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Unpredictable weather and extreme exposure can turn riding adventures into extreme situations. Knife edging along Rhyd Ddu on Snowdon became rather exciting - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
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Sep 19, 2013
- This looks amazing to ride, but I want nothing to do with stepping off in the wrong area! Great shot!
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(Sep 4, 2013 at 4:20)
To my knowledge this is the best mountain bike photo i have ever seen... the way the rocks stick out just everything. Speechless... Thanks Laurence!
(Sep 4, 2013 at 4:38)
Thank you sir! Appreciate it.
(Sep 4, 2013 at 20:16)
Scary looking trail! really awesome photo!
(Sep 6, 2013 at 23:42)
(Sep 18, 2013 at 19:33)
your cool ^
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:21)
[Insert Mordor Comment Here]
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:35)
Photo is great no doubts about it, but I'd say that this is where applying the rule of thirds takes from the potential of the content. If composition was more centered, the overall impression would be even more spectacular. Anyways, that is awesome!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 1:52)
Critical Clarence up in this bitch.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 2:05)
are they going up or down?
(Sep 19, 2013 at 2:26)
(Sep 19, 2013 at 2:33)
caoxu is right, regardless of their direction they are certainly going good.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:57)
pretty epic photo.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 6:12)
And he's riiiiiding a moooountain to heaven -
(Sep 19, 2013 at 8:01)
WAKI if you look at it this photo does use the rule of thirds, on a horizontal plane, and the riders not being centered shows how they are moving left to right and also top to bottom, you can picture where they were and where they are going. I agree with you though, there is nothing wrong with looking at a great picture, admitting it is not the perfect picture, and saying what could possibly make it better. To say otherwise would be like saying 'this is the best picture that could ever possibly be taken.'
(Sep 19, 2013 at 8:02)
mrgonzo - I meant, that it would maybe be a bit better if it did NOT use that rule...
(Sep 19, 2013 at 8:43)
Waki: So you know everything about mountainbiking AND photography, right? Geees....!
The picture is awesome as it is Laurence, thanks man!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 13:30)
No I don't know everything but I know a lot, and rather about composition as I earn my living by creating pictures. Composition is used not only in photography, yet I bet I take above average pictures when I use a proper camera.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 16:35)
It's amazing how the fog and lack of trees is so disorienting. It looks like they're coming off the peak of a shark tooth mountain. Freakin rad though, whatever the hell is going on here.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 16:57)
"but I know a lot"...haha you're not allowed to talk anymore. This photo is unbelievable. Almost as unbelievable as your ridiculous ego. If you really "earn your living" with pictures then you know when to shut up and appreciate a photo.
(Nov 9, 2013 at 17:26)
Waki your photos kinda suck. don't comment negatively on truly amazing stuff when your pictures wouldn't event be suitable for wiping my buttocks.
(Nov 25, 2013 at 9:18)
Yeah, WAKI, I agree; your photos are incredible:
(Sep 4, 2013 at 14:36)
I did Snowdon last year ... Trust me the view is fantastic however this photo really adds the "Mystic" to the mountain . !! ... Great shot
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:45)
if you did snowdon last year... do you maybe know where he is at the moment?! ;-)
it really is one of the nicest photos ever!!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 13:41)
Just made a decision to go here this summer
(Nov 3, 2013 at 11:14)
I did Snowdon in 2011. Came down the rangers path though. That route in the photo looks scary to me.. You don't want to make a mistake up there! There are summer restrictions on mountain biking on the Snowdon trails between 10am and 5pm from May 1st to September 30th, So if you're going in the summer it will be an early or a late ride for you buddy! But it's worth it. Great photo btw...
(Nov 10, 2013 at 11:45)
When i did Snowdon i did it in basically the exactly same conditions than this photo and i remember ride this part thinking the exact same thing as those riders are probably thinking 'Holy shit' haha basically a vertical drop each side.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 9:12)
Here's the same view on a clearer day, with a little less fisheye...
Great picture though LCE
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:19)
...and Jesus came shredding from the heavens...
(Sep 19, 2013 at 20:36)
Ha I was thinking the same thing.
