Taking Pictures

It’s no secret that I like to take pictures of bikes in nature. Nothing pleases me more that to be out on a ride and come across the perfect place to snap a photo of my bike. Whether it’s in the rain, drenched in sunshine or even in the snow, bikes are the perfect complement to humans traveling across from one side of the forest to the other.

Being a roadie for most of my adult life, I never really paid attention to what’s really out there. Gravel riding the last nine years has opened up a whole new world. It brings me through areas in my hometown that I did not know existed.

I’ve pedaled on hiking trails, fire roads, farm roads, snowmobile and ATV trails as well as logging routes and farms. The possibilities are endless as are the opportunities for scenic photos. When you see that spot that you immediately see as a prime photo spot, all bets are off for a speedy rip through the woods.

What is the best method for snapping pictures from your bike? I’ve taken many shots with various versions of the IPhone and I have to say that the IPhone 13 has an incredible camera. The only thing it lacks is the ability to zoom and really focus in. I’ve also tried a mirror less DSLR camera. These take incredible pictures, but are bulky to carry on the bike, especially if you have multiple lenses.

For now, I’m going to use the winter to take some classes and hone my photographic skills, and save my camera for a time when I can come up with the best method to keep it on the ready while safely storing it on the bike.

I hope you like taking pictures as much as I do, because I really enjoy seeing every bicycle in nature. These pics can make and old beat up bike look special.

What’s playing (what am I listening to while writing or what’s dancing around in my head while riding), today – The Cars – It’s All I Can Do

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