Going back a bit here for this one. It is intentional though because when I went to the Panasonic GH3 release event here in Minneapolis the guest speaker, National Geographic photographer Ira Block, he said an image needs three things.Â Those three things are light, composition and a moment. It made me look back over my pictures and the images I like the most really do have these three elements in common, regardless of subject matter. I looked back over almost a year of images and truthfully, found only a handful that I felt had these three things. It was a good tip for me and something I will be looking for more and more.
I took this image this past fall on one of the Friday Morning Coffee Rides. That’s Deathrider in the image. We were riding up a hill into the light with wet and heavy fog. I liked the moment of him standing on the pedals and his body and bike leaning. I think that while this image isn’t a perfect illustration as composition is tough riding one handed up hill on a bumpy grass track, it points to the notion of light, composition and motion.
It has been a whirlwind week. Really big stuff going on for me and around me and I find myself crawling deeper and deeper into my cave. I need to finish some things today and move on. I’ve got two big big things to complete and I fully believe that my mind will release and let go just enough to where I feel good again and can find time to ride and take care of myself. I simply have not been doing that.
Tomorrow is Global Fat Bike ride day and there is a big ride planned here as well as the MN State CX Championships. Gonna be a good day for cycling here in Minnesota.Â Hope it’s good where you are too.
Have a great weekend folks.