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Rush-Hour Cyclist

By ade_mcfade      
Become somewhat of a Lensbaby evangelist of late, just been taken in by the different world it opens up to your camera and photography.

Rather than driving 2 hours to a landscape that may look rubbish cause of the weather, you can go just about anywhere and do somehting a little different to the norm.

Also, if you have got to the stage where you're revisiting the same places for about the 5th time and loosing your mojo, as I was and many others from what I've read on the site, this cheap little tool can inject a bit of fun into tired old subjects

It's well worth having in your bag alongside your normal kit.

End of sermon

Anyway - this is next to the Civic Hall in Leeds, I was walking from the car, just watched an ambulance fly past and all the cars get a bit muddled up, then this cyclist came zooming down between everyone - turned and quickly shot of a couple of frames with the bendy V2 before he was out of sight and gone.

There is no sharp point in this photo, just say that I know that so save someone saying it Wink

He had a yellow jacket on so thought I'd see what the scene would look like with all colour but yellow removed.

Tags: Photo journalism Creative Unusual Candid Yellow Specialist and abstract Lensbaby Landscape and travel Commuters Star aperture

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pmorgan 11 217 13 England
19 Jan 2009 7:43PM
Grabs the attention with loads going on yet not looking too cluttered - love it!


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Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
19 Jan 2009 7:56PM
Brilliant. Really interesting shot!!

SRC15 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 7:57PM
Great shot, like all the movement

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Jan 2009 8:56PM
Has energy, Adrian. Ron.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
19 Jan 2009 10:24PM
I like the star aperture!

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
19 Jan 2009 11:01PM
cheers folks - almost 1/3 people like it, it's a new record for my lensbaby stuff!

The great thing about it paul is that all the clutter gets blurred or made into stars if you bend the lens and focus on something to the side

I'd love to see one of your sea-scapes done with one, a whole new look to play with and technique to experiment with
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
20 Jan 2009 8:29AM
I'll give it a go! Somebody must have one that I can borrow down here - I'll keep you posted!

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
20 Jan 2009 9:17AM
Its a great picture, its full of life yet riding a bike there must bring you very close to death.

It must be like riding between two giant chainsaws. Smile

You are so very right. There are pictures everywhere if you take the time to look.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
20 Jan 2009 9:35AM
You'd need the Composer the lockable Control Freak or V3 to get a longish shutter speed.

you could do shotswith the sweet spot on the clouds and get blurry water, then get sharp rocks and a blurry sky.

could be interesting Wink
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Jan 2009 1:04PM
Like the tones and effects in this Ade - have to give it a try next time we are out.
Regards Richard.
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
24 Jan 2009 11:10PM
This is so different to anything ive seen, its fabulous.
knackeredoldman 9 120 7 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 3:01PM
Cool shot, I love the yellow pin holes in the guys eyes and the energy and movement captured.

I wouldn't give up the landscapes just yet though. I think this is great because it's unusual. If all your shots looked this do you think you'd like it as much?



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