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Behind the Yellow Line Photo Contest Finalist
Behind the Yellow Line
Behind the Yellow Line
1/15, f/5.0, ISO400, desaturated and contrast increase in PS.

The famous Yamanote Line train pulls out of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo as I stand cautiously behind the yellow line.

The Yamanote Line runs in a loop around Tokyo and defines the metropolitan area. With 29 stops it takes 57 mins to complete a loop. These trains come every 3 mins from first train at around 5am to last train at 1:30am.

March '06 Finalist
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Chirag Patel
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    Very nice concept and picture too, Chris.

1/10/2006 6:16:00 AM

Gen Nagase
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Love the composition where the converging lines pull my eye through the platform into the image.
Also, noting those rule abiding people of Japan including you, hehe...
...the Yamanote Line is only a part of the amazing railway system... I love the the way you introduce the city life of Tokyo in photography, Chris...

1/10/2006 7:58:24 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool!!! Love the motion blur and colors!!

1/10/2006 9:05:28 AM

Larry Smith
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Great job from the blur to the sharpness Chris

1/10/2006 9:59:25 AM

Judy S. Fung
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Great comp and motion capture, Chris!

1/10/2006 11:12:14 AM

Bishop Bastien
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Chris -- Nice the lines! Nice PS work as well.

Best regards -- Bishop

1/10/2006 12:34:16 PM

Jill Odice
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Really great feeling of speed caught here Chris! Well done :-)

1/10/2006 12:55:03 PM

kerby lee pfrangle
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Chris this awesome I can feel the spead of the train on this. WOnderfully done. Kerby

1/10/2006 12:56:24 PM

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Fantastic image Chris!!!

1/10/2006 1:30:36 PM

Daniel Diaz
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Awesome shot Chris, love your perspective and motion capture here!!!

1/10/2006 3:47:39 PM

Gail Vitikacs
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I can feel the speed in this!!! Great capture Chris!!!

1/11/2006 6:22:26 AM

Bobbie Davis
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GREAT shot Chris!!! I love the show of motion!

1/11/2006 6:30:41 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful motion capture Chris ~ just don't get too close to that track!!
I think the UK could use this system to replace the M25 around London which takes much longer than 57 mins to complete ~ even on the best of days ~ LOL!

1/11/2006 6:33:52 AM

Robert M. Nicholson
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Awesome!!! We better see this again! I was mad that your "On Time" didn't win anything for Oct.

You have my vote on this one!

1/11/2006 12:31:07 PM

Goshka G.
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This is superbly seen and taken, Chris!!

1/11/2006 12:49:50 PM

Donna Roberts
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Love this Chris - wish we had a train service like this!!!
Very nicley composed - you've captured this so well.
:-) ddu

1/11/2006 5:49:54 PM

Sandra Freyler
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Awesome motion image, Chris! Great shot! Excellent comp! :)

1/11/2006 7:11:14 PM

Alison Greenwood
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Wonderful POV and DOF! Awesome photography! :o)

1/12/2006 4:44:41 AM

Boris Kirpichnikov
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excellent motion capture!

1/12/2006 9:41:08 AM

Chris Macer

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Thanks Chirag, Nobi, Shelly, Larry, Judy, Bishop, Jill, Kerby, Adilson, Gail, Daniel, Bobie, Susie, Rob, Goshka, Donna, Sandra, Alison and Boris! Glad you like this one. It's really growing on me too.

1/17/2006 6:08:47 AM

Barbara Helgason
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Very cool capture Chris!

1/17/2006 7:12:49 AM

Luigi Di Serio
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Like the composition of this one! Thanks for the information, love to hear about city transit routes (did my thesis on that).

1/17/2006 8:13:41 AM

Chris Macer

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Thanks Barbara and Luigi! Glad you like this :)

1/18/2006 7:41:42 AM

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Congrats on your finalist, Chris!!

4/25/2006 1:22:02 PM

Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your finalist Chris!

4/25/2006 5:12:43 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist win and good luck in the next round!!

4/25/2006 6:20:22 PM

Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Chris, on this marvelous finalist!

4/25/2006 6:24:59 PM

Candice C. Calhoun
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4/25/2006 7:08:16 PM

Darryl Wilkinson

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Congratulations on your finalist award, Chris! Way to go!

4/25/2006 10:39:08 PM

Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist and Best of Luck in the next round Chris! Fantastic capture!

4/25/2006 10:52:18 PM

Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this terrific Finalist, Chris!!

4/25/2006 11:51:23 PM

Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Chris!!

4/26/2006 3:49:01 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congrats on your finalist Chris! Love that lime green and motion you've captured!!

4/26/2006 6:14:49 AM

Karen Slagle
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Congrats, Chris. This is truly a very cool image and it really shows speed. Good luck on the next round.

4/26/2006 6:56:05 AM

Luigi Di Serio
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I love the concept, composition, angle and of course, I love trains! Amazing and big congrats

4/26/2006 10:52:51 AM

Sylvia Rossler
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Amazing finalist Chris !! Big congrats :O)

4/26/2006 1:02:08 PM

Gen Nagase
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Way to go, Chris, one of my favorite subjects from Tokyo!!!
Many congrats!!!

4/26/2006 1:45:41 PM

Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Chris!!!! WTG!!!

4/26/2006 2:12:40 PM

Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Chris!

4/26/2006 4:53:58 PM

Chris Macer

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Thanks for all the wonderful congrats messages on this one guys! Fingers crossed! :)

4/27/2006 6:44:27 AM

Paula Dwyer
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Intense!! Great shot and a big Congratulations!! :)

4/27/2006 8:14:25 AM

Keith L. Clayton
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Fantastic job, Chris - Many congrats on your winning creation!

4/29/2006 4:56:33 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
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sorry I missed this one last month! super shot! love the motion! hum? resub for June ... theme is motion! ???

5/23/2006 10:01:56 AM

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