A couple of minutes before it started to rain. Amazed by the light and colours on the way back home, I dismounted from my bike and made this shot.
Tech: saturated, sharpened, de-noised
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Guenther (10915) 2004-08-26 5:12
Wow, wonderful composition and good idea with the bike! Great light and colours. It's a pity the sunny part of the meadow is overexposed but otherwise a wonderful shot. Compliments.
crabmistress (268) 2004-08-26 5:14
And it's fantastic! I remember being in the same situation, without my camera though. :)
It's a beautiful scene,EG. Nice contrast of the dark clouds and the sun on the grass. Could it be a little over sharpened that made the yellow green grass seem exposed? The bike is a very nice effect. :-)
spence (65) 2004-08-26 5:16
Superb light Eugene, especially on the trees. The contrast between the heavy dark clouds and that beautiful green is lovely. I'd have positioned the bike a bit more to the left but otherwise I like it very much.
jemaflor (103099) 2004-08-26 5:18
Superbes couleurs et contrastes saisissants.
Pour un équilibre et une composition encore meilleures on pourrait suggérer un VTT placé un peu plus sur la gauche.
Enfin telle que la photo est présentée, c'est déjà une grande réusite.
Deke (708) 2004-08-26 5:51
Eugene, a fine idea, lovely light.
I wondered a lot about different crops, treatments (only because I like it!).
In a workshop I tried to do something about the overexposed grass but there is no detail there. In the end I went for a toned job with a crop and cloned in some grass detail. It's not perfect but might give some ideas. Fine shot and it's nice to have an image that you can produce different things with.
Nice English ambience and the bike gives it the Oxford touch!
deud (1920) 2004-08-26 6:02
Very good colours, good contrast between sky and sunny grass.
jrenier (762) 2004-08-26 6:17
This is great !
centurion (0) 2004-08-26 7:32
Great composition, fantastic shot.
richtersl (3546) 2004-08-26 7:50
The colors in this photo are amazing. Your bike really makes this shot work.
ninadev (5377) 2004-08-26 7:58
Fantastic light.. It's a good thing there is that bike in the pic, and not only the landscape, it then makes this image become a story, which often lacks in our images. I would also crop to the left of the bike to make it less centered.
robiuk (10807) 2004-08-26 8:16
You certainly have an eye for photography, Eugene - yet have to work on composition and photo-techiques (well, that applies to all of us, does it not?).
Gradient filter would do an excellent job in the lighting conditions like this, so I suggest acquiring one. But if you feel like 'cheating' in PS, you may find this page useful:
agpires (0) 2004-08-26 10:17
Superb light of storm, the composition is good except the bicycle which I would have put a little more on the left. I find the image over-exposed a little.
gymley (190) 2004-08-26 11:42
Great idea to let the bike to participate in the picture,shows nicely contrast between nature and human presence besides light contrasts
burdallet (0) 2004-08-26 12:47
Oh !! Excellent .; you have capture an instant of violent light wghich happened just before a storm
kikvel (4784) 2004-08-26 12:57
jef (310) 2004-08-26 13:17
La couleur presque fluo et l'ambiance de cette image sont fantastiques, presque dramatique ! Trés belle lumière aussi, bon travail
Phoebe (133) 2004-08-26 15:24
Es genial! Me encanta el olor de la hierba y el contraste que hacel con el cielo! La bicicleta en medio queda genial!
maphoto (8082) 2004-08-26 15:30
Beautiful colors and light, great cloudy sky and weather condition, there is only a small negative point is the slight overexposition of the grass, other than that the result is very good, well seen and composed.
bebel (7588) 2004-09-12 17:05
Hello, thanks for your last visit to my pict of stavanger !
I looked to your album, very good shots - and I like that one and the WS you did. nice colours saturated and great grey sky ! looks like a paint !
odemira (514) 2004-10-29 8:21
The calm before the storm. Amazing colors, I'm very impressed.
will-b (236) 2004-10-30 10:11
The bike really makes this shot. Well done for including it.
jstewart (1150) 2005-01-16 21:18
As a cyclist, I'm drawn to this picture. As a photographer, I'm also drawn to it. Great light, DOF, and the strategic placing of the bike is the key to this excellent picture.
spis (319) 2005-01-25 11:46
Fantastic colors and great composition.
