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MOUNTAIN BIKERS

By Imagephotographics
Morning everyone !

Many thanks for your comments & clicks on yesterdays SKER CATTLE, very much appreciated !

Here's an image taken on Monday afternoon when it actually stopped raining for a few hours, we went for a run, ended up on some mountain roads in the middle of nowhere, can't tell you where it was and probably would never find the spot again. But there were some great views up there, and whilst we were having a look around, these two chaps appeared up the hill, they looked worn out !

Decided this image suited mono - hope you like it !

BEST LARGE IF YOU HAVE TIME !

Chris


Tags: Summer Wales Transport Countryside Black and white Mountain bikers Landscape and travel

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Comments


lianna 11 13 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:13AM
i really like this... fantastic in BW x x
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
25 Aug 2010 7:23AM
excellent...like the cameo role of the sheep! Smile
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:35AM
Very beautiful image and well taken.
Johanna
W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:42AM
Nice one Chris ~ Very 3D
Rick
Cor 12 Belgium
25 Aug 2010 7:52AM
SUPERB at large >10/10
cor
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:04AM
Morning Chris, they do look somewhat worn out, great shot, superb composition and I love the B&W conversion.

Hugh
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:12AM
mono really does work with this wonderful image
Love those sheep as well
imagio 15 12 1 England
25 Aug 2010 8:16AM
Reminds me of a 40s image Chris, excellent..

Bernie
25 Aug 2010 8:17AM
Love this image Chis, almost 3D, I've just been to Glyncorrwg, mountain bike centre, was this anywhere near?
fine image,
Adrian
25 Aug 2010 8:21AM

Quote:Love this image Chis, almost 3D, I've just been to Glyncorrwg, mountain bike centre, was this anywhere near?
fine image,
Adrian



Glyncorrwg is just up the road from us Adrian, no it was'nt there, it was on a road we took near Pontardulais and ended up on the Gower - did'nt know it existed.

Chris
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
25 Aug 2010 8:28AM
A fab candid Chris and as someone mentions got a real feel of 3d (depth) to this...excellent.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:33AM
Watch out for sheep hazards! Terrific fun.
Moira
Ray42 13 3 England
25 Aug 2010 8:37AM
An excellent comp/shot - I really like this and works very well in Mono
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
25 Aug 2010 8:41AM
Excellent shot Chris, works so well in mono and brill dof..
Very good.....Ricky.
nigele1 17 1
25 Aug 2010 8:42AM
Beautifully caught, black and white is the perfect medium for this shot.

Nigel
Rob66 12 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:47AM
Great shot - looks good in black and white - like the background.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 584 England
25 Aug 2010 9:02AM
Love this.Excellent POV with a good choice of dof.Mono really suits this.
Perhaps just a touch of haloing around one of the biker's arm/shoulder,but stil...one for my shortlist.
25 Aug 2010 9:09AM
Mono is great because of the perfect light here, stunning capture! i see now you prefere movement shots, action is beautiful!
many thanks for your help and your kindly comment,
Gabriel
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 9:15AM
Great sense of wet and weather super in B & W

Susan
Sezz 16 619 15 England
25 Aug 2010 9:22AM
Excellent candid, like your view-point Chris - works a treat!

Sarah *
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 9:35AM
another fabulous image and like what youve done to it.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
25 Aug 2010 9:46AM
You are right mono is working really well here. - gary
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 9:54AM
superb mono conversion chris
regards
Yung
hasslebladuk 12 1 6 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:01AM
Great shot excellent in black and white well done
mike
25 Aug 2010 10:34AM
Morning Cris, I think this is a great capture, love the black and white , hope they still have enough energy for a pint and grub, regards gray.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
25 Aug 2010 10:49AM
Crisp and sharp as ever. Neil and family.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:58AM
Great shot Chris, and like how you have captured them nearing the sheep...did they stop?
Wonderful as you say in the mono
Lillian
TonyWatson 11 1 England
25 Aug 2010 11:09AM
Excellent work Chris ~ The mono really works well
Doc
Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 11:25AM
Thought they were herding the sheep until I've read your narritive - well spotted and have the agree with the b/w conversion very well suited - Ina
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
25 Aug 2010 11:29AM
Works really well as a mono. Have to tell them, looks as though they won't be going anywhere fast fairly soon with those sheep on the road!

