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Riding High, Shooting Low

By Coast
A self portrait I undertook for the black and white group weekly challenge. The subject was low viewpoint.

I took this using an intervalometer to release the shutter with the camera mounted on a tripod pointing up from midway and forward of the front wheel. The bike was mounted on a turbo trainer and I was actually pedalling!

Converted to mono in CS5 after adding a different sky on a layer mask as the sky on Sunday when this was taken was flat and light grey.

Selective sharpening on the eyes.

Any C&C welcome.

Tags: Cycling Mono Portrait Self portrait Black and white Cycle

Voters: franken, Philip_H, georgiepoolie and 30 more

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martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2014 10:54PM
Well thought out and an image that really stands out in the gallery Smile

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
12 Mar 2014 11:06PM
Like it !! Paul, your favourite sport !!
13 Mar 2014 6:45AM
I really like this. The wide angle & low Power along with mono rendering work really well together.

13 Mar 2014 7:11AM
Pretty impressive.....
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
13 Mar 2014 7:12AM
Best selfie I've ever seen, Paul!

Excellent result.

Coast Plus
9 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 7:13AM
Many thanks all for your comments. Always a bit daunting doing a self portrait and I'm glad it's been well received.
13 Mar 2014 7:16AM
Really cool shot , maybe a bit more care could have been taken in blending in the sky around the shoulders but minor flaw , nice pic,
IshanPathak Plus
3 202 12 India
13 Mar 2014 7:47AM
Self Potrait? omg...

No words.. Sorry Paul but really no words..:O
Coast Plus
9 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 8:17AM
Lol @Ishan. I hope it wasn't too distressing 😃
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
13 Mar 2014 6:41PM
Suffering for your art Paul, good view point and expression.
Regards Richard
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3809 Canada
18 Mar 2014 12:30AM
Very strong image.

mwoods Plus
13 21 United Kingdom
21 May 2014 11:59PM
A corker!!

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