Speed Merchant

By woolybill1
Boy on a bike, Wylam riverside, January 1st. A grab shot with the Lensbaby. Really wacky treatment, I know, but since it's my birthday today* I'm deliberately being self-indulgent Wink

N.B.: It's only the colour that has been enhanced . . .

*Thanks to epz for the extra week of e2 membership!

Tags: Photo journalism Action People Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Lensbaby

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Jan 2013 8:59AM
Happy birthday to you, Bill! A great artistic treatment for yourself. Wonderful colours! I love it!
A Turkish photographer created such photographs for a period of time. He was a grand guy in many respects, here are the links, in case you may have an interest:
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sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 9:00AM
Happy Birthday Bill
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Jan 2013 9:53AM
Well done on reaching such a revered age!!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin

Like how the people in the bg have turned their heads Grin
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
14 Jan 2013 9:56AM
Happy Birthday Lad !

T'old Rock.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
14 Jan 2013 10:25AM
Happy Birthday
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 11:06AM
Happy Birthday Bill. Highly impressive work.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
14 Jan 2013 11:45AM
Very effective with the motion blur Bill.

Best Matt
14 Jan 2013 12:00PM
I've taken quite a few like this Bill, but sadly not by intention. We'll indulge your day as it's not so many who attain great age and still have the joy and exuberance to try new things and excite the less imaginative amongst us.


PS a very Happy Birthday Bill and let's hope for many more of them.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jan 2013 12:48PM
I do like these kind of strange images Bill. And a very Happy Birthday to you!.......Sandy
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 12:49PM
Good action shot.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 12:51PM
Happy Birthday Bill hope you have a great day with lots of surprises.WinkWinkWinkSmileWinkWinkWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Jan 2013 1:10PM
Very impressionistic! If this were hung in a gallery it would be worth thousands...Wink
I didn't know it was your birthday today, Bill, so Many Happy Returns, and hope you have a good 'un! Grin
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Jan 2013 1:26PM
Happy Birthday, Bill. You won't need the LB to create this effect after a bottle or two! TongueGrinGrin

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Jan 2013 2:49PM
Excellent sense of speed, great colours, and happy birthday!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Jan 2013 2:56PM
Happy 39th Bill Smile

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 5:30PM
Happy birthday Bill (which you share with Rock). I hope you've had a good day. Wacky treatment indeed - go for it! Smile
14 Jan 2013 5:50PM
A good sense of speed and some great colour here Bill. An interesting image indeed.

John Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 5:54PM
Whoah!!!! Wonderful
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!! ........... sung with gustoWink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:20PM
Happy Birthday Bill, and if you want to reach your next one please try to avoid tear arsing kids on bikes...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
14 Jan 2013 8:22PM
Until now I'd assumed the terms lens baby and grab shot were mutually exclusive. Obviously not. Great motion blur amid an impression of stability. Love the colours.
All the best
15 Jan 2013 2:43AM
Not just year older, but year better, Bill!SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue Is that your life in the fast lane??TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Mamma Mia!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jan 2013 9:54AM
Now that's an excellent grab, Bill, which captures the essence of the moment perfectly!

frz67 8 10 32 Italy
15 Jan 2013 6:50PM
fantastic sense of movement

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 7:06PM
Belated birthday greetings Bill, I hope you had an enjoyable day

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