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NIKON CORPORATION
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Feb 16, 2009, 7:05:42 PM
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For a few months by Genesis-Orbit For a few months by Genesis-Orbit
As some of you might know I've been living in Chicago, and I'll be closing in on about 1 month soon. I got to admit, it's been a great experience so far and I've made a lot of friends and all that jazz so it's nice. This picture describes the prominent themes and differences that make living in the city distinct.

The city seems to work as a machine a lot; like you get out of the door and everyone does what they need to do in their daily life to get by, and this is a very cool thing for me because I'm the type of person to sit back and reflect on how life is going and just think about, well, stuff like this. The city is the perfect example of the mentality that 'you're thrown into this world, live, and then you die.' This picture shows the fast pace of Chicago, and the blurriness emphasizes the idea that sometimes we need to sit back and look back on our lives to see where we've gone and where we're going. No one wants a mid life crisis right? Hope you like :D
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tinytinabear Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Writer
cool and scary lol.
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DaXXe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great speed effects! I suppose u took the shot exactly when ya reached to see the light gleam of the subway train since the platform on the other side is pretty cviewable still on the shot. Sweet angle too :) !
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
Well you can actually start to see the light a good minute or 2 before it gets there, so I took it right when it reached the platform.
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mizox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
how long was this left exposed for?
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009   Photographer
6 Seconds.
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mizox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
yeah, that looks about right
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kina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah so this was your evening out photo? I looooove subway shots. The public transit system is often the bloodline of the city and has a message all of its own.
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
Yeah we got CTA cards which let us use the CTA trains as many times as we want for some amount of time.
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Pdgfx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
nice colours mate, good shot :)
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Setra-360 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
looks good
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The-Rainmaker Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
did you use a tripod for that? If so I'm surprised you didn't get yelled at, as most people don't know, you're really not supposed to take pics on the el platforms (I've had a few run in's with security myself)
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
Nah no tripod, just tried to hold it steady. And yes I know, I live on the edge lol.
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bbqbert Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that I think about it, I feel the same way. I grew up in a very small town (on a farm OUT of town, to be exact), and now I'm in the largest city on the most southern island of Japan. People just go about their business as if you don't exist most of the time... All of the subways are perfectly timed, buses right on schedule, everything is so uniform and perfectly planned out. It's really strange!!

Anyway, this is what I mean when your photos make the real surreal! I love it. It forces thought into something that you can already see with your eyes by making you see it in a new way. THAT is why I like your photography~! Very beautiful~!
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
If you are from Japan like your dA says, I think you'd understand this more than most people. Eastern asia is nuts with the public transit systems.
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bbqbert Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckily only in bigger areas like Tokyo (where I've never been). I'm living in a small city compared to Tokyo, and public transit here is smooth, timely, and ever-so convenient. I've only been crammed in the train a few times, and nobody had to push me into the train to make me fit--it's not nearly as bad here as it is in Tokyo!
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Akizoua Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Whooa, I love the effects.. :D
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :D
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