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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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  2. kathyh

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    Two from me. The first with the X1, the second with the LX5.

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  3. olli

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    Sep 28, 2010
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    LX3 ISO200 f4 1/100 11.1mm
     
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  4. BillN

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    really like the second - the front forks seem to be on the wrong way around although the handlebars are correct
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    A couple from Italy, where bicycles are everyday transportation (as they are in many places, but unfortunately, not many places in the States):

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4857961126/" title="Riccione 403 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Riccione 403" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4883305242/" title="Fancy Italian Ladies (1) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"705" height="1024" alt="Fancy Italian Ladies (1)" /></a>

    And where bike racing is a huge national pastime and big part of the culture:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5208653465/" title="Riccione Cycling 28 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="774" alt="Riccione Cycling 28" /></a>
     
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  6. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
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    Leica D-lux 3 / 'Commuters' bicycles at the ferry port on Lido de Jesello (Venice)
     
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  7. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Here's mine previously posted in the W/NW Color thread

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  8. john1027

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  9. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    In my home country Holland I see bicycles everywhere. I too got a bike (of course), my wife has an E-bike. When weather is fine we take our bikes and go for a ride.
    I have heart that biking isn't a tradition in the US, that biking in for example New York may be a dangerous adventure.
     
  10. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    E-PL1 with FH 25/1.4
     
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  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    There's actually quite a bit of biking in the cities over here Herman. New York has quite a lot of cyclists, Philly has a lot, Seattle, Portland, Tucson, and many other cities have quite a few people using bikes for transportation. And there are lots of great rural areas for recreational riding. But it seems like most Americans live in suburbs and the suburbs are almost always TERRIBLE for cycling and that's why there's so little of it. I feel safe riding my bike in Philly and I'm sure I would in New York City - urban traffic isn't bad for cycling with the relatively short blocks and low traffic speeds. But the suburbs, with their 8 lane roads and everyone trying to drive 60mph are really dangerous.

    -Ray
     
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  12. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    They do it differently in Italy:
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    (slightly photoshopped)
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Somehow I this thread hadn't caught my eye until right now.:redface:

    I love bicycles for their beauty, their lines and for the good and, sometimes a bit frightening, memories.:wink: Herman, as Ray said, many people ride bicycles in the United States both in cities and in the country. I think that much depends upon the area where one lives. Some of the "suburbs" are so spread out that they're not ideal for bicycling to the markets or other stores...and there are two many big highways with behemoth cars and trucks...while other towns and cities are much more conducive to bicycling. Terrain has something to do with it, too. All that said, I do agree that compared to many other parts of the world we here in the states, or the "colonies" as Bill likes to call us, are not as low tech as we should be.

    I don't have a bicycle right now. I grew up riding my bike everywhere...had one in college out in the very hilly countryside of south eastern Ohio...almost had a heart attack when a coal truck passed me going down hill on a state road once.... :biggrin:

    Bicycles are beautiful!

    P.S. John - we must have been posting at the same time. That "slightly photoshopped" picture is amazing! For a minute I thought we were outside Gaudi's Casa Mila in Barcelona!:2thumbs:
     
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  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Wow, John, that's a great piece. There is a line beyond which image manipulation takes an image beyond the realm of photography and turns it into some other form of art. i don't know quite what its called or precisely when that line is crossed. But whatever that one is, and whichever side of the line it sits on (or straddles), I love it! Like a secret wall opening up in all of those old spy movies, but so much nicer!

    -Ray
     
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  15. BillN

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  16. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
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    There you go Bill.....

    For future reference.... copy the 'embed code' which you can find underneath all Youtube videos and simply paste the whole code into your message at the place you want it.
     
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  17. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

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    Thanks, BB and Ray. One of the things I love about digital is that it provides such wonderful material for manipulation. It seems a denial of 90% of digital photography to say that what comes out of the camera has to be the final performance. But that is a long way from bicycles. ;-)

    Here's one of my favourites, taken at 4 am in Normandy three years ago:

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  18. BBW

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    :cool: shot!
     
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  19. john1027

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