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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D
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1/640 second
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F/5.0
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15 mm
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400
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Dec 4, 2008, 5:54:35 PM
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Life in the Fast Lane by gilad Life in the Fast Lane by gilad

Life in the Fast Lane
No time to stop and look around

Life in the Fast Lane
With your feet on the clouds and your head on the ground

Life in the Fast Lane
Going up and then down, and up again, till there is no more

Life in the Fast Lane
No way out, even after you walked out the door

Life in the Fast Lane
You must go faster to always be ahead

Life in the Fast Lane
You are either afraid, or that you are completely dead


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The current economy status makes me feel we all might be just a little too dependent on our way of living, on living in the fast lane. Well, maybe it just me?
15mm Fisheye lens on a wet day. Paris, France
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:iconplayingwiththecamera:
Cracking fish eye shot love this nice work
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:iconritasilvestre:
RitaSilvestre Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student General Artist
this image is perfect and an amazing work of art, but I just don't like that black frame..
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:iconluvagrl01:
luvagrl01 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an amazing shot!!! would it be possible if i use it for something, nothing commercial, just a little addon to something i've been playing around with? i'll link it and credit you as well. let me know, thanks =)
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luvagrl01 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*update* [link]
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:iconsilence-x-music:
Silence-x-Music Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
:gallery:

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click it XD ---> [link]
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:icontheblindalley:
theblindalley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
absolutely beautiful!! :heart:
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:iconpoolofdarkness:
poolofdarkness Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Brilliant use of composition, colour and angle. This is great!
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:iconamanda-panda722:
amanda-panda722 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
wonderful :)
this might be a stupid question
but how do u get it to curve?
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:icontoni-may:
Toni-May Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
very nice!!!!
use hdr programs?
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:iconblademaster16:
Blademaster16 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
This is such an awesome concept!
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:iconezxtrella:
ezxtrella Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
reflejo <3
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
Amazing shot
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:iconbluei16:
bluei16 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Is this all natural lens distortion? Nice effect!
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:iconwingedjedi:
WingedJedi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I love the colorful reflections. And the text fits very well. So true...
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
La Defense seems to really have inspired you... What a great picture!
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:iconhollow-fayt:
Hollow-Fayt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Amazing! D:
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love what you have written. It fits very good with the image. Very good work! :clap:
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:iconcallmecookieman:
CallmeCookieMan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Wow, just absolute awe...
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:iconst-joseph:
St-Joseph Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
I love the perspective. :D
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:iconmardea:
mardea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
I want a fish eye!!
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:iconalfred0708:
alfred0708 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
this is a cool photo of the human rat-race. the colors on the sky is a little "sick", probably due to digital limitations. i still use films mostly, and such disturbances are terrible to my eyes.

however, i realize that digitals are improving day by day, so i'll probably go for an nikon d3 one of these days.

nevertheless, your style is great! suerte!

-alfred-
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:iconarchangelista:
Archangelista Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Les français vivent tout de même beaucoup moins à crédit que les Américains.

En passant je pense que le livret A qui passe de 4 à 2% est plutot une bonne chose...
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:iconrafiusky:
Rafiusky Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I like it so much!
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:iconyazhubal:
Yazhubal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
You have monopol for greate shots D
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:iconmanlarr:
Manlarr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009   Photographer
Very nice work. Tricky lens to compose buildings with. Great job with the timing on this.
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:iconxxsaltandpepperxx:
xXSaltAndPepperXx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love the fish eye? (i think its fish eye..)
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Great color and composition!
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:icongva:
GVA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Photographer
A distorted reality we live in indeed. And perhaps humbling times ahead... Very striking image. The low perspective makes the guy a giant - shadowed only by the city around him. :clap:
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Very awesome!
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:iconpagan-live-style:
pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
This fine piece of art is featured in my journal of today !!!

greetz Len.
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:icondenierim:
Denierim Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The fish eye lense gives this such an amazing look, and I love the reflection on the street. The current state of economy surely is something to worry about. People are too busy and don't enjoy life enough, if you ask me. It's kind of sad.

I have to say, this is definately one of my favorite pictures from your whole gallery. :love: :hug:
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:iconacetabuli:
acetabuli Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
I love the reflection.
And the colors are very "business" (other than the clouds, of course).
Somehow the lens makes everything look fast, too, so that helps with the title.
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ShadowMKII Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good concept and poems. They are always so nice to see with a picture!

I think more people would capture the 'Fast Lane' idea better. You know - crowded street with a slow shutter speed and a person standing still in the crowd from an overhead shot. Bird's eye, know what I mean? I think that would do it better justice.

Can't disagree with your level of skill though man! Gotta keep that in mind too! ^^
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:iconferdinandlaetus:
ferdinandlaetus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Photographer
Very good !
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:iconipek9107:
ipek9107 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Very nice shot. Also the wet ground makes the picture look more bright. i liked the way you shot your photos (also the eiffel tower one what do you use to make it look like a fish eye? Is it the lens?)
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:iconchris16:
chris16 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
awesome, i love the colors
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:icontextuel:
Textuel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
" La Defense " is a very great place for taking some photos :]
Love this area =D
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:iconcentaurius:
centaurius Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Finally! You're back! :D
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:iconpropaganda-panda:
Propaganda-Panda Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
the colors are amazing and i agree with your text :nod:
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:iconhibou-au-chocolat:
hibou-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
happily, now we have a time to stop our lives... :)
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:icontrudyg:
trudyg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Great picture and thoughts......:clap:
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:iconvitacola:
VitaCola Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
this is just great
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Hi, :wave: , you've been featured [link] :D
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:iconescorpiaovioleta:
EscorpiaoVioleta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
So good to "hear" from you again gilad :aww: another amazing work!
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:icondizzyfool:
Dizzyfool Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
pretty cool!
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:iconl-nytmr:
L-Nytmr Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
very good work !
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:icondreamscenario:
DreamScenario Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
...wow. How'd you get the camera to produce a circular effect?
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:iconlittlespetacle:
LittleSpetacle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
It's a fisheye lense. 15mm :)

You can also get it from editing the picture with distortion tools in Photoshop.
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:icondreamscenario:
DreamScenario Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Ah, ok. I've always wondered how people do that. Thank you =)
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:iconthe-butterfly-ninja:
the-butterfly-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
another fabulous work from my fave photographer! love it!
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