Stormtrooper by berndt2

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Shinkansen (Bullet Train) Tokyo, Japan.

If a train like this is running late (which it never is, this being Japan), it will still look pretty awesome doing so. It looks fast even when it’s not moving.

And I think the mean look is its own fare evasion deterrent!


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Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • Dan A'Vard
    Dan A'Vardalmost 4 years ago

    it does that. wow. when are they coming to melbourne? VFT between melbourne/sydney/brisbane anyone?

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 4 years ago

    Whoa … that does look like it’s moving fast.

  • dominiquelandau
    dominiquelandaualmost 4 years ago

    beautiful contrast!!!!!

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBalmost 4 years ago

    super lines, super shot – cheers

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 4 years ago

    very nice work Berndt

  • Stefan Trenker
    Stefan Trenkeralmost 4 years ago

    great composition & use of forms!

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotalmost 4 years ago

    Talking of a train running late: it is said that if the shinkansen is more than ONE MINUTE late then the driver is sent back on a FOUR MONTH TRAINING COURSE – till he or she gets the concept of BEING ON TIME.
    When I was there I always checked the train times and they were ALWAYS 2 minutes early or at least just that ONE MINUTE early and then the passengers had 60 seconds to board the train OR MISS IT :-))
    Talking of photos – perfection once again – I am biased to Japan related photography.
    Love your title – I can certainly see the resemblance: These are not the droids you are looking for"
    Love the diagonal of the roof in jet black at top left and the left to right flowing lines of the train which aim to bottom left corner of frame. Composition with a really tightly filled frame (very nicely done).
    Also the diagonals of the wires in the frame also add to everything.

  • thank you so much for that – I LOVE Japan. I had the good fortune to be there on travels for a month earlier this year. I’d been there before, but I hadn’t previously had a chance to explore the cities in more depth (Osaka and Kyoto especially!)

    – berndt2

  • Melor
    Melorover 3 years ago

    Love the title. So fitting. :)

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 3 years ago


    February 2011

  • FotosdaMau
    FotosdaMauover 3 years ago

    Good shot congrats

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