What I love about photography from a bicycle is not having to find a place to park your car while you take a picture of the incredible scenery in front of you. Armed with my camera stuffed in my jersey pocket, I'm always ready for a "ride by shooting". Although photography by bicycle doesn't always lend itself to award winning pictures. There are the hazy-sky days and the rising, setting, and noon-day sun to contend with - not to mention, trying to take a shot while climbing, descending, or changing gears. With so many routes to ride, waiting for the perfect blue-sky day wasn't an option so my credo is "what I shot, is what I got" - and most of the time, I'm fairly pleased.
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Photographing the trail under the canopy of the forest with filtered sunlight streaming in and casting multiple shadows over the trail, plus trying to capture a rider in motion was quite a task for my point-and-shoot camera. Some shots came out exceptionally well while others got a poor review. Both my riding and photography skills improved during the writing of this book. I did find that I preferred my "ride-by-shooting" style that I use when road riding, as opposed to the "stop-and-shoot" method on the trail. My desire to stop for a shot interrupted the flow of the trail and my momentum for getting up and over hill bursts. But as always, the photographer in me overode the rider.
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