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Person on a Bike
Person on a Bike
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Date: Mar 10, 2009
Galleries: Abstract, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Just a lucky shot of person's reflection while they were riding on a bike.

Statistics
Place: 553 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.6036
Avg (commenters): 6.8594
Avg (participants): 5.6125
Avg (non-participants): 5.5526
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 713
Votes: 507
Comments: 80
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/28/2009 08:38:21 AM
Very nice shot!
03/21/2009 06:27:55 AM
good stuff. I would have said that this was a contender for an oobie or something... I really liked this. It's not good enough for a high score, but it's very likable.
03/19/2009 05:20:22 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOW, this is fantastic ... great great. thx!
03/18/2009 12:36:24 PM
I really liked this, sorry I didn't leave a comment during voting. Loved the textures, the tones, and the refreshing viewpoint!
03/18/2009 10:07:53 AM
Wonderful capture. Came back to appreciate some more...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:24:43 PM
This is great, love how the puddle becomes a window to another dimension! : )
03/17/2009 10:14:43 PM
Quite a fascinating POV.
03/17/2009 07:37:12 PM
Interesting and attractive reflection shot.
03/17/2009 05:42:20 PM
Makes me think of E.T.
03/17/2009 03:18:33 PM
Very moody and artistic photo...the reflection is perfectly placed in the composition. Well done!
03/17/2009 03:18:03 PM
Well done
03/17/2009 01:20:22 PM
This is so strange and I like it, it reminds me of ET, like this person is flying through the sky on his or her bike, what fun.
03/17/2009 11:56:42 AM
Effective composition!
03/17/2009 11:30:25 AM
Unusual and interesting shot.
03/17/2009 05:58:23 AM
nice idea well performed... seven from me ;)
brano
03/17/2009 02:57:17 AM
Wonderful reflection.
03/17/2009 02:47:16 AM
cool edgy action photo
03/16/2009 11:55:23 PM
Creative photo, uncreative title.
03/16/2009 12:44:39 PM
Very cool shot. Can't tell you *why* I like it, I just like it.
03/16/2009 07:32:52 AM
the little red "thing" in the top left corner is a distraction. You should have cropped the photo just below it. Otherwise, a good one.
03/16/2009 04:05:02 AM
nice shot
03/16/2009 02:42:14 AM
I really like this reflective shot! Nice use of negative space, very well done and artistic!
03/15/2009 11:01:21 PM
interesting shot , abstract. almost fooled me. Well it did fool me actually until I realized that this is an excellent shot of a reflection !!! You have to forgive me after going through 1,100+ shots,I was a little slot.

Anyway excellent , normally I wouldn't give an 8 for a reflection, but for almost fooling me.... 8
03/15/2009 10:33:52 PM
Good perspective. Had me guessing for a while.
03/15/2009 06:52:05 PM
Good use of reflections to make something interesting
03/15/2009 05:10:58 PM
I really like this! Very cool reflection, good silhouette. The blue and the clouds work well here too. Really nice job.
03/15/2009 04:45:51 PM
You get the prize for the least creative title, I think. LOL! But this is a fun image. I like how the one ring spot is all we have to figure it all out.

Not voting yet.
03/15/2009 02:12:05 PM
ooohh I like this ..
looks like a stary night
03/15/2009 11:56:42 AM
Cool reflection, almost like the person is riding bike in the sky.
03/15/2009 04:38:28 AM
Lovely reflection of bike and clouds.
03/15/2009 12:15:17 AM
Of all eleven hundred images, this one is my favorite. It's because you have used the reflection to establish your photograph not as an image of something (a two-dimensional representation of a moment), but instead as a portal, a kind of passport, to the actual, three-dimension experience of the thing itself. A palpable recollection of the real thing.

Let me explain further. René Magritte's most well-known painting is the one of a pipe, with the legend "This is not a pipe" ("Ceci n'est pas une pipe"). It's called The Treachery of Images. His point of course is that the painting is not really a pipe, but merely a picture of a pipe. So far so good?

Now, a direct photograph of a person on a bike is the same; it's an image of the thing, not the actual thing. But this photograph, your photograph, is more than that. It uses another medium, the reflection, to make some magic. So what you have is an image of a puddle (not an actual puddle ... touch it; you won't get wet), but the person on the bike is now real! It's you - or more accurately, it's me ... it's everyone who looks at your photograph who's ever ridden a bike. If we rode a bike by a puddle, and we looked down, this is exactly what we saw. It's the real thing! By showing the person on the bike at one step removed from the literal photograph, you have liberated not just the image, but the viewer.

To me, that's what a camera is ... a wonderful, magical tool used to assay the imagination. Alas, most cameras are wasted on photographers instead.

