people eaters

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© peggy gardner
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 16, 2008
TakenSeptember 15, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 30D
Exposure1.3 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

taken while going up the escalator at dc metro

camera was waist high - snapped blindly (without looking) for a
one second exposure, no flash.

taken on the famous dc shoot with jake hartley.

this image was/is published 2009 in the book "175 jpgmag photographs."

email me if you want info on purchasing the coffee tabler.

42 responses

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2008):

    Funky! Great colour.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (16 Sep 2008):

    thanks robert, this is one of my favorites.

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (16 Sep 2008):

    The light and color is wonderful!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    this is awesome. they dont look as cranky as they normally do. so soft.

  • Aaron Siladi

    Aaron Siladi gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    Great composition

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    I love the compostion on this one. A good one.My vote!

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Those ARE people eaters!! Escalators scare the bijezus outa me! I'm always scared it'll suck my shoes laces and foot up. LOL. But, this is a different, fresh shot Peggy. Good work yet again!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    too cool, got my vote!

  • Mr. Martini

    Mr. Martini gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    voted! love the softness on the sides and the colors!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (15 Oct 2008):

    this long exposure pans forward as I am moving at the same rate giving the softness - it's actually kind of a movie clip stuck on one frame. camera hanging around my neck as it rises above the bowels of the metro station....
    natural golden late afternoon sunlight is the primary light source.....warming up the steely colored beast.....
    actually quite a rarity to be on a dc metro escalator that moves !!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Love this!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    cool! yes from me.

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    my yeah!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) said (18 Oct 2008):

    but why people eaters?

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (18 Oct 2008):

    they are moving jagged metal jaws with teeth and the technology is so outdated. the "teeth" should just drop through the steps, not scissor to a strip at the end that a lot of people stumble imaging falling off a step and tumbling into a blender....
    in the dc metro system, I think one out of three don't work or are "jammed" up with things people drop that get's been like that forever...
    I hate them.
    I also hate the open rail exposed and no guard rails....not all parents are watchful....they too could have disappearing rails that drop.....
    maybe I'm crazy....well...nevermind...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Hell yeah! It rocks!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Nice, my vote

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    really cool shot... my vote!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    the coolest!!!

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith said (22 Oct 2008):

    very nice shot. I love these kind of photos. The ones taken with out looking. you have my vote.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    I saw a show on this recently-- the teech were added because when they were flat, too many people's feet/ shoelaces/ children were getting sucked in, and the teeth are meant to deflect them!

  • J Epp

    J Epp gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    cool shot!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic title and shot! I've been ironed out by these before...ha!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (25 Oct 2008):

    love this! voted!

  • David Eastham

    David Eastham gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    Cool shot Peggy. :)

  • Brian Cauley

    Brian Cauley said (29 Oct 2008):

    I love how you add such personality to a mundane thing.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic comp, lighting and color, well done Peggy!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Great Capture! Gets My "Yeah!" Vote!

  • spin360

    spin360 gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    ...nah. but I'm a fan of your photos.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (11 Nov 2008):

    awe, thanks !

  • Victor Rollins

    Victor Rollins (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Awesome job peggy! another favorite. :)

  • Gavin Thomas

    Gavin Thomas gave props (20 Nov 2008):


  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    great capture, amazing for the theme

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    so cool!


    LAM KHIN THET said (23 Nov 2008):

    Cool. Unique shot and title.

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Super shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Well done! Voted!

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Love the vibrance!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Love it! I vote yes

  • Christine Holtz

    Christine Holtz (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    well done, my vote

  • Micah Mackenzie

    Micah Mackenzie gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Grand shot!~

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    A very neat and cool shot!!!

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