This is more of a test shot than anything; my new little camera has barely seen the light of day since I got it! I noticed this bicycle hanging above a cycle repair shop in town and thought it would make a good test subject.
The first appearance of a pedal-powered , two-wheeled riding machine was in 1865, when pedals were applied directly to the front wheel. This machine was known as the velocipede ("fast foot"), but was popularly known as the bone shaker, since it was also made entirely of wood, then later with metal tires, and the combination of these with the cobblestone roads of the day made for an extremely uncomfortable ride. They also became a fad, and indoor riding academies, similar to roller rinks, could be found in large cities.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-02-25 5:09
originality here, a bike in the sky! ET would love it! Joking aside this new camera of yours takes great pictures. This is superbly sharp and I love the light and shade which brings out the relief so effectively. Pitched against a blue sky makes all the more compelling and intriguing. Well done!
Have a good week - Brian.
Sergiom (82851) 2013-02-25 5:41
La composition est intéressante et donne l'impression que la bicyclette s'envole dans un ciel impeccable. Le cadrage est impeccable.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-02-25 5:57
Hello Rosemary,now this is an interesting viewpoint,the bike across the verticals works well enough as a composition but it`s that trademark deep blue sky that shows that the Sony has great possibilities...
Best Regards Les.
emilbo (22616) 2013-02-25 6:25
Vraiment une bonne idée de prendre cette photo, digne d'un grand photographe. J'aime beaucoup la composition en diagonale et le merveilleux contraste avec le beau ciel bleu. C'est du beau travail.
Cordiales salutations de la République Dominicaine,
Noel_Byrne (32100) 2013-02-25 6:56
I must admit, when I seen this, I thought how the heck did you manage to get this at this angle :) Perhaps it was jumping over you in some sort of stunt show, but if so, where is the riders legs? Very unique image, and a perfect test your camera. Its certainly pin sharp and capturing some vivid colours.
All the best
papagolf21 (103804) 2013-02-25 8:14
Bonjour, chère Rosemary,
Félicitations pour cette très bonne prise de vue qui dénote un savoir-faire manifeste quant à la composition.
J'applaudis et apprécie cette réalisation comme il se doit.
Nicou (145190) 2013-02-25 9:35
génial captage et image de ce vélo quelle vue avec la belle roue quel cadrage très original et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (50840) 2013-02-25 13:32
mi sembra che la prova sia andata molto bene.
Sono un appassionato di bici e questo vecchio modello, ha attirato la mia attenzione.
Molto originale la diagonale creata.
thebest (4276) 2013-02-25 17:52
A test shot that turned out perfectly - I love it - there is a thing about bicycles in photo's isn't there.
The colours & clarity are great & your chosen POV '' BRILLIANT ''
Congratulations on the overall content & your notes.
delpeoples (58804) 2013-02-25 19:37
Hello dear Rosemary
Please don't apologise! It's always nice to hear from you and I hope your internet is functioning better now.
And here's your new toy! It goes like a beauty. So you opted for a Sony eh? I'll have to do some investigation on it.
But back to your beautiful photo. That deep blue sky and the hint of clouds just wins it for me, even without the bike. Yet with the bike, you;ve delivered an artistic, unusual and inventive photo. Imagining how you obtained that POV is actually bringing a smile to my face :) Superb definition and I love the way the light has illuminated the metal parts of the bike.
Have a lovely day, stay well, hugs
jjcordier (79297) 2013-02-25 22:45
Un bon et original cadrage de ce vélo volant sur fond de ciel bleu.
danos (99828) 2013-02-25 22:57
impressive and well chosen the POV with the bike to looks like to taking off.I like the way that outline perfect against the blue sky as the excellent light and colour management of the image.Well done.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-26 3:43
even if it should be only a test,the outcome is really magnificent.It seems to be a simple composition-just the bike against the blue sky,but your perspective and POV make this shot spectacular.I enjoy also this strong color contrast.Eye-catching composition!
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (55618) 2013-02-26 9:53
Like it. Nice and clear showing great detail with that lens, here I'm seeing the freedom of the sky, so near and yet so horribly far away. Hghly effective angle on the bike and a cracking blue sky, Well done.
ourania (47844) 2013-02-26 10:25
a superb dynamic composition with a very attractive diagonal and intriguing shapes and patterns. Depth, colours and sharpness give a delightfully naturalistic impression. I love the way you've used the light and the even backdrop as well as the shine on the fork. I wonder what it would look like if the wheel was turning:) A wonderful image, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
dkmurphys (60737) 2013-02-26 22:34
Quite an original scene. I like the PV and the sky color. Well taken.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-02-26 23:18
Hello Dear Rosemary,
Simply amazing shot of the bicycle
Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.TFS.
Cheers ~ Farhat
Curious_Eye (1320) 2013-02-27 1:14
A great subject indeed, especially as the blue and white parts complement the colours of the sky. Excellent angle, giving the image a very dynamic feel, and lovely reflections from the chrome parts. I like it a lot!
bayno (18344) 2013-02-28 2:39
Excellente idea Rosemary, the optic impact is wonderful, beautiful sky and wonderful details, perfect cut...for me is a smale masterpiece...
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-02 3:23
This is a fine angle with your instinct against the beautiful sky. You test shot works well with stunning details against the bright sky.
Well done and kind regards.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-21 2:30
well i like bicycle pics in general..but this 1 is a rare pov.great thought.original shot.love the blue sky.
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-06 2:15
very unusual view! and well framed!