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Old 05-10-16, 05:19 AM
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I remember when I got my first "real" digital camera. Just a little point & shoot, but I was so excited and taking pictures of everything. At first I made a little pouch to hang off the stem, then I carried it in a bar bag, and lately it goes into the seat bag or my pocket. Happy shooting!
Yup, but definitely not my first. I've been practicing photography and shooting strictly manual since 2007. My problem is I'm too poor to buy a dSLR. I bought the superzoom back then when I was researching which camera to get and filtered over into reading about photography instead of cameras. Bought the superzoom with manual controls rather than the original point and shoot I was going to get.

I of course outgrew the camera within months, but can't afford a dSLR so that $200 camera was all I had up until lst year when I got pinned up against a fallen tree in the river on the kayak and swamped the boat. Stupid me had the camera in a bag, but the bag was unzipped. Toasted the sensor.

Of course, the very first digital camera I had just happens to be the very first digital camera that came out on the consumer market, the Casio QV-10 which is pictured on the left, all of it's 1/4 megapixel glory, LOL. I still have it and there are still pictures on it from 20 or so years ago that I can't get off because I don't have a cord to get them.



I was lucky to have a very photogenic subject, of which the first of the following netted me $250 (which the subject took for herself and her sister, LOL)




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From my ride this afternoon.
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Don Cesar St. Pete Beach



Tampa Bay with Howard Franklin Bridge way out in the background.



Very cool to see all these pics that everyone has posted from around the country.

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Old 05-11-16, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
Don Cesar St. Pete Beach

Tampa Bay with Howard Franklin Bridge way out in the background.

Very cool to see all these pics that everyone has posted from around the country.
Yes, I'm very pleased with how this thread has taken off. It's like getting cycling-related postcards from everywhere. I wonder why we don't have any international (well, I think Canada is represented here) posts.

How about it? Anyone from Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia? Russia? Abu Dhabi? Central or South America? Africa? (Who did I miss?) Let's see your beautiful countries from behind (handle)bars!

BTW, the only reason I haven't posted recently is because we are enduring another gloom-a-thon here in Minnesota. I won't complain, however, because the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour takes place this weekend; so if we get all of the crap weather out of the way now, maybe it will be pleasant riding around Lake Pepin.
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Along the American River in Folsom, CA.
Today, I saw several ducks w/ducklings and 2 geese w/goslings. I love the Spring.

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Old 05-11-16, 07:14 PM
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More shots from rural North Carolina.

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Old 05-12-16, 09:34 PM
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Been busting out the straw hat, gettin' warm round here. :/
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
Yup, but definitely not my first. I've been practicing photography and shooting strictly manual since 2007.
Nice pics! I took a manual class in college but wasn't very good at it. Would love to try astronomy shooting though.
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Been busting out the straw hat, gettin' warm round here. :/
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The shadow knows.... (bwahahahahahaaaaahhhh!)"

Nice shadow-selfie! I swear it looks much like the opening credits of that old TV series.
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Old 05-13-16, 10:18 AM
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More shots from rural North Carolina.

how effective is that air freshener in the open air at 15mph? asking for a friend.
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Old 05-13-16, 06:05 PM
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how effective is that air freshener in the open air at 15mph? asking for a friend.
Worse than you might imagine, it was a road find and hardly has any odor left. However, its silliness factor is mostly intact.
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Old 05-13-16, 06:55 PM
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From this morning. Along the Little River outside of Townsend, TN. It was overcast, misty from last night's rain, and very, very green.

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Old 05-14-16, 08:30 PM
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Pass a Grille Beach, kite boarders are having fun !



Downtown St. Petersburg



Dali Museum downtown St. Pete with remnants of the Grand Prix.

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Old 05-16-16, 12:01 PM
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Here are three from the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. This is an annual event that is intended to expose riders to the kind of cycling they did in England during the 1920s - `30s, and is open to vintage English bikes running Sturmey-Archer internal-gear hubs. The distance traveled depends on which detours you may or may not select, but the most direct route around the lake is 85 miles. The route itself is quite hilly, and my bike weighed over 60 lbs fully loaded.

