November 3, 2013

Cyclists, Thailand

Photograph by Songkran Weelapong, Your Shot

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Cyclists participate in the Trek-Shimano Century Ride along Chao Lao Beach in Chantaburi, Thailand.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Pattern, texture, palette, detail ... This well-composed frame has them all. My favorite part of looking at this photograph is how my eye travels from the broad strokes of the coastline and rocky cliffs to the detail of the tiny cyclists traveling along the road. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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41 comments
Miguel Cortes
Miguel Cortes

This Picture is breathtaking it remind us how beautiful is the universe. 

Vijaya Naik
Vijaya Naik

just wow.....thanks fr capturing the stratified nature.............

현대 신
현대 신

좋읍니다 ^^  감사합니다.

antoinette amegbletor
antoinette amegbletor

Absolutely stunny!!!

Great angle, a wonderful capture making a superb frame!!

Georgiana \beck
Georgiana \beck

I don't know how you do it but the cyclists seem to be actually moving!!!!!!!!! 

Vincent C.
Vincent C.

Great shot but I wouldn't want to cycle there.  The road looks wet and an accident waiting to happen.

Kim Estorga
Kim Estorga

Great photo, great composition, wonderful!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Totally agree with Alexa Keefe that there are so many colors, textures and shapes that make this such an interesting photo.       Wonderful.

Doreen Ojala
Doreen Ojala

Such an interesting perspective from all different points of view, color, use of landscape, and movement!

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

Each stratified layer of the photo, the water, the rocks, the trees, the steep treeless hillside, seems to participate in the lateral motion of the cyclists on the road.  At first, I read the water as being a flowing river, which would be literally moving parallel with the bikes, but the vertical folds in the hillside could be seen as the lateral motion of a muddy, viscus ooze, and the lateral motion of the animate, mobile trees and rocks is as frozen in the photo as that of the racing bicycles. 

Overall, it's a rather mundane photo, if one could liberate the word 'mundane' from its pejorative connotation. 

Mike WARD
Mike WARD

wonderful shot and great composition

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

There is wonderful depth in this coastline. The whole picture is full of corrugations, with whirls and streaks - except for the tarmac.  There the peleton is freewheeling down hill at a leisurely pace.  You can tell that this is an easy ride because none of the cyclists are on the 'drops'.  A 'century' is about 160km, so this is a long ride and it appears that they are enjoying a brief respite before the next hill.

I am intrigued as to how Mr Weelapong managed to get the elevation for this shot.  I am guessing it was  from a helicopter.

Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 8/10 zoom lenses 

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