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Zero Horsepower
Zero Horsepower
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Challenge: Vehicles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: Old Town Lansing, MI
Date: Dec 16, 2003
Aperture: f4.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10/2000
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2003

"Zero Horsepower"

Peddling down the road less traveled.
Where the cares and worries of life unravel.
The crisp air after an Autumn rain,
frees my mind of all refrain.
Riding quietly past the barren trees.
I welcome the company of a gentle breeze.
Pleasures of a small town's simple hour,
fulfills my ride of zero horsepower.


By jsas

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.5913
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.4742
Avg (non-participants): 6.6937
Views since voting: 2340
Votes: 208
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/31/2007 06:08:49 PM
Nice point of view and dof, great work
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08/17/2007 09:00:07 PM
Ditto!

Originally posted by CEJ:

The composition and balance in this photo is perfect! I love the choice of perspective. Very well done!
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08/17/2007 08:59:31 PM
i love the aftermath of rain.

Message edited by author 2007-08-17 20:59:46.
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08/17/2005 08:04:29 PM
The composition and balance in this photo is perfect! I love the choice of perspective. Very well done!
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05/29/2005 09:07:00 PM
I seem to remember this being a .3 horsepower engine :)
I like the composition and tones
Good work
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01/20/2004 10:22:27 PM
What a wonderful photo, the voters must be blind! Your composition with the biker and the curving street makes me feel like I'm riding along with him. This is definately a winner, congratulations on a wonderful capture.
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01/03/2004 03:29:44 PM
Thanks for the kind comments during AND after the challenge! I'm glad that others liked this photo! However, when I was making this one, whether or not others would like it was low on my priority list. This shot I did for MYSELF! My placing in the contest was and is not an issue in my mind!

Message edited by author 2004-01-05 00:06:49.
12/24/2003 06:17:42 PM
Great shot. i also don't get why you didn't get a ribbon on this one. Contrasting is incredible. Really brings out bicyclist. The curve in the road is very interesting. It makes your eyes follow it. Seems like you took this lower then eye level.
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12/24/2003 01:00:43 PM
Originally posted by flip89:

I don't understand why this didn't place higher.


Didn't place higher? 9/207 is excellent. I don't get it?
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12/24/2003 01:01:12 AM
I don't understand why this didn't place higher. Composition is great, the monochrome really works well (appropriate for the old-fashioned bicycle), and the winding road leads the eyes to wherever the destination is. Perhaps trim a little bit at the bottom to take out a little bit more of the road, equal to the height of the space between the top and the head. But I am just being petty. Overall, you pretty much portrayed a very leisurely sport very well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2003 07:01:39 AM
I like the composition and the color. This is a very nice shot.
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12/23/2003 12:43:19 AM
I really like the composition in this photo as well as the color tone and detail. Nice 9
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12/20/2003 04:40:58 PM
well lit
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12/20/2003 11:06:55 AM
I love the sepia here
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12/20/2003 12:38:35 AM
I like the color and the way the subject is on the right third line.
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12/19/2003 11:14:41 AM
Love the sepia for this photograph. Gives a very relaxing and calm feeling. Hoping for top 3 for you. 10
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12/19/2003 07:49:00 AM
Great submission, although it's cropped a little tight at the top. I like the curved road, the reflexions on it, als well as the great background of the silo with its periodic structures. Sapia work very well too and the frame is OK. Good luck to you (9)
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12/19/2003 03:34:45 AM
Excellent composure, great contrast & hue. Nice job!
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12/19/2003 12:36:10 AM
A person pedalling a bike does not produce zero horsepower, zero emissions maybe. It's a nice shot though, might want to crop the open space on the left to isolate the rider against the repeating cylinder shapes. Just a suggestion for an alternative.
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12/18/2003 11:02:50 PM
Beautiful curves and leading lines. I love the use of sepia tone as well.
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12/17/2003 07:57:49 PM
This is a gorgeous image. I love the theme here and the toning is excellent. Your composition is also very strong... great work :)
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12/17/2003 04:47:41 PM
Nicely done, good tones and light. I do think the full curve in the foreground should of been included.
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12/17/2003 02:02:26 PM
This is a nice photo...I like how the road isolates the subject...8
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12/17/2003 11:42:51 AM
I like this shot alot. The contrast and lighting are perfect.So is the framing.
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12/17/2003 10:33:55 AM
Fantastic! I love this picture. Really, meets the challenge. I love the colours of your picture, I think duotone was a brilliant choice. The composition is great, too. Good use of the rule of the thirds. Definitely, one of the best pictures of this week and one of my favs. Congrats for a good work. 10
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12/17/2003 04:13:58 AM
Lovely.
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12/17/2003 01:48:24 AM
I'm pretty certain if you give us the appropriate information (weight, acceleration, time, distance, etc) we can determine he doesn't produce 0 horsepower. ;)
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12/17/2003 12:12:06 AM
Very nice. I like the tones here a lot. Well done.
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