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Off Road, In River Biking
Off Road, In River Biking
jonfrommk


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Ouse Valley Park, Bucks
Date: Apr 8, 2007
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 1/320
Shutter: 0.003
Galleries: Water, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2007

I took this on Easter Sunday. I was out with my daughter and my neice and as we were all on our bikes and we were going past a rive I asked them whether they fancied helping me with this weeks challenge...They did! The other reflection is of my neice's dad who was acting as the push starter and the possible emergency services. Let me tell you that river was cold, but the girls were absolute stars

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.9769
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 5.6613
Avg (non-participants): 6.1039
Views since voting: 1404
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 216
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/07/2007 11:42:34 AM
Great impressionistic shot!
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04/18/2007 06:56:19 PM
hi jon .... thank you so much for writing and telling me how you got this shot ... its an absolutely fantastic photograph and well worth the discomfort .. ie standing in freezing water ..... congratulations on a great score as well .......
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04/18/2007 05:33:00 PM
This was one of my favorites! I love the delicate impressionist effect and the pastel colors.
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04/18/2007 04:46:40 AM
Hi Jon - welcome to the world of DPC-unfriendly! I quite liked this one in the challenge - nice different take on the subject matter and well presented. Those who liked it REALLY liked it if you look at the average score of your commenters, and you got a lot of comments during voting, too. Both to me are better indicators that the final score. Though I will say that a 5.97 doesn't suck!
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04/18/2007 03:23:37 AM
Positives:
Very nicely done naturally impressionistic photograph. Unique and very interesting perspective. Great idea. Good technicals.

Technicals:
The composition is well balanced with the inclusion of the tall greenery in the background. Color, exposure and composition are all good. Reflections make good subjects for photographic studies.

The Challenge:
There are probably two factors that combined to hold this image below 6. One is the strong attachment of DPC voters toward sharply focused images. Though there are numerous notable exceptions the norm for this type image is to score lower. Though you have smartly included the bike tires in the water, it is not immediately apparent to quick voters what that is and many may have voted without understanding that. The guy in the center is NOT on a bicycle and the bicycles of the other two are small and that might have contributed to a slight DNMC reaction by some voters.

Suggestions:
For this challenge you should have either not included the one guy or had him on a bike, maybe yours. :) Though having the front tires and splash in the frame is a great idea it does not have as dramatic an effect as it might. Perhaps including more tire within the frame would increase its effect by making it more apparent to the viewer exactly what it is. Have the kids closer to the water to make their bikes more apparent to the casual voter would help to.

I do like this image a lot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 11:20:17 PM
This is so cool! It's great to see an unique take on the challenge.
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04/17/2007 09:33:32 PM
I really like this effect. 8.
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04/17/2007 04:35:00 PM
Definitely different and that alone makes it more interesting to me than many in the challenge.
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04/17/2007 01:18:08 PM
Interesting shot.
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04/17/2007 11:18:59 AM
Original.
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04/17/2007 10:39:15 AM
Good picture but can hardly see the bikes.
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04/17/2007 07:44:26 AM
Very very nice, I hope nobody will say that the wheels on the bottom are distracting! I really like that there is no distortion of the perspective of the figures. And the small waves are just perfect for this interesting effect! Bumping to 8
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04/16/2007 11:32:14 AM
great imagination. I had to look twice to figure it out.
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04/15/2007 12:19:32 PM
Is this a 180° rotated photo ? realy nice... if so good imagination...
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04/14/2007 09:26:50 PM
Great perspective! :)
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04/13/2007 10:38:14 PM
Creative capture - I like it.
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04/13/2007 09:17:40 AM
Not sure I understand what is going on here (water resistant camera?), but it sure came out nicely.
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04/13/2007 08:40:40 AM
omg ... this is totally excellent ... and i keep trying to figure out how you've taken this photograph .. like where are they standing to get that reflection .... (i must be dumb!!) ... =8
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04/13/2007 12:07:05 AM
Very effective. Monet.
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04/12/2007 09:21:07 PM
Very clever, interesting and well done.
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04/12/2007 05:28:39 PM
a little bit more actual bikes in the bottom of the frame would be even better. A nice concept for this challenge, I like it.
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04/12/2007 09:04:59 AM
Whoa, let me readjust my eyes! It took me a moment to figure it out and I like it.
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04/12/2007 03:45:28 AM
I like the perspective, very nice~
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04/12/2007 02:02:31 AM
interesting result...I like your creativity here
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04/11/2007 12:49:20 PM
Very Cool!!!
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04/11/2007 12:07:00 PM
i like the use of the reflection nice idea
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04/11/2007 11:46:00 AM
Excellent! I like that you left a little of the tyres in the shot.
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04/11/2007 11:27:49 AM
Clever, would've been perfect if you'd cropped the tires out of the bottom. Then the illusion would've left me wondering how'd you do that.
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04/11/2007 06:14:25 AM
cool idea
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04/11/2007 12:56:25 AM
oh heck yes!
totally love it!
8
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