It seems that a boy in yellow shirt is slightly disappointed. Maybe he was going to a meeting of Lenin’s pioneers, which used to be every year on May 19, in the middle of the Freedom Square of Kharkiv. Now the birthday of the All-Union Pioneer Organization is little celebrated, but instead, the Bike Day (this year it was on May 19 too) becomes very popular.
In the picture you see the moment when almost all of roughly 10 thousand cyclists are lifting up their bikes as a traditional greeting on the Bike Day’s beginning. The cyclist #04 in the foreground is holding his bike most closely to the rules, the saddle being above the wheels. But unfortunately his saddle and bags cover the statue of Lenin, only the head of poor Ilyich being seen above the saddle.
GPS coordinates: 50.00479 Lat, 36.23162 Long, 143 m
[ ← west ] – 50°N THEME – [ east → ]
Critiques | Translate
danos (102490) 2013-06-01 22:36
nice the snapshot from all these bikers to lifting up their bikes participating in the Bike's day beginning.
I'm impressed from the ten thousand cyclists that exist in the beggining of the Bikes day.A good reportage shot from the city.
pajaran (65056) 2013-06-01 23:38
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku pozdrava pocetka biciklistickog druzenja ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good article on the place and time of the start of cycling greeting socializing ...
A good time recording, beautifully demonstrated time.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
Royaldevon (42501) 2013-06-01 23:58
Good Morning Sergiy,
You have captured a real sense of the occasion; all the people in unison ... except, of course, the small boy! He has become the focal figure, strongly positioned, and noticeable because he is not part of the celebrations.
My warm regards,
ourania (50573) 2013-06-03 13:46
a very clear busy picture with nice atmosphere, lovely light and colours. The framing is tight but there is great depth in the composition and dynamism in the scene. The cyclists must be delighted to share their beloved sport with so many colleagues in the brilliant sunshine, the little boy is surely bewildered. You decided not to lift your bike but to take a photo instead:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-04 3:46
excellent snapshot from Bike Day with intersting story described in your note.I like you point of view without one,clear focal point,but instead with so many details and small highlights,like for example this little boy in yellow standing out so nicely among other cyclists.
Great job Sergiy!
Have a nice day
lousat (96700) 2013-06-06 15:52
Hi Sergiy,a funny moment and a very nice scene,excellent opportunity to take a different and original pic,great quality of details and colors as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jmdias (67923) 2013-06-10 6:49
I only could see the head of the sculpture after reading your note. nice view of this moment with good light and sharpness.
zoomer (6) 2013-06-10 9:21
Hi,lots of joy and energy in this shot!I have a grandson that looks just like the boy in yellow.Great image,all the best,Wolf.
jhm (158892) 2013-06-14 4:25
We see just above the saddle it head of Lenin.
I think that the boy in yellow clothing not is strong enough for lift his bike.
A nice position of the different bikers.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
kordinator (22037) 2013-06-18 12:15
Nice scene from the Byke day.
I like colors and atmosphere.
A nice position of the different bikers.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-23 21:45
It has been a long time since I last visited your gallery, or better I was absent from TE for more then 2 years. Since some time I'm back.
Bike day instead of voung pioneer day certainly is completely different event, but I may be more fun to have bike day. Good light management with high sharpness and vibrant colour hues. Well done
serp2000 (45536) 2013-06-30 0:39
Î, ïèîíåðèÿ! Âñïîìíèë æå )) Èíòåðåñíûé ìîìåíò, íèêîãäà íå áûë íà òàêèõ øîó. Âïå÷àòëÿþùàÿ ñöåíà, åñëè èõ 10000.
Êàê ïðîõîäèò ëåòî? Ó íàñ äîëãîæäàííàÿ æàðà, ïîñëå òîé çèìû ýòî áëàãî!
thebest (4276) 2013-07-17 21:45
Excellent photo... well captured!!
This is just a brief message to say sorry for the late response to your last critic... my husband & I have been travelling overseas for the past 9 weeks.
I hope you well & in good spirits?
maloutim (9639) 2013-07-26 23:08
I think the boy in yellow may be disappointed because he didn't manage to hold his bike up like everybody else.
I think this is a great picture of a great event. I undesrstand better your love of cycling.
It seems it's very much encouraged in your country, as your picture shows so well !
Only one thing ! You weren't holding your bike up :-) But you were taking a memorable photograph ! I am amazed at the number of people who took part in this big meeting !
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16600)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Humorous, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nokia N8-00
- Exposure: f/2.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 50°N (50th parallel north in Eastern Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-01 14:37