Sorry about the lack of variety in these images, I got caught up in the riding and took most of my photos at stops. My actual handlebars aren't visible in these shots, as they were taken on the move, with the camera resting against my chest. You can just see the top of my water bottle in two of them.

Although many of the riders showed up dressed in tweeds, the weather was quite cold for such an event. So you see riders here with a mishmash of modern and vintage clothing. When we left Red Wing, Minnesota to cross over into Wisconsin, it was about 36 F, or thereabouts. The sky threatened rain all day, but it never fell.

In the second and third shot, we see Shawn Granton, of the blog "Urban Adventure League" out of Portland, Oregon. His is the bike with the "slow vehicle" triangle on the back. He rides a beautiful and well kitted-out Raleigh Superbe. The tall fellow on the left in the third shot is called "The Vicar", and he figures prominently in the pre- and post-ride ceremonies.

It was a wonderful first tour for me and my Raleigh DL-1 - the weather was much-improved on Sunday - and I will definitely be back next year. I will be peppering other forums with various shots from the `Tour, depending on subject matter, so you can see more if you go to C&V, and "For the love of English 3-speeds".

You can find out all you need to know about the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour here:

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Sounds like a neat event, too cold for me to enjoy but still sounds like a great ride.
I wonder if they would allow an english style fixed gear, I have just the bike. Prolly too hilly, though.
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Looking North over Lake Ontario, near the river, in Rochester NY

Me, training for Friday's "Ride to Work" day.
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Looking North over Lake Ontario, near the river, in Rochester NY

Me, training for Friday's "Ride to Work" day.
'Cuse native here. Always great to see central new york pics!
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This is from this Sunday's urban/suburban 70km ride around the beautiful city of Brasilia in the heart of central Brazilian highlands.

The TV tower.


Bicycle path downtown.


View of the ministries and the national congress.


14km stretch of a highway that crosses the airplane shaped city from wingtip to wingtip is reserved for recreational use on Sundays.


A suburban bicycle path.


Nice view of the Paranoa lake and the JK bridge in the background.


A little beach on the lake.

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Wow! Looks like somebody has been busy. Nice work! Just add some text, and it would be like a guided tour.
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Wow! Looks like somebody has been busy. Nice work! Just add some text, and it would be like a guided tour.
Will do. Uploaded the pictures at past midnight last night and was too tired to add any text.
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Will do. Uploaded the pictures at past midnight last night and was too tired to add any text.
Thanks! Now I've got to Google Brasilia, because something is tugging at the back of my mind on that... I think I saw the movie "Brazil" a long time ago, but don't remember the particulars.

Anyway, here are a couple shots I took the other day, riding under bridges in Saint Paul, MN.

This one I believe is under Seventh Street (basically Saint Paul's Main Street).



...and this one is under the highway bridges over the trails around Lake Phalen.



And here's a shot of one of our neighborhood streets, riding my French Bike, "Gypsy Bleu".



It was a nice weekend.
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"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The shadow knows.... (bwahahahahahaaaaahhhh!)"

Nice shadow-selfie! I swear it looks much like the opening credits of that old TV series.
I'm harmless, I swear . I've heard that line in a song, but I don't think I know the show you're referring to. On another note, had gone to Albuquerque for a few days to house/pet sit, so of course I took Blue and visited Los Altos. I was there when it first opened, and all these years later I can only do, like, a hair more than I could then, haha .


Earlier this week, took the big wheels out knowing I would be fighting the wind, but not realizing just how dirty it was. T'was a granny gear kind of day.
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From today's ride.


OP..great idea...lots of nice photos. (I'll need to start taking some)

This could make a heck of a coffee-table book.
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Taken this morning on the E Central Rail Trail near Deltona Florida.
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