Maru (0) 2005-01-25 11:59
great shot with amazing colors! the silhouettes of the green trees in contrast with the grey stormy sky is very good.
Maybe a bit overexposed in the sunny part.
flagman (298) 2005-01-25 12:02
Amazing colour and composition, I notice a slight halo around the large trees, I wonder if it has been over-sharpened. Very eye-catching image, nonetheless.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-05 4:49
Oh - I can understand why you got of the bike so quickly - a fine mix of dark sky and bright light - I can reconize this kind of scenary.
No wonder you don't like rain with those wheels on the bike ;-)
MvS (4163) 2005-02-05 9:24
I have no chance of resisting this kind of picture - clear colours and an over cast sky. I might feel that the bright part of the grass is a bit to dominant.
David_Marques (96) 2005-11-23 9:17
Bom contraste de cores. Uma composição equilibrada!
Paulo_Cohen (354) 2005-11-23 9:33
I really liked your photo. Excellent perspective and colour mix. The contrast between the subshine on the floor and the dark grey on the sky worked very well.
Keep up the good work
madhav (38) 2005-11-23 9:37
Excellent shot Eugene.
I don't have anything to suggest as much has already been mentioned.
amitai (879) 2005-11-23 9:39
Very beautiful, yet over processed and over exposed in the highlights.
mjdundee (4663) 2005-11-23 9:42
Perfect compo, however it looks oversaturized and what is really bad is the burned out bright part of the green. Anyway, excellent idea and well seen. TFS. Thomas
isabela_sor (47748) 2005-11-23 10:50
Great composition, strong colors and sidelight..
onmax (849) 2005-11-30 7:42
Hola Eugene, muy buena fotografia, tiene un gran contraste entre el verde y las nubes, pero una buena combinacion tonal, ya que ambos tiene colores frios.
Buena idea de poner la bicicleta en el cesped, eso le marca un acento especial a la imagen, solo que la ubicacion del objeto deberia estas mas a un costado.
dimitrisT (928) 2006-03-16 17:36
Great contrast between the lighted green and the dark sky! Wonderful composition, sharp details! We can smell the rain coming!
veronika (6058) 2006-04-24 8:15
Hi Eugene i love this one, so simple and clear..! just excellent, you know it :)
peco85 (921) 2006-06-03 4:28
A magnificent shot! Great Composition With the bike as a natural focus. The light vs. dark is beautiful and the motion is so storng that I almost kan touch it! Marvelous colors although I think it was a little to bright in the middle to the right.
Thanks for sharing!
evanrizo (456) 2006-06-03 4:36
Woooooh what a great image, what a beautiful colors, what a nice lightness.
Thanks for share.
A reaaly great work.
SiljaPhoto (65) 2006-06-03 4:40
Lovely light, very good shot having the bike like this in the motif.
teutza (10590) 2006-06-03 5:07
what colours!i'm amased!i've neve seen such green!great!
voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-20 9:45
Hi Eugene, this is a very endearing composition. just lovely.
Yngo (18) 2006-07-20 10:12
Very beautiful and curious composition. Damage that unused UV filter. Then, clouds would look magnificently. Nice shot.
picardo (2459) 2006-07-20 10:37
Wow!. Excelent colors and composition is great. Simple but effective. I like it a lot
faubry (35447) 2006-07-21 4:34
bonjour Eugêne, très bonne idée d'être descendu de vélo pour prendre la photo avec une belle lumière, bravo, et encore mieux d'avoir placé la bicyclette devant!
merci et bonne journée
uranium (28) 2006-09-14 13:29
Very nice work,
And very nice naming,
Goes to favorties!
axiotea (21651) 2006-09-14 13:35
A great lighting effects in that compo and a beautiful dramatic sky which contrasts well to the grass and trees...
All the best,
- Copyright: Eugene Gorny (e_g) (767)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Bicycles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-26 5:00
- Favorites: 4 [view]