Stills V3

December 26, 2008

Bike Ride

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 14:39

One of my bike routes.

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  1. Not a lot of December 26th about this photo :-)

    I notice the correctly helmeted cyclist on the logo, although nobody told the people who manage the forest that they should only be planting dwarf species.

    To my winter eyes this looks unbelievably bright. I’ve just spent three days walking in the west highlands and there has been nothing as bright as that post, let alone the background.

    Comment by Colin — December 26, 2008 @ 21:17

  2. 25th May 2008, the date is in the file name.

    Actually today and yesterday have been as bright as this. It is a glorious morning with frost but a bit too much wind for a cycle ride!

    Comment by Rex — December 27, 2008 @ 09:39

  3. This should certainly attract people to go cycling there. I am presuming that this is a New Forest trail as opposed to a Sustrans one.

    It is very bright but in winter it can be hard to imagine that such conditions will be seen again. It’s a very controlled background and looks almost Disney-like in its depiction of the forest – without that being derogatory in any way.

    But it’s all flat for you! Try cycling up our hill!

    Comment by John Ellis — December 28, 2008 @ 11:36

  4. Creates a nice sense of a family route through the forest. Shooting it static like this makes it seem like a quite a serene route – contrasts nicely with the action-blur shots I’m used to seeing of fast, technical MTB routes.

    Not really my riding cup of tea, unless it’s at night in the middle of winter (but where’s the reflective marker on the post for that?).

    Comment by doonster — December 31, 2008 @ 19:08

  5. This is a national park now. In its previous incarnation the forest was run for the ‘commoners’ and folks like thee and me were not very welcome. However as far as I can tell with the new status of a National Park you are probably less welcome thus riding after dusk is still verboten.

    Comment by Rex — December 31, 2008 @ 20:02

  6. What strikes me is the crisp, “stop and look” colorful sign with all its strong-edged cartoon-reality against the soft-focus forest with the pool of light and the path whispering an invitation.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — December 31, 2008 @ 21:51

  7. This leaves me wondering what that third blue square was indicating. The dreamy background compounds this.

    Comment by akikana — January 1, 2009 @ 06:29

  8. ‘This leaves me wondering what that third blue square was indicating.’

    I had the same question. A distance measure maybe. The 4/3 aspect ratio really works for this one; this would have felt unbalanced as an uncropped 35mm frame.

    Comment by matt — January 1, 2009 @ 14:29

  9. Third square? I’ll check but I’m reasonably confident that all the posts have three spaces. I guess they are manufactured in ‘bulk’ and then 1-2 or 3 signs are then fixed on.

    Comment by Rex — January 1, 2009 @ 17:43

  10. Third square? I’ll check but I’m reasonably confident that all the posts have three spaces. I guess they are manufactured in ‘bulk’ and then 1-2 or 3 signs are then fixed on.

    Comment by Rex — January 1, 2009 @ 17:43

  11. Sorry to be so far behind!

    I’ve looked at this several times and enjoyed each view. The inviting, bright “dreamy background” could almost be Florida this time of year.

    Comment by Christina — January 3, 2009 @ 01:37

  12. while I get a taste of bike path I’d like to feel/see the surface of it and the surrounding vegetation.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 3, 2009 @ 20:28


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