13 February 2010

Anticipation and Release

Anticipation
I love this shot. Look at the pent up energy in it. Five Copenhageners on bicycles. None of them are speed demons. They're just people heading to work in the morning. Nevertheless, this is the moment when the light is about to change. Bodies tensed. Eyes narrowed, waiting for the moment. Urban life, urban tension, urban ballet.
Magic Moment
And all resolved with one graceful launch moment when the bicycle rolls off with a push of the foot and momemtum is achieved.

7 comments:

The mad statistician said...

I would say *five* Copenhageners ... but perhaps you know that one of them are Chinese?

By the way: I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

i think he said 4 as the 1 guy in the back is crossing the street going the other way

Anonymous said...

there are five cyclists in this photo- at least through canadian eyes

Anonymous said...

but this Canadian still loves your blog!

Mikael said...

Five! My mistake. It's corrected. Thanks!

Green Gal said...

Great capture of a moment we've all encountered on bicycles!

Alaina Rose said...

I was excited today to see one other biker across the street. I occasionally see other bikers while out on foot or in a friend's car but the experience of being surrounded is beyond foreign. I would be so excited to bike in Coppenhagen everyone would think I was such a fool!