1811 - temporary dormancy

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f4.0 | ISO100 | 4s | lightroom 4.2

during the cold season my racer is mostly parked in the bedroom. already in hamburg i'd convinced tina of the necessity to accommodate the gracile bike in a delightful surrounding - in this way one of my bicycles found its way into our bed chambers.

i've no clue why it struck my eye just today - i hadn't mind it since several weeks now. but when i entered the bedroom without switching the lamps on, it looked at me in the dark, only by the corridor lights illuminated environment as if it wants to claim more attention from me.

no fear, my darling, you are reserved for prime weather conditions. hopefully you are satisfiable with the starring of today's posting for now.

cu, trshptr

1611 - burning bum syndrome

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO160 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

since i hanged up my active football career in may, cycling has come into my focus more and more. my bum isn't accustomed to the daily rides yet, so many a time it gets me back for stressing it permanently.

nevertheless currently there is nothing better and relieving for me than riding a bike in the cold mornings or evenings and a hot shower afterwards. 

cu, trshptr

1411 - slipstream

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/60 | cornerfix & silver efex pro for lightroom

today my mate andi and i picked up pace and used the prime late autumn weather for a bike ride in the setting sun after work. everything was bathed in an orange, warm light, what hid the fact that the temperatures had almost reached the freezing mark when we arrived home (not before darkness had almost completely approached) at 6pm after two hours of cycling.

it felt like we were supported by a permanent tailwind that escorted us on our way through the woods and fields. in fact this tailwind was the energising sun that refreshed our batteries and made us riding in the slipstream of euphoria.

cu, trshptr

0705 - downhill force

downhill force

setup: canon eos 400d with efs 18-55mm | 18mm | f4.0 | ISO800 | 1/800 | lightroom 4

actually i'm a big fan of the uphill climb. that's why i own a hard tail mountain bike and a racing cycle. although i'm usually not frightened to go downhill, there are enough reasons for me to live without a full suspension bike.

besides the huge maintenance expenditure of the additional hinges, the irreversibility of the drive train, the higher injury risk while going downhill and higher acquisition costs the main purpose of my in the summer almost daily used bike was the clincher: i use it especially to get to work, to go on excursions with tina and to exercise my endurance. therefor you don't need no soft tail. that's enough of factual explanations.

after a usual working monday i had to supply my need for a little uphill tour. while i was sneaking uphill i thought about the loneliness and solitude that you can find in forests only on monday afternoons. everybody seems to have more important things to do than a walk through the trees. fortunately i had resisted the rationality and suddenly my life was enormously slowing down, if only for this brief moment.

only the downhill force awaked me from my daydream.

cu, trshptr

btw: no, the pic above was not shot with a go pro hero. 8) sadly the exposure time was set up a little bit too short to show the real speed of me and my bike of round about 30km/h. at least the fork is sharp.

1504 - the wheel

the wheel

setup: canon eos 400d with efs 18-55mm | 18mm | f8.0 | ISO800 | 8s | aperture priority | raw files cropped, aligned and processed in lightroom 4 

the day after. slightly headache, thirst and haven't slept very well. what's the point - you must finish what you start. therefor we had a huge breakfast with toasted ciabatta, cold cuts and what else belongs to it. in addition to that strengthening i had to get a breath of fresh air. 

after my weekly football match on sunday noon i carried out some tiny little tasks like to put some things away into the cellar. there i hit on the idea to make the basement of our marvellous house the subject of today's posting. like i said before our house is more than 300 years old. also its basement is a feast for the eyes. it was used as a wine cellar for many a long year. today every now and then we hold a cellar party for our friends. the illumination with candles is stunning. during the residual time the basement lies almost empty.

today i caught sight of a very moody scene of wheels. the sparsely light was inciding through an old wooden wheel. our new neighbors must have parked an ancient blue bicycle in the middle of the place where the light beam was impinging on the floor today. and the profile of the room is a semicircle itself. 

great atmosphere in an almost complete circular surrounding.

cu, trshptr

2903 - pink lady

pink lady

setup: canon eos 400d with efs 18-55mm | 39mm | f5.0 | ISO200 | 1/160 | aperture priority | raw file cropped, aligned and processed in rawtherapee

although i had to travel to munich today by reason of my job - for that reason only a very short posting today, sorry about that -, an occasion to capture a photo of an urban scene wasn´t caused. that didn´t matter, because on my way home i espied a really funky holland style bicycle in front of a not yet opened beer garden.

its purpose as an eyecatcher worked in my case - i stopped my car and inspected the object in detail. the finish of this oldtimer had been spread very amateurish, even the tires are painted. nevertheless i felt a not explainable gravity of this scene. in combination with the blue painted boards, the white window and the timber-framed wall the bike doesn´t appear displaced.

even though real life scenes look different, this funny mix had to be captured.

cu tomorrow, trshptr