cold ride

This came together nicely. I was walking along the Ottawa river around 8 in the morning when it began snowing. I noticed bikers along the path, so I paused at an interesting location and clicked a few passing by. This particular one was my favorite.

  • paulcampbellphotography PRO 9y

    This picture stands out much more than the defenders. There's a story in it, although the composition isn't great neither is the defenders. oneof100bw#1
  • Modest Janicki (Modest and Jill) 9y

    Wow. This is an excellent shot. The composition is expertly done, the bw is fantastic, and the rider looks like his riding on Mars. Really well done. Instant fave.
  • Michael D 9y

    A very dramatic silhouette, captured at precisely the right moment. Wonderful image!

  • Tariel Bokuchava 9y

    That is a nice shot, i prefer it to the defender's one. i like the silhouette, i like the bag behind him. Don't know why, but it makes me think that he's a postman :)

    but let me raise just a few suggestions before i put my positive vote :)
    in my humble opinion this image would become better and more dynamic if you would crop out at least half of the ground at the bottom and flip this image so that biker goes right. the longer frame and biker going right will make a feeling of speed.

  • afotographie PRO 9y

    While I'm a fan of organic, textures shots like the defender's, I really like the moment you've captured here. Catching the biker between the two buildings was a nice touch and creates more interest. I also think that the image would be stronger if you cropped out some of the ground (since it is darker, my eye goes there first) to bring more attention to the biker.

  • Joel Bedford PRO 9y

    Thanks for the comments! I will take some of your suggestions and do a cropped version. I love getting suggestions and critiques...It helps me to improve.
  • Sergio Lubezky 9y

    I love the image you are challenging... I gave it a vote to gain acceptance in the pool, and so this is a difficult challenge for me. I love the abstract and ad the same tiume detailed mix in the defender, but I prefer the compositon and technical skills in your image.

    So, Welcome to the HC group! Your image has my vote!

  • Gianluca 9y

    This photo has been accepted in the pool of
    Highly Competitive-Flickrs 100 Best B/W .
    This status can be contested!

  • Gianluca 9y

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  • Gianluca 9y

    This photo was in the pool of
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    We look forward to the next submission!
  • nikia 8y

    Riding the skyline.
  • leschick 8y

    very interesting portfolio you have, will be back to browse
    when i have more time.
    i like this one a lot
  • Barbara Fischer 8y

    great capture, you caught the rider just at the right moment!
  • Petteri Löppönen PRO 8y

    It is really nice shot and composition. I like it when it is little bit a downhill :)
  • Emily 8y

  • Ira Stamatopoulou 8y

    excellent shot!!!
  • Dion PRO 7y

    Magnifique !!!
  • Barbara 7y

    where hi going?
  • Boris Novák 7y

    very artistic beautiful portfolio
    (referring to all photos)
  • camilo 7y

    wonderful jalex
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Taken on April 5, 2006
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