Taken w/ 24 mm @ f/4.5, ISO 500 @ 1/40 sec. Kim Klassen ‘Felicity’ Texture applied at multiply 100%.
I love taking pictures of bicycles.
The minute I see one, I gravitate toward it.
It could be a new bike.
Or an old one.
Or even just parts of a bike. I’ve got quite a collection of bicycle photos growing!
At the age of 9 I received my first bicycle at Christmastime. I didn’t know how to ride a bike.
And since my dad didn’t believe in training wheels, he spent the whole rest of that day teaching me how to ride it.
I finally got the hang of it. As summer rolled around, my brother and I would hop on our bikes and take off. We would be gone all day.
An innocent time when kids could be gone from the house all day and no one worried.
That bike had awakened in me a sense of adventure. Of traveling under my own steam. I still feel that way and every time I see a bicycle, I am reminded of where it all began.
This is me on Christmas day 1963. Can you see how hard I am concentrating?
Where are you off to today? If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by.
I’m linking up with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. Lots of wonderful images to look at if you would like to take a peak.