Friday, February 15, 2013

Add a Bicycle


Bicycles are popular subjects among photographers. They always add something to a picture, even though they may not be the main focus point. If you can add a person too, the picture gets even nicer.

Some days ago, a friend and I played tourists in our home town and tried some "street photography" - with both bicycles and persons. Not to mention a hairdresser.


This little shop sells second hand-hand children's cloths and other such items. I thought this particular bicycle fitted very well. I doubt if it belonged to the young man leaving the house ...


And a red bicycle is always a treat!

Have a nice week-End!

37 comments:

Dina said...

Your playing-tourist got some good results. I'll have to pay more attention to bikes. Thanks for the photography lesson.
How is it to ride a bicycle on snow?

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I'll have to go looking for bikes today and see what I find.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the purple one because of the unusual color.

Rebecca Jerdee said...

The red bike...especially fun with the plastic-bag-wrapped seat :) Lots of fun, this "tourist" shoot~~very creative idea that led to vitality.

Malyss said...

My favorite is the second one; Maybe because i like the kind of shop behind..
Riding a bike when it's so cold , with snow or ice on the road, only Norvegian people can do that!At least, I could not!
Have a nice week-end , dear Rune!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

The beautiful workmanship of the roadway sure added to your street photography -- barbara

Sylvia K said...

All of your street/bicycle shots are a treat, Rune!! I love the cobblestone streets, the colorful bicycles and the people and, of course, your composition is superb. They all offer a little story to which each of us can add the details. A delightful way to begin my day. Have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks as always for stopping by and commenting!!

Irene said...

Enig ... så dra til Amsterdam. Der er det flere enn du kan telle, hehe!

Tøffe bilder, Rune :)

Lew said...

Love your street scenes around town! It is interesting to do a photo hunt with a particular subject as the focus of your lens.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Funny you should raise this. I was wondering only this afternoon about how it can be that a bicycle in a picture can transform its atmosphere.

Valerie said...

Love your local shots, especially the red bicycle. They do add to a shot, anywhere in the world. Maybe it is because they bring a smile to the face.

HansHB said...

Herlig bildeserie med sykkel som "rød tråd"!
da må jo siste bilde være en rød sykkel vel?

Ha ei super helg og vinterferie om du har det...

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi hi hi. Love a bicycle in a picture. And you did well. #2 to me is a typical Scandinavian bike. We don't have those around here.
I might go into town too soon and try to do the same. Did it a year ago and but them all in b&w. So much fun.
Happy weekend. Hugs Dagmar

Petra said...

I love the first shot. The bike, the woman and the house itself match perfectly together!

PS Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my latest V&V post. :)

GAWO said...

Absolutt, sykler gjør seg på bilder. For ikke å snakke om en rød Vespa.

Kjekt med fotobytur. Det burde en gjøre oftere.

Irén T. A. Færevaag said...

Så artige motiv - og du har helt rett: En sykkel og en person utgjør prikken over i'en i de fine miljøbildene dine! Den røde sykkelen er da bare lekker :-)

Å være turist i egen by er ikke dumt. Det skal jammen jeg være på tirsdag - sammen med to gode fotovenninner :-)

Takk for veldig hyggelig kommentar om bildet av "skårungene".

God helg!

Birdman said...

Throw in a bit o' snow and all the merrier.

Banjo52 said...

I agree, they add a lot. The bit of snow and the other components in these 3 also add nice touches. I feel I have a tiny bit of sense of Norway, thanks to you, RuneE--certainly more than I had before your blog.

Gunnar Hustad said...

Glimrende heading du har laga deg!

Ken Mac said...

I do so love the cobblestones and this architecture. Re my Pizza shot, there was a phase in the late 60s early 70s in American commercial architecture, especially for popular restaurants, that followed the "back to nature" movement with an Alpine ski lodge motif. Hence, the wooden shingles and A frame!

Marie said...

Mange måtar å gje bildet "liv" på og syklar er ikkje dumt, spesielt når dei er så fine som den på bilde nr to!

Rizalenio said...

A very nice subject indeed. Love the second photo a lot.:)

Anne said...

Elsker sykler jeg også Rune og har en god del bilder av den danske sorten, det finnes jo noen av dem å der :-) men he he `Anneshairdesign.no` bare MÅÅÅÅ jo skjekkes da :-)

katney said...

You should see the bicycles at Google headquarters. They are all the colors of Google in each bike.

EG CameraGirl said...

That's a great idea to play tourist in your own town!

Emm in London said...

Oh, what fabulous photos! Yes, I love photographing bicycles too and luckily, London has many of them. I love playing hometown tourist, it gives you a real appreciation for your own world!

Darlene said...

You know how I love your beautiful pictures, Rune, but I never thought that a parked bike could arouse much interest. I have to tell you that I NEVER notice bikes when I am out and about. Now, I will have to take notice. Of couse I love your backgrounds too. They do tell their own stories.

Take care!

truels said...

As a almost daily biker (distance to work = 12 km's :-) ) I love a post like this!
I hope the weather will soon be more bike-friendly here.....

imac said...

Cycles mainier, lol. Great works of Art my friend.

Linda said...

Really beautiful!

Gina Gao said...

These are really nice shots! The red bike looked amazing. I liked this post very much.

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munchow said...

Delightful bike pictures. And you are right, bikes are always a good subject matter. Nice light, great colours and well captured moments. I wonder why I like the backdrop for those bike pictures so much...

E Squared and Mui said...

The red one is a hoot because of the color-coordinated plastic wrap on the seat. You're right, bikes add something to a photo ... maybe it's a sense of imminent activity.
Erin from Two to Travel's Viewfinder

Kate said...

A red bicycle is special!

Bjarte Wergedahl said...

Jeg går for den lilla sykkelen utenfor barneklær butikken. Den passet flott inn blant den litt eldre arkitekturen i bygatene.

Viola said...

Stilige bilder! Det var en råflott sykkel på det siste bildet her! :)

Barbara said...

What is it about bikes? They do add something don't they - well done on spotting these (especially that purple one). I would love to take my bike on location to shoot it but it's a Pashley (they're the oldest established bicycle makers in the UK and hand-build the bikes) and is too big and heavy to get in our car! Am seriously thinking of changing the car :O)