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2 Aug 2008 11:55PM
What a wonderful abstract? Am really impressed with the composition, exposure - and your "eye" for seeing this in the first place!

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proz 12 205 United States
3 Aug 2008 12:18AM
super graphic appeal
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 9:03AM
very arty advertising shot. Look forward to more

di
3 Aug 2008 10:54AM
great shot Gary. colours and comp are spot on. as said, feels very commercial. congrats on that EC Smile

you got a phonecall coming up next week... better be ready to be woken up early lol
Geraint 10 715 34 Wales
3 Aug 2008 11:01AM
Superb. Looks especially impressive when viewed large. Congratulations on the EC.
Geraint
LisaRose 9 172 4 United States
3 Aug 2008 6:18PM
Congrats on the EC, well deserved, love this.

Lisa
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
3 Aug 2008 7:55PM
this is great
NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
3 Aug 2008 8:13PM
Excellent image.
Natalie
janehewitt 13 215 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 10:11PM
Excellent, graphic shot! Jane
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Aug 2008 9:38AM
First class - and worthy of the PoTW award. Congratulations.
4 Aug 2008 11:24AM
Congrats..thats nice idea
bacchus180 12 141
4 Aug 2008 11:50AM
Thank you for all the comments.. for both images, amazing response,

I go away for ages, come back and post 2 images and "wow" what a reception, I'm now thinking I need to go away again... how can I better that?.. lol.

Thank you all again
4 Aug 2008 12:52PM
Congrats Gary. Enjoy that free print Smile
whipspeed 12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 5:04PM
Now that is superb, makes a great advertising shot.
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
4 Aug 2008 7:28PM
I agree with all the comments and I do think it's a wonderful shot but should this not be in portrait format? Maybe it's me but this image portrays how light the bike is and the fact it's had to be roped down to stop it blowing away (assuming that is the front fork). Be interested in your opinion on this.
As said, a well deserved award and a top notch shot.
Paul
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 8:07PM
Clean photography, this and worthy of an EC and POTW.
Well done.
Paul..
bacchus180 12 141
4 Aug 2008 8:22PM
Paul.. thanks for your comments..

this was shot as for an editorial and was the leading image, over a double page spread. DPS. so the crop was dictated by the format. I went in close to capture the detail and maintain impact, rather than opening up and having two much space. The page break coming in between the rim and the spokes, The text was overlaid between the ropes. the article did have the three bikes which were tested shot in full, combined with a couple of action shots used for the road tests. I'll post one of those after writing this.

I understand what you mean and your grasp of the concept.. but sometimes we are constrained by formats and the purpose for which we shoot.. thanks again for your comments..
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
4 Aug 2008 8:54PM
They say you learn something every day. Now I know what DPS means Smile
Thanks for taking the time to clarify and once again congrats on the award.
Paul
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
6 Aug 2008 11:47AM
Congratuations! Great work!

Matthew
HowardA 9 231
11 Aug 2008 11:12PM
Clean, bold and thoroughly deserving of the awards. Congrats.

Howard
rossi 13 142 11 England
9 Sep 2008 4:40PM
Very graphic, and very worthy of an EC, simply superb.

Ian
Terrym1 7 40 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 11:45PM
WOW how great is this. AWESOME IMAGE 10/10
1 Apr 2009 10:36AM
love everything here!well composed!
micpowell 6 1
9 Oct 2009 10:02PM
Ideal sense of commercial design!

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