Photography

Above & Oblique

There is really no end to the possibilities for cycling photography if you want to photograph your own bicycle rides or cycling tours – creative angles just require a bit more thought, imagination and a shrewd use of landscape. The photo above is of me (and taken by me) spinning down a S-curve descent on…

On A Count of Ten…

Self-timer photography, capturing images of your bicycle rides is not that hard, at least not to get the fundamentals right, although it does take a bit of practice. I have been doing this for about 18 months now, shot thousands of frames, and while have learned a great deal about this kind of photography, I…

Review of the Canon G1X

For the past few months I have been using a Canon G1X to illustrate this blog and having by now show several thousand frames with it I thought I would give a brief review of the camera for anyone who might be in the market for a camera to pack in their saddlebag, be it…

On Pixel Peeping

When I launched this blog a bit over a year ago it was with the idea, in part at least, of rekindling my love of writing which had waned a bit over the years as a result of my nearly always having to write to other people’s specifications and expectations. Along the way though I…

Shooting Black & White

I have had a fondness for black-and-white photography right from the get-go, when I first began to study photography back in Albuquerque during the 1970s. I enjoyed every second I spent in the darkroom, loved the hands-on aspect of the art and the ability of black-and-white images to tell a story, richly and evocatively, using…

Another Auld Lang Syne

Hard though it is to believe, it is New Year’s Eve again. Another year has spun past at alarming pace, and now we find ourselves on the threshold of 2013. Where is the millennium going? I was talking to my kids the other day and recalling some memories of Christmasses when I was a kid,…

Pretty Bike Rides – A Baker’s Dozen

    It’s coming up on a year now since I started this blog and after looking through the photo library I have built up over that time I thought I would post a collection, a baker’s dozen, of a few of my favourites over the past year as well as some that I have…

Moods of the Night

I’ve always loved black-and-white photography. Like most photographers of my generation, it’s where my roots are. To this day I hold fond memories of studying photography at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, back in the late 1970s – spending hot nights roving Central Avenue when it was still a living stretch of old…

Antarctica – A Photo Essay

As you can see, this photo has little to do with cycling; it’s of an enormous colony of King Penguins on South Georgia Island. I took it several years ago during a period in my life when I spent a lot of time each year in Antarctica. I have always loved the Antarctic and have…

Photography – Capturing Motion

One of the challenges I face in shooting for this blog is that I am both the model and the photographer. This is not only a technical hassle but an artistic one as well, since among other things I would rather not have the photographs be all about me but instead represent ‘A Cyclist’ –…