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Autumn rider

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 23 May 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Late autumn on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin - this cycle path leads its rider through a carpet of oak leaves.

NIKON D5000 1/20 second F/14.0 ISO 100 16 mm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! great !
i like both of the view and bicycle !

23 May 2011 5:46am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

nature remains, we are passengers. beautiful photographic metaphor!

23 May 2011 6:04am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

I like your ghost :) beautiful!

23 May 2011 6:10am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful picture friend ... Some fabulous colors that harmonize the entire composition. An ambient light well expressed ... incredible person who travels by bicycle as a ghost! Best regards, Adela

23 May 2011 6:16am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The atmosphere and the colors are just incredible.

23 May 2011 6:23am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely composed , I like the softness on your shot , Phil

23 May 2011 6:56am

tataray from france, France

Superbe vue et le mouvement génial.

23 May 2011 7:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A beautiful study of colour, texture and motion. You timed it perfectly

23 May 2011 7:35am

k@ from Paris, France

I love that, both the autumnal superb hue & the excellent motion blur, vivid image !

23 May 2011 7:44am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Il est génial ce cycliste, BRAVO, j'aime beaucoup !

23 May 2011 8:13am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Autumn in Australia and spring in the Netherlands!!
Beautiful colors and I like the movement in this photo!! Great shot!!

23 May 2011 8:28am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great..excellent effect of motion..wonderful color cast.

23 May 2011 9:09am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe paysage d'automne !!:)

23 May 2011 9:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Hurry home before winter . . a wonderful cohesiveness about this shot.

23 May 2011 9:19am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Lovely and amazing composition, what a delightful autumn view and feel, great colours!!

23 May 2011 9:35am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The sense of motion is just great!

23 May 2011 9:36am

fereshteh. from Iran


23 May 2011 10:06am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love the colours on display in Autumn, it's a shame the seasons don't go Spring, Summer, Autumn, Spring. And miss out winter :D great photo like what you have done.

23 May 2011 10:34am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of colour and the sense of motion is outstanding. Well done.

23 May 2011 11:06am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Brilliant... I like that motion effect ! Have a lovely day Stephen :)

23 May 2011 11:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely motion blur, and a great reminder that the southern hemisphere is heading towards winter time.
Just wondering, do you ever get to see snow, other than up in the mountains?

23 May 2011 12:34pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly. Yes - for us, winter is sure on the way. We only get snow in the high ranges around Canberra. It rarely snows in the city and suburbs - and no more than a few centimeters once or twice each winter.

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely warm colors !

23 May 2011 12:44pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful shot and superb job with the motion!

23 May 2011 12:52pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful capture of movement!
Great shot Stephen!

23 May 2011 12:55pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beauty, the blurred movement of the rider gives it an impressionistic feel to me.

23 May 2011 1:04pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a gorgeous tree,and great how you captured the biker like in a flash of time
next to it!

23 May 2011 1:11pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

we can smell falling leaves and chimney smoke... coldening wind and automnal light ...great...

23 May 2011 1:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful . what a great scenery, super focus , super motion ....

23 May 2011 1:28pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful automn capture and nice composition

23 May 2011 1:49pm

DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES from Canada &, United Kingdom

The feeling of speed works so well here, and the carpet of leaves transforms the landscape. Nicely captured, Stephen.

23 May 2011 2:19pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What lovely autumn image! Beautiful composition, framing and the blur is adding life to the scene! Refreshing!:-)

23 May 2011 2:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The blurred inference to the cyclist is wonderful Stephen! The carpet of fallen oak leaves is majestic! Nicely captured! ;-)

23 May 2011 2:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super action shot and oak leaf delight.

23 May 2011 2:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is marvelous, Stephen! A wonderful motin shot to be sure! An what a splendid scene - truly, autumn is my favorite season....even here where the winters that follow can be nasty and cold...but I don't mind - I love the beauty of the seasons and this is a completely beautiful scene Stephen - wonderful!

23 May 2011 3:57pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent colors and blur figure - I like it a lot

23 May 2011 4:50pm

myky from London, Canada

This is great...the triangular elements in the comp really add to the dynamic flow.

23 May 2011 4:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Well framed. Great capture of motion blur and wonderful fallen oak leaves. Beautiful colours. Excellent. Love it, Stephen. :)

23 May 2011 4:57pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

My kind of bike path. A superb photo, Stephen, with excellent detail in that glorious tree and of course a very effective motion blur. Autumn will always be my favourite season.

23 May 2011 5:01pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Cool shot! Great pov.
Like these autumn colors, but at the moment I'm enjoying spring too...;-)))

23 May 2011 5:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Love this action shot and beautiful colors!

23 May 2011 6:19pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

nice use of blurred action shot. Gives the pic movement

23 May 2011 6:41pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic shot, Stephen. The motion-blurred cyclist makes the tree to stand out impressively.

23 May 2011 6:42pm

Stefanie from France

Winter is knocking on the door. Beautiful colors.

23 May 2011 8:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done. lovely

23 May 2011 8:49pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Beautiful autumn colors...well captured! Great shot! cheers!

23 May 2011 9:49pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

This is such a beautiful composition!
Great exposure too!
Autumn in Aussie is awesome. :)

23 May 2011 10:08pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wonderful movement ... such a gorgeous place for a bike path - really nice image

23 May 2011 10:28pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the carpet of leaves on the ground - and the cycle rider whizzing by is an added treat to this great view.

23 May 2011 11:23pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot

23 May 2011 11:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful composition captured here. Your processing brings out interesting detail in each of the leaves spotted here. That looks like a well-traveled bike path with hardly any leaves obstructing its presence. Great DoF as well, incorporating the bridge in the background.

24 May 2011 3:31am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

love this image; the transience of the rider juxtaposed with the substance of the tree and bridge behind!

24 May 2011 7:44am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

I like the blur, ghostly in a way.

24 May 2011 4:36pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic shot!

24 May 2011 4:58pm

Sarah from Bunyip, Australia

Amazing photo, love the composition and sense of motion! :)

25 May 2011 10:43am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

The Autumn rider or the ghost of Autumn, the question is! ;D

27 May 2011 8:18pm

1/20 second
ISO 100
16 mm