10. And the small but perfectly proportioned Order of the Thumb:
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03/14/2009 11:39:26 PM
Interesting reflection
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03/14/2009 10:01:25 PM
good concept
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03/14/2009 08:06:50 PM
Very nice! great angle on the reflection.
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03/14/2009 06:39:47 PM
Interesting and thought provoking.
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03/14/2009 05:01:20 PM
Points for creativity alone. I like it!
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03/14/2009 10:21:28 AM
it is as though you have composed a dream...a beautiful, bold and fearless composition, a reflection that is not just clever, but rather invites the viewer to step back into his/her childhood and fly once again...stands out in this challenge as one of the most interesting I have seen so far...
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03/14/2009 07:16:09 AM
The sky is the limit when you've got a bike!
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03/14/2009 12:21:20 AM
Good digital art capture! Love the reflection! 7
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03/14/2009 12:20:03 AM
beautiful. this makes me happy. 10
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03/13/2009 09:08:53 PM
are you under glass here? nice use of the rule of thirds.
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03/13/2009 07:39:37 PM
cool reflection
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03/13/2009 07:17:34 PM
There is so much going on here I don't even know where to start. Very introspective. (9)
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03/13/2009 06:41:20 PM
Cool reflection without the man subject.
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03/13/2009 05:12:42 PM
You created a beatiful shot in something really simple. I'm not sure about the focus but i really like this shot, love the colors, except for the red thing at the left top.
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03/13/2009 03:30:26 PM
Reflections in puddles in the street have so much potential for fascinating images. It's like a natural overlay! One of my 8s.
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03/13/2009 12:52:05 PM
Nice composition
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03/13/2009 12:27:39 PM
Nice use of the reflection.
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03/13/2009 10:50:10 AM
Great reflection very well observed and taken but I think I might have cloned out some of the surface litter
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03/13/2009 10:27:48 AM
Nice capture on the reflection.
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03/13/2009 08:24:47 AM
nice reflection and shadow
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03/12/2009 08:48:19 PM
This one is great. The colors and the textures are to die for, I love the red leaf along the top egde.
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03/12/2009 06:51:12 PM
Oooo its a reflection. Cool! Nice you thought to capture this in the water. Its very clear and a nice story to it.
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03/12/2009 06:41:57 PM
It's like in E.T. , Look's like he's flying in the sky. Very neat. (no vote)
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03/12/2009 05:43:01 PM
Outstanding. Looks, at first glance, like a montage of silhouette and astronomical shot :-)
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03/12/2009 05:31:44 PM
I like it -8
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03/12/2009 05:04:46 PM
Great perspective.
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03/12/2009 02:38:51 PM
fun capture
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03/12/2009 02:24:06 PM
Good idea but maybe a puddle with less spotting would've helped. Good pic.
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03/12/2009 12:47:45 PM
What interesting perspective!
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03/12/2009 12:14:19 PM
Excellent shot! Very ephemeral yet grounded at the same time. Almost like looking into the stars. Great work
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03/12/2009 11:47:50 AM
Is this a shot of the reflection on the water? If so it's well done. Just about feels like the perspective is from under the ground.
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03/12/2009 02:36:44 AM
not much to hold my interest
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03/12/2009 12:09:20 AM
Person on a Bike ... riding through the sky!

Interesting composition, love the rich blues.
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03/11/2009 11:56:06 PM
very neat reflection
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03/11/2009 11:54:28 PM
I woud crop the top third off.. this is cool!!! 8
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03/11/2009 11:17:48 PM
Really cute idea, pulled off well.
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03/11/2009 10:40:51 PM
great reflection shot, brings back memories from my childhood.
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03/11/2009 08:32:00 PM
Lovely - an image to stop and enjoy. I will be back.
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03/11/2009 08:19:35 PM
This has a neat E.T. feeling. Wonderfully done!
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03/11/2009 08:09:29 PM
The clouds on the left looks like the Milky Way. I don't care much for the title or that you kept this in color but I do like the photo.
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03/11/2009 06:56:09 PM
Clever use of reflection.
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03/11/2009 06:00:51 PM
Great eye!!! I love this shot. The specs in the water and asphalt make this look like the night sky with stars and the milky way. A fave.
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03/11/2009 05:30:34 PM
I really like the composition in this shot.
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03/11/2009 01:00:06 PM
Very thought provoking image, not sure what I'm seeing, or more basicly how it was done :)
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03/11/2009 12:33:00 PM
The reflections of the clouds in the puddle look like outer space.
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03/11/2009 11:42:33 AM
good image, interesting angle
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03/11/2009 07:00:16 AM
This is lovely. I love the mood, the textures, and the composition. It makes me want to ride my bike!
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03/11/2009 02:55:32 AM
They look like they're floating lol
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03/11/2009 12:55:32 AM
reflections....would have cropped the leaf out of the top.
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