I did a little biketour with my girl yesterday.And since i decided to take more pictures of where i go and of what I see on my way there, i took my camera.
Well one could say, that my Set-Up wasnt really the best for a biking-event with stop and shoot action:
I placed my LowePro Nova 190 into my Ortlieb Messenger Bag. Why? well the Nova sucks to be taken by bike, cause it likes to swing around your chest. But I didnt want to take the big Tamrac. So: Nova into the Ortlieb!
Sadly that decreased the amout of pictures i took during the ride( take off the backpack – open it – flip the nova open – take out the cam – *click* – and reverse)
Just used jpeg format, so some photoshop work was obvious (burnt sky).
right now there are two pictures on my flickr … more will come soon!
3 replies on “Bike-tour”
That’s a great photo! I like the composition, and the color in the grass. Also, there are a few odd rules and aesthetics to bike photography; this one does a great job of the road itself, which I’d want to minimize if I were shooting a “regular” landscape. Well done!
Sounds like a heavy, and perhaps slightly awkward way to marry a camera to a bike? Sadly, I leave my nice/”real” camera behind for my rides, and take a pocket-sized point and shoot with a wide lens.
Thank you for your comment!
I sometimes feel a bit strange pulling out that 1D to take a quick shot of the landscape. But the pictures and the chance to put on a tele-lens pay me of most of the time. Im looking for a nice Sling-/ or fast access-backpack right now to get the shot more quickly.
And that Canon G12 is on top of my shopping list 🙂 Or can you give me any other recommendation?
Interesting coincidence. I shoot with a 1D mark 2. I got it used after my 5D died. (I’ve shot in the rain with it 100 times or more, until one fateful day…)
Lately I’ve been shooting with a Sony something or other. It was very cheap, smallish, and had a 25 mm lens. I don’t recommend it. If you’re shooting with a camera like a 1D, I doubly don’t recommend it. The thing has 16 million mediocre pixels; the files are gigantic, and when you look closely (50 % view or closer) it looks like someone ran an “add noise” filter, ramped the saturation up, and then over-sharpened things. The pics downsize to the web acceptably, but, after being used to a nice camera … it’s a disappointment. I’ve borrowed a friend’s Canon P&S, and it doesn’t suffer the same awful quality up close, so this isn’t just a case of a small sensor. One final thing to complain about: the 4:3 format looks square and boxy when you’re used to the nice, wide, well-proportioned 2:3 that suits landscape photography. 😉