|Gear from Old Silver Mine by Rick Cannon|
BEST OF THEME
|Forgotten Summer, Montreal, Canada|
by Kimberly Farrell Rossiter
Brian Crossland says this about his Best of Theme choice:
The bicycle is a means of motion with great sociological significance . In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries it gave the masses a cheap means of transport and an independence and freedom of movement that they had not previously enjoyed. It can be argued that it has had more impact on world societies than the motor car.
The top down viewpoint allied with a great compositional construct reminds me of the street photography of that bygone age taken by early to mid twentieth century photographers. This feeling, although the image is not monochrome, is enhanced by the wonderfully subdued colouring with a great balance between the browns in the background and the blue of the bicycle frame.
Rick Cannon is a new member to Picture Picks. This is his first entry to an event and his first win. Congrats to all entrants and winners this week.