Eiffel Tower

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Part of my Bicycles set

  • Hughes Léglise-Bataille 9y

    The edge is actually larger where the biker stands, because the wall underneath is "divided" by square columns. You can see it on this shot (it also gives you a feel of how high it is !).
  • Hughes Léglise-Bataille 9y

    I don't know who you are, but I'm sure the 100+ people who faved that photo appreciate your comment as much as I do. Keep on like that, you'll make a lot of friends here !

    And of course, you're right: the quality IS bad, as it was taken with a point-and-shoot, in low light, with only a few seconds to shoot. The whole point however is how many pictures have you seen of a biker doing such a trick in front of the Eiffel Tower with a 20m drop behind ?
  • H@shim A ™ 9y

    a bit harsh colin - and not at all warranted...

    Hugo*s got not only a valid point but a fantastic shot - you may not think so (which i'm sure he's absolutely fine with), but why the drive-by unsolicited slam?
  • Di Truong 9y

    Congratulations! You have won your NINETH competition
    in the pool of Highly Competitive - Flickr's 100 Best !

    The status of this photo may be contested
  • francesca 9y

    I would like to vote your photo for the competition in the pool of Highly Competitive - Flickr's 100 best....
    I like to see the danger in a picture...and it is!
  • Cultkid 9y

    This is a trial biker (as opposed to a trail biker). Note the low tire pressure, lack of seat, and balance on one wheel.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bike_trials

    Here's another shot of a trial bike. I would challenge this, except the reason this is so popular is no doubt due to the fact that it was taken in front of the Eiffel Tower! :)

    trial biking
  • Hughes Léglise-Bataille 9y

    Yeah, I know it's a trial biker, there's even a "trial" tag ;-) Of course, the fact that there's the Eiffel Tower behind makes a whole difference, but also (for those who know the place), the fact that there's such a big drop behind, so there's no room for mistake or you're basically dead (15-20m fall on a marble floor, I don't even want to think about it...). Cheers !
  • marks_aaron 9y

    Cycling and Paris in the same picture! I love it!!
  • Gianluca 9y

    Your photo in the pool of
    Highly Competitive-Flickrs 100 Best
    is currently being challenged by
    Skate
  • Gianluca 9y

    This photo was in the pool of Highly Competitive-Flickrs 100 Best but has been successfully challenged
    Please help us keep the tags in order and remove the "accepted@1of100" tag, thanks!
    We look forward to the next submission!
  • No Veo Nada 9y

    You are invited to share this fantastic pic with us at THE PI GROUP
  • Cultkid 9y

    Trial bikers eat 20m drops for breakfast... check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a06FryAq1qY&feature=Views&amp...
  • Hughes Léglise-Bataille 9y

    Nice vid, but I haven't seen anything near a 20m gap (or even half of that) !
  • Dace 8y

    great shot! and composition!
  • Corrado Giulietti 8y

    Absolutely Stunning, i am very proud to have received a critique on one of my photo from your side.
    Thanks again!

    K
  • Monia Sbreni 7y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato WC- Without Colours. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • Diletta Morinello 7y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Great Capture(invite photo only). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • wheely jojo 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Europe B&W, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Guido Steenkamp 7y

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe SECONDS2REAL street photography, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.
  • George Xainos 6y

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Taken on November 17, 2005
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