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By bliba  
Like every day I ride my bike to work.
on the way there i cycle almost only uphill .... for the 12 km (7,6 miles) I need about 25 min (home i need about 40 min BlushBlushBlush) ........I listen to music, enjoy the fresh morning air and get lively.
Like every day I meet this woman, who walks her dog - one year out - never a greeting, never a word !
Since a short time we greet each other - maybe it is because of the current strange situation - despite social distancing we somehow got closer WinkWinkWink


PS.I took the photo with my mobile phone from my bike - a grab shot - and I heard this song Below Zero from the new and wonderful Isobel Campbell record

Tags: Morning Photo journalism Backlight Morning light People and portraits

Voters: AlfieK, taggart, pdunstan_Greymoon and 59 more

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 May 2020 8:30PM
WOW! A fabulous phone capture--

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 8:45PM
Excellent street image, great atmosphere captured Ollie...
Isabel GrinGrin
Alfie_P Plus
13 770 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 9:09PM
I love this Ollie and the fact that you now both say hello when you meet, something that has also happened where I live and I'm sure in many other countries around the world, long may it continue.
27 May 2020 9:36PM
Excellent street image Oliver, the only good thing to come out of this pandemic is, that has brought communities together much more.SmileSmile
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 9:44PM
Wonderful, Oliver!
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 9:46PM
Wonderful atmosphere!
So many people whom we do not know now greet us us on our daily walks; they have become friends without names. he names are not important; it, is the greeting that matters, the fleeting smile, the nodded acknowledgement, the expression of common humanity. In its strange way the world is getting better.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2288 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 9:49PM
Our life is made up of individual moments, all in their way are meaningful.
Something I have noticed is that people do stop and talk now. Even motorists wave. Well some of them do.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 9:52PM
Brilliant mono work Oliver. Wish I had an award left.
27 May 2020 10:22PM
Beautiful mood and very well presented.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
27 May 2020 11:09PM
A wonderful early morning capture. And with a phone, on a bike yet.
27 May 2020 11:26PM
Lovely shot and back story Ollie.... glad to hear you made a new acquaintance....the silver lining does show through in times like these
cheers walt
mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
27 May 2020 11:37PM
We noticed in the present circumstances, that there is so few people going about, when you meet anybody you always get a greeting. All in it together? Good mobile image with mist giving it an air of mystery.
dimalexa 3 5 Greece
28 May 2020 12:19AM
Excellent photo, with great atmosphere, Oliver!
28 May 2020 12:59AM
Atmospheric, a great image, which goes to show that it is the photographer that matters, not an expensive camera.
28 May 2020 3:53AM
Ollie, sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you. An issue for me too, on my bike, where I spend a lot of time, somethings commuting to,my studio, other times on my fast bike, my Titznium recumbent.

And, I have found that these days, people often are very open and friendly.

pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
28 May 2020 5:07AM
superb atmosphere !
28 May 2020 6:09AM
Ideal processing for the image, Oliver.

saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
28 May 2020 7:48AM
A mysterious figure caught forever in a brief moment in equally mysterious surroundings, the atmosphere created by the early time of day with the sun low in the sky.
28 May 2020 9:07AM
Oh I do like this... such a strong mood.
28 May 2020 10:01AM
beautiful mood
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
28 May 2020 11:12AM
Excellent SmileSmile

clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
28 May 2020 11:39AM
A lot of mystery in this shot, Very well captured with your mobile...
28 May 2020 12:28PM
Great atmospheric image - lovely that you finally got speaking to one another
Minty805 Plus
4 37 7 United Kingdom
28 May 2020 1:02PM
Proof, if it were needed, of the famous Ansel Adams saying: "it's not the camera, but the 12 inches behind it" that makes the shot. This is very strong photography, Ollie, and the fact it was taken with a phone just emphasises that the most expensive kit in the world is no good without the vision to go with it. I love the misty, ethereal feel; the subtle toning and how the roofline points to the person. Instant award.
Every picture tells a story.

Fantastic image love the atmospherics of the image Iím glad you speak .

Great capture Oliver well done.
29 May 2020 8:17AM
Great light and shadows!

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
29 May 2020 11:53AM
Excellent 'grab' shot, Ollie, and especially from your phone! Better than juggling a DSLR whilst riding your bike... 😁
Trev 😀
31 May 2020 1:07PM
Great image.

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