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Wintertime Biking

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 January 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.


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"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Jan 2012 5:09am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great composition.nice perspective.

19 Jan 2012 5:36am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

super cpatage de ce cycliste qui coupe les plan et la route dans la neige.
Bravo et amitié

19 Jan 2012 5:59am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

superb shot!

19 Jan 2012 6:06am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Nice composition. I really like the impression the trunks create

19 Jan 2012 6:17am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic composition, great shot!

19 Jan 2012 6:43am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A great work with surexposition , I like your farming and point of view , Phil

19 Jan 2012 6:55am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very cool photo. Great job.

19 Jan 2012 7:05am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Great angle and light !

19 Jan 2012 7:10am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb framing and so perfect B&W

19 Jan 2012 7:18am

STEED from D, France

The dreams of a solitary Biker..........A ride I envy,through the silenced alleys...........I Love !!!

19 Jan 2012 7:28am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

nice shapes. love the long shadows.

19 Jan 2012 7:59am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

He had to mount snow tires on his bike :)) Splendid framing. Mariana nice day.

19 Jan 2012 8:04am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Awesome b&w. Great capture.

19 Jan 2012 8:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

magnifique prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


19 Jan 2012 8:51am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition...great in B&W.

19 Jan 2012 8:52am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a great capture

19 Jan 2012 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent perspective.

19 Jan 2012 9:21am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Another spectacular capture Mariana! Wonderful b&w.

19 Jan 2012 9:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love this shot for the compressed intensity and the feeling of cold that it carries. I would probably slice off the top edge so the eye could not escape via the left corner !

19 Jan 2012 9:44am

@Ronnie 2¢: just your illusion because of the sign :) thanks

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Very good composition and the b&w treatment underlines it a lot.

19 Jan 2012 9:44am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

nice mode and cool shot!

19 Jan 2012 9:47am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Belle scène é-mouvante de fraîcheur!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

19 Jan 2012 9:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great composition

19 Jan 2012 10:03am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Beautiful constrast , great W&B shot , S ! In winter i prefer skiing ;)
have a nice day

19 Jan 2012 10:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific shot - I like the way the bike is cutting across the main road and direction of the arrow.

19 Jan 2012 10:23am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Snow tires or chains:) Great shot; glad I'm in Okinawa

19 Jan 2012 11:09am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image

19 Jan 2012 11:14am

Ed von Ems from Vila do Conde, Portugal


19 Jan 2012 11:33am

Chantal from Netherlands

tough to be outside in these conditions...

19 Jan 2012 11:34am

@Chantal: he does not care , no car, bike is what he has only ;)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautifully captured.

19 Jan 2012 12:05pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautifully framed !

19 Jan 2012 12:06pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition !

19 Jan 2012 12:36pm

Sarah from Tehran, Iran

Nice lights and shadows...

19 Jan 2012 1:20pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

excellent shot,very beautiful photo,well done

19 Jan 2012 1:23pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

19 Jan 2012 2:19pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

Oh My God.... this is the genuine reaction I had when i saw this image... Superb shot... love the pattern that the shadows are creating...

19 Jan 2012 2:26pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

nice black / white, the view, the story in the picture!

19 Jan 2012 2:54pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Cool picture.

19 Jan 2012 3:20pm

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Da passt einfach alles!

19 Jan 2012 3:33pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great b&w, compo !!

19 Jan 2012 4:01pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice capture .. !

19 Jan 2012 4:03pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent contrast and framing.

19 Jan 2012 4:17pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Amazing and very nice in black and white!

19 Jan 2012 5:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lots of snow, clean streets .... no problem for bikers!
love the telelens effect here and the strong b&w contrasts!

19 Jan 2012 5:38pm

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

Nice composition and angle ...

19 Jan 2012 5:47pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Nice composition, wonderful b&w image Mariana
Love the movement from the biker, well done

19 Jan 2012 5:56pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

Belle lumière et compo originale

19 Jan 2012 6:12pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

biking in the snow is so beautiful........
Love to do it...

19 Jan 2012 6:15pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful B&W

19 Jan 2012 6:16pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Well seen, love the division the row of trees creates between the two roads and the biker, beautiful light!

19 Jan 2012 6:39pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot, I like the vertical & horizontal lines formed by the trees & their shadows. Gotta be hearty to ride in these conditions.

19 Jan 2012 6:46pm

@Williams: thanks Paul .

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres belle compo

19 Jan 2012 6:53pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

hello mary is a perfect b/w, bravo

19 Jan 2012 7:24pm

roland theys from loverval, Belgium

Excellent perspective! very good!

19 Jan 2012 7:32pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great depth in this picture with a superb black and white.

19 Jan 2012 8:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic b&w. I love the shadows!

19 Jan 2012 8:54pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Awesome image. great captured.

19 Jan 2012 9:43pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great b/w image !!! Beautiful composition

19 Jan 2012 10:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific. it reminds me of when i had studded snow tires on my mountain bike

19 Jan 2012 10:32pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice moment. I like the rich contrast and the shadows of the trees...Nice winter snow:) we only got cold rain here..

19 Jan 2012 10:39pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

excellent shot!!

19 Jan 2012 11:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful strong image Mariana! Beautiful pp treatment! ;-)

20 Jan 2012 1:24am

Karen Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You've certainly had some snow up there. This is a lovely image - alone with his thoughts on his bike. Nicely done, Mariana.

20 Jan 2012 1:50am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The comment above was from me - my apologies. :-)

20 Jan 2012 2:00am

@Jason Politte: do not use Karen's account ;) he he thx Jason

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great b/w image. Beautiful composition !

20 Jan 2012 5:49am

Monik from PARIS, France

Oh, quelle belle prise! J'adore la lumière . Les lignes qui se croisent, le cycliste qui traverse, quelle magifique composition. BRAVO, Mariana!
Bonne journée!

20 Jan 2012 7:53am

Gérard Méry from France

J'aime c'est moi losque je prends mon vtt et l'appareil photo

20 Jan 2012 8:35am

Yves from Isserpent, France

bicycle path

20 Jan 2012 10:51am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar mit dem Licht und Schatten. Sehr gut in SW.

20 Jan 2012 3:51pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

superbe cadrage très dynamique annisab

20 Jan 2012 4:32pm

@Annierita & Annisabelle: thanks girls ;)

Marcie from Newton, United States

I always think they must be freezing!! What gorgeous light. And so wonderfully presented in b&w!

20 Jan 2012 6:08pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe la signalisation :o) !!!

20 Jan 2012 9:02pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

un axe de prise réussi ...

21 Jan 2012 6:52am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

and no helmet, eek. :) nice shot Mariana.

22 Jan 2012 5:39am

Stephane.D from In my head, France

tes contrastes et tes n&b ont toujours cette force particulière, cette signature de l instant parfait, un grand bravo Mariana;)

22 Jan 2012 1:18pm

cajera from France

Cycling when there is snow, it is possible and good, if the roads are without snow as this is the case here
Beautiful N/B

22 Jan 2012 7:26pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolis contrastes, et jolie scène sous la neige.

27 Jan 2012 10:18am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

well, at least you don't sweat too much (or at all) because it's cool.. :) nice shot!

6 Feb 2012 5:37pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
300 mm