Archive for ‘Bikes’

September 7, 2010

Monday Morning Coffee – Late

I missed yesterday because I was on the road returning from a mountain bike race in Virginia, the Shenandoah Mountain 100.  Had a great weekend camping and hanging out with friends.  Now its back to reality and work and life.  Here is a little something from the weekend.

Humble Beginnings.

August 30, 2010

Monday Morning Coffee

I am not really a fan of HDR processing.  It seems gimmicky to me.  But of course, I have to try it out myself just to see if I can do anything with it that satisfies my vision of my photography.  So this is what I came up with that seems cool to me.  It isn’t too crazy for HDR I think, but just enough to give it some edge and it seems to work with this picture of my son on his bike.  So I can’t dismiss HDR completely but its important to keep in mind that as with all things, a little moderation is a good thing.  I used two speedlights to light him even though it was a bright, sunny day.  I wanted high key lighting to get the effect I was looking for after the HDR processing.  In the end, I like this well enough although it is really just another example of the types of images we see all over flickr and I just don’t see the need to flood the world with more of the same thing.  So I’ll keep working on my vision knowing that at this point HDR may only be a small part of my photography.

August 11, 2010


I’m gearing up for my latest adventure.  I’m taking a three day wilderness medicine course from the 20th to the 22nd of this month and its gonna be a blast.  Hiking, running, biking, kayaking, orienteering, and climbing.  I’m bringing my Canon G10 camera with me so I’ll be sharing pics when I get back.  Can’t wait!

July 8, 2009


While resting after a ride at Rocky Gap State Park.

RestThis was my first mountain bike and I love to ride it today as much as when I first got it.  For the shot I used the Helga setting from the Camera Bag app.  Cool!