On Time

Susan L. Vasquez 10/28/2005 9:17:30 AM

Fabulous POV! A really stunning image Chris. Well done.. #334227

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/28/2005 9:22:01 AM

I agree with Susan Chris!!!
Terrific image and POV!!! #2008152

Robert M. Nicholson 10/28/2005 9:35:38 AM

Awesome DoF and PoV...I hope we see this again on 21 October! #2008184

Joy Rector 10/28/2005 10:20:34 AM

fantastic shot #2008321

Terry L. Ellis 10/28/2005 10:51:38 AM

Awesome motion shot, Chris! Love the perspective, color, everything! #2008402

Robert M. Nicholson 10/28/2005 10:58:51 AM

November is what I meant to say! #2008418

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/28/2005 12:58:03 PM

Great picture! Love the angle and super job on the capture!! #2008688

Colette M. Metcalf 10/28/2005 2:06:06 PM

This is GREAT!!!! #2008970

Daniel Diaz 10/28/2005 3:31:59 PM

FANTASTIC image and great DOF Chris!!! #2009401

Darryl Wilkinson 10/28/2005 4:07:01 PM

Great shot Chris! You can write yourself a novel of all your different experiences in Japan. Great POV on this one. Well done!! #2009552

William C. Raco 10/28/2005 4:36:03 PM

Excellent perspective, light and detail.
Very nicely taken!

bill #2009614

Janine Russell 10/28/2005 7:29:01 PM

Chris, great perspective and composition. #2009922

Photographer 10/28/2005 8:01:20 PM

Great capture and presentation Chris, love it! #2009996

Stanley J. Contrades 10/28/2005 10:22:51 PM

Hope you thanked the conductor, Chris, as his presence really makes this perspective a standout!! Excellent work and DOF!! Looks like you "fixed" the sharpening :-)!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2010222

Goshka G. 10/29/2005 9:49:23 AM

Wonderfully captured, Chris!! #2011633

Donna Roberts 10/29/2005 11:47:24 PM

I have one word for you regarding this image Chris......"BRILLIANT".
Here are another two about how I feel...."LOVE IT".
Very well done, perfect in every way.
:-) ddu #2013332

Sergio La Spina 10/30/2005 12:35:19 PM

Perfect and fantastic shot I like the perspective very terrific Chirs!!!! #2015165

Chris Macer 10/30/2005 9:15:20 PM

Wow! Thanks Susan, Adilson, Robert, Joy, Terry, Shelly, Colette, Daniel, Darryl, Bill, Janine, Reine, Stan, Goshka, Donna and Sergio!
I really appreciate the wonderful response on this one guys! #2016276

Kerby Pfrangle 10/30/2005 9:21:59 PM

Very nice image Chris. Love the gentleman really makes the image a standout. Very nice prespective.

Kerby #2016284

Tammy Scott 10/31/2005 3:38:09 AM

What an awesome angle on this! Very well done! #2016834

Joy E. Cobb 10/31/2005 9:32:37 AM

Winner winner winner.
Chris, this is truly impressive! If this doesn't get recognition, the refs are blind. LOL
Love the clarity, the gleam on the train, the conductor, the colored lights, everything. Outstanding. #2018226

Karen Engelbreth 10/31/2005 11:09:21 AM

WOW - fantastic image, Chris! #2018614

Jill Odice 10/31/2005 1:57:13 PM

The train may be on time, but your timing for this shot was even more perfect! I agree with Joy, this is a really incredible shot and says winner to me! Wow, did he pose for you or did you just happen to catch him? #2019341

Nobu Nagase 10/31/2005 2:02:13 PM

Love this one, Great shot, Chris!!!
The curved platform works so well in this...
The operator makes the image so well, indeed. Don't love their white gloves??? #2019374

Stephen Zacker 10/31/2005 2:05:46 PM

Super capture and perspective #2019402

Ermanno Radice 10/31/2005 3:38:01 PM

Fabulous image, great perspective, wonderful shot, Chris!! #2019798

Dan Holm 10/31/2005 3:51:46 PM

WOW!!! ... This has Winner written all over it, Chris! ... #2019851

Chaba Kasanitsky 10/31/2005 9:37:02 PM

Outstanding photo Chris #2020713

Cora Miller 10/31/2005 9:55:01 PM

A really fine shot! Great perspective and well chosen DOF! #2020737

Chris Macer 10/31/2005 11:02:15 PM

Thanks so much Kerby, Tammy, Joy, Karen, Jill, Nobi, Stephen, Ermanno, Dan, Chaba and Cora!
I really appreciate the wonderful response on this! Fingers crossed for it! :)

Jill - no posing! Just all in the timing. The conductors all make this signal just before the train is about to leave to signal that the platform is clear. The shinkansen platforms are great for photography. There's always so much going on! :) #2020787

