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Lonely Bike by DaveAyerstDavies Lonely Bike by DaveAyerstDavies
Le Mans Moto 2007

THE DISTANCE (CAKE)

Reluctantly crouched at the starting line
Engines pumping and thumping in time
The green light flashes, the flags go up
Churning and burning they yearn for the cup
They deftly manoeuver and muscle for rank
Fuels burning fast on an empty tank
Reckless and wild, they pour through the turns
Their prowess is potent and secretly stern
As they speed through the finish, the flags go down
The fans get up and they get out of town
The arena is empty except for one man
Still driving and striving as fast as he can
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
Not long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's driving and striving an hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for who he still burns
He's going the distance
He's going for speed
She's all alone, all alone, all alone in a time of need
Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
He's going the distance
No trophies, no flowers, no flashbulbs, no lime
He's haunted by something he cannot define
Bowel shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse
Assail him and bail him with monster truck force
In his mind he's still driving, still making the grade
She's hoping in time that her memories will fade
'Cause he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
Not long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's striving and driving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns

'Cause he's going the distance,
He's going for speed
She's all alone
All alone
All alone
In a time of need
Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
He's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
He's going the distance
He's going for speed
He's going the distance
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fotoheini Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing Picture...like the Color and Light...
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zoran3000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
awesome photo...:)
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ericthom57 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
Your photo has been included in my latest journal...a look way back in my favorites that highlights some of my all-time faves.
If for some reason you wish to have your photo removed, please let me know and I will remove it immediately. But I do hope you allow it to remain...it's wonderful work!
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sketnomore Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
duude, i love this song, its my favorite racing song, haha... amazing picture btw, really amazing!
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rbeebephoto Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
two back-to-back :+fav:s of motorsports images on dA...that's a first for me, I think!

This is simply a wonderful image and impression, Dave! The coloring...the silhouette...the framing and negative space. HIGH :highfive FIVE
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Photographer
:wave: Hello!

Your work has been chose to take part of a photojournalism community choice edition. You can see who chose you and what was said about your work in the news article: [link]

Thank you for being part of the photojournalism community!


Eloísa Valdes,
photojournalism gallery moderator (volunteer staff)
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
All the colours are matching perfectly in this image, the orange sky and the dark silhouette of the bike. It's so nice that it make me feel speechless.
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Juli3nHeavy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
What a beautyfull shot! The color is awesome!
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LadyAnubis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008

I have featured this amazing work in my latest journal:

[link]

I hope you like it…

:blowkiss:
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Thank you!!

:highfive:
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LadyAnubis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
:aww:
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REtouched Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
Great shot...the atmosphire is great.
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mtngoat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
one very nice shot clear and great colour
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misaje Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Great shot
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mysugar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
awsome great shot!
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Megik Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Great capture:-) I love it!
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konax Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
awesome photo !
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BriGuy86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
right now i am saving up for my bike.. and this image portrays what i would love to see.. just riding off into the distance just me my bike the beach and the sun set.. beautiful
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joelteix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Greate shot!, and very good galery in general, congratulations and health
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stillmation Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Oh yes..

masterful shot.
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fcarmo-photography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been Featured on "Best of MotorSport Photography!" [link]
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henster311 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Cake.
good song. :D
haha!
also very cool picture!
i love it.
gj!
:highfive:
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phathag Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Really pro shot you got there.
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cubemb Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
epic. man and machine with a lovely bit of nature for the backdrop. really get a wonderful sense of harmony from this :nod:
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andiarsi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
simple but smashing... :)
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Thank you. It is simple but I like it :-)
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fcarmo-photography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Excelent.. Excelent work!
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sandwedge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
very cool
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Vizreel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
I'm not into bikes at all but I love these pictures :D
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
That is the best comment!

I was aiming to make good pictures, not 'pics of bikes'. Very glad you like it!

Thank you. :-)
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projectjp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Great grab, title says it all...

"The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
Not long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns..."

He's going the distance... :+fav:

Jeff :D
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thanks for your idea on the song lyrics!
I liked it so much I posted the lyrics to this song in my comments :-)
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projectjp Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I thought the lyrics seemed appropriate, I'm happy it was useful!!

Jeff :D
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is what I call as artistic sports photography. Its not always about the action and its journalistic value.
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im1happy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
awsome great shot :thumbsup:
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stepunk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
nice shot! ;)
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April 22, 2007
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D2X
Shutter Speed
10/6400 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
500 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 22, 2007, 8:03:27 AM
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