Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunday ride...

Took some pics out on a ride last Sunday. I rarely do any digital working of the photos I take in the shop or on the road. I may occasionally crop a photo. Sometimes a photo looks like it would be better in black & white. When I do convert an image to b/w, I'll take advantage of the tools available and adjust the contrast and brightness. In b/w, I think it adds a bit of a drama to the shot. As for the color shots, I leave them as I shot them. I just don't have the time (or the energy or desire) to do any mods to the color shots and well, I'm just trying to show what things look like not create an art project. I see some photos folks tweak around and think they look great, but I just don't have the desire to do that for my own stuff.

So, here's some pics I took on a ride out to Kehoe Beach last Sunday. It was pretty overcast and wet with heavy drizzle out there. Color versions. Black & white versions. Whacha think? They work for me.

On top of Inverness Ridge looking towards what would be the Pacific Ocean on a clear day.
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Way out past H Ranch on the point. Probably should have cropped it to get rid of the shift cable in the upper left.
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The color version is really nothing to write home about, but I like the b/w version much better.
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Same with this one.
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And then just some bike shots that I think turned out pretty good.
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(What's playing: Johnny Darrell Willin')


RoadieRyan said...

Personally I like the brake arm showing- gives it a nice perspective. That foggy open landscape really lends itself to the B&W shots- very nice. What do the characters on your bikes top tube (near the head tube) signify?

blackmountaincycles said...

Thanks. The characters are Chinese for Black Mountain Cycles.

RoadieRyan said...

Very cool thanks for the explanation. I was thinking maybe it was
"This bike goes for cool rides in fog enshrouded landscapes and yes the Orange paint does rock!"

but Black Mountain Cycles makes a lot more sense.