Not mist or fog

I turned the corner into our road after walking from town and the sun was coming right down the street making a sort of haze that I found photogenic. You can see by the biker's shadow that the sun was quite strong. I originally wanted to catch him on the road but he moved on to the footpath and scooted towards me. I couldn't see his face till he was right up to me and it looked a little sheepish. Probably thought I was photographing him! How odd!

Three good things:
1. Fog everywhere else in NZ but not where we live
2. Ingredients for a great seafood chowder tonight.
3. Got a tax refund that helped our spirits rise somewhat - in fact our spirits were so high we were floating!
Beautiful shot. Love the processing
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful capture!
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Vee
A very nice "atmospheric" shot! The repeating utility poles are a nice feature!
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Love the haze. Fab image.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Love the feel of this...the silhouette and the shadow. Nicely captured.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Gorgeous colours in this. I love tax rebates! Chowder sounds great - I'm a bit short on carbs this week!
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Great shot. I like the silhouette and the haze.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Love this one, great light and silhouette
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Haha, how lovely and v unusual. Great action shot and processing - you have caught his nonchalant air beautifully.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
Don't float away, maybe tether yourself to something!! Great shot - love the light and colour.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Great pov
posted August 22nd, 2013  
I could have sworn this bike was riding away from you ...what strange effects fog gives. clever shot into the sun like that maggie & cheers to your tax rebate...a rare & wonderful occurrence!!
posted August 22nd, 2013  
The position of the light definitely makes it appear as if the biker is going up the hill away from you! Amazing light captured beautifully, Maggiemae.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
Great photo to start with, and the processing is spot on. A fav for me.
posted August 22nd, 2013  
@nkawoods Thanks Nancy! Glad you like what I have finished up with!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Love the powerful silhouetted of the person.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Fav! I really like photos like this that tell a story. The silhouettes and shadows were captured just beautifully.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
very nice, on my ride to work its mostly in the Sun. I have seen many odd things. Love the mood and feel of the whole scene!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Love the light and colour cast in this and the way the pylons and road give strong diagonals. Really sorry I'm behind with my comments but I just saw this and had to write.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
@emmadurnford
Thank you Emma for that - now get into that bed!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
I'm going now...!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Wonderful capture Maggiemae, I like everything about it, fav!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Great effect -- I love the backlighting.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
i like the silhouette.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Beautiful capture and silhouette Maggie.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
fav. Excellent shot.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
nice work Maggie
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Beautiful capture, nice silhouette and shadow
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Beautiful capture
posted August 23rd, 2013  
A great silhouette and shadow.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Great tones and the silhouette is awesome!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Nice job, I like the dark silhouette
posted August 23rd, 2013  
I first thought he was riding away from you. The processing is fabulous here, and what a wonderful idea for composition
posted August 23rd, 2013  
You have to love it when you are in he right spot at the right time
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Beautifully done, love the pale lighting.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Great atmospheric shot. Nicely captured.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
I love this....just awesome Maggie.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
what a fab shot
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Fabulous, Maggiemae. Love the lighting. Refunds are always WONDERFUL.
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Brilliant. Such an arty shot. I love the processing. Fav xx
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Congrats on the top20 with your crocus shot xx
posted August 23rd, 2013  
@psychographer thank you Lisa - I'm blown away with the TT choice!
posted August 23rd, 2013  
bep
Love the light and the colour. FAV
posted August 23rd, 2013  
Fabulous silhouette. Haven't done my tax yet, must get onto that. They took money off me last year, hoping I'll get something this year!
posted August 24th, 2013  
Very Nice.
posted August 24th, 2013  
Love love love this shot
posted August 24th, 2013  
You have captured the moment nicely
posted August 24th, 2013  
what a striking image! and so very beautifully processed.. well done!
posted August 24th, 2013  
Gorgeous processing.
posted August 24th, 2013  
Wonderful lighting and great colors! FAV!
posted August 24th, 2013  
I didn't do the lighting, Susan. The sun did! I just loved what the editing features can make out it! @pandora Thank you!
posted August 24th, 2013  
Great lighting that you caught! The biker is a great addition because it shows the shadow of him coming forward and adds a focus....and he probably looked sheepish because he was on the sidewalk and not the road!
posted August 24th, 2013  
Vee
Congrats on PP page!
posted August 25th, 2013  
@vskolnik Vee - thanks to all who fav'd!! And to you for remarking on the poles which I thought rather good too.
posted August 25th, 2013  
Such a great shot! I'm happy to see it on the pp!
posted August 25th, 2013  
Congrats on the PP, what a lovely shot, fantastic tones!! a Fav!
posted August 25th, 2013  
Fantastic, Maggiemae - PP well deserved - fantastic lighting, shadows - and the leading lines in the poles. Fav.
posted August 25th, 2013  
Cool shot
posted August 25th, 2013  
@jankoos I'm so pleased about this, Jan - it makes me believe that I have an artist's eye! Just hoping that's right!
posted August 25th, 2013  
love the composition. the cyclist and his shadow are great but like that my eye keeps getting drawn to the left of the photo and the line of poles and the bright sun light. Fav.
posted August 25th, 2013  
@thirtysevenways Thank you Mr 37waz! I had another shot that showed that more but decided this shot was good for the shadow!
posted August 25th, 2013  
@maggiemae It has a nice balance to it.
posted August 25th, 2013  
Congratulations on getting this one to the PP! Look at you go!
posted August 25th, 2013  
wonderful capture Maggiemae, Fav
posted August 25th, 2013  
Just saw this on the PP last night and don't know how I missed it. It's a great shot- has such a strong feeling to it- carefree and yet a little mystery. I'm joining the band wagon a bit late- fav!
posted August 25th, 2013  
Great light in this, loving that hazy summer's day look
posted August 26th, 2013  
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