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(Sep 19, 2013 at 3:49)
Damn that thing's a beast.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 6:28)
Haha finally positive props
(Sep 19, 2013 at 2:55)
its almost looks like some other planet top props on this one well worth pod
(Oct 6, 2013 at 7:24)
Great pic but not a true reflection of that part of the ridge as the pic is so distorted. Its much wider and less steep than the photo implies. Great shot all the same.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:23)
At first I though that fog is added but now... WOW, it must be in top 3 POY !
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:39)
I've ridden snowdon a few times and it's awesome. Every mountain biker in the UK should do it at least once.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 5:04)
I've done it once but we definitely must have chosen the most dull route back down. Was no way near as good as this looks. We couldn't really see anything so figured going down what we had come up was probably a sensible idea. Was still good fun either way.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 5:23)
Sounds like you did the Llanberis path, try Rhyd Ddu or the less extreme Rangers Path
(Sep 19, 2013 at 13:30)
Yeah we hadn't necessarily intended to ride the main Llanberis track, just pussied out due to crap visibility. Apparently that's not a legitimate excuse looking at the pic above though.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 9:54)
Excellent! love a bit of snowdon. yet to ride it tho, dope just walking up it.
(Nov 15, 2013 at 6:40)
looks like they are ariding on the flying mountain of AVATAR movie , awesome
(Nov 12, 2013 at 11:49)
This is just a few miles from us - if anyone wants a day on Snowdon with a guide, give us a yell
(Sep 19, 2013 at 17:06)
This is the best MTB photo I've ever seen...no question. Well done. Amazing.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 13:09)
Amazing ridge riding, and the clouds just make it and epic day! Great shot! Keep biking
(Sep 19, 2013 at 8:56)
Is this a fish eye lens? Its amazing how you capture how risky this sport is!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 16:31)
10mm lens = fisheye!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:13)
what an awesome photo, if its worthy to get on the cover of MBR then it is definitely POD worthy! amazing photo!!
(Sep 4, 2013 at 11:24)
wow just wow. Such an epic shot. I know that word is overused but i think it is fitting for this photo.
(Sep 4, 2013 at 4:49)
Awesome - one of my ambitions snowdon is. Got to do the 3 Peaks first though. I smell training.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 12:02)
This trail looks easy...UNTIL IT ENDS!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 7:30)
Look at jack riding his bike down the magical bean stock... Sweet pic guys
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:56)
Mount chiliad looks different .........
(Sep 13, 2013 at 12:43)
That looks mega! going to have to try that at some point.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 14:49)
Big ol' can of nope. Nope nope nope.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 16:59)
Yes!!! I'd hoped there'd be Mountain Biking in heaven!
(Nov 17, 2013 at 14:40)
picture of the year, it has to be
(Oct 3, 2013 at 7:09)
Epic. Sums up Snowdon brilliantly.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 17:35)
This is a phenomenal photo.
(Sep 19, 2013 at 17:09)
So I think I'm gonna have to give this a look next time I'm up snowdon!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:38)
Looks like New Zealand at first! However, its not. LOTR's comments are therefore, inaccurate.
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(Sep 4, 2013 at 16:52)
Looks like a fun little XC ride
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:35)
Work of art Laurence. The best POD ever!
(Sep 4, 2013 at 14:59)
definitely don't wanna go off the trail on this one...
(Sep 19, 2013 at 1:52)
nothing but amazing here!!!
(Sep 4, 2013 at 11:29)
This surely has to be PODworthy. Superb shot
(Sep 7, 2013 at 3:00)
Looks like they are coming down from heaven lol!
(Sep 19, 2013 at 4:30)
Well done Laurence !
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:02)
very nice pal, or is the word 'awesome' , keep them coming
(Sep 19, 2013 at 0:07)
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(Dec 18, 2013 at 6:41)
Nice picture .
(Nov 14, 2013 at 1:24)
Awesome pic Laurence
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(Sep 19, 2013 at 3:11)
Add to favorite for sure
(Sep 19, 2013 at 5:29)
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(Sep 8, 2013 at 7:55)
that is so awesome! POD
(Sep 4, 2013 at 4:49)
(Sep 4, 2013 at 2:53)
You can't teach a feelin. Sometimes I feel the cyclist is in the way of the perfect picture?
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