Ann
25 Aug 2010 11:40AM
Absolutely Love this Chris,a superb image mate that works perfectly in mono and a spot on use of DOF
25 Aug 2010 12:06PM
Absolutely Love this Chris,a superb image mate that works perfectly in mono and a spot on use of DOF
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 12:39PM
A SUPERB CAPTURE, Brilliantly processed....Jack
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
25 Aug 2010 12:48PM
Has a great rural feel
Richsr 14 91 223 England
25 Aug 2010 12:49PM
Excellent mono image, good tones and details too.
Regards Richard
Porthos 11 80 1 Northern Ireland
25 Aug 2010 1:22PM
Fantastic image.....Derek
acousticmist 11 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 1:25PM
Beautifully captured, great scene and looks good in mono......Martin
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
25 Aug 2010 1:53PM
Looks like they are travelling at a leisurely pace

Peter
25 Aug 2010 1:54PM
Stunning image!
horley 14 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 3:16PM
you have a real winner with all the elements coming together.terry
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
25 Aug 2010 3:16PM
My admiration knows no bounds for your photography, great shot and p/p and your fitness levels carrying all that tack on your back, wow!
Mal
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
25 Aug 2010 3:52PM
Like the processing here Chris.Super tones.
No John Wayne here,but perhaps Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid ?
Mick.
25 Aug 2010 4:07PM

Quote:Like the processing here Chris.Super tones.
No John Wayne here,but perhaps Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid ?
Mick.



No Mike - Maybe Boris & companion on holls ??

Chris
LukeParkinson 11 30 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 4:17PM
Love this one Chris. Very well captured
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
25 Aug 2010 4:21PM
Excellent candid shot Chris.
Ron
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 4:34PM
Nice sharp shot of the bike riders, a lovely mono.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 5:12PM
A well caught moment. I like the related animal and human back views and subtle variations in biker positions. Works well in B & W.

Tel*
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
25 Aug 2010 5:22PM
Mono is good. Hope the sheep kept out of the way.
Joan.
betts 13 1 England
25 Aug 2010 6:48PM
Excellent capture, love it in mono with the sheep in the b.g could be a jigsaw pic,,,
betts
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
25 Aug 2010 6:51PM
Like this a lot, great in mono and superb use of DOF

Malcolm
25 Aug 2010 6:54PM

Quote:Like this a lot, great in mono and superb use of DOF

Malcolm



Thank you very much Malcolm for your Award - most appreciated !

Chris
MandyD 13 16,777.2k 1 England
25 Aug 2010 7:05PM
Wonderful shot, great comp and dof, perfect for mono !
Roly 14 Wales
25 Aug 2010 8:09PM
A fantastic image Chris and mono suits it very well.
Source 11
25 Aug 2010 8:22PM
Fantastic
-source
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:45PM
I like this image a lot well suited to mono unusual for me to say that as I am generally a colour person
wrinkles 12 351 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:14PM
How can you follow this,well done.
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:27PM
This is very good and works very well in mono.
Derek
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
25 Aug 2010 11:56PM
Superb capture, composition, & monochrome B & W rendering, Chris. Well done...Peter
akhtarkhan 19 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 12:32AM
Great exposure to show debth of field out of focus to give the effect of differential focusing.
26 Aug 2010 6:48AM

Quote:This is very good and works very well in mono.
Derek



Thanks a lot Derek for your UA - most appreciated !

Chris
26 Aug 2010 5:48PM
A very nicely worked image Chris, good mono.

John Smile
26 Aug 2010 6:45PM
Thanks Chris,
Adrian
Natzdad 12 29 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 10:31PM
SUPERB MONO.......Mick
27 Aug 2010 2:53AM

Quote:My admiration knows no bounds for your photography, great shot and p/p and your fitness levels carrying all that tack on your back, wow!
Mal



Thanks a lot Mal -
Chris
agingrocker 12 28 1
27 Aug 2010 9:37AM
Superb pov. The mono works very well
Antony
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 11:56AM
This image and your portflio great, no suprise you get so many good comments! Don
tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
29 Aug 2010 7:57PM
Works well in Mono. Fantastic image.
Bruce.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
30 Aug 2010 5:00PM
Superb scene captured and well converted and presented
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
30 Aug 2010 9:39PM
Uh oh, sheep ahead. I agree, mono does suit this image well - a good capture.
Anne
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
2 Sep 2010 1:42AM
Nice one Chris,

Good choice,mono works for me,

Aidan,,
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
7 Sep 2010 3:13AM
Like it very much Chris, the mono conversion was a great idea!
Rgds., Jim
Glen-W 11 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2010 8:11AM
Stunning shot- almost looks 3D, its of such high quality.

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