Archive for ‘Cycling’

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.

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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.

September 4, 2009

iShot

Me and my shadow.

IMG_0410I haven’t ridden my bike in awhile.  Seems whenever I don’t ride for some time and then do, I wonder why I haven’t been riding because it feels so good to be out on the road in the fresh air.  Yes, fresh air, because I get to ride on roads like this:

IMG_0420Nice.

But this is what I felt like:

IMG_0419Now I’m heading out to scout a location for an upcoming shoot I’m masterminding.  More to come on that.  Have a great weekend.