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What do you think of these? Cycling photos....(24 posts)

What do you think of these? Cycling photos....rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:06 AM
Artsy fartsy? or just fartsy...heheheh.

Seeing Senor Pedro's shifter eye view of the road was inspiring. I had tried similar shots before and hadn't had the luck of lighting and camera angle. Yesterday I decided to have another go at it, as I was on a long ride with a couple sections of nice gradual downhill that made it easy to fool around with the camera.

I have always enjoyed playing with light and here goes.
Cycling photos....rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:08 AM
Oct 12, 2003 11:09 AM
Our high altitude sun really creates sharp shadow...rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:12 AM
I like the obvious camera in this shot
Biker body... baby torso and dem big legs........nmrwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 6:46 PM
another anglerwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:14 AM
with flares...rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:15 AM
I like this one (nm)Mr Nick
Oct 12, 2003 1:00 PM
Me too. More desktops! Thanks. nmKG 361
Oct 12, 2003 3:59 PM
My favorite as wellbriburke
Oct 13, 2003 6:08 AM
It shows more motion because you're seeing more of the bike, wheels, etc., as opposed to just the tire and a bit of the handlebar.
feeling the miles here...rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 11:20 AM
last one. I was a little beat up after this ride, and just kinda fell over in the grass all clipped in and snapped a shot. It musta looked pretty funny to anybody watching.

I have to admit favor for the first shot. Something about it just hits the right note.

Thanks for looking,

My favorite.PseuZQ
Oct 12, 2003 11:45 AM
This is the one that really works for me. Good work all. nmMB1
Oct 12, 2003 1:36 PM
Nice StuffSenorPedro
Oct 12, 2003 2:52 PM
I really like the first one, very abstract-ish. The blur of the pavement and the total crispness of your shadow is awesome. Gives a definite impression of speed, almost makes you wonder whether or not it is a photoshop style composite pic.

Something to try next time is to ride into the light source, that way you get your frame and things in the foreground to be lighted and more recognizable. Experiment with shutter speeds if your camera will allow you to, I think that the images could get more exciting if they had a little blur - to signify motion. Very crisp pics, you must be using a higher res than I. Overall, I like 'em a lot. Keep posting.
Thanks... no photoshop, in fact....rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 4:25 PM
The only one I even cropped was the third one. I was stunned at the character of the first pic. I've been doing photos for many years, and what caught me was the perfection of the framing 'as is'. I can't take full credit, the real clincher was I bought a new memory card for the camera and this cleaned up the shots, also an amazing 600 pics available at a medium res means I don't have to be too picky and can just click away. For every shot that comes off ok there are going to be five (at least)that don't.

Very artsy-fartsymickey-mac
Oct 12, 2003 5:45 PM
Did you knock out a few bombers of homebrew before you set out to take the photos? ;-) Seriously, though, the shots are unique and very interesting. Keep up the good work.
Here's what I knocked out...rwbadley
Oct 12, 2003 6:33 PM
I'll post a ride report in a few days. This was by far the most scenic and satisfying ride I have done this year, and maybe ever. I was really pleased with the whole ride. It was a challenging course, but well worth it. Ebbetts pass is a real @ss kicker, in this case it was a fifty mile ride to get to the base. After the climb and descent of the steep stuff, the shadows were getting long and it was amazingly gorgeous.
How are the fall colors up there?PseuZQ
Oct 12, 2003 7:16 PM
Thinking about a trip to Hope Valley to see some more scenery before winter sets in. Or maybe start from a little closer to SF, like Bear Valley.
Changing at high altitude, not down here yet...rwbadley
Oct 13, 2003 6:23 AM
This was about 7500 ft. In Reno @ 4500 ft we still have a ways to go, maybe another week or two to really get into the colors.
Very nice. thanks for the new wallpaper nmMg1
Oct 13, 2003 4:46 AM
I like this one.High Gear
Oct 13, 2003 12:50 PM
Just a photo of a crank I'm selling for a friend. I like the color though.
You are busted!bludoggy
Oct 13, 2003 3:58 PM
That is looking suspiciously like a big ring/big cog combo..

Just kidding, of course. Nice shots!
I noticed that ...It's not tho. Probably 53x16 or so...nmrwbadley
Oct 13, 2003 4:37 PM
This is the one for me - great texture, great motion! nmBowWow
Oct 13, 2003 11:10 PM