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*A brave and adventurous cyclist*

*A brave and adventurous cyclist*
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Sony HX100V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden moments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 9:37
Viewed: 2436
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Somewhere between two small and remote villages i happened upon this cyclist heading down that dirt road which in practice is much more suitable to high clearance vehicles than normal cars . My first thought when spotting him steering his bicycle around potholes , bumps ,protruding rocks and mud holes was either the guy is a bit masochist or by obligation has to travel that road to his village and at that time of day and in 30'c temperature the latter was more likely .I took this shot as i peaked a low hill on the road back to San Felipe from Indian Church ( where he was heading toward )a tiny village where the famous Lamanai archeological site is located very near . The cyclist was still roughly 10 kms short of his final destination at that point on his rough journey ,in my view he qualifies as a a brave and adventurous man i reckon ,
Thank you for looking,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-15 9:47]

Hello Carol.

I do like images where you can let the mind start to wander, my fist thoughts were of, "Don't Do It" lol. Its a strong image with a powerful track leading you straight in. Nice work. TFS

Stv :0))

Hi Carol,
I like the way the trail splits the landscape. Very nice colors and perspective. The cyclist seems misplaced ... as if it didn't belong there!

Boa tarde dear Carol
What a sinuous road you have found in Belize. It is a so beautiful to see textures and borders...it is a long road...not "light" to the cyclist but gives a very interesting photo. I like your photo...I can feel life behind.
um abraço

Olá Carol,

Great POV and DOF.
Very good light, contrast and sharpness.
A beautiful place very well presented.


Good one Carol! I love this view straight down the road (trail:)! ... and the way it takes the eye right up to the top of the photo. Great! THe cyclist half way up though, catches you for a moment. Very nicely placed in the shot.
We will be cycling here soon ... but it will be a while before it's 30 degrees!
Have a good day my friend.

What a wonderful perspective you have gone for in this shot, Carol!
Amazing focus and nice DOF with nice management of light and exposure,
Well caught mood in the scene.

Kind regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-03-15 12:29]

Beautiful shot of a rural road, excellent perspective and the cyclist as a bonus, well done


J'aime beaucoup cette photo, le pov qui donne une superbe profondeur de champ, et ce moment si particulier, il fallait être là au bon moment.
Il y a non seulement une bonne photographie mais surtout une histoire qui se raconte.
Excellent timing également , l'équilibre est idéal.

Ciao Carol, lovely composition with bikeman in great acrtion, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-03-15 18:49]

Hi Carol,
Interesting capture. I like the way you captured this, a tiny human against the immensity of Mother Nature.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-03-15 20:58]

Hi Carol,

Good use of diminishing linear perspective with the dual sides of the meandering dirt track tapering off towards the vanishing point in the distance. The cyclist makes the visual journey worthwhile. Good sharpness & muted colors. Tfs!

HI Carol...nice shot. your person in the shot converted it into something very interesting. Nice work.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-15 23:30]

Hi Carol,
What a perspective! Great geometrical composition of this more or less straight road with a sole cyclist approaching us.
Perfect sharpness and impeccable exposure management in this rather difficult light situation.
Good work and an original approach.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

It's a dirt road but it looks like a road well traveled but it look so lonely. Actually it's peaceful and I would love to ride my bike on this road. I wonder how far this dude has to go on his bike. I like it that you showed the length of the road. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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