Wednesday, 11 September 2013

early autumn evenings

early autumn evenings by rOcKeTdOgUk
early autumn evenings, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.

i think this time of year is my favourite for riding. It's cool but still warm enough to wear a jersey and shorts, insects are fewer, the ground is still hard, the trails are empty of people and the sunsets can be spectacular!
I've had a few people ask how I take this kind of photograph, well, it involves a compact camera on a flexible tripod using the self timer function. Unfortunately my camera has only two timer settings, 2 and 10 seconds, this means i spend a lot of the shoot sprinting back to the bike to be able to get on and look natural! i think i use more energy running than riding. there's a minimal amount of post production (in this case a little touch of HDR)
the only trouble with early autumn is that you need lights, especially in the woods and i didn't have mine with me on this ride, so safety thoughts forced me home before it got too dark. Lights next time and a longer ride beckons
ride 116
14 miles
total 2424
sept 110
commute 959


AndyS said...

It's a great photo!

coastkid said...

Ace pic, amazing sky!

Rocketdog said...

cheers guys, sadly it's rained every since i was out on that ride :-(

coastkid said...

Thats why we have had an amazing clear big sky day!, as the weather forecasted went south!, i believe tomorrow evening is to be a bit wild here! 50+mph gales and rain!

Rocketdog said...

Looks bad here tomorrow to, so spent 4 hours riding today just in case