November 6, 2013

Commuter Train, Tokyo

Photograph by Shigehiro Ono, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

Panning shot from a pedestrian deck. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The train speeding through the blur of multicolored lights gives me the feeling of being transported into a different dimension, almost like looking inside a video game. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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72 comments
Alan James
Alan James

My brain after too  many hours searching the Internet . . .


Tony Chiu
Tony Chiu

Absolutely stunning. The multiple colours formed from the panning makes this image wonderful. 

Diah Rini
Diah Rini

great .. how long he must wait? 

vincent courtemanche
vincent courtemanche

Really nice picture, i like to do that kind of picture my self. You must have used a tripod and did a delicate lateral movement because the train is so clear.

L. Dhingra
L. Dhingra

this is incredible! what a capture!

Janice H.
Janice H.

WOW!       To me the photograph captures the "static" or confusion surrounding us as life goes on.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Very cool. It's like we're flying along beside the train.

Mitchell Dilley
Mitchell Dilley

Strange; because although it feels fast, it also feels motionless... Anyone understand what I mean?

Reza Pilehchian
Reza Pilehchian

amazing, I think the photographer must be moving as fast as the object at the same direction

Luba R.
Luba R.

amazing, so artsy, full of motion photo!

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