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(Some of) The Best Photos of 2020

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,011
Here's the nominees for a cycling photo award that I've never previously heard of. But I know you lot like photos

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/01/2020-mark-gunter-photographer-of-the-year-awards-the-judges-shortlists/

I don't know how they are picked, but here's my favourite of 2020 which isn't there, by Chris Auld for Peloton magazine, which has everything:


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  • Lovely photos. Good find Rich
  • Enjoyed looking through that lot, yeah great find RichN95. :)
  • That photo captures the moment perfectly - looking like he's going to crash into a wall because he can't get his jacket on!
  • The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,593

    That photo captures the moment perfectly - looking like he's going to crash into a wall because he can't get his jacket on!

    I thought he was going to at the time.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,518

    ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?
    I can't find wally. It's really not a great photo.

  • ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?
    I can't find wally. It's really not a great photo.

    To be fair, it's better when it's not cropped so you can't see the mountain! Still no cyclist tho.

  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303
    edited January 2021
    That's better as a photo...

    I wonder if the ?accidental crop is further evidence that the caption is for another photo...

    Its also The Dru/Aiguille Vert and I'm really very sure there's no road up there.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,518

    ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?
    I can't find wally. It's really not a great photo.

    To be fair, it's better when it's not cropped so you can't see the mountain! Still no cyclist tho.

    I really don't want to cement my reputation as a misery guts, and yes it is better, but it is still really not a good photo. I think the photographer values art over composition.

  • This one is glorious:

  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303
    Its not the right photo...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    Its not the right photo...

    It's still a good photo though.
  • ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303
    Haaa-le-lu-jaaah!

    🤣
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 3,855
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,426
    edited January 2021

    ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
    Nice detective work - this would be better still if it were not cropped to remove the sky - that full version must exist somewhere too!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,518

    ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
    It's improving with every additional bit that gets added on.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303
    Quite a lot of mountain to get in the frame though... 2000 odd metres at least
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Keep it in feet please! I'm British you know

    Is it Mont Blanc (15,774 ft)?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,303
    No, the Dru (in front) and the Aiguille Verte (the higher one behind that looks lower), just up the valley "On the other side" of the mer de glace.

    Read some Joe Simpson about his many epics on the Dru. Unfortunately, all of those routes fell off a few years back.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Got it, thank you @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
    It's improving with every additional bit that gets added on.
    It's now a really, really good pic.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,518

    ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
    It's improving with every additional bit that gets added on.
    It's now a really, really good pic.
    I wouldn't go that far. The trees are still dull and empty, the mountains overexposed and the sky missing. The cyclist looks nice though!
  • ddraver said:

    The Maxime Vanheye one - is that like a "Where's wally?" for the cyclist?

    ...yer gonna have to help me man... 😶

    “This shot was caught during the fall season, with the beautiful colour this season is known for. I really like the contrast between the fall colours and the snow on top of the mountains and how the cyclist looks incredibly small compare to the mountains behind.”

    Am I missing something? Where's the cyclist?

    Yes, Me too!

    image

    A not so cropped [or stretched] version. This I believe is a better photograph

    Source: https://hayko.tv/rotorbike which in turn leads to a cropped version on https://hayko.tv/maxime.visuals
    It's improving with every additional bit that gets added on.
    It's now a really, really good pic.
    I wouldn't go that far. The trees are still dull and empty, the mountains overexposed and the sky missing. The cyclist looks nice though!

    Yes, they’ve taken the decorations down now, put them back into storage. You'll have to wait till next year ;)
  • Some more contenders perhaps

    from Strava photos
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