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Early Morning Riders

Early Morning Riders

In the hot weather, everyone tries to get their exercise early before it get's to hot to move.
Here some eager cyclists labour up Highgate Hill into the rising sun.
It's just after 5.30am. I am struggling up the hill behind them.
5.30am is not at time to be alone. The streets are alive with walkers, joggers and cyclists of all ages!

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roger fournier10-May-2011 08:31
Limited speed for an unlimited talent
Lamar Nix04-May-2011 12:28
Very nice. Very good use of the light. V
Eric Herbelin21-Jan-2011 07:16
What do you mean by " 5.30am is not at time to be alone"?
longbachnguyen18-Apr-2010 02:51
lovely scene and lighting as well as composition
Lamar Nix05-Apr-2010 15:36
Almost silhouetted foreground with riders emerging into the light and toward the bright white horizon gives the impression of proceeding into an inferno. Powerful imagery! V
Gabriel Fiddler27-Mar-2010 22:06
Great shot, great light, your effort up the hill much appreciated. V
Pentti Kyyronen18-Mar-2010 14:00
Very exciting image of the cyclists against the bright sky!!
norbi03-Mar-2010 13:36
Like cycling into the heaven. Superb shot. v. norbi
Massimo Zaniboni27-Feb-2010 09:31
there's no words to describe this amazing early morning mood! big vote
zyziza27-Feb-2010 08:37
superb shot! v
Gill Kopy27-Feb-2010 01:39
Wonderful shot - you can just feel the hill - great light V
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)26-Feb-2010 08:34
Excellent composition! Remarkable example of back light! Well seen and done well .... V !
waterfalls man25-Feb-2010 02:46
Great Shot & Comp V !!
XiaoBernard9924-Feb-2010 08:27
Excellent idea and composition,the contrast increasing the idea of heat of the weather.V
Bill vander Sluys24-Feb-2010 07:34
great pov & light... V
jlm23-Feb-2010 19:34
Nice backlight!
Peter Stahl23-Feb-2010 17:30
Love the perspective and lighting. Awesome job Lou! :-)
Chris Spracklen23-Feb-2010 15:58
Love the angle and sense of struggle to climb the hill.
Nice work, Lou. (V)
Walter O. Koenig23-Feb-2010 15:45
A wonderful perspective and light. I really like your composition. "V"
Naret Visesvongsa23-Feb-2010 15:03
Beautiful image from low angle. v
Jean-Rene A23-Feb-2010 12:35
The cyclists effort is felt in this view. It seems hard ...
Well seen and done.
Neal Nye23-Feb-2010 12:15
Good shot as they seem to emerge from the darkness into the light of day. Makes me tired just thinking of riding up that hill!
CM Kwan23-Feb-2010 10:46
A very nice picture, Lou! V
laine23-Feb-2010 08:51
No chance they will exceed the 50k least not on this side of the hill. A great shot in a great suburb
Patricia Kay23-Feb-2010 08:20
Great shot of these active people....cant wait for the 28th and the flight to warmer climes...BV
heather23-Feb-2010 07:48
Wonderful capture!
malcolm haslam23-Feb-2010 06:21
5.30! You're just too keen...
Great shot, Lou.
Joanne Kamo23-Feb-2010 05:27
Excellent mood and composition!
coaster23-Feb-2010 04:01
Good shot!
Yvonne23-Feb-2010 03:58
It always amazes me how many people are up and about at this early hour! Great shot Lou.
Jim Coffman23-Feb-2010 03:03
Very,very nice,Lou!
Tom Munson23-Feb-2010 02:53
Early and late is the best time for light! Nice shot, Lou!
Marcela Mejia Photography23-Feb-2010 00:46
Great angle and light , Lou . V
Pierre23-Feb-2010 00:22
Une photo qui évoque bien le moment de la journée! V
Marcia Rules23-Feb-2010 00:18
this, to me, has a cinematic feeling. excellent tones and comp..V+
marie-jose wolff22-Feb-2010 22:55
beautiful action shot! V
Gerhard Ritsema22-Feb-2010 22:45
Great scene and story Lou, but 05.30?? My brains start to work after 07.00! (c:
Why were you out so early?
tinkerb22-Feb-2010 22:27
I thought I got out early! I hope that's not a false summit - certainly a unique POV.
Peter Sussex22-Feb-2010 21:45
What a happy and healthy town it is. Very nice shot. V
lisamidi22-Feb-2010 21:30
Unbelievable, sun and warm weather... okay, but 5.30 is not my time in storm and snow now!
Love the light and composition too, great illustration of struggeling behind :-) v
mart s22-Feb-2010 21:17
great composition and light.....
Johnny JAG22-Feb-2010 21:05
I like to be out at 5.30 too, in the dark and snow and ice ......
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