Nightride from the Top of Mt. Pilatus to the Lake Lucerne
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Nightride from the Top of Mt. Pilatus to the Lake Lucerne

148 Comments

  • + 67
 Dude that is just amazing, I'm pretty blown away by this shot and that rarely happens for me. Fantastic job on this one dude.
  • + 3
 wow this is a stunning shot
  • + 24
 cooling waters flowing to the lake of fire. Oh yea.
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 Awesome shot!!!
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flag matt-bike-baha (Mar 1, 2011 at 0:48) (Below Threshold)
 well done, you can ride down a trail with a light on.
  • + 31
 ^And walk back up to the get the camera Razz

But for real, I love this shot, great idea, and luckily, it worked out perfectly!
  • + 6
 Same feeling dude, I've been checking out pink bike since the early days(circa 2002?) and this is one of the best POD I've seen, super crisp, very creative and best of all makes me want to ride NOW!
  • + 9
 best POD i have ever seen. its hard to believe that someone will complain about this.
  • + 3
 sick shot i agree but, wont the light "dissapear" so to speak when he faces away from the camera. or am i just being blonde?
  • + 4
 ^^he is going up hill maybe??
  • + 1
 he'll be facing the other way on the opposite parts than he would? so same would happen again
  • + 11
 im not complaining....its awesome. but is there a rider?
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flag DEgenerationX (Mar 1, 2011 at 5:06) (Below Threshold)
 ehm nice picture but POD ? i love this picture but isnt a good POD with a nice mountainbiking stunt or something like that ? with biking ? i see a trail but thats all i can relate to biking in this (: !
  • + 1
 he was probably heading uphill seeing as how the photog had to do a 180 sec (3 min) exposure. It wouldn't take 3 minutes to get from point a to point b heading downhill on that trail, at least from what I can tell. very cool picture regardless!
  • + 2
 actually now that I read the description I see that I was totally wrong.
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 Awesome shot I love the contrast in this photo when it was shot in the dark. Nice POD!
  • - 2
 very sick picture...but, i spy a bike...?
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 Incredible shot! Love it!
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 about time tup
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flag nouser (Mar 1, 2011 at 7:59) (Below Threshold)
 yes i agree this is a beuatiful shot, but for POD? Someone please tell me? I thought POD's were so the pinkbike community could acknowledge the amazing feats of riders and the photogropher taking it, not the nice veiws of a city and a light down a trail. 2 cents
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 hahahaha, sick mick, -39!!!
  • + 1
 really nice idea.. i love the view of the valley! cool POD..
  • + 1
 beautiful shot absolutely awesome...... but wheres the bike! well if this shot does anything, it is making me want to go out and take some pictures of things!
  • + 2
 Ian is always on the money with his notes on the bottom.
  • + 0
 DegenerationX people night ride.
  • + 2
 Just perfect. Thanx for making me smile.
  • + 3
 Its that scene from Tokyo Drift. lol
  • + 2
 AMAZING VIEW!!
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 true we can't see the rider itself, but we can see he was there and went all the way down the trail it's a whole trail ride in a picture ! and it looks amazing. loving this POD
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 Rattsl: yeah well do you see a ride ?
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flag matt-bike-baha (Mar 1, 2011 at 15:26) (Below Threshold)
 -81 probs, sick!
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 your a fag...
  • + 1
 I dont get this pod thanks you very much!
  • + 2
 I think it's an absolutely amazing photograph and one of the best Pod's i've ever seen but if you think about it I think the rider is climbing the single track and not descending cause if he was descending alot of the light would be shielded from the camera by the rider in the way. I know the ambient light would still be able to be seen but that lightning strike effect wouldn't be able to be seen. So I reckon the guy is climbing the hill instead of shredding it downhill
  • - 2
 Axemen eats cock
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 ur happy over a dumb comment , nice life Smile
  • - 1
 if the class of the shot and or how good it was taken.. is in the evaluation to choose POD than pinkbike sucks.. this is a bike site .. not some lame gay foto blog or forum where you can talk endlessly about PS or not.. lighting,focus , iso and all the other crap.. what only is interesting to a very little group real photographers !! and to a whole lot of fashion whores who think if they pick up a camera theyre the man.. and start talking shiit how bad the other ones pictures are.. you guys are just like girls with a new pair of shoes..
next time i'll let my dog chew my grip orsomething.. make a 10.000$ photo.. and i have a POD .. LAME!!!!1
  • + 5
 with out photographers , we can never have pics of us riding or anything. so show some respect , this picture is sick, if you dont like it wait until tomorrow for a new one.. no need to PMS on everyone on pb because you cant respect a photographer.. and there are many photographers who can shred there bikes too.. so yes they are real men. even if they dont ride who cares. they are showing off what riders are doing and making it look good. so chill.. and a chewed grip would be a stupid picture.. Wink
  • - 2
 i will keep it simple cause so are you *-* (we dutch have belgians,.. americans have canadians..so here we go )
1 i said THIS POD sucks.. cause it is chosen as a nice picture.. no action..
2 PMS is for woman you dumbmtrfkr and its not that i dont respect photographers..
its the LAME ASS FASHION WHORES who i hate who critisize other ones pics about dumb details.. en post crap endlessly
we bikers like pics indeed..very much >> but if its 5mp or 10mp doesn't fokkingmatter mate.. we want proof.. (not some "star class gay PS-ed picture) well most of us do anyways.. cause since biking took off.. we bikers have fashion whores now too.. Frown
but the grip is a good idea.. if i make it with the new Canon EOS , you could post.. wow nice picture you can really see the grip was used.. and look at the focus and lighting.. blablabla..
buti allready changed the idea from grip to candian.. that would make a classier pic
  • + 1
 well you sir are retarded. PMS is for women yes. so maybe understand that im calling you a woman because your bitching about how this pod sucks , but really over 1000 people have faved this. so just accept that photography is huge , look at ur desktop backround , ya thats photography ,
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 just because its faved doesnt make it fokking so.. same point here.. could be a lot of fashion whores.. my desk top are my pics.. and sure i have some pictures in my pics folder from others that i found stunning,, but that is because of the action captured.. not the goddmm lighting or iso.. Whip i have a mate who does photography even gets payed for it sometimes.. he understands me .. he's getting fedup himself of all the wannabe's and the crap that goes along with it.. its about the location.. about the scene.. and about the moment.. no lenses or whatthef*ckelse you say there is.. Salute
  • + 1
 whats with these damn paragraphs! this is just an amazing shot leave it at that, im so glad it worked out!
  • + 13
 Who'd have thought we'd see a Pinkbike POD with no bike in it!?!

