The woods I took my winter walk in Denmark in was a few square kilometers of marshes with the water tables in level with the ground. To make it accessible gravel paths had been laid out like this one. The surface was frozen but when being passed by running people I could feel the ground swaying under my feet.
This guy did not make so much waves though. He passed me on his joggin tour but had problems getting away from me as I was walking almost the same speed. He was very old and very thin. When he passed me we looked at each other and the color of his face was what is known as "plum" like the shoulder decoration of his track suit. That inspired me to the title, some guys just don´t know when to stop and enjoy the scenery instead.
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Eugene (971) 2005-02-19 14:40
The power of this picture is in my view the composition. The curves of the pad lead the eye through the picture and gives it some depth. Well done. Greetings, Eugene
puister (570) 2005-02-19 14:45
Hi Ebbe, Fun to read the story. About the photo: I like the colors of the man in this almost black and white composition.
torben (3100) 2005-02-19 14:52
Oh yes - Lyngby Åmose - that's a special place, maybe even more on spring evenings. Step to side of the built path and you will have a wet sock and, who knows? be sucked into the murky waters of the marsh! But it's also a great place for summer canoe trips. The ominous overtones of this place that I mentioned is of course not the theme of this photo that is quite nice in it's own right, but I just wanted to share some of my experiences of this place.
I do pay respect to a guy who does something to keep his health even though he's too old to look sexy while doing it.
djnik2004 (1698) 2005-02-19 14:56
I like the simple lines in this shot make it great, youve caught the runner in the perfect position, Simple yet perfect!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-19 16:34
For me the important is the angle of view with this nice scenery and a walkning man in front. A street excelent composition with real mouvement, quality photo, details and a great decisive shot!
I'm a amateur like you, but this shot is a must, and many professionals don't have it in their Portfolio, but you got it!
Great work, composition and a very good approach!
Friendly yours, Fernando.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-19 17:02
Oh - thanks for reminding me - I just learned about a run "half a marathon" over the bridges of Great Belt - it will take place at the 28 of May - I consider making the trip - mostly to taken some photos - but I better get in shape before that event ;-)
Be sure - I will enjoy the sights - instead of running like that guy - thanks Ebbe - a fine compostion - I actually visit Lyngby the 7th of January and took some shots - I will look for you on them :-)
MvS (4163) 2005-02-19 18:17
Skönt ljus och en härlig komposition med stigen som böljar från ena sidan till den andra och löparen som färgklick.
eflowers (674) 2005-02-20 3:07
Hi Ebbe, great composition and i like the title and your note. Maybe the running keeps this old guy going, though. You never know.
apazevedo (5469) 2005-02-20 11:20
A simple but very effective photo, Ebbe! the perspective and depth are excellent, and the running man breaks the pattern. Very good movement, great work!
robiuk (10807) 2005-02-20 18:05
Good light, good compo and good note, Ebbe!
Having a nasty fluish caugh, can't appreciate this man's efforts! lol
kajenn (2442) 2005-02-20 20:25
Being retired, Ebbe, and having run the half marathon over the Øresund link in 2000, I think this guy is really worth my respect. He won't have a bitter end! Your shot of him is very nice with the billowing path guiding our eyes through the thicket - which very much agree with my image of a Danish (or Scanian for that matter) Winter wood - to his colorful jacket. Well done!
zeus (1462) 2006-01-24 16:50
great place for a pic, but very weel seen too. the colors are quite interesting and the "S" line is nice.