In photography, I’m just a total amateur, a quirky hobbyist. I shoot whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like it, and post whatever that yields. Which means that the result is a ragtag collection of haphazard opportunities and inspirations.
The “opportunity”, this time, is that the municipal council in my city has decided to save some money in order to not increase taxes too much, and the flower beds, that used to be magnificent, are now pretty sad and lame looking. So, for a couple of months, I’ve had to look for other targets. Theming. And, more often than not, I’ve ended up taking an interest in bikes and motorcycles. The fact that this coincided with my getting 2 lenses that work wonders wide open (the Zeiss ZM 35 f:1.4, a.k.a. Audrey, and the Zeiss Otus 55 f:1.4, a.k.a. Bertha) has opened new oportunities in terms of looks. Such as the one above, with the ZM wide open. Pascal, ever the fine friend commented: so, you are into selfies, now? Below, another example, also a selfie, also already posted here:
These first two pictures gave me a liking for this type of photography, and I did more of it, until Pascal suggested that I should do a theme post on DearSusan.
I even went for totally different looks, like vintage B&W:
But the gear-head temptation remained strong, just showing my equipment off, wide open and deeply cropped:
Or, in the same spirit, but a bit richer in inspiration, this, at f:2.8:
The other temptation, of course, if just the simple post-card look, which, with good equipment, can hardly fail, especially when you have a great looking bike or two:
So now it feels just like I am riding high…
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