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This is a discussion on Cyclist within the People photography (portraits, sports etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; I was trying for the bulding when a cyclist serendipitously rode by as I was snapping...thought it made for a ...

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    I was trying for the bulding when a cyclist serendipitously rode by as I was snapping...thought it made for a more interesting photo!

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    It absolutely did! Great shot! It might be me but it might be even a little better if you straighten it a bit.
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    I have been trying to straighten it for hours! I levelled it by the windows but there seems to be some lens distortion that I can't seem to fix without losing part of the bike...i finally gave up!
    Thanks for the kind words even tho'.
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    You were doing the correct thing by using the windows to level here Casil. The brickwork in relation to the sides of the frames are distorted by lens distortion. Only way to get it clode would be not to use a straight rotate tool but use a perspective or even warp/distort tool.

    I think the cyclist adds something here too.



    And while on the subject of cycling ... yesterday morning we headed out at daybreak for our usual 54 k bike ride out to Redcliffe and back. 2 mates were along, as was my wife, Leanne. Great ride ... nice seabreezes. Then 2 k’s from the end Wingy, Alien and I started our sprint for the top of the last hill. We’d just gone through a roundabout. When we finished I looked back for Leanne and she was nowhere. Maybe got caught in the traffic at the roundabout I thought. By the time I had the bike in the van I knew it was more than that ... puncture I was hoping but there was no phone call to say come get me. So close to the finish she wouldn't bother fixing the puncture right there. I figured she might have crashed and immediately headed back the way we’d come. I was almost back when the phone rang and strange voice told me Leanne had crashed at the roundabout just as I came into view.

    Leanne was lying where she landed after slamming into the curb at 40 kph (her GPS told on her ) and hit her head and shoulder on the footpath .... body on the grass in someone’s front yard. The resident had rushed out immediately upon hearing the crash and had kept her still and used her phone to call the ambulance. When I got there a cop on her way to work was there as well. The ambulance took awhile getting there but we finally got her loaded up with a egg on her eye socket and nasty looking shoulder.

    In the end the bump on the head is fine but her shoulder is a separated AC joint and very, very painful.

    I went home and emailed several of her clients and got her programmers organised for the day, did the washing etc before heading off to the hospital.

    When I got her home yesterday she wanted a shower but she totally passed out twice from the pain. I had to cut her cycling jersey off her and a sponge bath had to suffice while she was lying down. From there I got her dressed again and on the couch and I spent the day doing housework and taking care of Leanne’s business stuff right through to about 8pm last night.

    Today it’s been more housework, PO Box trip, emails, food shopping, and I’m supposed to take her back to the hospital at 2.15pm this afternoon for physio.
    Cancelling that one. She is still way too light headed to stay upright for long. I showered her earlier and again she almost passed out and collapsed (had to fall to the shower floor) in the shower.

    In 20 years, this is her first crash on a road bike so that's a good thing. And her baby (her carbon Pinarello bike) is ok too. A buckled wheel awaits my attention when I get a moment.
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    Jebus MA that is brutal! I'm glad Leanne is okay. We are doing the shoulder joint in school this week and I can totally understand why she is in so much pain! I know exactly where it is and what's going on. Please give her my best wishes and if you need anything advice wise on therapy treatment/healing or related let me know as I can talk to my instructors and get back to you.
    Wow......I'm so glad her head is okay.
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    Any suggestions as to programs on how to undo the distortion?
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    Any physio advise would be good Casil

    I just use the tools I mentioned in photoshop. I'm sure Gimp has the same tools.

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    Fab shot Casil. Nice contrast. Yep, there are angles and lines everywhere that do distract a bit and make it hard to straighten.

    Yep, there is a perspective correction tool in the GIMP. I have used it once, it just worked so well I don't recall anything about it.

    Wow, that's not good news about Leanne. Wish here well. What is the short/long term prognosis? You remember my friend Andrew that rode with us to Lake Manchester? His wife did here ACL a couple of weeks ago. Slow speed stack, shoes didn't unclip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntZ View Post
    Wow, that's not good news about Leanne. Wish here well. What is the short/long term prognosis? You remember my friend Andrew that rode with us to Lake Manchester? His wife did here ACL a couple of weeks ago. Slow speed stack, shoes didn't unclip.
    Not sure on the prognosis. Alien did his awhile back ... had problems for a few weeks and then it got better. He says the shoulder clicks a lot now but is fine. Someone Leanne knows says she had trouble with hers healing for months and months so I guess we wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    ...snip...In 20 years, this is her first crash on a road bike so that's a good thing. And her baby (her carbon Pinarello bike) is ok too. A buckled wheel awaits my attention when I get a moment.
    There's a job opening here for a sexy female to scratch me because I don't have time
    No Iggy, wearing a dress and lipstick doesn't qualify you for the job!!
    Hope she makes a speedy and full recovery.

    Thank God! I haven't seen my dress in years and I really haven't found the right shade of lipstick to go with it!
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