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    1. Hughes Léglise-Bataille 96 months ago | reply

      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 !).

    2. Hughes Léglise-Bataille 96 months ago | reply

      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 ?

    3. H@shim A ™ 96 months ago | reply

      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?

    4. DIgital DI 96 months ago | reply

      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

    5. mentafredda 96 months ago | reply

      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!

    6. Cultkid 96 months ago | reply

      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

    7. Hughes Léglise-Bataille 96 months ago | reply

      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 !

    8. marks_aaron 95 months ago | reply

      Cycling and Paris in the same picture! I love it!!

    9. (Rimbaudian) 94 months ago | reply

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

    10. (Rimbaudian) 94 months ago | reply

      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!

    11. No veo nada (Coke) 94 months ago | reply

      You are invited to share this fantastic pic with us at THE PI GROUP

    12. Cultkid 94 months ago | reply

      Trial bikers eat 20m drops for breakfast... check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a06FryAq1qY&feature=Views&...

    13. Hughes Léglise-Bataille 94 months ago | reply

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

    14. Dace Calite 89 months ago | reply

      great shot! and composition!

    15. Könrad 83 months ago | reply

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

      K

    16. Monia Sbreni 74 months ago | reply

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

    17. fly, flew, flown 74 months ago | reply

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

    18. wheely jojo 69 months ago | reply

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

    19. Guido Steenkamp 69 months ago | reply

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

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