In old cowboy films we've all seen "posses," local townsmen brought together by a sherif to ride in search of outlaws. They were seen to gallop in and gallop out of old Western towns, frequently serving as a law unto themselves. They were known to arrest, abuse and on occasions to even hang outlaws on the spot... without due process. In recent years packs of Harley Davidson Motorcycle riders, "Rolling Thunder," have also been described as posses.
As I walked around in the center of one of the most beautiful towns on the Amalfi Coast, Positano, a posse rode into town, sans horses, sans Harleys... and they disappeared as fast as they appeared. Lean, mean pedaling machines! I had my camera and an extraordinarily sharp 210 mm Nikkor lens, and immediately shot a few photos.
Regards to all my TE friends.
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mesutilgim (89140) 2014-05-21 12:47
Selam sevgili Bülent Bey,
Sen de benim gibi heryerde ve her ortamda bir fotoğrafik konu buluyorsun. Bakmakla görmek arasındaki fark bu olsa gerek herhalde !
Güzel bir çalışma.
Tebrikler selam ve sevgiler
Silvio1953 (130472) 2014-05-21 12:47
Ciao Bulent, my today neighbour, nice see you was in Italy, original portrait of bikeman, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
snunney (90030) 2014-05-22 4:28
I like the title and the composition. Great spare of the moment shot very well presented.
jhm (144318) 2014-05-22 4:57
Do you know that Belgium and Flemish Belgium are specialists one of the most cyclest have in the world and the most best professional cyclists.
I have a lot years with my prof bike driven, till my accident with the dust car.
Also Italy is a very big cyclist country.
Excellent compostion, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
papagolf21 (90576) 2014-05-22 11:31
Bonsoir, cher Bulent,
La version large est impressionnante de réalisme. Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Bonne note d'accompagnement comme toujours.
marabu61 (9503) 2014-05-22 13:29
One can indeed compare these cycling packs with a old posse from the wild west.
Superb portrait fo these cyclist. The sharpness of the photo is indeed amazing.
have a great time
mirosu (15302) 2014-05-22 20:59
Excellent photo, I like the view from the back side, great very creative idea. Nice light and very good clarity with excellent details. But this is not from Giro Italia(?).
Very well done.
Royaldevon (33387) 2014-05-23 1:35
I love this.
It is sharp, it is well composed in a group of three, it leads us inwards and it creates something of a mystery; we just had to read the notes!
Have a great day,
Tigerlily (3301) 2014-05-23 13:26
Nice to be your neighbour...how are you?
Well done you to capture the team.. I do agree with you that 'they disappeared as fast as they appeared...' I didn't realise how fast they were until one day they passed by me when I was cycling on the road. I was on a uphill, one of them said to me:"Come on, you can do it." When I looked at him, he disappeared.:-D
lousat (82684) 2014-05-25 1:53
Hi Bulent,i hate these men,they are always rude and think they own the road..ehhe...but i like a lot your idea for an original pic,truly different from the usual beautiful view from Positano..ehehe..the quality is absolutely fantastic,what a sharp,exposure and colors,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
nikkitta (16836) 2014-05-25 12:31
Indeed you were quick to catch the cyclists in action, seems a curve, by the time ,must be some race organized in Salerno
Answer your comment
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-25 19:52
Bulent, I truly like to watch them and I basically stop in the middle of the road watching them passing by...
a fine picture accompanied by a very nice note!!
Nicou (130203) 2014-05-26 9:12
Super captage et compo de ces cycliste merveilleux il a un pull très beau avec ce casque et ce jeu de bras, quelle compo et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
emka (86577) 2014-05-27 23:14
Hello Bulent, You caught this scene with fantastic sharpness. Very interesting note. Excellent clarity and colours. Your note about western movies reminds me the theory of Niels Bohr. he pondered intentional versus reactive movement. Observing gunfights in wild western movies, he wondered why the cowboy who drew his gun first always got shot.
Bohr tested his theory – that reaction is faster than action – by duelling with colleague George Gamow using toy pistols.
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- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (36994)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-210 f4.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-21 12:22