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Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye MC In M42 Mount
Location: UKC campus, Canterbury, Kent, UK
Date: May 11, 2008
Aperture: 8 ( I guess)
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2008

Oh dear, this image screams for selective editing. This is the best I could get out of the RAW file and basic editing.

I made another attempt today, two days later, which resulted in technically superior pictures, but they lacked the impact of this scenery so I stuck with this one. It's one of the parks on the University of Kent campus.

The camera was attached to the bike's pedal area with a Joby Gorillapod, the shutter is released with a radio controlled remote which I hold in my right hand. And then it's just downhill from there, as I can't pedal with that setup.

For the second attempt I managed to reduce camera shake by attaching the gorillapod slightly differently, and improved the lighting by putting a flash underneath the seat to fill the shadows.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.5254
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 6.3810
Avg (non-participants): 6.5780
Views since voting: 2445
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 236
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/26/2008 07:46:36 PM
Spectacular shot. I'm not sure I'd try this with a gorillapod, but the shot's definitely sweet.
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05/21/2008 07:49:40 PM
I dont think i would ever trust my camera (or my biking skills) on my gorillapod on a pedal of a moving bike. "I love your balls"... nice result! :)
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05/21/2008 11:22:06 AM
damn, youre nuts! :D
but great pic, congrats on the top 10, tho i think it deserved a top 5.
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05/21/2008 07:13:18 AM
Congrats on top 10, Gilles. Interesting setup, wouldn't have tried with my camera!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 01:41:19 PM
I really like the warp of the image.
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05/20/2008 12:13:19 AM
Cool perspective. Lots of impact here.
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05/19/2008 09:46:19 AM
Nice angle and effect used.
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05/17/2008 12:59:31 PM
Great shot. Very creative perspective.
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05/16/2008 07:23:30 PM
thats sure a different shot.
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05/16/2008 12:58:23 PM
Love the perspective. The Disney colors are a little much.
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05/16/2008 10:27:42 AM
The angle of the photograph is nice but it the bottom corners shoul be cropped out. The vivd colors and the sun in the frame make the picture stronger.
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05/16/2008 09:35:29 AM
I'm a sucker for wide angles!
Looking forward to reading how you pulled this one off!
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05/15/2008 11:02:27 PM
Nice perspective! Cool shot!
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05/15/2008 09:43:57 AM
Great photo, very vivid
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05/14/2008 09:03:30 PM
interesting POV
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05/14/2008 07:28:31 PM
perhaps a bit over-saturated? regardless, solid idea and execution of a unique point of view.
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05/14/2008 02:51:11 PM
One of the better images imo. Sadly a very, very weak Challenge.
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05/14/2008 02:05:46 PM
Very cool.
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05/14/2008 10:52:45 AM
Strapped camera? Whatever that is, it has a great effect.
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05/14/2008 10:16:34 AM
I like the colors
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05/14/2008 09:37:50 AM
Great shot! I've had my eye on a fisheye lens for a while and this may push me over the edge to get one. The effect you've captured is great.
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05/14/2008 09:33:38 AM
Love the angle and movement in the photo. fisheye?
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05/14/2008 08:16:12 AM
cool shot , really unique perspective. 7
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05/14/2008 07:22:05 AM
nice fishy- lots of drama. 8
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05/14/2008 03:49:14 AM
excellent fisheye...love the movement...8
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05/14/2008 01:44:39 AM
Excellent perspective & dramatic but looks too much oversaturated.
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05/14/2008 12:22:49 AM
Great colour and composition. Love the frame of the bike being in focus. PERFECT shutter speed for what you were aiming for. Would have probably cropped out the corners.
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