Speeding by

by Helen Hooker April. 22, 2013 6851 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 6 years, 7 months ago

This is supercool :) Great shot!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christine Pe Manuel 6 years, 7 months ago

now this is cool :3

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Kathy Z. 6 years, 7 months ago

this is a wonderful shot!

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Pandka 6 years, 7 months ago

Great shot!

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Zaranglo 6 years, 7 months ago

It´s all been said, a superb image!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sã©Rgio 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pete 6 years, 7 months ago

excellent almost classic in style

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lukesmom 6 years, 7 months ago

LOVE this! To my faves!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 7 months ago

Awesome and interesting composition!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paul 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 7 months ago

Into my favs. Excellent work, Helen!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 7 months 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!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 6 years, 7 months ago

The shadow really m,akes this shot, Helen.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kenny H 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 years, 7 months ago

Love the composition.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 7 months 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!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 7 months ago

I like this very much!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 7 months ago

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

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Jacki 6 years, 7 months 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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 7 months ago

It's a great picture, Helen !

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 7 months ago

fabulous deserves a FP.

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