Hendrik Storme 11/1/2005 3:19:02 AM

I agree with everyone!!! #2021107

Jenny Bosmans 11/1/2005 7:19:04 AM

And so do I, Chris!! Awesome shot! #2022401

Candice C. Calhoun 11/1/2005 10:18:38 AM

You are going to SO win with this! Fabulous!

ccc #2023143

Chris Macer 11/1/2005 8:48:29 PM

Thanks Hendrick, Jenny and Candice! I hope so! :) #2024983

Rob T. Henry 11/2/2005 5:25:36 AM

Fantastic image, Chris!!! Great POV and DOF!!! #2025849

Luigi Di Serio 11/2/2005 7:46:15 AM

Winner Chirs!!!! This simply superb. The saluting conductor, the framing, the modern sleek train... love it #2026469

Jeff Robinson 11/2/2005 7:47:56 AM

This is just Outstanding Chris! Superb work with this capture! We all should be seeing this again! Jeff #2026474

Mary Timman 11/3/2005 3:08:21 PM

Neat perspective. I think it's a great shot and love the DOF. #2032342

Chris Macer 11/3/2005 10:02:01 PM

Thanks Rob, Luigi, Jeff and Mary! #2033192

Boris Kirpichnikov 11/4/2005 2:24:54 PM

superb!!! #2035833

Gail Vitikacs 11/5/2005 8:00:00 AM

WONDERFUL CAPTURE Chris!!! I hope we see this one again! #2037815

Chris Macer 11/6/2005 9:33:49 PM

Thanks Boris and Gail! #2042618

Susie Peek-Swint 11/7/2005 12:56:50 AM

Fantastic perspective, detail, colour ~ everything.. a definite winner ~ good luck Chris! #2042816

Chris Macer 11/8/2005 9:40:10 PM

Thanks Susan! I hope so! :) #2052304

Claudette Foote 11/10/2005 6:23:35 AM

What an amazing image WOW FANTASTIC.
I agree a definite WINNER... #2058013

Jill Flynn 11/10/2005 6:29:24 AM

OUTSTANDING Chris. You nailed this! A WINNER all the way!!! #2058062

Nicole Kessel 11/10/2005 7:54:19 AM

Awesome image, Chris!! Great timing beautiful composition! #2058409

Chris Macer 11/17/2005 6:13:51 AM

Thanks so much Claudette, Jill and Nicole! Fingers crossed!! :) #2086911

Kaye Burazin 11/30/2005 7:18:52 PM

Chris, I totally agree with everyone, this most certainly has winner written all over it! Awesome perspective and really makes a statement.Thank you so much for your kind words on my Fallen angel entry. Gave me a chance to view your awesome gallery! #2139945

Chris Macer 12/4/2005 7:05:47 AM

Thanks Kaye! :) #2150782

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 12/25/2005 1:03:35 PM

Fantastic timing - love it! #2222312

Sylvia Rossler 1/21/2006 2:02:48 AM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Chris !!!! #2313167

Darryl Wilkinson 1/21/2006 2:14:46 AM

Way to go, Chris!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this super fantastic finalist buddy!!! #2313218

Boris Kirpichnikov 1/21/2006 5:33:27 AM

Big congratulations on this outstanding
finalist! #2314038

Candice C. Calhoun 1/21/2006 7:00:32 AM


ccc #2314651

Nobu Nagase 1/21/2006 7:49:59 AM

Aw right!!! This is one of my favorites, too.
Way to go, Chris, many congratulations once again on your finalist!!! #2315173

Marie Fields 1/21/2006 8:40:01 AM

Congratulations, Chris! This is truly outstanding!! Best of luck in the next round!!! #2315580

Sandra Freyler 1/21/2006 9:35:30 AM

Congrats, Chris for a job well done! #2316163

Hendrik Storme 1/21/2006 10:41:29 AM

Congratulations!!! #2316572

Kristi A. Howson 1/21/2006 11:19:16 AM

Wonderful perspective here Chris! Congratulations on your Finalist and Best of Luck in the next Round!!!! #2316815

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/21/2006 12:19:42 PM

Nice leading line, nice sense of moment. #2317247

Chaba Kasanitsky 1/21/2006 12:29:42 PM

Congratulations Chris !! #2317355

Terry L. Ellis 1/21/2006 12:32:20 PM

Excellent, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2317381

Sergio La Spina 1/21/2006 12:32:46 PM

Congratulation !!! #2317385

Jeff Robinson 1/21/2006 12:44:01 PM

Great capture Chris, Congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #2317521

Jill Flynn 1/21/2006 3:37:08 PM

Yeah!! Love this Chris. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2318524

DiAnna F. Paulk 1/21/2006 4:12:53 PM

Everything is right about this one, Chris ... composition, colors, lighting, dof! Just Great! Congratulations! #2318794

