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the line of least resistance by Ciril the line of least resistance by Ciril
take the line of least resistance
bike vs motorbikes

florence
italy
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9Written Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
FANTASTIC
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BlowinBy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
This is a really amazing perspective........awesome picture
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Tryptonite Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
Yup, really nice exposure..
Looked like those old b/w photos but not quite..
i've done a simillar shot like this ...but obviously it's not as good as this ;p
Kudos to u there!
Did u do any sort of digital manipulations in this photo?
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Ciril Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Professional Photographer
curves in photo shop only.... just to make contrast and tones better...

thanks for your comments. ;)
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graymornings Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
gawd! the perspective on this is just brilliant! The eye just follows the guidelines, to and fro'! ;)
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VisionsPrelude Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Wonderful shot and nice idea behind it too! I love the tones and composition here, great use of lines and perspective! :clap:
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ezustos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004   Photographer
i like all the lines in this, and the dissolving buildings at the end of the street, as if it could go on forever, for all we know.... the bluish colour is cool too. i like this photo a lot :) :+fav:
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phobyte Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004   Photographer
Hey, this is the continuum of Via Alfani, that cross with Via Cavour...when have you been there?
Seems like the amount of motorbikes we have looks very high for foreigners..doesn't it?
I'm one of those who use bike (or feet)...
Good shot, though the fact that the place is so familiar makes the photo less charming to me...
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gavinsartwork Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004   Photographer
i took a similar shot, it was of a line of vespas and it was in florence. yours is very nice, i like it
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Alter8Ego Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
Truly an amazing perspective, orchestrating all of these evident and suggested street lines into a stable composition, with a dynamic tempo of receeding into the vanishing point. Where appears to be a tilt, there is none, once we glance at the corners of the image and realize that all plane intersections are perpendicular.

I am actually in the favour of the bold contrast and the futuristic over exposure... to me the light blast coming from the depth of the photo, adds an underlying notion of suspense, since we are denied the insight into what awaits the cyclist at the end of the street...and washing out the detail of buildings in that section, also helps focus the eye of the viewer more on the focal point of the cyclist in question.

Not only are the motorized bikes alligned opposite the traditional man powered bicycle, but also the modern architecture featuring McDonalds fortifies the domain of motorcycles, while more classical, old stone buildings support the realm of the old times to the right. Truly an interesting play of light and dark, and a stunning capture of that metaphysical boarder line inbetween the old, and the dictating trends of the new technology advancements.
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