• Infinity symbol
  • I called that tramway "gravity" (see detail below)
  • Never stick your finger
    In the electric socket
    Or forget the change
    inside your pocket
    Never put your head
    On the trolley tracks
    These are the facts
    It's dangerous to assume
    You will survive the zoom
    Of the trolley car
    To crush you
    Are you super man
    I'm sure you can
    An alibi is handy
    When you are a puffed up dandy
    With your head in the tracks
    And your mind in the cloud
    For crying out loud
    Get out of the road
    You silly toad
    Because the train is coming
    Are you in your right mind
    Is this your trolley
    Pull your head out of the tracks
    It's right on time
    Your trip to Pencil land
    Is one of a kind... - katiegab715
  • thanks for the beautiful poem, Katie
  • Across

    I go my road of fate
    Stronghold of my day
    Its cry of timeless debate
    On to the side way
    To enter on to the dark
    Once flowers were in shine
    A glow like eyes spark
    A shimmer of soul‘s define

    Now here is drop of night
    In carnations of mystery
    Dark wings in deep flight
    Ever so wandering free
    Taking eyes to somewhere
    Where silences are black
    A song of nocturnal somber
    Never to return back

    O tongue of deepest tongue
    Inside this closing abyss
    Each night where we long
    And enter the garnet bliss
    Fountains of evening veins
    I cross you mask of bleed
    To twilight’s coming reins
    In all your shadows mislead - Peter S. Quinn

Pencil Vs Camera - 35

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I've made here a slightly more detailed sketch for this surreal composition on paper. The guy on the right is shown upside down, the head inside the pavement... The tramway called "Gravity" in the upper right corner is overturned (see a detail/close-up here, showing the small tramway the right way). 12 balls seem to be in weightless conditions. The infinity symbol appears in the distant vanishing point. I took the photo near the Palace of Justice in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. The second title of this image is "This is Not Gravity". (The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10).

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Balancing act: Not even tram lines escape the artist's mischievous eye" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress (with a small animation and an original musical composition)
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Puffed up Dandy

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Never stick your finger
In the electric socket
Or forget the change
inside your pocket
Never put your head
On the trolley tracks
These are the facts
It's dangerous to assume
You will survive the zoom
Of the trolley car
To crush you
Are you super man
I'm sure you can
An alibi is handy
When you are a puffed up dandy
With your head in the tracks
And your mind in the cloud
For crying out loud
Get out of the road
You silly toad
Because the train is coming
Are you in your right mind
Is this your trolley
Pull your head out of the tracks
It's right on time
Your trip to Pencil land
Is one of a kind...

Eric 5D Mark III, Félix Ayala, and 1068 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. l.carter4 35 months ago | reply

    You are truly truly amazing :) that was ace! :)

  2. Alex Coghe 33 months ago | reply

    Your image for our magazine. Contact me for more info.

  3. cestinotc1 [in pausa] 33 months ago | reply

    English
    Congratulations for "success" of this picture!
    And 'inserted in the Galleries and comes from the research described in this picture
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    Italiano
    Complimenti per "successo" di questa immagine!!
    E' inserita nella mie Gallerie e proviene dalla ricerca descritta in questa immagine
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    HELP ME, PLEASE!! PLEASE TAKE THIS PICTURE TO GROUPS OF WHICH YOU ARE MEMBERS..... THANKS !!! Super Top Flickr: more than 50,000 views ............................ give me a hand please??
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    Grazie!!!!!

  4. moondoggie71 32 months ago | reply

    fantastic, literally

  5. alvaldo 32 months ago | reply

    Brilliant!!

  6. Gabriele Lima 29 months ago | reply

    Extraordinary!

  7. brownpoodle 27 months ago | reply

    These are super! Two-eyed cat made me blink!

  8. KathyGidds 25 months ago | reply

    These are all amazing- great idea!!!

  9. lilyrosephoto 25 months ago | reply

    amazing! So clever and a pleasure to look through!

  10. yor-yina 21 months ago | reply

    Increíble!!!

  11. trail trekker 21 months ago | reply

    Great work of art!

  12. Pencil Collector 19 months ago | reply

    I love these! Surtout celle de Bruxelles.

  13. marcellucray 17 months ago | reply

    ...lightning.............

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