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Challenge: Round (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Copenhagen
Date: Jul 13, 2003
Aperture: F2.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2003

Copenhagen metro is brand new and has carriages without driver, so with fully accessible front and back window. This is a 1 second exposure with the camera against the glass, lenshood folded against the glass to avoid reflections of the interior and camera supported by a tripod (used as monopod, at an angle, with legs extended but not folded out)

Place: 1 out of 293
Avg (all users): 7.1535
Avg (commenters): 7.8108
Avg (participants): 7.1846
Avg (non-participants): 7.1122
Views since voting: 8688
Votes: 228
Comments: 61
Favorites: 77 (view)

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02/26/2021 11:57:11 PM
Grand idea and beautiful photography.
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09/13/2006 12:06:24 PM
lovely well composed
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11/20/2005 03:46:57 PM
WOW, awesome image, love the lines
11/27/2004 11:59:56 AM
I love this...great lines... excellent job!
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10/16/2004 06:28:53 PM

I absolutely love this picture; it's wild.

Edit- I'm retarded, thanks for pointing that out Will :)

Message edited by author 2004-10-17 13:24:16.
08/09/2003 10:19:37 PM
This is really cool. I love the lighting. Nice job and congrats
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07/28/2003 06:07:18 PM
Wow, great curves and colours. do you know how to animate? This would look great as live footage. Well done
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07/27/2003 02:04:44 AM
I think this is the only photo that shows us the INSIDE of a circle to imply roundness. Super work and congratulations!
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07/23/2003 04:58:35 PM
Congratulations! This was one of the first pics I saw during voting, and I knew that it was going to do very well (and that mine wasn't... haha!) Very nice!
07/23/2003 07:57:51 AM
now i can see what it is. Very smooth!
07/23/2003 07:42:09 AM
unreal - i like it alot. subways make great subjects! :) see my picture for the 'Transportation' challenge ...
07/23/2003 07:12:23 AM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

a man cant even see what this is?....
sorry but you get a 3 from me mister

I think therein lies a problem! ;) It's a cracker - I'll go for a 10.
07/23/2003 06:27:45 AM
This is beautiful! I have tried long exposures from the roof of my car, through a road tunnel, and from a tram, but these are all so bumpy, and the view is dirty. It looks so clean! Its fantastic! I can't believe how well the shades of yellow/brown go together. I'll mark this as only my second favourite on here.
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07/23/2003 02:48:43 AM

Excellent! Congratulations. It was so hard to find anything wrong with a photograph of this quality. Well thought out and very well edited. I only hope someday I can produce a photo of the same quality.


07/23/2003 02:18:16 AM
Congrats for good job. It´s just brilliant and the best one of this week, no doubt.
One of my favourite. I want to see more picture of this level, it´s great, I only have good words for your work.

07/23/2003 01:57:54 AM
I figured it was a subway and I knew it wasn't in the US, it was way too smooth. Congratulations!
07/23/2003 01:08:50 AM
Congratuations! I am glad that an abstract gets a blue ribbon. I didn't vote on this challenge. But this photo jumped at me in the thumbnails and was the only one I clicked to view it. To be hoenst, I don't think this would win because the audience here is not into abstract. But it proves me wrong, quite a breakthrough for me to judge the voters. Thank you for sharing the detailed description of your photo too. keep on good work.
07/23/2003 12:48:14 AM
Wow, thanks all for voting my picture to first place. Really feel great about it. Thanks. When I entered I was wondering whether it would fit the theme, but with some open interpretation I thought it did. (Are the lower scores received an indication of some different opinions about this ? I would love to know the reasons.)

A lot of you wondered what it is or how I did it, well here it is :

It is the view through the front window of the new Copenhagen metro/subway/underground. The metro has been opened only October last year and is very modern and smooth and also unmanned, no driver, so has large accessible windows in the front and back.

I put my camera on a tripod, but used it as monopod, so the legs not folded out. Then I held the camera against the glass, supported by the monopod at an angle, and used the rubber lenshood folded against the glass to shield out any reflections from the interior.

I tried different apertures and exposure times at different speeds of the train and this one turned out the best. It is a 1 second exposure at F2.1 which gives this nice yellow color. Most of the other pictures turned out much more brown because of less exposure, and also less abstract, with the individual lights still visible.

