Speeding by

by Helen Hooker April. 22, 2013 6891 views

Today was supposed to be my first day back at work after a whole week off. However, I decided to make my holiday last just a little bit longer with a short stroll along the promenade at Felpham before I set about all my admin jobs. By the time I got there the sun was pretty strong (not that I'm complaining - it's wonderful to see the sun at all!) so there was no chance of an atmospheric photograph on the beach. However, the sun had brought lots of other folk out too so I sat at the side of the promenade and did a little people watching. As I sat there I spotted this cyclist coming towards me and I thought it might be fun to try and catch him on camera as he zoomed past. I had just one chance to catch him and as soon as I'd caught this frame I thought there might be some scope for a gritty black and white conversion to make the most of the cyclist's silhouette and the patterns in the sky.

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Ewa 8 years ago

This is supercool :) Great shot!

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Christine Pe Manuel 8 years ago

now this is cool :3

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Kathy Z. 8 years ago

this is a wonderful shot!

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Pandka 8 years ago

Great shot!

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Zaranglo 8 years ago

It´s all been said, a superb image!

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Mark 8 years ago

Great look you got in this shot! Way to go!

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Sã©Rgio 8 years ago

The sea is always a good place to take a stroll.

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Josy 8 years ago

Perfect image! It is for me a beautiful representation of the idea to take time :)

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Pete 8 years ago

excellent almost classic in style

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Lukesmom 8 years ago

LOVE this! To my faves!

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Larry Nelson 8 years ago

BW is perfect for this shot, Helen! Love the "reflection" of the biker in the shadow.

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Jarvo J 8 years ago

Wonderful image - you've certainly captured that sense of speed.

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David Cardona 8 years ago

Awesome and interesting composition!

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Paul 8 years ago

Great capture....one shot is all you need!!!

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Eiram Marie 8 years ago

Into my favs. Excellent work, Helen!

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Marsha 8 years ago

WOW! Beautifully dramatic shot, Helen....and PERFECT in B/W! From the biker's shadow to the amazing sky...it's all there....faved!

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Dan Ravasio 8 years ago

The shadow really m,akes this shot, Helen.

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Kenny H 8 years ago

great timing, and the black and white was a good choice.

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Antonio Gil 8 years ago

Love the composition.

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years ago

Great photoshoot!
Funnily enough I bought a bicycle pump for my bike this aftenoon ... I'll not be going much faster than this monsieur!

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Gonia 8 years ago

I like this very much!

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Sara G 8 years ago

Wonderful shot and choice..you are a great artist!

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Brenda Nelson 8 years ago

LOVE this shot, Helen! My favorite thing is his complete capture of his shadow on the pavement!

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Jacki 8 years ago

Nice... AND you caught all of his shadow! I like the way the two sets of posts in the water frame him on either side.

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Paolo Martini 8 years ago

It's a great picture, Helen !

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Moira 8 years ago

fabulous deserves a FP.

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