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Challenge: Pathways (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica M Monochrom
Lens: Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M Aspherical Lens
Date: Aug 7, 2016
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2016

This was a challenge that I thought about for a little bit before putting any energy into shooting or trying to find a place to shoot.

Lots of hiking trail choices in Colorado, but I didn't have the time to go that route. So on Sunday afternoon, I finally decided to just go for a short drive and ended up parking in a small parking area where hikers and bikers park near North Table Mesa in Golden. I left the camera bag behind and took only my M Monochrome and my widest Leica lens and started walking down a path I had not walked before. Saw nothing really interesting for the first few hundred feet, and then I walked across a short bridge and saw something I had no idea was there. A BMX bike area. The City of Golden built it a year or two ago. Pretty small track, but big enough to get up some speed for some jumps. I'm not a BMX rider, but I was lucky enough to have just one biker there taking some jumps so I asked if he minded if I take a couple pics of him, he said no problem. So this is one of two pics that were almost identical. I just pre-focused the lens where I knew he would be at some point in the jump and when he reached that point, I released the shutter. Works perfectly.

Place: 4 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.3019
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2143
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 509
Views during voting: 93
Votes: 53
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/16/2016 11:09:16 AM
Excellent shot, Dennis. Great tones. The terrain brought back memories of the area. I spent three semesters at CSM before deciding rocks just weren't for me.
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08/15/2016 01:26:11 PM
Congrats on the HM, Dennis.
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08/15/2016 09:02:47 AM
Congrats Dennis!
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08/15/2016 09:02:07 AM
Congratulations on the HM, Dennis. Great action & texture of the dirt road.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2016 08:49:00 PM
Great tones, point of view and action. 7
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08/11/2016 04:07:35 PM
very good
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