Because of the high speed of the train in the bend and the smoothness of the ride, the picture turned out smooth as well, there was hardly any side movement at this part of the track.

The picture was slightly cropped, to make the round tunnel a bit better visible, small S curve applied, slightly sharpened and then saved for web. No other manipulation.

Thanks again,

Willem Dijkstra

Message edited by author 2003-07-24 06:24:36.
07/23/2003 12:15:54 AM
What IS this?
07/23/2003 12:03:13 AM
congrats willem! great photo!
07/23/2003 12:00:41 AM
WOW what an interesting image. I really like it. It is amazing how you kep the lines so clean and without bumps or giggles. Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2003 10:06:31 PM
a man cant even see what this is?....
sorry but you get a 3 from me mister
07/22/2003 08:53:09 PM
Looks like a pretty effective motion blur. I don't think my camera can quite do this.
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07/22/2003 10:56:56 AM
Very interesting, I like it
07/22/2003 10:47:34 AM
Great sense of motion, let me guess in a moving subway?
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07/22/2003 10:30:01 AM
Great effect.
07/22/2003 03:37:44 AM
I love this one. Great stuff!! 10
07/21/2003 08:56:35 PM
Whew! What a visual ride! I think I feel a 10 coming on.
07/21/2003 06:02:57 PM
Wow. Very effective. Where did you take this - on the subway?
07/21/2003 05:46:09 PM
Great, great photo. I am sure you will very well in this challenge!! You got a 10 from me.
07/21/2003 01:10:00 AM
that is a fantastic shot.. I would love to know how you took it.
07/20/2003 09:38:51 PM
Really great image. I'd love to know more about your exposure...
07/20/2003 08:26:18 PM
This is fantastic photo!!!
07/20/2003 02:46:22 PM
What is this ? Very nice. Love color. Could be used for speed challenge too.
07/19/2003 11:04:44 PM
This already won the STF challenge!
07/19/2003 07:41:41 PM
Realy neat photo.
07/19/2003 07:35:50 PM
extremely cool
07/18/2003 11:11:19 PM
This has 'round' written inside and out! Great subject for this challenge! Great job!
07/18/2003 06:25:14 PM
great shot..
07/18/2003 02:36:58 PM
Looks like a manipulated image but very elegant
07/17/2003 10:33:05 PM
Cool looking, but makes me wonder, what is it? Feels like I'm in a centrifuge.
07/17/2003 04:15:21 PM
Is this copenhagen metro? From the back window ;)
Got one from the front //finnur.nord.is/?display=%FDmislegt%2Fbetri_speed.jpg
yours is better
07/17/2003 03:18:57 PM
Nice work!
When this is all over tell me how?
07/17/2003 12:51:00 PM
beautiful abstract shot.
07/17/2003 07:26:56 AM
This picture is soo cool ! What is it? I dont see nothing that could be better here - 10
07/16/2003 10:32:59 PM
Reminds me of a scenes in the movie "Star Trek the Motion Picture". Like it.
07/16/2003 08:23:21 PM
i will comment on what i said out loud. " thats cool" 8
07/16/2003 05:36:32 PM
Stunning effect! I have no idea what I'm looking at, but I like it. Color, clarity and composition are very good.
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07/16/2003 05:34:15 PM
07/16/2003 05:12:11 PM
07/16/2003 04:24:21 PM
07/16/2003 04:08:50 PM
This is pretty awesome.....like what it must be like inside a nuclear accelerator.....great lines!
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07/16/2003 01:27:54 PM
Yeah, I dont get this photo at all, what is it a picture OF?
07/16/2003 01:02:31 PM
The lines and curves and tones are all neat and clean, has a futuristic feel to it, and a feel of motion. Compostion is pleasing. nice work.
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07/16/2003 10:05:30 AM
Lurvely lines, flows through the picture a treat. Very round, 8.
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07/16/2003 09:14:23 AM
Tunnel? Nice effect wahtever it is
07/16/2003 08:19:33 AM
Nice work!
07/16/2003 04:03:51 AM
I don't know what it is but I like it
07/16/2003 02:21:10 AM
You cab feel the speed abd rounding! Good job.
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07/16/2003 01:06:41 AM
This pic is a blast,makes me dizzy,10 from me!
07/16/2003 12:58:47 AM
I saw this on the thumbnail and knew it was a ten.
One of the top 3

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