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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Bike Ride

I was thinking for a while about taking shots while riding a bike. This morning I mentioned to Matt that it would be a cool thing to do it on Father's Day. Few hours later on a "nice" humid Wisconsin afternoon off we went on the Bugline for the photoshoot.

It was a perfect setup for that type of shots - narrow bike road surrounded by trees. I did not realize how difficult it would be to capture the motion on the camera. First of all, I am "slightly" out of shape and after a few tries of reaching a sonic speed on my bike to get blurred motion I got pretty tired. Second of all, it was very difficult to keep the camera steady to get the bike sharp and everything else in motion. Here are the results of our efforts.

All shot, except last three, were taken with a small p&s Canon Powershot A570IS. Credit goes to Matt for taking the last shot.

Railroad under the Bugline bridge in Sussex looking north

Going towards Lannon

This one looks pretty surreal and makes me dizzy. It looks like heavily Photoshoped, but it isn't. Just a touch of vibrance and that's what I got.

Shot taken over my shoulder. Sort of 70's look to it. I think.

Bugline bridge over the railroad.

And the railroad again. Taken from my bike in motion.

Shot at 1/80 of a second in Tv priority mode.

See you later!