Give It Your Best Shot! (bike photography)

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by 37fleetwood, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    I've been thinking of doing this for quite a while now. Up til recently I have been a professional photographer. I owned my own portrait studio several years back and have always enjoyed taking and looking at great photos. I would like to start this thread in the hopes that it will inspire all of you to post some of your best shots.
    here's what I would like,
    1 post your best bike related photos. (bikes, bike parts, or simply bike related)
    2 post as many as you like.
    3 post only shots you took.
    4 post your best or favorite shot, not a crappy shot of your best bike.
    5 feel free to comment and discuss each others photos. no bashing, or beating up anyone please.

    if anyone is interested, I will open a thread in the break room on photography basics. ask any photography related questions and I'll do my best to answer.
     
  2. #2 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is one of the better shots of my bike:

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    -Sam

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  3. #3 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Here's my favorite...could use a different background than a fence and would look better with the ornament and whitewalls now in place, but the angle, the patina, the beauty..ahhh!
    Chris
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  4. #4 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  5. #5 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    Here's one of my favorites.

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  6. #6 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    I live for the CABE

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    1917 Iver Johnson

    Heres a couple of my bike with cross bars & with drop bars.

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  7. #7 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    I live for the CABE

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    Nice pics Tailhole. Great background
     
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  8. #8 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    some really good ones so far!
    here's another of my favorites. just took it recently but really liking it.

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  9. #9 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Bike Rally

    Cleaned out the barn the other day and let these out for some fresh air!


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  10. #10 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  11. #11 Posted Jul 16, 2012

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'll bite. Here are a few I took. Love the shadows in the multi bike setup Scott! I also love that Iver Arch Truss! Nice photos.

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    And if you care to look at a bunch of other photography here's the link to my flickr gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/gesslerama

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  12. #12 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Here's mine. My 41 Speedking Roadmaster, and my Hiawatha Arrow looking out at the Oakland Bay Bridge. 562292_367259236660703_1507977356_n-1.jpg Photo2119smaller-1.jpg
     
  13. #13 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    Great stuff! the bike race crash shot is Epic!!! the looks on the crowd's faces is priceless!
    I've been playing with an HDR effect program as well, you come up with some really surreal looking stuff. here's one I did a while back, along with the shot I think you were mentioning heavily adjusted. it may take some of the magic out of the other shot, it took me a while to get rid of the chair in the other one! maybe I should do a thread on photo manipulation...

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  14. #14 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    Really liking the composition of this one Chris. Nice!
     
  15. #15 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here are a couple of my favorites -

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  16. #16 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Last time I did this, my photo was used in a calender, sold for profit (not my profit), and I had to buy my own.
     
  17. #17 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Some great photos here. Thanks for starting this thread. Great idea.



    Scott,

    Sign me up as guest speaker for that one. I will be discussing the ethics and social ramifications of photo manipulations.


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  18. #18 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    This phantom was living in a box for four years waiting to be restored. The other day I decided that all the dents, scratches, and rust are what give this bike it's personality.

    I tried to capture that personality. It's not perfect and rough around the edges. Black and white brings a more dramatic effect.

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    Schwinn black phantom by then8j, on Flickr
     
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  19. #19 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    We will be snapping some pictures there saturday!!
     
  20. #20 Posted Jul 17, 2012

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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