Daniel De Cort, QPSA  

Road Sign by Daniel De Cort, QPSA

June 2021 - Road Sign

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in Oudenaarde on the river De Schelde. On a Sunday morning, a lot of cyclists go on a trip. After several shots around this road sign, this one was the best.
1/750, f9,5, ISO 800, 112mm.

7 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Daniel, good timing to get the cyclist reaching the upside down road sign which could be interpreted as going the "wrong way" and that would have been my title. The image is sharp but dark so you do not appreciate the man's face details, plus I think there is a lot of empty space which is not helping. A couple of adjustments: increased light in the shadows and cropped it making the cyclist and sigh stand out more and telling the story.   Posted: 06/05/2021 12:18:08
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Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Thank you Isaac, it was a grey day the colors where not very bright.   Posted: 06/21/2021 12:55:14

Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Daniel, I have to agree with Isaac that his copy is an improvement by lightening the subject and putting him in a more powerful position while eliminating nonde space. The story is interesting with the bike traveling in the opposite direction then the sign but the sign obviously misplaced because the bike on it is up-side-down. All in all, a great street scene.   Posted: 06/07/2021 09:20:12

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
Interesting to have opposition here as the cyclist is moving towards the opposite side of the sign which is not fixed well.
The composition is nice as the sign is located in one of the rule of thirds lines/points. It is funny that the man is looking at the sign as he looks asking what happened here.
Nice work   Posted: 06/08/2021 05:14:38

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Daniel ... there are nice geometric elements which add interest to your image - the circles and the triangular frame of the bicycle and the arrow of the sign and the bicycle itself is repeated in the sign. The unexpected surprise and gives a pause is the sign is facing the wrong direction or perhaps the cyclist is going the wrong way. I agree with Isaac's adjustments and crop which gives the cyclist more "room" to move into the right. This looks like an excellent location to try a "panning" shot and experiment with lower shutter speeds to add movement to the wheels. Nice job!   Posted: 06/17/2021 05:06:45

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Ha, ha! Ever notice the vast majority of cyclist are smiling as they breath and peddle? As a cyclist I feel the breaths and joy and the sign makes it all the more enjoyable. I think I would crop even tighter giving some space to right if sign. Nice job.   Posted: 06/21/2021 08:22:07

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Daniel - A humorous image that shows the action and thought on the part of the cyclist. The front pathway draws the viewer to the cyclist and once you see the cyclist you are drawn by his gaze to the sign. I got a good laugh when I viewed this image. As an American cyclist (daily) I 'generally' try to follow the law and ride according to the rules. This rider clearly appears to be pondering whether to follow the upside down sign or totally ignore it (my guess is that he ignored it). For those of you who don't know, this is a typical Sunday MAMIL. A 'middle aged man in lycra'. B

  Posted: 06/21/2021 18:45:33


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