Cool Idea. Love it!
  • + 2
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/600 one of the first pods ever
  • + 7
 For those that don't think this is POD, POD is an opinion and I am with the opinion that the picture should aspire people to ride and/ or make them want to obtain a print and hang it on their wall.

This picture does both, it makes me want to get out and ride after work, and I wouldn't mind having it on my wall. Great POD!

If you look real close, halfway down he did a back flip, there now is it POD worhty?
  • + 3
 LOL on the backflip comment. DEFINITELY POD worthy now.
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 Since when does a picture need to have a person on a bike in it to be POD? Sure, it is PinkBike.com, but have a little creativity. If you can't realize that a dude with a light on his bike rode down this trail on an open exposure, you duumbbb.

Yay for creative PODs. Big Grin
  • + 6
 one try-180sec.
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 Tron extended their Light Cycle idea to biking now.... great shot though POD for sure
  • + 1
 Yesterday I was doing downhill at place like this. It was amazing. I can imagine how is it to ride on the trial from this photo.
  • + 3
 good work" very nice pic
  • + 2
 It's look like the city is burning by lava. Sick shot. What body u used to get 180sec of exp.? Or it was bulb method?
  • + 1
 it would be better if you could see the rider. pretty good scenery though Smile
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 Photo of the NIGHT!!! Awesome shot! i'ts kinda old, but an AWESOME and different POD!
  • + 2
 Very well done!!! Original and different! I like it!
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 Agreed. It's a photographer's POD as well as a biking POD
  • + 1
 id like it alot more if someone was ripping the trail but its still got my vote
  • + 1
 i think its kool , but i dont really get it :p, is there a rider in there? sumone explain
  • + 1
 this would be a good pod for a camera site.. i wanna see a sick picture of a guy doing some Sick stuff on a bike.
  • + 1
 Great idea, great shot. Hope that soon will be more great photos from you !
  • + 0
 brilliant shot really original, i was starting to get tired of seeing the same sort of photo over and over again! made my day seeing this. cheers xx
  • + 0
 kiss ass
  • + 1
 most likely on bulb with remote so you can close the shutter when you want, not when the camera wants Smile
  • + 2
 Oh yes, that deserves POD big time! it's absolutely brilliant!
  • + 2
 Wow, thats intense. How long an exposure was this?
  • + 1
 awesome shot, i love taking long shutter speed pictures at night and messing with light
  • + 3
 good idea Smile
  • + 2
 und gratulation zum pod Wink
  • + 1
 Wow. Amazing shot. Great idea.
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 where is the bike?
  • + 4
 This is amazing! very well done! so for bikingpark... you where asking where is the bike... the only way he could have done this would be to but the camera on a tripod and set it to a 30 second shutter speed and probably around a f18-22. then he put a light on the rider and since the camera is exposing the photo for 30 seconds as the rider rides down the trail the light is bright enough to expose on to the photo but since the rider would not be very bright he would not expose onto the photo. so that is how you get that affect. hope that helps!
  • + 1
 120 sec exposure...
  • + 1
 Oh really, did you have it set on bulb or does your camera have a setting for 120 sec exposer? assuming that you are the photographer?
  • + 1
 judging from the info panel on the right, on time it says 09:47.55 + 2.00... im presuming that means 2 min of exposure...
  • + 1
 exifs:
nikon d200
iso 200
f/8
12mm
192s
triggered with pocket wizard

