Saturday, December 27, 2008

Richard Gear

Who Killed Cog Robin?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Sometimes it pays to turn your camera onto unusual objects. There's a good shot everywhere, just waiting to be taken. This bike was standing in strong sunlight and I could see that the chain hadn't been oiled or greased in a while and that it was starting to rust.

I used the SMC Pentax-DA macro lens for this - and I have to say, not even in the days when I used to replace my own bike chain when it slipped off the sprocket and left me freewheeling, have I had my nose so close to a cogwheel.

I guess I'm just like any other guy. We all think we might have looked pretty cool in Grease.


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20 comments:

Honey Mommy said...

My husband and I just got into cycling this week, so I may have to try to take some close up pictures like this to hang on our wall.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great shots - Happy Holidays!!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Happy Christmas David- I guess you could have had all these posts scheduled? I did 'cept for todays! Hope you had a lovely day...

saz x

Kimber said...

Great photos. Happy Holidays!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Oh. my. gosh! I laughed from the post title to the end! Well done, David! Oh, and great photos, too!

Craig Glenn said...

Cool photo's. It's funny how a photo can bring new meaning to something we would never give a second look.

Craig

Moannie said...

You're too good.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Love it! Happy holidays to you and your family!

Lee said...

Really nice effect, David. I like the blue of the gears, but I can't help wondering what it would look like in black & white.

Cheers!

Pienovski said...

*Laughing, laughing and laughing a bit more

Fab photos. Got inspired again. Can't wait to get my camera back...

{i}Post said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, David! I appreciate the comment. I have to agree with you about pictures just waiting to be taken everywhere! Nice macros.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have to take my chain off if I change wheels on my mountain bike. It is pretty easy as nothing is broken.

I have a number of photos of them posted on My Birds Blog.

This is the time we give up something that was an important part of our lives for something new and entirely unknown -- 2009.

Happy New Year to you and to your family from Patty and Abe.

YTSL said...

Seems like it's your eye that makes the object unusual -- unusually interesting, that is! :)

gengen said...

Oh this is a good choice David good job. keep it up. Happy weekend. mine is posted too.

CRIZ LAI said...

That reminded me to oil my bike gear after quite a dry spell over here. Good one David :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

humanobserver said...

I am completely agree with you "There's a good shot everywhere, just waiting to be taken". It is the main reason I carry my camera wherever I go....

shooting star said...

interesting pics....i liked the second one very much....

Maggie May said...

As usual..... your captions made me smile!
There is always a good shot to be had of the most mundane article and a rusty bicycle chain is no exception!

Sue said...

Sometimes the mundane will make for a very cool looking photo :) Great shots!

Mojo said...

Yeah, that's one very dry chain for sure! Lucky for the owner this isn't a motorcycle. Then again, those chains are mostly o-ringed and permanently lubed nowadays... My age shows again!