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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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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 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!
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 Thank you sir! Appreciate it.
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 Scary looking trail! really awesome photo!
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 your cool ^
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 [Insert Mordor Comment Here]
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 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!
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 Critical Clarence up in this bitch.
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 are they going up or down?
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 caoxu is right, regardless of their direction they are certainly going good.
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 pretty epic photo.
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 And he's riiiiiding a moooountain to heaven -
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 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.'
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 mrgonzo - I meant, that it would maybe be a bit better if it did NOT use that rule...
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 Waki: So you know everything about mountainbiking AND photography, right? Geees....!
The picture is awesome as it is Laurence, thanks man!
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 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.
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 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.
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 "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.
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 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.
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 Yeah, WAKI, I agree; your photos are incredible: www.pinkbike.com/photo/9740026
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 I did Snowdon last year ... Trust me the view is fantastic however this photo really adds the "Mystic" to the mountain . !! ... Great shot Smile
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 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!!
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 Just made a decision to go here this summer
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 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...
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 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.
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 Here's the same view on a clearer day, with a little less fisheye...

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Great picture though LCE
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 ...and Jesus came shredding from the heavens...
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 Ha I was thinking the same thing.
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 Damn that thing's a beast.
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 Haha finally positive props
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 its almost looks like some other planet top props on this one well worth pod
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 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.
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 At first I though that fog is added but now... WOW, it must be in top 3 POY !
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 I've ridden snowdon a few times and it's awesome. Every mountain biker in the UK should do it at least once.
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 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.
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 Sounds like you did the Llanberis path, try Rhyd Ddu or the less extreme Rangers Path
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 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.
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 Excellent! love a bit of snowdon. yet to ride it tho, dope just walking up it.
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 looks like they are ariding on the flying mountain of AVATAR movie , awesome
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 This is just a few miles from us - if anyone wants a day on Snowdon with a guide, give us a yell @mtbguiding
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 This is the best MTB photo I've ever seen...no question. Well done. Amazing.
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 Amazing ridge riding, and the clouds just make it and epic day! Great shot! Keep biking
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 Is this a fish eye lens? Its amazing how you capture how risky this sport is!
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 10mm lens = fisheye!
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 what an awesome photo, if its worthy to get on the cover of MBR then it is definitely POD worthy! amazing photo!!
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 wow just wow. Such an epic shot. I know that word is overused but i think it is fitting for this photo.
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 Awesome - one of my ambitions snowdon is. Got to do the 3 Peaks first though. I smell training.
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 This trail looks easy...UNTIL IT ENDS!
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 Look at jack riding his bike down the magical bean stock... Sweet pic guys
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 Mount chiliad looks different .........
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 That looks mega! going to have to try that at some point.
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 Big ol' can of nope. Nope nope nope.
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 Yes!!! I'd hoped there'd be Mountain Biking in heaven!
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 picture of the year, it has to be
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 Epic. Sums up Snowdon brilliantly.
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 This is a phenomenal photo.
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 So I think I'm gonna have to give this a look next time I'm up snowdon!
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 Looks like New Zealand at first! However, its not. LOTR's comments are therefore, inaccurate.
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 desktop background-check!
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 Looks like a fun little XC ride Salute
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 Work of art Laurence. The best POD ever!
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 definitely don't wanna go off the trail on this one...
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 nothing but amazing here!!!
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 This surely has to be PODworthy. Superb shot
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 Looks like they are coming down from heaven lol!
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 Well done Laurence ! Smile
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 very nice pal, or is the word 'awesome' , keep them coming
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 POD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Amazing photo
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 Awesome pic Laurence
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 Add to favorite for sure
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 that is so awesome! POD
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 You can't teach a feelin. Sometimes I feel the cyclist is in the way of the perfect picture?
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