Gotta catch the B train!

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I captured this shot in a Manhattan subway station, as I watched the B train passing by me. I used a slow shutter to capture the motion of the train. I like how the "B" is still visible, however.

This one should definitely be viewed large in order to appreciate the fine details in the image!

Robbie  Swan, audioel, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Lukas Wenger Photography 75 months ago | reply

    Nice Turo. Did you handhold this?

  2. arturodonate 75 months ago | reply

    Not exactly. I didn't have a tripod/monopod, so I pressed the camera against a post and held it steady there.

  3. Abhishek.Patel 75 months ago | reply

    Very nice work with keeping the camera still, great shot.

  4. RogelSM 75 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture!
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  5. ezperkins2 75 months ago | reply

    Nice work. The visable b is very cool.

  6. Enzyme_00 75 months ago | reply

    The B is cool!

    -- Seen on FM on the Nikon board.

  7. NateVenture 75 months ago | reply

    I saw this on FM, Great shot!

  8. tiggernbennie 75 months ago | reply

    Nice. Really like the effect.

  9. JKDs 75 months ago | reply

    At first expression i liked the motion blur you achieved..its give me the feel of motion so smoothly without distract my eyes! And i wonder how the "B" is visible in the two end of the trail!! i also liked how the yellow line gives a smooth & clear entry to the pic and helps my eyes to stay with the train in motion!what i can say about framing is very nice & well balanced..very good work!

    To me the bad about this photo is the two neon light appear on the train below the "B" trail..which seems pretty distracting :-)

  10. Robbie  Swan 75 months ago | reply

    Fantastic, out of the 5 photos i commented on, this 1 is the best! Hands down the best!

    I have faved it and i normally only do that with photos that give me an emotion and your image does just that!

    The motion blur works well and makes the photo! The photo is just sooo smooth and simple but it works amazingly well, normally motion blur can be a little distracting on images but you have mastered it here. I love how on the red trail you can see the B at the start and the end but its blurred n the middle.

    Fantastic photo! Love it!

  11. f/4 75 months ago | reply

    Nice composition: I like how you framed the shot by using the existing structural lines. I also like the colours and the light. It's just too bad the train was taken in the centre of the image and not closer to the left edge. Also, it seems that you've used flash but did not use rear curtain: the headlights precede the train! Great potential though.

  12. Balthus Van Tassel 75 months ago | reply

    Spectacular! It might not be the most original idea out there, but there are a few details that make this shot unique.
    The best feature is the "B" letter, it's great how it's stretched but you can still read it.
    The sense of motion is nice, smooth and very effective. A shot worth hanging on the wall, compliments!

  13. jtuason 75 months ago | reply

    A very strong shot all around - strong angle, bold lines. Content-wise, the grittiness of the station constrasts nicely with the dreamlike quality of the blurred train. I also like how you have framed it so that two of those diagonal lines fan out to the exact corners of the shot.

  14. word artist 75 months ago | reply


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  15. Jnarin 75 months ago | reply

    Well done - This is a fantastic photograph.

    You've done a fantastic job in getting this shot - As you've said - it's awesome to see that the "B" is still visible.

    I love the crisp details in the yellow platform in the foreground, and the red-white tiles in the background. This photos is actually very sharp!

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