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/21/2006 7:15:20 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Chris!!! #2319646

Rakesh Syal 1/22/2006 1:42:46 AM

Congratulations, Chris on this teriffic finalist!!! And a winner too! #2320848

Curious Gorge 1/22/2006 9:05:38 PM

Congrarulations,Chris!!!I'm soooo glad this pic could get finalist at last!!You must be happy!I hope it's changed the color!!! #2324440

Ivan Chacon 1/23/2006 5:51:26 AM

Anything left for me to say Chris, just that... goog luck...I see a #1!!! #2325459

Chris Macer 1/23/2006 6:14:49 AM

Wow! Thank you all so much! I really appreciate all of the wonderful responses. Well, fingers crossed for this one anyway :)

Gorge - special thank you for the lovely comment. Thank you for waiting patiently at the station while I took this shot! :) #2325554

Barbara Helgason 1/23/2006 1:01:04 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist Chris! #2327256

Judy S. Fung 1/23/2006 5:33:00 PM

Congrats, Chris! #2328523

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/23/2006 6:11:24 PM

and again Chris, congrats on another awesome finalist! #2328693

Su Sana E. P 1/24/2006 5:58:27 AM

Congratulations on this Outstanding Finalist, Chris! #2330388

Life Expressions 1/24/2006 7:18:21 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner Chris!!! WTG! #2330787

Robert M. Nicholson 1/24/2006 7:25:00 AM

Yes SIR...Chris I knew this was a winner back in October...but you confused me on what month it would win...Iím not that mad anymore...now! Awesome dude...well deserved! One day Iíll get mine! #2330826

Barbara Helgason 1/24/2006 7:46:33 AM

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you Chris!! #2330941

Marie Fields 1/24/2006 7:48:05 AM

Congratulations on your win, Chris! Awesome image and well deserved! #2330953

Sylvia Rossler 1/24/2006 8:17:53 AM

Big Congrats Chris !!! A wonderful winner :O) #2331065

Goshka G. 1/24/2006 8:34:18 AM

So glad to see this win - big congrats, Chris!! #2331150

Nicole Kessel 1/24/2006 8:43:06 AM

Way to go, Chris!! Congratulations on this wonderful win!! #2331200

Claudia Kuhn 1/24/2006 9:25:04 AM

Big congrats Chris on your win! Love the perspective! #2331404

Christopher Budny 1/24/2006 10:03:25 AM

Congratulations, Chris, on this Win! Love the perspective...almost like being a conductor-in-training. #2331526

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/24/2006 10:17:05 AM

Way to go Chris, congrats to you on this splendid second place winner! #2331604

Terry L. Ellis 1/24/2006 10:19:26 AM

Excellent! Congratulations Chris on this superb second place win! So happy for you! #2331621

Kristi A. Howson 1/24/2006 10:37:13 AM

Congratulations on your win Chris. Awesome seeing this one win!!! #2331721

Laurence Saliba 1/24/2006 10:49:58 AM

A BIG CONGRATS Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2331790

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/24/2006 10:50:14 AM

Congratulations on this Fantastic win Chris!!!
I am very happy because of your well deserved prize!!! #2331792

Jill Flynn 1/24/2006 11:02:30 AM

A big congratulations on you win Chris! Way to go on this well deserved win. YEAH!!! #2331836

Kay E. Mahoney 1/24/2006 12:01:52 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner Chris. #2332096

Karen Engelbreth 1/24/2006 12:13:00 PM

Congrats on your win, Chris! #2332159

Deborah Sandidge 1/24/2006 12:35:14 PM

Congratulations on this exceptional winner, Chris! #2332297

Susie Peek-Swint 1/24/2006 2:12:26 PM

Well done Chris ~ I loved this shot ~ well deserved win! #2332774

Judy S. Fung 1/24/2006 2:21:36 PM

Congrats on your win, Chris! #2332799

Jenny Bosmans 1/24/2006 4:06:56 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Chris!! #2333226

Boris Kirpichnikov 1/24/2006 4:24:48 PM

Congratilations on this wonderful winner! #2333276

Curious Gorge 1/24/2006 4:31:10 PM

Hey!!!!Congratulations,Chris!!!You got it finally!!I'm sooo happy!I wish I could say to you face to face tho!Anyway big congratulation Chris! #2333295

Stanley J. Contrades 1/24/2006 5:02:02 PM

Looks like you'll really have to find that conductor, Chris (LOL)!! Bravo on your win and big CONGRATULATIONS to you!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2333444

Tammy Scott 1/24/2006 7:13:02 PM

Congratulations on this very cool winner! #2333939

Darryl Wilkinson 1/24/2006 9:07:28 PM

Way to go, Chris!!! Congratulations on this fantastic WIN buddy!!!!! BRAVO!!!!! #2334429

