Just back from a wonderfull two weeks in Montreal spent with André.
Plenty of cold and snow. But I really enjoyed the snow blanketing the city as we never get snow here where I live.
Montreal occupies a 50km long island at the confluence of the St-Laurent and Ottawa rivers.
A very belated Happy New Year to everyone!
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InasiaJones (30064) 2010-01-09 22:47
An almost monochromatic image, if only the residual paint and rusted clip wouldn't sell the punch.
As you were able to notice, dozens of bikes are abandoned or left on the sidewalks during winter season, some in better conditions than other, so I guess it's a typical scene of Montreal. Only through your eyes though was I able to realized that this isn't something I have seen in other parts of my country or anywhere else actually.
So that was one of the cool aspect to walk around Mtl with you, rediscovering my own city. On that particular snowy day, it was also enjoyable to see your candid reactions and shooting around with a renewed interest.
Graphic and abstract shot, that despite the simple appearance of the subject, reveals something typical and singular about my city.
I also think that this photo is a nice intro for your next challenge, learning to drive one of these bikes once you'll live here next summer. Mtl is a cyclist city and you'll have to adopt this transportation mode to feel a true montrealer! And of course, to eat a poutine, a bagel, a beaver tail and a smoked meat at least once a month... :-P)
mesutilgim (73216) 2010-01-10 0:16
There is allwasy something to be photographed around us, only if we can see (not only look at) !
You have creadted here a perfect graphism with this detail of a bike snown in. Also the red color rests helps to increase the effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
bostankorkulugu (41406) 2010-01-10 0:16
this is so cool wanda... simple yet so strong with the red touch... well framed and presented i think...
hey all the best in 2010 :)...
clamel53 (160) 2010-01-10 0:18
Taglio molto particolare e immagine quasi astratta.
Angshu (52994) 2010-01-10 0:39
I read that you had a great time in big Andre's city...this is a very interesting shot, very graphical and quite an unique way to show us two things, the bicycle and the snow. It was interesting reading Andre's crtq as well, as I learnt about Montreal from that as well
Wish you the very best for the New Year, the best of everything, health, love, joy and prosperity
baba_flies (8829) 2010-01-10 1:10
Hello Wanda! This will be YOUR year ... I just read André's note :))) All the best to you too, happy new year. I have one week of Montreal behind me and it was winter too (and some more days in summer on our way to Vermont). A school friend lived there for many years and now returned with her family. My school friend and her husband, they both teach at McGill University. I had a fantastic time in Montreal, trying out my Swiss French (I never use French much ... what a shame!). Now with her two boys it is a little bit more difficult to meet on a regular basis but we exchange our xmas letters to keep in touch which is nice. And, before I forget, love your picture, very nice idea, it shows both, a true winter and people trying to make a difference taking the velo whenever it is possible. All the best, Barbara.
bukitgolfb301 (32754) 2010-01-10 2:53
Hello my dear Wanda
This is an another great shot!
Simple but marvelous impressive shot, perfect framework / composition and sharpness are so admirable as usual. This is very much photogenic.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good Sunday evening!
BennyV (13058) 2010-01-10 4:20
What a surprise to see you posting such a snowy upload.
Great compositional work to create a very playful and original picture.
I also like the patches of saturated red paint.
Gelukkig 2010 & stay warm!!
macjake (45896) 2010-01-10 4:46
Simple yet so effective, and with a red patch that provides alot of impact for the scene.
Well thought of
Bartleby (13238) 2010-01-10 5:55
and a happy new year to you too. Great detail shot you found here. Very graphic and evocative at the same time. The touch of red brings a welcomed little extra to the shot.
divail (7920) 2010-01-10 8:08
J'aime beaucoup ce plan rapproché de ce vieux vélo. Très artistique et graphique.
nanor (130) 2010-01-10 8:55
Très belle composition avec cette roue de vélo dans la neige. Cela ressemble presque à un dessin abstrait. Bravo. Cordialement. Marine
Very beautiful composition with this wheel of bike in the snow. It looks like almost an abstract drawing. Bravo. Cordially. Marine
Deepforest (9260) 2010-01-10 9:57
Nice capture, simple but really interesting. I like especially remains of red paint, enlivening the picture and creating original texture...
Wanda if you like snow so much I would like to exchange the place of living with you ;o) Poland is covered with thick mantle of snow and I hate the snow and low temperatures.
KLB (23723) 2010-01-10 10:06
My best wishes for this new year and all these new projects !
You offer here a great abstract shot.
The thumbnail is really eyecatching thanks to the strong graphism and this striking red splash.
You've got an artistic eye to see such a result in a detail of the wheel.
Creative and unusual work, compliments.
patdeph (35744) 2010-01-10 10:20
this is a great and original idea,the graphism is superb!I am surprised that the snow appears so soft and blurred as you were ta f/11,I thought that it was f/3,5,the effect is beautiful and make the spokes of the wheel are superbly standing out!The red is a very nice detail
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-10 14:26
happy, healthy and wonderful new year to you too! Wow, love this crazy and artistic view of the wheel. That bit of red really makes it! As does the snow... Great shot!
Have a good week and take good care,
delkoo (68) 2010-01-11 10:24
nice crop on the wheel of the bicycle, quite simple but well achieved.
i wish you all the best for 2010.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-11 12:27
a nice detail isolated from the overall present snow and framed in a graphical way not forgetting the canon touch ;-) I read between the lines major changes are coming your way, wish you all the best to master them and don't worry if you think your french is not up to the level, what they speak there is not french... my wife is a fan of a quebecois TV series, and without subtitles no chance to understand a word !
Kind Regards JY
holmertz (31600) 2010-01-12 6:51
It took me a few seconds to realize what this was. A fine composition, almost abstract, with an interesting pattern of lines and a few attractive spots of remaining red paint.
Silvio1953 (106048) 2010-01-12 11:22
Ciao Wanda, lovely and original composition, superb graphic, great idea, very well done, a belated Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
sevy (14437) 2010-01-13 2:17
This photo is exactly my today life. No car, and many snow during the night. I can only go to job with the bike. It was quite fun today :-)
It is why this photo really tell something to me.
In this way, the close frame is a good choise.
rbassin (13479) 2010-01-13 10:07
Superbe, une très belle composition graphique.
L'idée est bien concrétisée.
cam (9041) 2010-01-13 18:54
Bikes and snow goes hand in hand in Montreal, and elsewhere in others CAnadian city.Do not take André's word on that.
I must say that you are giving a fresh look to this old topic.The snow has a cloudy look.
Are you still in Québec?
Snow storms have a way of raising one's mood and spirit.
Hope you had a good stay.
westcoastgirl1 (660) 2010-01-13 21:08
Glad you had a good time in Canada!
A unique shot.
I am glad you liked the snow too.
ManuMay (34021) 2010-01-18 8:13
Very well seen!!
Powerfully graphic, very good point of view and cadrage, great idea and very good composition, minimalistic...Very good!
Have a nice day...
sacimar (25969) 2010-01-22 11:18
minimalistic and beautiful composition! I like it, excellent idea with a great result, well done,
jwmunro (286) 2010-01-31 8:26
Hello Wanda -
As an avid cyclist I find this image very compelling in its minimalist presentation. What caught my attention, of course, is the specks of red in the dark and white image. Well done as the snow is white with texture and the remaining elements are spot on as well. Good eye and great presentation!
Thank you for sharing.
Rafer (14769) 2010-05-30 22:59
Fantásticas formas y lineas....saludos
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14424)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-02
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bikes, Photos du mois - Janvier, Bicycles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-09 22:01