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shadow traveler

Posted by
Becky (los angeles, United States) on 3 November 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Wow, amazing! The shadow is just stunning! Love the dynamic and the movement and the intensity of the tones. GREAT!!!!

3 Nov 2010 5:18am

Shiloh from Los Angeles, United States


3 Nov 2010 5:37am

S H E R I from Tehran, Iran

completely agree with maria! great capture and excellent timing.... that shadow is fantastic

3 Nov 2010 5:38am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

wow, fantastic image, very good timing.

3 Nov 2010 6:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow! This composition has it all. The rider and his shadow is special. I also like the textures and contrast you get out of the background.

3 Nov 2010 7:28am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

This is just wonderful. It oscillates between magical and mysterious. Brilliant!

3 Nov 2010 7:42am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice framing
nice photo in B/W

3 Nov 2010 7:51am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Very good .. You caught the moment when the rider enters the picture and creates a great composition with a shadow across the top ... Congratulations Becky .. Enjoy the day!

3 Nov 2010 7:52am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid this shadow play, a magnificent B & W 5 *. Nice day.

3 Nov 2010 8:00am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful BW. Great shadow tones. Wonderfully captured wide angle just at the right moment.

3 Nov 2010 8:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The best shot posted today!

3 Nov 2010 8:14am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


3 Nov 2010 8:51am

fereshteh from Iran

wow !
wow !
wonderful &beautiful

3 Nov 2010 9:21am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

perfect timing!

3 Nov 2010 9:41am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, just a brilliant 5*****

3 Nov 2010 10:09am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. love the shining light and the shadow.. 5*

3 Nov 2010 10:11am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

This shot is amazing - the lighting is so unbelievable! What an amazing capture!

3 Nov 2010 10:13am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Excellent capture of the shadow...
Nice lighting too.. Well Done!

3 Nov 2010 11:04am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

i like it so much

3 Nov 2010 11:29am

P. Morris from Canada

Excellent silhouette but the shadows are so bold and wonderful here. One of
the nicest shots of shadows I have ever seen. Just superb work Becky. The
lighting is such an award winner here. 5*****'s !!

3 Nov 2010 11:50am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent title for this beautifully crafted B&W shot! Definitely 5-stars!! Well done Becky! ;-)

3 Nov 2010 12:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Fantastic capture of shadows!! The lighting is Great!!! And what a craetive title ...
Very well done becky!
Regards, Sam

3 Nov 2010 12:40pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

great shot

3 Nov 2010 12:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

You are definitely the master of images here..This is ajust about the most fantastic B&W silhouette image I can remember seeing - I am so proud that I know you and so astounded at this image...just beautiful! The lighting is handled just perfectly and the rider is placed expertly in the frame to allow the other elements to do their thing...this is outstanding, Becky!!

3 Nov 2010 1:01pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Fantastic piece of art Becky!

3 Nov 2010 1:02pm

abed from tehran, Iran


3 Nov 2010 1:25pm

Pat from Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

A wonderful frame, so well observed and captured with the shadow play dominating so.

3 Nov 2010 1:42pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

What a realy special composition,was this set up or pure luck ?? I´d love to know !!

3 Nov 2010 2:09pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: I was walking along the path near the beach at the time of day when the sun hits like this - the shadows were fantastic - so I shot - but not just one - many of the bicycles that came by. I tried to get it so that the starkness of the sun was covered mostly by the head of the rider or at the back of them. So it wasn't exactly luck - although the sun played along brilliantly - and I did have the perfect time for trying more than once.
: ) And that's lucky - yes?

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is incredible. How did you ever line it all up so perfectly. Looks so spontaneous, but perfectly balanced, lighted, at the same time. I'm in envy over this eye you have to capture these precious moments in time, Becky. Love the treatment of b/w here, and the sand and ocean beyond the figure. Love the shadows in the foreground. Nice that you composed it how you did. Great shot.

3 Nov 2010 2:18pm

@LauraS: The sun hits like this at a certain time of the day on the beach - and while I was walking I noticed the fantastic shadows of the bikes going by. So - I just started shooting whenever i saw a bike come by. I waited until the sun was behind or blocked by the face so the glare would be minimal - it was great fun.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition! Great shadow play, beautiful B/W and light!

3 Nov 2010 2:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. dynamite shadow

3 Nov 2010 2:32pm

myky from London, Canada

Super shot...perfect composition

3 Nov 2010 2:35pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

excellent silo and b&w, talk about falling shadows...the forms on the beach, kinda s swirls and the tire shapes, the riders inverted s, and sloping horizon, wonderful composition...

