Two Wheels

My bud Carl and I had an opportunity to ride the steel ponies the weekend before Easter.  He drove down, trailer in tow, to pickup his amazing Indian Scout.  “Tyra” had been in storage at the Sisco garage since Thanksgiving.

It was a great day of riding.  Weather was cloudy and cool (perfect), so we made our way through Flowery Branch, Statham, Winder, and Lawrenceville.  It was a great riding mix of rural countryside and old town charm.

We decided to put our cameras to work in the back alleys of Statham and Lawrenceville.  A visual capture of the day’s experience only seemed appropriate.

I love the back alley grunge and colors, but at the same time, my taste rarely tires of B&W .

  • Color advantages – it’s a colorful world; it’s what our eyes see; colors evoke mood and emotion
  • B&W advantages – nostalgic yet timeless; it enhances texture; to my mind, it minimizes the “distractions” of color and therefore brings a more focused eye on the subject

Do you have a preference?  Why?

Carl on his Scout, Tyra (B&W)

Carl on his Scout, Tyra (B&W)

Mark on his GS Adventure, Heidi (B&W)

Mark on his GS Adventure, Heidi (B&W)

 

Carl on his Scout, Tyra

Carl on his Scout, Tyra

Mark on his GS Adventure, Heidi

Mark on his GS Adventure, Heidi

 

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2 Responses to “Two Wheels”

  • Carl Gandolfo says:

    Thanks for posting these!! It was great coming down to visit, albeit too short of a visit! What made the trip even sweeter was getting to ride again, especially with you!!

    I have seen the color images before this post but I’m glad you also decided on working them into b&w’s as well. As much as the color images really bring out the nature of our surroundings, I have to say the b&w’s have a slight edge with me!! I like the grittiness that only b&w can portray the best! If I had to choose between the two for a print, I would have to side with the b&w!

  • Jerry McCart says:

    Great pics. You two need to plan on a trip to NM now that we have the motor home we can really cover a lot of locations.

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