project365 – January 21, 2015 – Mountain selfie

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Here I am, looking very serious, when in actuality I am just very tired. I had just climbed a cat 3 hill on my mountain bike, ascending nearly 1000 ft at 14% average grade. It’s not my first time up this particular hill, but it is always a rush, and always rewarding. It’s hard, it’s tiring, and it’s a remarkable test of will power and determination. It is totally worth it. The view from the top is astounding, and the feeling of accomplishment is always overwhelming. My secondary goal was to take a few pictures of the fabulous view. I took a fair number of shots, but I wasn’t happy with the results from my puny little phone camera. I fully believe in the saying that the best camera is the one you have with you, but sometimes it does disappoint. Out of all my choices, I opted for this selfie. I like the sun’s starburst coming in from the bottom right. It helps wash out the contrast on my face (I’ll take all of that I can get!), and I’d say it gives an interesting look to a rather boring cell phone selfie.

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project365 – May 8, 2012 – Biker babe

Here’s an entry in my semi-obscured self portrait series. This is my daughter and I after riding home from dropping my son off at school. I’ve got a seat on the front for her, and one on the back for him, and they love it (so do I)! This photo was taken with the most portable camera I own, my feeble little droid x.

project365 – May 3, 2012 – Shadows

After getting my road bike out of the back of my car, I noticed the pattern it produced on the ground and it intrigued me. Perhaps I will do a series of bike photos soon!

project365 – Feb 9, 2012 – Phalanges

Preparing to ride. Heading outside.
Sunblock on skin. Shoes are clicked in.
Lungs, prepare. To gasp for air.
Legs, get ready. The ride will be steady.
Rubber, meet road. Seat, meet chode.
Sweat, down face. Steady pace.
Pedal like crazy. Can not be lazy.
Uphill, then down. Never a frown.