala, India
Subject: Aircraft
Date: 2020-07-22
Camera: Nikon D5600
f/9, 1/320, 195 mm

Waves of cloud! enter image description here

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Location: San Francisco

Subject: Bustling Bay Bridge

Date: 6/27/2020

Busy

25
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One-horse open sleigh

Germany, 2021-02-14

One-horse open sleigh

Taken with a Sony DSC-R1 compact camera, used RawTherapee for producing a JPEG from raw.

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  • Guess the shadow looks fine, but the lack of horse trails somehow makes this look totally photoshopped.
    – MaxD
    Mar 17 at 15:07
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    Well, the sun was low. If I had photoshopped this, I'd certainly have tried to do better than that octopus shaped shadow that overlaps so badly with the shadow from the out-of-sight fence that you cannot really decide whether all four hooves are off the ground. Also a gallopping Shetland pony makes way less of an impression on a hard snow surface than sliding tracks. Try dragging a sleigh across ground where hoof prints are prominent. No obvious boot tracks either. This is from the raw with only global adjustments. Camera JPEG is more washed-out and with less suitable white balance.
    – user98068
    Mar 17 at 15:23
  • I didn't actually mean it IS photoshopped, I just found it interesting that it looks so much like it could be. Guess the light is so perfect that the pony looks like a stock photo, and the fact that is has all four feet off the ground also contributes.
    – MaxD
    Mar 17 at 15:38
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    Well, I am not too sure about the dynamics of hooves on hard snow. You'll see some scant billows of snow near the left hooves where apparently the snow was thrown up by the hooves but it's pretty hopeless to see where the hooves may actually have touched. I guess this is one example of a photograph where you'd need to invest a bit of photoshopping in order to stop it from looking photoshopped.
    – user98068
    Mar 17 at 15:41
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Tram in the Rain

Subject: Tram in the Rain

Location: Milan

Date: 10/13/2016

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Riding the Tokyo Metro, Tokyo, April 2007

Tokyo Metro

18
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Location: German/Czech border near Zschirnstein

Subject: Old Multi-car in a Backyard

Date: Nov 2011

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Location: Kettering
Subject: Rush hour
Date: 15/01/2020
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  • 2
    I'm a sucker for these sorts of shots, but it doesn't appear in focus which is a shame. Mar 16 at 11:50
  • It has motion blur due to camera shake
    – Nayuki
    Mar 17 at 23:47
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    @Nayuki The heavy traffic created quite a lot of very noticeable vibration through the narrow bridge I was standing on. Especially the big trucks! The shutter was on a 2 second delay, so there shouldn't have been any button press related shake!
    – MiguelH
    Mar 18 at 13:57
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+250

Freight cars at Hannover Nordhafen

Subject: Freight cars at an inland port on Mittelland Canal
Location: Nordhafen, Hannover, Germany
Date: 2012-04-23

This was a spontaneous shot on an iPhone 4s on a bike commute along the canal quite some time ago. Only afterwards I noticed the strong symmetry of the different freight cars which I enhanced by cropping the original image. I recently reedited the image to get a print of it.

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  • I really like the symmetry of this shot. I keep coming back to it. +250. =)
    – scottbb
    Mar 29 at 5:01
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The duck hawker 🦆

Ho Chi Minh city - 29-Dec-2019

Duck hawker

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    Folks, please respect the contest rules and do not downvote. Thanks.
    – scottbb
    Mar 15 at 21:45
  • 2
    Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
    – scottbb
    Mar 16 at 20:35
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Location: Devon, UK

Subject: Abandoned Industrial Rail Line

Date: 2016/11/03

Picture looking down an abandoned railway and railway bridge on a grey autumn day with some yellow leaves on the ground and the trees on the edges of the image are green and yellow and orange.

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Abandoned bus at the Pripyat police station, 07-Aug-2019 (my first time properly using a camera, I bought it specifically for the trip)

Abandoned bus at the Pripyat police station, 07-Aug-2019

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Location: Georgia Strait

Subject: Freighter

Date: January 2021

12
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Location: Los Angeles

Subject: Metro railcar storage

Date: January 24, 2020

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11
votes

Mid-intersection waiting

Location: Silom Road in Bangkok

Date taken: 15 March 2021

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8 seconds, f/7.1, ISO 100, and zoomed in 73mm (not sure if that's correct or some equivalency measure, but that's what it says in the RAW file) using a Sony RX10M3.

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Under the Hood

Location: Knoxville, TN

Subject: The under side of the open hood of a Chevy Hotrod

Date: 2019-04-19

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10
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Location: Somewhere above the pacific

Subject: Commercial airplane row

Date: June 27, 2019

Shot with Olympus OM-1 on Ilford HP5 Plus

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9
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Subject: Kings Highway Interlocking,
Location: BMT Brighton Line, New York City
Date: September 26, 2020

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Taken on a Pixel 4 while waiting for the train (seen in the photo on the local track) to arrive.

9
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Subject: Manhattan Bridge,
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
Date: October 9, 2020

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8
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Cotton candy man

Ho Chi Minh city - 11-Dec-2020

Cotton candy

8
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Vision of a cloud through a moving tree, transporting dreams in a train water in clouds, electricity in cables. The tree and the movement act like filters to see the clouds.

On the train between Firenze i Siena, Italia, 27th of april 2012.

transportation of a dream

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    Folks, please respect the rules and do not downvote. Thanks.
    – scottbb
    Mar 17 at 23:54
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Location: Auckland Airport

Subject: Abandoned airport scene

Date: 2019-05-19

Auckland Airport scene

Original

8
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Location: Vienna

Date: 2014-03-25

Subject: Horse drawn carriage

8
votes

Location: Greifswald, Germany

Subject: Regional express train

Date: 14.08.2012

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7
votes

Tokyo, Commuters on their way home, October 2019

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7
votes

Location: Sydney, Australia

Subject: VW Beetle under a No Stopping Sign

Date: 2021-03-01 @ 5:31PM

A VW Beetle in sepia, parked on an incline under a 'No Stopping' sign.

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    Police officer: The sign says "No Stopping". Driver: You tell that to the car!
    – FreeMan
    Mar 17 at 16:23
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Location: Istanbul, Straits of Bosphorus

Subject: Safe And Sound

Date: February 3rd, 2021

Safe And Sound

Shot on Ilford Hp5+ 400 film, pushed twice to 1600 ISO on Canon AE-1 Program. Self developed with Ilfosol developer

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Inland Sea of Japan, Ferry between Shodoshima and Naoshima, October 2019

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5
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Tram from Wimbledon crosses over River Wandle on edge of Morden Hall Park. London, England. 9th March 2021enter image description here

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