Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snow Tires

Someone cared enough about this bike to paint a pretty design on the fender.  Riding in this slushy winter weather sure does make a mess though.



This bike was hitched to a parking meter on a busy city street.  The citrus color combination and the painted detail caught my eye and I had to stop for a photo.  I know the passers-by gave me strange looks as I tried to get this shot, wondering what there was about this dirty, slushy scene that was photo worthy.  A year ago I would have passed it by too but now I try to look at things differently and see things as a photo op.

I am determined to work on my photography skills this year and look forward to linking up each week with P 52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Also joining This or That Thursday.

                     Share the Joy Thursday

                    Cool Click Thursday

23 comments:

  1. Love the detail picked up on in the design on the mud guard and the wear on the frame, good shot. Looks like a well used bike.

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  2. I really like the contrasts in the photo.

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  3. Bikes and Photography...two of my favorite things!! I love this photo!! And, I am so envious of this sweet ride!
    (I hope to improve my photography skills as well, this year!!)

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  4. What a fun edit! Love it.

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  5. Great image. Great colors. Good job for stopping. Who cares what anybody might think. I think they're too busy with their own thoughts and if they give a care about you, just think "you don't see anything, yet you'd appreciate this photo if it was hanging on a wall somewhere". Keep looking.

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  6. Lovely image. The perspective and finish are fabulous. Good for you and cheers to a year full of fabulous photography!

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  7. I love your bike. I wish we could take a ride together! Happy New Year.

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  8. It's those small moments of noticing that are a little hit of joy for me. Great capture!

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  9. The design on the bike fender is gorgeous! I don't blame you for stopping and capturing it, I would of too. ps...I am sorry you have to be up there in the cold:(
    Laurie

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  10. Working on improving one's photography skills can give one a new lease on life. It did for me. Check out http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com for a fun Friday meme. That is a prize winning photo. Happy New Year and happy shooting.
    QMM

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  11. I love this shot, and what a fabulous colour for a bike!

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  12. I love this! I know what you mean about the strange looks! I get that a lot. :) Love your edit, too.
    Happy New Year!
    Petra

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  13. beautiful bike and a wonderful capture!

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  14. I think I'm in step with you because subject matter has changed for me too. good sighting!

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  15. Nice find and capture!

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  16. I always have people asking me what I'm taking pictures of and why ;)...This was so worth any 'crazy' looks you may have gotten....what a great shot. Thanks so much for participating in Cool Clicks!!

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  17. Isn't it awesome to walk through the world with an artists's eye ? Everything looks so different and has the potential to be beautiful !
    Lovely capture here.
    Happy New Year !

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  18. What a neat shot. I love the detailed design on the bike fender.

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  19. This is just the kind of shot I love! Beautifully edited, too.

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  20. Great juxtaposition between the dirt/weather and the lovingly detailed decoration. Great framing.

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