Week 50: Bicycle

I thought the thing that would help me with this challenge was perspective.  I had planned to hop on my Huffy and ride down the road while trying to take an interesting photo.  After thinking this through a bit more, I decided to go ahead and consider it a fail.  I’d end up face first in a neighbor’s yard.  Or heaven forbid, the blacktop.

I’ve already face-planted into pavement once in my life… really don’t want to do that again.  I think about it every time I eat, brush my teeth, chew gum, visit the dentist, randomly 15 times a day.  Breaking a tooth is a tragic experience.  Well, maybe the frequent dentist visits and horrible temporary caps were worse.

Boo bike/tooth/Dr. Baughman, boo.

Anyway, lucky for me there were bikes all of over the French Quarter.  All over.  Little Skipper even mentioned I’d have too many shots to choose from.  Unfortunately, not a lot of thought was put into actually composing the shots but whatever.

Here is my bicycle:

Week 50: Bicycle

My favorite from the shots I got [of bikes].  And to be honest, the only reason it’s my favorite is because there’s a line of bikes tethered to posts down the street.  Everyone and their brother rides a bike down here.  Probably because driving up and down these streets is not fun with all the pedestrians and random trash cans and pedestrians.  Yeah…

Don’t be afraid to search on Flickr and find a bicycle group; it’s a very popular photography subject and why not see how hundreds of people have captured it.  But of course, I always look forward to see what my friends over at the Flickr challenge group have cooked up.  Next week’s subject is “pencil”.  And don’t quit on me now – we only have 2 weeks left!

And if you missed it earlier this week, I’m giving the gift of Flickr Pro to one lucky reader.  Just because it’s le blog’s birthday and I can cry give if I want to.  :)

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August 4, 2010 - 9:48 am

Susan - Not only do you take great shots, you always process them so beautifully. Love this!

August 4, 2010 - 10:58 am

katie o. - i actually really like the composition. you’re eye is initial drawn to the first bike, but boom! you realize there’s a line of them! looks awesome.

August 4, 2010 - 11:48 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - I like how the bikes are all playing peek a boo as your eye moves towards the back of the line. Nice work.

August 4, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Denise - I love this shot. Nice work and treatment.

In Vegas NOBODY rides bikes in the city in the summer. Way too hot.

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