05 The Cyclist
This was taken at the river IJssel in the Netherlands, which is close to where I live. Clouds fascinate me; this is reflected in my work, and when I went outside on this particular morning I noticed fleecy clouds high in the sky. On the dyke there is a cycle path, and as this country is full of cyclists you don’t have to wait long for one to pass by. I kept the horizon low to create more impact, and accentuate the drama of the vast sky above the lonely rider. I always try to include something in a picture so it tells a story, and in this case it’s the cyclist. Even before I took the picture I knew the image would look best in black-and-white.