Spring “peaks” through in Richmond Park

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Climbing Ol' Smokey!

This cyclist has just arrived at the summit of Broomfield Hill. Not a tall hill, but very steep indeed. Only those who are fit undertake "clockwise" circuits of Richmond Park, as this formidable challenge can be avoided, by gentler inclines, if you travel anti clockwise.

Cyclist Richmond Park

Cyclist summits "Ol' Smoky" - Broomfield Hill - Richmond Park - London

There are quite a few new images of the park in the Richmond Park folio on the site.

I hope you enjoy viewing the image - Colin

Pixel Peepers' Notes & Newbie Hints & Tips:
I shot this RAW on my Hasselblad 503cw on a CFV 39 Digital Back, with a Carl Zeiss Sonnar CF250 @ f5.6 - 125th Sec - ISO 100

 

As you can see it was taken during the golden hour.

The poor cyclist was almost stationary after his heroic efforts to get to the top. I was taking shots of the oaks when he appeared amidst them and I grabbed the shot.
It's uncropped and there is a little creative retouching to remove a couple of small items that distracted from the focus of the cyclist.

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