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Life, is like a bicycle

Life, is like a bicycle
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Copyright: JeanPaul Rollet (saparot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 55 N: 124] (4673)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-03-08
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pics to learn from [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 14:46
Viewed: 2314
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Life, is like a bicycle, it is necessary to advance not to lose balance.
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elegance on a bicycle...

This is a lovely capture Jean Paul, all the tones are there, and the expression of movement is spot on. Only one niggle in that the subject is not moving into the frame - but that’s a personal thing

Good comment, great image. However, to accentuate the fact that she's moving forward, I would have left more space front of her.

Your subtle sepia is fabulous!



Nice note, very difficult capture and there is (not surprisingly) some visible camera-shake on your subject here.

May I ask why you chose such a small aperture, rather than a large aperture (say f2 or f3 with a faster shutter speed to freeze the action?

Composition is ok but I agree that her placement should be further back in the frame.

Metering and the photo's treatment in sepia mono is very nice.


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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-01-10 16:19]

J'aime cette photo où l'on voit bien le mouvement.

Il ne faut pas oublier, la vie c'est comme une bicyclette, un jour elle ne sera plus dans le portrait.


Très belle image que cette femme dans son costume vietnamien traditionnel à vélo. Et dans le fond, toutes ces autos qui symbolisent le mouvement vers la modernité de ce pays. Très bien vu et réalisé.

Bonsoir Jean-Paul :)
Splendide cliché et belle note. Belle prise du mouvement, le noir et blanc est de rigueur. C'est très très beau ! Bravo

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  • luisa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 73] (1408)
  • [2007-01-10 22:15]

I really agree with your definition of life, but no forgeting that the sensation of riding a bike is great!!:)

Beautifull photo!


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