Performance enhancing drugs in cycling – not any more. In 2009 top cycling teams are simply beaming replicant riders into the peloton from low earth orbit. Captured for the first time is direct evidence – an infrared image of a rider rematerialising. Visible only in the near infrared spectrum, beyond human vision, this amazing event was captured on the last roll of Kodak Infrared EIR film on the planet. Kodak is directly implicated in the sudden removal of this film from the shelves and the decommissioning of its manufacturing facilities. It is believed hard economic times have forced them into debt with the evil professional cycling cabals who demanded the film ‘disappear’ lest their armies of tireless replicants be exposed.

Captured at the Tour Down Under 2009 on Kodak Infrared EIR film. No photoshop other than sharpening and minor levels adjustments.

508 views at 21 September 2012.

Featured in 2-3-4 Club 2009.

Featured in Photografilm 31 January 2011.

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  • anwarsalim
    anwarsalimover 5 years ago

    oh my gosh… love this moment

  • Thank you

    – Syd Winer

  • Barbara  Corvino
    Barbara Corvinoover 5 years ago

    Very effective use of the long exposure. And I like the blue.
    Ciao. Barbara

  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...over 5 years ago

    great work.

  • Thanks

    – Syd Winer

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature!

    – Syd Winer

  • Arthur Koole
    Arthur Kooleover 4 years ago

    I really love the way you have captured the movement and made more apparent with the choice of IR film too
    Well done, great work.

  • Arthur Koole
    Arthur Kooleover 4 years ago

    Oh, Almost forgot LOL. Well done on your feature. Congratulations.

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeover 4 years ago

    Oh yes of course Syd! I knew there was something strange going on with cycle racing. Hey mate there is one more roll of EIR left… it’s in my fridge LOL :-)))))
    Hey Congrats on the Feature mate – very much deserved… this is a great work :-)

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot.

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 4 years ago

    Awesome effect Syd. Congrats on the feature

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

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