Thursday, January 17, 2008

Me Tarzan, You Chain

Who Put A Spoke In The Wheel?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This cycle had been left out in the rain when I photographed it some weeks ago. I actually focused on the two middle rows of cogs from above and to the side of the rear wheel - and then I was fascinated by the random way the long silver spokes ranged from soft focus to clean focus, right across the frame.

16 comments:

TheBirdman33 said...

There is no place I would rather be than on my mountain bike so that is an image I am definately familiar with. Cool picture.

Dan Mega said...

David, how did you get that pic? I just saw this and tried it about 10 different times with my camera. Changing shudder speed and what not but I couldn't get this same effect. Help a guy out here!

Cool picture though!

Cooper said...

Thanx for stopping by. Don't tempt me...I just may move to the land down under...Always wanted to travel there anyway. Lime has mentioned your blog to me before, me being the neophyte writer.

david mcmahon said...

G'day Birdman,

I used to ride a lot as a kid, but the last time I rode a bike with serious intent was at Stanley Park, Vancouver, in mid 1999. Glad you liked the picture.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Dan,

Great to hear from you. Either you can come here to Melbourne and I can take you round to the same spot to re-create the shot, or you can try using this data ....

Exposure 1/25th of a sec; F 4.5; ISO speed 400. Light was good. Mid-afternoon. It wasn't direct sunlight, from memory. A major factor was that the bike was on concrete, so there were no extraneous colours!!

Let me know how you go ....

Keep smiling
David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cooper,

No worries at all. I think I found your blog thru Lime, whose writing I really enjoy.

Always happy to welcome people to the Friendly Land Down Under.

Do keep in touch

David

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

I still find it astounding that bicycle wheels manage to stay connected to the hub axle by those thin wire spokes. I like your perspective and, well.. perspective.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

I'm truly enjoying your blog...wonderful pictures! :)

Madwag said...

greetings back to you from the UK... thank you for the comment and visit. I enjoyed your blog this morning w/ my cup of coffee :o)

Casdok said...

Love your captions!

FANCY said...

Thanks for your visit...
I think I am right over you... on the glob...:-)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Very interesting pictures David.. to get that effect did you 'Cycle' through the cameras settings, or is yours 'Geared' up for it.

:O) Sorry Daivid I just could resist. ha! I just went off on a 'Tandom'

Akelamalu said...

You find a great photograph in everything David.

Amrita said...

Very perceptive.Good...good...good

Corey~living and loving said...

Another interesting shot David! :)

lynn said...

Original.