Photo of the Day Contest
High Speed Shadow by Ruairi
Thursday, 28th February 2008

High Speed Shadow

by Ruairi

This high speed shadow was thrown by a very bright sinking sun against the bluish tarmac of the road, the green of a grassy verge and the yellow of a hedgerow. The speed at which I was cycling ensured a wonderful background of blurred colours behind the sharpish shadow that followed me.
Equipment: Nikon D50
Website: Flickr

High Speed Shadow by Ruairi was photo of the day on Thursday, 28th February 2008. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


Chris Burney

28th February 2008 at 3:03 am

Great art.

28th February 2008 at 3:48 am

That is amazing work.

Tom Brooklyn

28th February 2008 at 7:32 am

Like a Monay.


28th February 2008 at 8:44 am

Very very innovative indeed. I particularly like the simple nature of the blurred background and how the motion blurr gives a crayon sketch like look. The placement of the shadow relative to the background color zones is also very good.

28th February 2008 at 9:20 am

great shot and colors. Very interesting how you have composed this shot. The background looks like a van Gogh painting.


28th February 2008 at 9:49 am

Abstract art. Seldom as simple and easy as it appears. Well done on this pic. As previous comments say,it resembles the impressionists.

28th February 2008 at 9:57 am

How come you didn’t fall off?

28th February 2008 at 11:11 am

Excelent abstract yet conceptual image. GOod eye for such shot.

28th February 2008 at 1:57 pm

this is fantastic!! well done!!




28th February 2008 at 3:03 pm

Kinda makes you dizzy if you keep looking at it! :) But it is very interesting photo!


29th February 2008 at 2:43 am

The simplicity of having only 3 colors is … simply amazing ! And on the other hand these colors are complex ones, very particular shade of green, blue and yellow that mix up together to make a great picture. The abstraction of the bike over it all is also very good. I do like this shot, very much actually.


29th February 2008 at 6:46 pm

Nice. Dizzying. :)

29th February 2008 at 7:24 pm

Very artistic, very colorful, very good.

1st March 2008 at 4:06 am

Unique shot! Nice


20th June 2008 at 12:06 am

very very artistic and AMAZING! i love it, its soo unique and not like a typical photograph, but unique in a good way, you should consider this picture getting painted or drawn with pastel, that would make it even more amazing, well done, cant wait to see what else is coming..


26th February 2009 at 8:25 am

Fantastic shot, I wonder how you took the shot and didnt fall off!

25th September 2009 at 11:58 pm

Very cool. You can feel the speed of the bike.


28th February 2010 at 7:21 pm


19th September 2010 at 1:09 am

Fantastic unique shot…cudos!

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