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Pink Bike

I was intrigued by this pink bicycle in Paris:

Pink Bike in Paris

The angle at which it was hanging on that fence begged for an optical illusion shot.  The bright, contrasting colors and unrideable bent wheels brought it all together for me.

I wonder if it’s still there?

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.

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Sunset at Joshua Tree

In 2007 I visited Joshua Tree National Park in California with my brother to do some hiking.  Here’s one of my favorite photos from that trip, taken with a Casio Exilim pocket camera:

Joshua Tree Sunset

I hope this helps to put to rest the myth that one needs a fancy, expensive camera to take nice photos.  I have an even better sunset snap somewhere in the archives, taken with a 1.3MP Sony camera that I won in a contest in 2000.  Let’s see if I can dig it up… Yep, here you go,

Sunset at Snowshoe ski area

Expensive D-SLR cameras are good for low light, for sports, and for cases where you need more zoom or more wide angle than a pocket camera provides.  D-SLR’s usually have a better flash, or the option of an accessory flash.  But in many cases a pocket camera is just as good, or even better (e.g. taking videos).  If you don’t have a camera with you because your D-SLR is too big, you will not get any photo at all… unless you count your (probably) fixed-focus cell phone camera.  Which I wouldn’t.

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago.

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