Sunday, July 15, 2007


For a bit of fun today I set myself a task of taking some bicycle component shots (thanks Lydia for providing the model). I thought that cogs and chain, alloy and carbon fibre could make for some interesting compositions with a square crop in mind. I couldn't quite envisage what to do with a brake lever, but I thought that I would persist to try and get something worth posting in relation to my series on lines. So, although not my regular architectural piece, I like the way the the machined alloy catches the light to take on a fluid appearance—almost abstract but still identifiably a brake lever. (OM4Ti, Tamron 90mm f2.5 with 21mm Extension tube, f8, HP5 @ 400)


Martin said...

This is really something, in my opinion, easily your best line composition so far. Perhaps you have discovered a niche for yourself in product shots? Campagnolo or Shimano?

Boyd said...

Thanks Martin. I know very little about modern cycle technology, but Lydia's bike is beautiful. The components are all Shimano Dura-Ace top-of-the-line products (except the crank, her husband transferred it onto his bike!) on a full cabon Specialized frame.