Chris Macer 1/24/2006 9:25:05 PM

Wow!! Thank you all so much for all the great comments and congrats! I'm so excited to have won! Thank you to everyone who continues to provide the encouragement, support and inspiration for my work :) #2334469

Renee Doyle 1/24/2006 10:29:48 PM

Congratulations on this awesome image and win Chris!!!!! #2334630

Cora Miller 1/24/2006 10:55:10 PM

I'm so glad to see this excellent shot win. Congratulations, Chris! #2334670

Melanie Macer 1/25/2006 3:08:26 AM

congrats!!! thats a wikkid photo!!!
nice work!
:) #2335053

Donna W. Neal 1/25/2006 5:14:14 AM

Congratulations on this fine winner Chris your POV was just perfect! #2335696

Alison Greenwood 1/25/2006 6:27:09 AM

Wonderful capture Chris! And a belated congrats!!! :o) #2336067

Jill M. Flusemann 1/25/2006 10:13:40 AM

Wow, Chris! This is a great shot! Congratulations! #2336972

Guy D. Biechele 1/25/2006 10:36:33 AM

What a superb shot!! Congratulations, Chris! #2337043

Nobu Nagase 1/25/2006 1:05:23 PM

Out'a sight!!!
Fabulous win!!!
Congratulations, Chris!!! #2337574

Daniel Diaz 1/26/2006 2:33:29 AM

Big Congrats on this AWESOME win Chris!!!
It's great to see you grab the Gold buddy!! #2339907

Roxanne M. Bubar 1/26/2006 5:10:38 AM

Congrats on this fabulous image. #2340460

KHAWLA Haddad 1/26/2006 12:38:57 PM

Big Congratulations on this awesome winner,Chris!!! #2342135

Chris Macer 1/26/2006 7:27:02 PM

Thanks so much Renee, Cora, Mel, Donna, Alison, Jill, Guy, Nobi, Daniel, Roxanne and Kelly! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments :) #2343374

Jeff Robinson 1/27/2006 4:26:13 AM

Congrats Chris on this very well deserved winning image! Jeff #2344309

Kate Jackson 1/27/2006 8:45:02 AM

WOW ~ BIG WOW!!! Fantastic shot Chris! Many many congratulations this is so well deserved! There is a train fanatic in the room with me at the moment and he was ecstatic about the picture! But he'd heard there was a lot of groping going on in the bullet train and when one of the gropers got off the train some people chased him up the platform and he fell over and died!! #2345521

Chris Macer 1/29/2006 1:44:36 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words, Jeff and Kate :)

Kate - no groping going on in the bullet trains. They are really spacious with more room than an aeroplane. The groping is more infamous on the insanely crowded local trains in Tokyo. I haven't heard about that terrible story but sounds more like something that would happen during peak hour(s) in Tokyo. #2351291

Kate Jackson 1/29/2006 5:17:03 AM

I think I'd rather believe you Chris since you are the local! Thanks for putting me straight! #2351548

Mitch Spence 1/29/2006 1:44:29 PM

Chris, I'm coming late to looking at the winning photos this month, but this one just stopped me. I love it. It's a story and a ritual. And you caught it beautifully. I just like looking at it. #2353001

Chris Macer 1/30/2006 7:54:25 AM

Kate - no problem at all! :)

Mitch - thanks for the lovely comment! :) #2355870

Ivan Chacon 1/31/2006 8:36:57 AM

Congrats !!! Its like I knew it so."Felicitaciones" Chris! .Well deserve . #2360236

Candy Dzenkiw 2/1/2006 12:34:57 AM

Congrats...love it! :-) #2362767

Chris Macer 2/1/2006 4:55:01 AM

Thanks Candy and Ivan! :) #2363451

Ray Clarke 2/8/2006 6:47:54 AM

Love the angle you have taken this one at Chris, congratulations (AC) #2393972

Chris Macer 2/10/2006 4:15:40 AM

Thanks Ray & Audrey! :) #2401511

Cathy M. Gromball 2/13/2006 2:52:21 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Chris!

Cathy :) #2415417

Chris Macer 2/13/2006 9:00:51 PM

Thanks Cathy! :) #2416284

Luigi Di Serio 3/7/2006 9:17:04 AM

I knew this would be a winner all along, sorry for the late congrats!! #2506844

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1/20, f/5.6, ISO400, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM. Sharpened in PS.

This is a Nozomi service JR700 series shinkansen or "bullet train" leaving Kyoto Station. The conductor is signaling that everything is ok and ready to depart. The shinkansen is the most convenient way to travel in Japan. It blasts its way across the country, taking only 2hrs and 20min from Kyoto to Tokyo with a max speed of 285km/h.

Taken at Kyoto Shinkansen Terminal, Kyoto, Japan.

December '05 2nd Place Winner

Uploaded on 10/28/2005 9:13:52 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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