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Sorry for the delay everyone. I got Mickfly's message this morning. At the moment the Leader of the Opposition is away in Montreal for two weeks on a training course, leaving yours truly as a hapless single parent family for a fortnight. I now really, fully understand and respect genuine single parents; I have been at it for a week and a bit and I am exhausted. And I don't have a job to go to as well. I had hoped that the kids would have an afternoon siesta that would give me the time to set up the challenge. Didn't happen. They are now in bed and I am now slumped bonelessly in front of the computer. I'll set the challenge and then see if I can get some bunting and red carpet for when Helene comes back at the weekend.

 

Anyway, enough family gossip, full of drama and human interest though it is. The theme for this month is Motion. Anything that shows or describes movement, it could be motion blur, pan shots, long time exposures. 

 

As always its a maximum of three images per participant. As this challenge is informal we have a bit of flex in the rules and I don't mind entries that are not on Alamy, so if you have a cracker that is on another site then that is OK with me. The entries will be open until midnight on the 31st Dec and after that I will choose the eight that I think fit the description and you will then have five days to vote.

 

Over to you all, and if I get a selection half as good as we had for the last challenge I will be delighted. 

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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Cracking shots to start us off Philippe!

 

Please click for larger images.

 

Here's my first, smiling oldies on board vintage motorcyle

 

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and now for something completely different, flowing water

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and, staying with water, Dark Hollow Falls

 

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Edited by Bryan

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How about this for a start?  Tokyo taxi driver rushing to... join a queue.

 

http://www.maudric.com/blog/2015/11/27/moving-vehicles/

 

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Through the waterfall

 

http://www.maudric.com/blog/2014/02/09/yumonoshima-dome/

 

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Three boys waft incense smoke over themselves at the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo.

 

http://www.maudric.com/blog/2015/12/18/asakusa-in-december/

 

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Edited by TokyoM1ke

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Here are my three entries
 
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Tram approaching the platform in front of the Main train station in Basel
 
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Passengers getting on the train at the St Pancras train station in London

 

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St Giles Fair in Oxford
Edited by Shpg

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Great topic, here is my first, I will dig a couple of others out in due course.

 

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Edited by Martin P Wilson

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Carnaval in motion!

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Still life in motion!

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Funfair in motion!

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Here are a couple of mine

 

 

Formula E electric car at Donnington Racetrack

 

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The 16th Lancers 1st World War display troop

 

 

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Here are a couple from me:

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Black and yellow argiope spider wrapping a fly up in silk

 

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A common grackle taking flight

 

Thanks,

Chris

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The images below show the motion that is created when an ice cube (or two) melts into Green Chartreuse liqueur… From very close!

 

The small "dots" you see are just very small air bubbles escaping from the ice.

 

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Visiting Bangkok in a tuk-tuk

 

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Edited by Olivier Parent
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Man in motion

 

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Stanley Theatre, Vancouver

 

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Going with the flow (patterns in driftwood)

 

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Edited by John Mitchell
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Movement of fibre optic lights.

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Nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis, Slow exposure during which spider left the frame leaving a translucent image

 

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Moving stairs with motion blur

 

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Speeding Boat in extreme wide angle, water spraying into sky.

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Fire Poi's in circular motion

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My 3 Motion entries:

 

Firehouse responds to a call

 

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Mountain biking on Molokai Hawaii

 

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Sack race

 

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Winning tape, my second entry

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Edited by Martin P Wilson

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My three.

 

Putting in the effort.

 

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Speeding cyclists.

 

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Quite quick.

 

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Allan

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Carousel on Southbank:

 

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Christmas in Sowerby Bridge:
 
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Morrismen frozen in quirky mid-motion:
 
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Alan
 

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Good topic Colin! 

Here's my three:

 

Buddhist monks walking through a colonnade, Bagan, Myanmar

 

 

 

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London Taxi and cyclist, Trafalgar Square, London:

 

 

 

 

 

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Paris Metro train arriving at Montparnasse station:

 

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Kumar

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Wow! :o

Splendid job, Doc

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Thanks Philippe!

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"The theme for this month is Motion. Anything that shows or describes movement, it could be motion blur, pan shots, long time exposures."

I hope I'm not being too subtle about the meaning with mine.

First one, the ice pattern on the hub wouldn't exist without motion, the second, is two forms of fuel for motion and the third is evidence of motion past.

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