3 Nov 2010 2:36pm

Maxou from France

Great shot and your monochome is very nice. Good day.

3 Nov 2010 2:41pm

Nathanael from Paris, France

twice harder...

3 Nov 2010 2:56pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

GREAT! BRILLIANT! Well done Becky!

3 Nov 2010 3:45pm

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

oh Yessss!!!!! Great comp here!

3 Nov 2010 4:04pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Simply fantástic! Love the strong graphic processing and the compo!

3 Nov 2010 4:27pm

San G. from Encino, California, United States

What energy! I love the movement ... diagonals, etc. The eye moves as if we're on the bicycle. WHOOSH!

3 Nov 2010 5:06pm

Prospect from Oslo, Sweden

This is a lovely picture! Nice idea. And the shadow is really putting the last touch to it!

3 Nov 2010 5:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wonderful light and shadow! This is great!

3 Nov 2010 5:53pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

superbe shadow!! well done!

3 Nov 2010 6:05pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Brilliant use of shadows and light.

3 Nov 2010 6:06pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

JUSTTTTT 5x5 * amazing !!!!!!!!!!

3 Nov 2010 7:03pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

petit coureur deviendra grand....grâce au soleil

3 Nov 2010 7:36pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

What else could I possibly add. This is outstanding.

3 Nov 2010 7:42pm

SOUL AFLAME from Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

A simply superb frame with the shadow and silhouette effect so strong and vibrant.

3 Nov 2010 7:42pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

excellent timing.
The strong constrast is emphasizing the dynamism of your picture. Very good job

3 Nov 2010 8:03pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Superb shot and this giant shadow is stunning! Great work, Becky:-)

3 Nov 2010 8:08pm

Katherine from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great shadow, a very strong image

3 Nov 2010 8:34pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too simply Great !!!!!!

3 Nov 2010 9:10pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOOOW! Fantastic, Love the shadows!
Great B&W! Good job, Bravo. : )

4 Nov 2010 1:22am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Fantastic capture of that huge shadow! Great framing and color toning!

4 Nov 2010 3:28am

Fotodog from Saint Paul, United States

I love the long shadows. Great light and texture!!

4 Nov 2010 5:06am

Céline from New York City, United States

Great contrejour !

4 Nov 2010 5:34am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the stretch and slant of the shadow - this is a great composition with fabulous light!

4 Nov 2010 5:40am

Dgs from Paris, France


4 Nov 2010 5:58am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

that is wonderful, beautiful elongated shadow and great contrast...

4 Nov 2010 6:21am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau contre-jour j'aime !

4 Nov 2010 6:51am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

fantastic capture, Becky ! I love the composition and the long shadow ! strong contrast, beautiful B&W !

4 Nov 2010 7:17am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... what a great capture ! The shadow is just fantastic, and I love these silver tones. 5***** Have a lovely day :)

4 Nov 2010 8:23am

k@ from Paris, France

Just Incredible, Becky, if it was not you i'd swear this is trick but i'm sure it's serendipity at work, wonderful result with the giant wheels, i love this utterly !

4 Nov 2010 8:57am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The play with shadow is really successful here, and the choice of contrasted B&W is good, well done Becky !!

4 Nov 2010 9:13am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Superb image!

4 Nov 2010 10:01am

oncho from granada, Spain

Great capture.....

4 Nov 2010 10:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I have never seen such a powerful shadow - I think it just hit me ! Amazing shot, Becky.

4 Nov 2010 1:50pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Wondderful B/W shot with strong contrasts !
Kind regards

4 Nov 2010 2:39pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Joo,realmente impresionante,esta muy bien hecha,me gustan mucho las sombras.Gran trabajo.

4 Nov 2010 4:19pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO. The right time of day. Terrific shadows. I LOVE those huge bike wheels. Excellent, Becky !

4 Nov 2010 7:08pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Simply brilliant!!! I love the long shadow and the light is exquisite! Wonderful processing as well. Everything just work so well here! Bravo!

4 Nov 2010 7:57pm

Dave Hill from Nether Langwith, United Kingdom

Great shot

4 Nov 2010 7:57pm

Alfredo Jimenez Casimiro from Burgos, Spain


4 Nov 2010 10:15pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

We have a 5 ***** shot !!!

5 Nov 2010 1:50am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning composition and perfect light! Wonderful treatment! Everything comes together in this!!!!

5 Nov 2010 3:41am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

superb light moment becky

5 Nov 2010 9:00am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic shot! I love the shadow!!! Excellent!

6 Nov 2010 5:05am