27 April 2012

Bike Backdrops

Arielle in Point Lookout, NY

As Velouria and others have noted, bicycling and photography seem to go hand-in-hand.  Cycling experiences, and bicycles themselves lend themselves very nicely to photo-imaging, for a variety of reasons.

Tosca in Weehawken, NJ

Now, for those of you who like to photograph bicycles, I have a question:  Do you have a favorite backdrop or "prop"?  I always seem to photograph my bikes by bodies of water.  That may have to do with the fact that I have rarely lived far from a large body of water, and so much of my riding is alongside, or a few pedalstrokes up- or down-wind of them.   Then again, I don't think that where I've lived and where I've ridden are accidents:  I have always had an attraction, if you will, to the sea,

Speaking of cycling and photography:  I'm having a very interesting experience that involves both.  I'll tell you more about it soon.


  1. I'd agree that bikes and photography go together, but I am loathe to photograph WHILE cycling. I think it comes from being uncoordinated.

  2. The bike looks outstanding with a beach backdrops. That's pretty cool. But I guess it will looks perfect if somebody's riding on it with an awesome large body of water.