Great shot but I wouldn't want to cycle there. The road looks wet and an accident waiting to happen.
Totally agree with Alexa Keefe that there are so many colors, textures and shapes that make this such an interesting photo. Wonderful.
Such an interesting perspective from all different points of view, color, use of landscape, and movement!
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.
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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