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Cycle away

By Sambu  
A moody shot of a cycler cycling his way into the mist.

Tags: Blue White Black Transport Fog England Bw Mist Moody Cycle

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pablophotographer 6 817 308
18 Jan 2013 9:36PM

I like the use of the leading line that takes the eye to the cyclist; I think he/she is a bit too far away from you, probably you weren't ready for his/her passing and until you set the camera he/she was away.
The frame doesn't look a 3:2 to me, is this a cropped image? I'd cropped it from the sides (more on the left and a bit on the right, to keep even the closest to you lightlamp in place) to a square format and have it converted in black and white.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Jan 2013 12:39AM
Terrible beautiful!
Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:00AM
Love it Grin
Sambu 4 Finland
19 Jan 2013 6:57AM
thanks for your pleasant comments!

I do agree with you about cropping the image and if you happened to click the redbubble link for prints you'd notice that I've done exactly that. But when I uploaded this frame it wouldn't accept it here for some reason, so I had to go with the non cropped image.
I'd have to disagree about the BW though.
But thanks for ur critique it's very helpful
Mike43 6 18 21 England
19 Jan 2013 3:15PM
Everything about your photo is wrong (i.e. most of the photo is just mist/fog, not too sharp, composition SO ON: SO ON) but the more I look at it the more I want to look at it. (if that makes sense)
Have tried doing my own Mod but apart from adding a little bit of contrast I can,t better yours.
I agree NO mono.
Great shot.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 8:27PM
There's a distracting white mark on the pavement which has been cloned out in the mod. I cropped the photo just as an alternative to the landscape format. I feel there is a lot of space on the left side and this could be used by putting some text there, perhaps a poem or some gritty quotation.

I like the soft tones and the colouration of this photo. Not all photos have to be high contrast, smack you in the face types and this has a quiet, thoughtful quality to it.

paulbroad 10 123 1198 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 9:33PM
I like this quite a lot. Very original and an excellent composition. Is the colour natural, or is this a duotone? I can understand either. Misty cyan or mono with a cyan caste. Either way it works.

Sambu 4 Finland
24 Jan 2013 2:43PM
Thanks a lot for the kind comments! I'm not sure what duotone is, but I have done some 'colour tuning' in Photoshop. And I definately agree with the crop, it should be a square.

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