I think probably on reflection that riding around daily on a bike in Amsterdam is more exciting and adrenaline pumping than a fairground ride. sure you can stick to the back streets and take your time but get into the flow of traffic - other bikes and cars and lorries and buses and people and crazy things start to happen. This was taken very near the end of our TE gathering in the rain at Dam Square.....just one final pan to finish off the day....the moment made me think of Claire (clairedelune) and her fantastic recent shot of a guy running in the rain - so this one's for you Claire...and also for your moving comments on Sarolta's pic the other day.
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RGatward (20050) 2006-11-04 3:36
Oh nice, I really like the effect of panning, and this really catches the mood of the place. Absolutely agree, from what I can remember, though the last time I was there with a bike was 1988.
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-11-04 3:37
Excellent and very dynamic one.
I love the colouring, DOF and movement on it.
Persuasor (599) 2006-11-04 3:49
Very dynamic and fast shot. I like the man's face. It's like he's waiting for something.
jinju (14265) 2006-11-04 4:00
what a powerful thumbnail and an even better full size shot. Powerful sense of motion combined with intense colors. The man is well silhouetted, even his face is quite visible. Nice work.
alekpet (4661) 2006-11-04 4:25
What a powerful way to capture movement, panning accross the city lights. I was there once and I can feel the Amsterdam atmosphere, not repeatable anywhere else. And this photo really puts me back in time. Can you explain why did you choose a colour and not a black&white photo? I think it would work also in bw, but maybe I'm wrong?
take care, Aleks
Tweety (4544) 2006-11-04 5:01
J'adore l'arrière plan de cette photo ! Et techniquement, cela n'a pas du être simple à réaliser. Du beau travail !
hyasar (7751) 2006-11-04 5:28
very nice motion shot. The colors and speed effect work very well. TFS.
delnaja (2054) 2006-11-04 5:47
this is superb Kev...
The dynamsim, the colors, the compo : everything is perfect!
partha (14020) 2006-11-04 5:48
Photograph full of life. The background looks very nice. The blurred cyclist and background gives a dynamic feeling.
Click3 (1886) 2006-11-04 7:10
Hola Kev...what a great capture...outstanding panning work resulting in spectacular lights...
Muy Bueno !
saludos from Chile,
Luko (13978) 2006-11-04 8:07
You're becoming the panning expert in this site.
This might learn us something I didn't realize, although that was already implicit in Claire's shot that the most important thing in panning is not the panned subject but rather the way the background will react.
What is for me the most meaningful in your technique is that you've panned along a strict parallel to the background lines, this is why is works so much. Impressive, that gives some more experiment perspective to this technique.
MiguelP (14466) 2006-11-04 8:40
I´ve not see Claire´s photo but I do like yours. There is emotion withing this frame, a sense of speed and fun, but at the same time this lonely biker gives another dimension of solitude. Very interesting Kev.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-11-04 9:51
with one word:PERFECT... Have a nice weekend..
vthomas (441) 2006-11-04 9:54
Thanks for this photo from which one can learn "how to do a perfect panning". I really like it in color. The fact that the man's face is still so visible impresses me a lot!
Clairedelune (4911) 2006-11-04 10:46
Oh dear Kev, this is beautiful! A fabulous panning with what I so much like in this kind of photos. First, the good timing. Not only the guy is sharp against the background, but we can still see clearly his face. Furthermore, the guy is so well-placed in the frame, entering it. And obviously, the feeling of moving, of fast-going action is there. Your note is a good complement to give that impression, but it is all there, in the photo in itself. But the secret here, for the color-lover that I am so often, is the so nice colors that the panning technique has revealed. Hmmmmm! I'm spoiled! ;)
Luko is totally right in his assertion that "the most important thing in panning is not the panned subject but rather the way the background will react". In my experimentations, I came quickly to that conclusion. And I think that rain is also quite a treat (and a threat for my camera!!)!
Thank you Kev for your words about my photo and also, about my comment on Sarolta's pic. I'm touched...
Added thought: For a reason that still escapes me, I often get the feeling that the panning technique help to have a glimpse of the interior world of the subject, this 'Other' that is so close and so far... Very difficult for me to express what I mean. Hope you will understand. If not, just keep looking to your photo.
dolin (15647) 2006-11-04 11:40
Another good one, I like the dynamism with this panning.
The effect of the hot tones is excellent with this silhouette.
Very interesting !
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-04 18:57
Yes, dear Kev, Claire came to my mind as well, her beautiful panning shot! Very nice, indeed like in a fairground. The background lights, their multihued horizontals allude to a city, to something very exciting indeed. A lovely bike shot again! Bravo!
Furachan (0) 2006-11-05 3:06
Yeah, and the fellow on the bike actually looks a bit like Luko, LOL! Honest, but that's besides the point.
Aside from the technicalmastery of anning which is truly yours, I like the troe here, the idea that there is out there in the streets of Amseterdam a merrygoround for adult bikers, the holw town being a kind of huge playground whichever way one looks at it...
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-05 12:00
excellent panning, the colorful background is superb.
Also I like the man's face, very quiet. It contrasts with the dynamism of the picture.
bantonbuju (51747) 2006-11-05 15:51
well, i tend to agree with the guys about the role the background plays: look how many secrets are hidden there, in that plethora of screeming colours, and that ridding folk, without a hesitation, is "sinking" into that dense coat of colours;
jrmejias (247) 2006-11-05 19:11
Hi Kev, good photo, congratulations about your composition, colours and contrast too, JR
verde (957) 2006-11-06 13:20
nice panning again. it gives it a strong narrative aspect as if the world is revolving around this guy and what he is thinking. I like it alot
everlasting (14023) 2006-11-08 14:43
Not only impressive panning Kev, but an excellent night shot. Taken at the end of the day when I was long tucked up in my bed:) it almost looks as if he is on the fairground ride. The element of excitment is evident here.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-11-08 16:13
Great silhouette on a dynamic backgrounds.
COlors are just great.
- Copyright: Kev Ryan (KevRyan) (22932)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tributes to TE members, Your Favourites 2, Amsterdam TE Meeting [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 3:31
- Favorites: 1 [view]