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Just do it
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-08
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen 82mm UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tropicana Award 2, 70-79 Points Part 4, Almelo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 4:35
Viewed: 2519
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been a while since I have been active on TL. Just too many other things going on that kept me away. I will have some time this morning and later this evening, and try to look at some of the wonderful photos I've missed.

This is another photo from the one day of snow we got this winter. When I came to this area, these two runners past me by and about an hour later, when I was on my way back home, these two guys came back as well. When I saw then running into the distance I thought that it would be a perfect setting for Nike commercial. I am sure that some of you guys can do a lot better on the graphics of the title, but for me it is all about the photo.

I had to go down in aperture to get a workable shutter speed, since I didn't want to get a higher ISO number.

This is a color photo!!

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Hoi Niek,
Glad to see you again. Fantastic shot with great depth and nice perspective. An excellent colour picture in B&W :)
Perect how the foot steps and bike tire trails leads the viewer to the main subjects; the running figures. A great posting my "Tukker friend" I'm looking forward to more!

Beautiful image.
Great POV/DOF.
I especially like the lines and symmetry you have captured in this photo.

Nice presented, well captured, Tfs Tracey

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-03-04 5:47]

Hi Niek,

This is a well composed photo. Good lines leading to the subject. Nice repetition too. TFS.


Hi Niek,

Great image, like the use of B&W it seems to give an extra coldness to the image. Like the compositional use of the tracks in the path and the runners footprints leading us off into the distance where they are heading.

Nice shot


do it again! thanks

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  • debz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 7] (280)
  • [2007-03-04 6:55]
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Great atmospheric shot. Works well in BW, I love the perspective and the contrast within the snow scene. Lovely composition.

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-03-04 7:21]

Very good depth in your photo, as well as capturing the wintry atmosphere.

Hello Niek,
A very pleasant contrasty winter image!
Excellent lines, well composed and with fine old trees...
And would anyone think this is colours if they didn't know?
Pablo -

Hello Niek!
I like your winter composition!
Lovely perspective anf beautiful atmosphere!
Excellent done!

This is a lovely winter scene with the two joggers running on the road leaving their footprints in the snow. I like the compostion and the perspective of this shot. Well done.

Hi Niek,

Beautiful shot! I like your winterpictures. Compliments for the unsharp detail in the upper left corner, nice for the DOF.
I understand your note that 'it's all about the photo', but with photography comes framing i.m.h.o. A good frame makes the picture even better, even this one ;).
But anyhow: TFS, nicely done!


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-03-04 11:16]

Hallo Niek
Mooie sfeerfoto van iets wat bij ons maar zelden voorkomt.
Gr Jos

Hi Niek,
And what a superb captured this is. Love the angle of capture...leads us straight through. Black and white adds to the effect. Those trees look amazing.Well done.

Hi Niek,
I'm not sure if I would like to do it - I hate running - and I hate running on snow even more! Anyway, I like to watch them ;-)
A lovely shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-03-04 14:09]

Hi Niek

This is just a great show. It really works. Great timing, the people make a great focal point. I like the vertical composition. There are some interesting tracks on the ground as well



Wow Niek, I just love the atmosphere of this image!
I have been running for over 10 years and I know how this feels......
Can't run anymore because of a knee injury and I must say that I realy mis it!
Great sharpness and a very good composition.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-03-04 15:27]

Hi Niek,
Beautiful posting-- a wonderful winter scene. Nice POV - starting with the runners footprints in the foreground leading all the way down the road. Really nicely composed. TFS Julie

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-03-05 4:44]

Hi Niek,

It is o.k to disapear for a while, as long as you come back, :D wonderful winter shot, it give a magical mood, great pov and composition, very nice contrast. With those two people in there, it bring me back to reality... else I will be lost in it... :D beautiful shot...thanks for sharing


:) ltr

beautiful mood and composition here Niek :)
the framing and POV is superb
very nice b/w

i like how the trees and road come together to form the lead lines :)

Tropicana Award

Mooie prent Niek, goede balans. Groet

Niek, very nice perspective in thi sphoto. Well composed and BW gives more crisp look to this. :) Vandana


I can't imagine running, much less running in the ICE! Wow what a nice shot, excellent pathway leads the eye back! Wonderful exposure and contrasts!
Nice shot Niek! We have missed you!

Just a quick visit to see how things are going on TL. Very nicely captured, Niek, and the natural b&w created by the light & snow is very nice. I am wondering if it would have been better not to centre the men (both horizontal & vertical) but I am not certain...Well done!

Hi Niek,
On your way back home kom je wel door een prachtig gebied. Ze hadden iedereen sneeuwvrij moeten geven. Heleboel mensen waren eerder naar huis gegaan vanwege weeralarm.
Je hebt wat moois gecreeerd met deze kleurenfoto. (Zouden we nog sneeuw krijgen?)
Gr. Els

Saludos Niek

Wow que frio que nostalgico bien logrado una belleza


Welcome back on line Niek !

Only one day of snow ? Boy , poor guys !!!! A winter without snow is so sad. Pretty cool composition and mood with these guys running away at slow speed (^_^)in this white environment.

I like the portait style here. Aptly titled with well written notes, I think Nike would be interested in this because of the message of will and determination. The graphics are fine (I couldn't do better) and the composition here is superb. I keep looking into the distance, following the footprints to the people and looking into the background, wondering what awaits them! It's VERY effective in holding my interest!
Well done,

Hi Niek

Congrats on a stunning shot. Hard to believe it is in colour. A truly stunning scene. TFS.

Opnieuw een erg mooi foto van die eene dag dat we sneeuw hadden

Hi Niek..

Very good picture..Ilike the traces, the deep of the composition...The DOF, a very good with the fog in the end ..

Try further to put the title in the center of the border..In this case you put it a little to left...

Best regards

Excellent Niek. Nicely composed and such delicate detail. I think the title suits. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘If Only...’

Love the winter scene Niek! All the snow just like my photos from Vermont, looks like you've had your share! Its a beautiful photo, and like the couple jogging down the country road, very peaceful photo. Love it. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Time to Feed the Ponies (20)" :o)

Hi Niek! This is a well composed photo with Good lines. Nice vinter scene..

hello Niek,
superb lead-in with this road.
Superb winter capture :-)

Well done and best regards,

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2007-05-01 12:26]

This is a winner, Niek. Great details and exposure. I like the way a snowy day with clouds almost looks B&W.
P.S. It took me a while to figure out what the solid "lines" along the road are -- bike tracks.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2007-05-24 19:56]

Oh! this is nice. I like your compo showing lots of the snowy road. This leads the eye to the joggers and those wonderful trees.

Hello Niek,This is a wonderful photo. It has lots of mood and atmosphere. To begin with your B/W treatment works really well with this winter scene. I'm shivering already!! The lead in lines take us straight to the Point of Interest-the two runners and then our eye explores the beauty of the surroundings. Superb composition. TFS. Cheers, Pat.

Merhaba Niek
Perfect compo. Well done.
Beautiful photo.


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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-08-06 14:46]

Hi Niek,
OK, it is out of season and my first reflex was to pass by, by the ambiance is really well capture, that monochrome colour (great to know it is in colours!) is well capture and beautifully composed. I love the say that the foot prints are aside the line probably create by the wheel of a bike. Could have been a photo by itself. TFS.

When I see a photo like this I miss living in a place where it snows . . . but only for a brief period of time! :O)

Wonderful mood you've captures here and I can sense the silence.


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