July 17th Weekly Theme - Transport


(Helen Hooker) #1

It’s been a month or so since the last weekly theme here on Photoblog and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be itching to get shooting for the next one! Ram has been very busy working behind the scenes on the latest updates to the Photoblog world so he has asked me to help out by running the weekly theme.

We’re going to change things up a little and the theme will now be run through the Photoblog Community forum. We hope that having all your photos in a single thread is better for viewing, participation, and community building.

Each Monday the latest theme will be announced on Weekly Theme category and all you have to do is shoot for it and upload your shot onto the thread - simple! While you’re doing that, why not browse through the photos others have shared for the theme and ‘like’ the ones you feel fit the concept the best? The entry with most likes when the following week’s theme is announced is the winner!

I will be setting the first few themes but I’m open to suggestions of ideas for future themes. I’ll start a separate thread in a day or two asking for ideas so get your thinking caps on!

So, to get you started, our first weekly theme will be Transport.

We all use transport to get around, be it cars, trains, planes, bicycles or even our own two feet. Go ahead and think creatively. Pick any type of transport you fancy and see what you can do with it.

You could, for instance, pick an unusual angle to shoot from as Yoel Gonzalez did here.

Alternatively, you could play with shutter speed. In this image I picked a slowish shutter speed and panned with a cyclist to create a sense of speed.

Of course, you could also go in for the close up approach on your favourite mode of transport, like Matthew Henry:

Feel free to share some information about where you shot your themed photo and, while you’re at it, why not tell us how you created it? The whole point of the weekly theme is to get everyone out there shooting and expanding our photographic horizons. If you can tell us about your process it may inspire others to go out and experiment too.

Now go out and shoot - I can’t wait to see what you all pick to photograph!

How to participate:

Please submit your photo by midnight GMT on Sunday 23rd July.
To submit a photo, hit the “Reply” button below and upload your image(s)
To vote, click the :heart: heart icon


(Derek Smith) #2

This was from the 1940’s Festival weekend in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, nice to see that a sense of humour still prevails.


(Helen Hooker) #3

What a great car! I love old vehicles like this - so much more characterful than modern ones.


(Ram Ya) #4

Thanks, @girafferacing.

I took these while touring Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan. The market is super busy during the 4:30 AM tuna auction (largest in the world). We went there around 2 PM when everything was slowing down but there was no end to speeding trolleys and bikes.


(Stephanie Hyde) #5


(Camellia) #6

Helen, is there a file size limitation? I am getting this message when trying to upload
“Sorry, that file is too big (maximum size is 3072kb). Why not upload your large file to a cloud sharing service, then share the link?”


(Helen Hooker) #7

@camellia I ran into that problem with the example images for this post so it looks like the limit is 3MB.

If your chosen image is already on one of your blog posts I would have thought you should be able to share it from there but I haven’t quite figured out how to yet! Usually right clicking a picture will show you the URL of that photo but it doesn’t seem to work here. @canon6d - can you help with this one?

Failing that, if you can save the picture as less than 3MB in Photoshop or Lightroom (or whatever photo editing programme you use) that should then upload fine. Certainly in Lightroom there’s an option to export photos smaller than a chosen resolution - this is the section of the export options you need:

I hope that helps. Hopefully Ram will be able to clarify whether we can share photos straight from our own blogs to the forum.


(Camellia) #8

Thank you Helen, I will take the steps you suggested :slight_smile:


(Camellia) #9

Found this car, abandoned, or at least it seemed abandoned to me on one of my excursions around town.

But for fun I also wanted to share this “little big” guy who is a means of transportation in some countries but here he is used to give rides to small kids.


(Richard Livings) #10

Lucky for me, my 365 photo for today has a transport theme.


(Ram Ya) #11

Beautiful photos. @eshyde @camellia @livings

@girafferacing @camellia yes the forum has an image size limit of 3MB. Let me see how I can increase this. As per right clicking and grabbing the URL from your own blog, this is possible. However, we are yet to release the fix to allow owners to right click their images. Hoping to release that fix in the next 2-3 weeks.


(Helen Hooker) #12

Thanks for the clarification @admin - looking forward to the next updates.


(Becky Brannon) #13

I love traveling on European trains and the view of cities, towns and countryside. I hardly want to leave my seat afraid I will miss a site. I hope the day will come that America has a better train system

This is a view from the train leaving Oslo, Norway heading toward the fjords.


(Camellia) #14

Thanks Ram for clarifying :slight_smile:


(Camellia) #15

I am so with you Becky,there is absolutely no comparison between the European trains and ours.


(Johanna Rosbäck) #16


(Kenny H) #17







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(Mary Ann Dacayo) #18

(Place: Hong Kong) A cruise ship that can bring you to explore the world, experience luxury and meet different nationalities.


(Richard Livings) #19

My photo of the day again happens to feature transport.


(Andi Saw) #20

https://www.photoblog.com/andisaw/2017/07/19/and-i-saw-people-taking-the-liberty/