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Night Cyclist

Posted by
ed (Montreal, Canada) on 17 September 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Débarcadère, Terminus Longueuil.

Panasonic DMC-LX3 1/20 second F/2.0 ISO 1600 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

E from Alambalaska, United States

If only it were sharper! I love the idea of this image,t he movement of light and bike. :) maybe try taking the pic in daylight and then process it so it's not so grainy.

21 Sep 2009 11:29pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Excellent night street shot. Composition and movement make this a great image.

23 Sep 2009 9:27pm

ed from Montreal, Canada

E, I take the shots when they occur, I don't set them up in advance.

Thanks Andrew!

29 Sep 2009 11:53pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

Superbe mouvement ! Tes street shots me plaisent beaucoup ~ 

16 Oct 2009 10:34am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Followed you here from The Online Photographer today. This is indeed a fine shot - I particularly enjoy the sense that the cyclist is at the top of an arc.

Very nice portfolio as well. I'll be exploring.

29 Nov 2009 5:04pm

ed from Montreal, Canada

Thanks Damon! :-)

29 Nov 2009 8:23pm

Stu from Stuart, Fl, United States

I think little of internet critique or critique in general. Here's an example of limited thinking . . . a tripod in the surf while being shot at. I hope the gentleman was kidding. Do your best, study the masters and maybe, maybe you'll improve.

I do like the the boy on a bike. Wonderful feeling of movement joined by light and dark shadows. A winner.

BxW is much more emotional than color. I showed my students two photos of overflowing garbage cans on a poorly lit street. One in color, the other in bxw. I asked which was more dramatic, more telling of the streets history. All agreed the bxw was more dramatic. Color certainly has it's place as does bxw. Each has something to offer. It's up to you to discover the proper medium for a particular photo.

30 Nov 2009 8:52pm

Jim Armstrong from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Did you get the cyclist's number? Maybe you could set up some proper lighting next time and ask him to ride past again to satisfy the 'grainy' comment...sigh!

Nice panning!


16 Aug 2012 9:00pm

Panasonic DMC-LX3
1/20 second
ISO 1600
24 mm (35mm equiv.)