My first shot that I posted from USA was of a classic New York taxi cab. As the taxis of London are as iconic for this city as the yellow ones are for New York City, I thought it could be a good idea to try the same here. I was in London a few years ago also, but back then I didn`t have a decent camera. So my first shot from this great city and country will be this one of a classic London Taxi. I noticed that some of them had got a cover reminiscent the British flag, and with many Londons street names and areas written in between, and with the main text London`s calling.
The picture was taken a day we spent looking around in the part of town where one find Camden market. I thought the colourful houses would make a nice backdrop for this scene.
Thanks for watching. I wish you all a pleasant week:)
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kasianowak (2263) 2013-03-04 9:42
Nice blur and great colours!
You too, have a good week
JFS (32179) 2013-03-04 9:47
London 100%, before seeing the place, i knew it was London! Very graphic and appealing. Good work Erling!
All the best
siudzi (23939) 2013-03-04 12:58
Wow! What a superb shot taken with a great technique! The visual effect is really eye-catching and I'm sure that everyone is aware of your location! Very well done.
ACL1978 (5789) 2013-03-04 13:19
Brilliant pan, Erling - a technique I haven't tried, but love every time I see. Such a great sense of motion here, with the selective focus of one's eye in a similar situation, catching the small details as a subject whizzes by. You picked a perfect subject here in this cab - symbolic with the Union Jack design, but stylistic as well. A really perfect first image from London - looking forward to more!
danos (74056) 2013-03-04 13:25
nice presentation of the passing by car in front of your camera.The blur result makes the image more alive.
Gigidusud (8098) 2013-03-04 13:47
A great capture of the London taxi with a speed effect clearly visible.I like a lot!
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-03-04 14:34
we had to wait a while for your new photo,but waiting has been rewarded.This is really amazing shot and...so British.The iconic London cab(even if it´s not completely black)was a good choice for the first post from your latest trip.Just love the effect of movement you´ve created here(I can remember one of your shots from NY you mentioned in your note-also yellow NY cab frozen in movement).It makes the shot so lively and dynamic.Perfectly composed and executed.I´m really impressed seeing the outcome of your work Erling!
Wish You all the best
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-04 16:41
Great framing capturing this London cab decorated in Union Jack. The effect of speed is well depicted in this finely framed image.
jjcordier (62366) 2013-03-04 22:17
Une bonne photo de ce taxi dont les couleurs s'associent à celles des façades en arrière plan. Le filé est assez réussi (la vitesse 1/15s est peut-être un poil trop grande?) et j'aime l'effet couleurs dans l'image. J'aurais bien recadré un peu en coupant le bas de l'image?
macjake (39235) 2013-03-06 17:20
do you know what my favorite part of the photo is? you'll never guess it....its the hubcaps :)
they seem to be spinning at a very high rate of speed even when slowed in the photo.
thats a funny looking car! we certainly don't have it here in Canada.
great shot and story
see you around
fabbs99 (5499) 2013-03-07 20:43
Fantastic high speed composition with great sharpness and clarity.Exposure and Resolution are excellent to produce such a great shot.Good lighting and DOF with nice details. Well done, TFS.
- Copyright: Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) (5435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-27
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-04 8:56
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