Thanks for PoDSmile
  • + 1
 Oh okay, Very well done!
  • + 1
 wow this is a stunning shot
  • + 1
 anyone would think this was a photography website not a biking one.
  • - 1
 It is called picture of the day, not biking pic of the day.
  • + 2
 it is called Pinkbike not PinkCam...
  • + 1
 well this photo is TOO coolSmile well done
  • + 1
 i dont know whats this but its really cool xD
  • + 1
 How long was that shutter speed?
  • + 1
 What a quality shot! Good to see something a little different too.
  • + 1
 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  • + 1
 Sweet man this shot is steller! but what did you make it with?
  • + 1
 OMG! thats sick as hell! POD!
  • + 2
 wow! POD.
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flag feardabeast (Jun 17, 2010 at 15:59) (Below Threshold)
 That would be fun to ride if there was more lighting. Love seeing the city in the night too.
  • + 8
 Really cool idea! A 15 min photo!
  • + 2
 this photo is amazing. so creative.
  • + 1
 thats real creative, took me a second to realise how you did that.
  • + 1
 POD.
  • + 1
 Awesome view!! tup really like it...
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flag Jack1201 (Mar 1, 2011 at 3:27) (Below Threshold)
 Wheres the bike i dont get it , it shouldnt be POD
  • + 5
 jack..if you look really carefully you will see it! keep looking dude, you will find it!
  • - 1
 O ic it now thanks for telling me POD!
  • + 2
 LOL
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flag extremeriderD210 (Mar 1, 2011 at 9:13) (Below Threshold)
 i'm sorry but this isn't a good riding shot, its just decent photography, those lines could be anything.
  • + 11
 @extreme - Yea that trail could be a jogging trail and the giant white line must be a streamer pulled down the mountain by 300 angry Swiss, those Swiss, always trying to confuse us.

I'm gonna stick with it being a riding shot, and it is pretty sick!
  • + 1
 AWSOME TRACK! that would be sooo much fun at night Smile
  • + 1
 one of the coolest photos ive ever seen. sick shot dude
  • + 1
 I love the shots they look so cool!
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 sooo sick!! needs to have biking though
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 It does have biking...
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 Where is the bike then???
  • + 2
 the biker is to fast for your eyes
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 How do I favourite it Frown I want to so bad!
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 Very nice shot, I love long exposures and this one is just special.
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 SOOOO SICK. Great choice Ian!!
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 good!
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 this is not a POD!!!
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 Long exposure!!!
  • + 1
 deffinatly a great shot
  • + 1
 coool.
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 Amazing
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 i honestly don't get it
  • + 1
 really nice
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 Where's the rider ??
  • + 0
 The bike is there its called fungus maximus !
  • + 1
 epic
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 wow amazing pic!
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 epic!
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 hou yeeahhh!!
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 amazing.
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 good but no bike
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 really cool
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 Good idea!!!
  • + 1
 This is soooo cool
  • + 0
 erm yea where is the bike nice photo but wtf guys
  • + 1
 thats so sick
  • + 1
 sweet POD!
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 nice job!!!
  • + 1
 De Light Ful..
  • + 0
 wtf
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 is there even a rider?
  • - 1
 what a shit pod it jst a long shuuter speed
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 If there was a rider in it, It definatly could of got P.O.D !
  • + 8
 technically there is a rider in it he was just to fast for the long expoure to capture
  • + 0
 I know, just saying if we could see it it would be a good POD
  • + 4
 well its a pod now Wink
  • + 1
 i guess the idea here is this shot wouldn't be possible without the use of a mountain bike. just imagine the ultra long exposure it'll take for this shot if done by foot. nothing else goes fast down the hill than a mountain bike.
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