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June 8, 2012

Bike Locked up on Pitt Street

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — rhoehne @ 11:27

OK I know, I’ve been away for ever.  And I’ve missed my photography.  Yesterday I finally gave myself a day off and took pictures, I’m rusty in all areas.  Facing people with a camera, thinking of my composition and framing, lightroom, photoshop, the lot.

My excuse for taking the day off, went to see Seal and his photography at the finest camera store in Sydney, Foto Riesel.  About 50-60 enthusiasts, red carpet and all :o)

I’ve been looking at the pictures here all along as well but my work and the 1000km a month I have been riding have kind of curtailed comments but hopefully I can get back into commenting as well.  Thanks for your understanding.


  1. Just a quickie as I’ve got tons to do, nice to see you again, curious, can you read the 2D barcode in the original? I do the London to Brighton next Sunday but I haven’t trained at anything like a 1000kmpm! Is that your bike?

    Comment by Rex — June 8, 2012 @ 14:37

  2. QR code won’t work, just tried. ISO 1250, medium telephoto @ 1/60 on a small sensor Fujifilm set for 6MP jpg, just a bit to much noise and low resolution.
    Not my bike, my aim was to capture bikes in Sydney.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 9, 2012 @ 00:12

  3. Fortuitous accident or a clever ploy, either way I love the syncronized legs invading into the scene, which together with the orange panel, break up the otherwise symetrical and static scene.

    Comment by cgcooke — June 14, 2012 @ 00:03

  4. Lots of good things about this. The formal arrangement of the composition is neatly subverted by the legs, which in their turn point to the advantages in a city of walking or cycling. The bicycle is presented so directly that it almost becomes an abstraction and the city planners helped by providing the Victorian-style pair of cast-iron pillars. I like the way the front wheel is given a light background while the rear wheel provides the orange flash to echo the upper-right quadrant of the painted wall. The overall colouring brings to mind the way Belle Epoque Paris is portrayed. Finally there is an almost imperceptible slope to the pavement showing that the ground here is not entirely level. You ahve kicked off a great sequence of bike shots.

    Comment by zavaell — June 14, 2012 @ 06:32

  5. Great timing with the walkers: synchronised and angle matching the rake of the bike’s fork. Perfect colours, too. I also like the geometric balance with the lampposts breaking things up. A lot to like about this one, for sure.

    Comment by doonster — June 16, 2012 @ 10:17

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