11 February 2011

One Day

Hamburg, Germany.
The "Mundsburg" apartment buildings; picture taken from the top of a multi-storey car park. 
30 seconds at F/10 and ISO1600.
February 2011.

Due to the weather (snow from December to mid-January, and heavy rain from mid-January until a couple days ago), I haven't been able to ride my bike as often as I would've liked to. 

The last few nights have been good though. I enjoy riding at night. It's peaceful and quiet, and there's not many cars on the streets. Since my bike doesn't have any lights - which is probably illegal in Germany (almost everything is illegal in Germany!) - I've got a headlamp, which is much better than a fixed light. 

From our apartment, I usually ride through the streets for about an hour before I reach a huge 13-storey car park. Since there's no hills or mountains in Hamburg, the ramps are as close as I can get to Col du Tourmalet

I'm gonna have my bike resprayed some time this year (thanks to Ian from Windy Wandering for his advice). I'm thinking about British Racing Green for the frame, which I will contrast with red tape for the handlebar.

Recent inspirations have been tattooed girls, strange videos sent to me by friends, absolutely stunning pictures, and of course music - such as the song whose title I used for this blog post.

Have a nice weekend!

- Dom


T. Becque said...

Great effect and color in this photo! I like the green and red idea for your bike too. :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you! Glad you like it.
Thanks for your opinion... I wasn't sure at first, but the more I've thought about it, the more I'm convinced that it's a good combination of colours.

donnie said...

fabulous pic - have a great weekend :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Cheers Donnie - you have a great weekend too!

artebaiao said...

Dear Dominic.
I feel a great solitude and cold in the soul!
Excelent work! Congrats!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks a lot!

AB said...

I do not know how you get the colours and the glaring effect, but it looks good.

Dominic Doherty said...

Well, it's quite easy: All you need are some clouds in the sky. The yellow / orange light of the Port of Hamburg may be around 5 miles south of where I took this picture, but it's enough to light up the clouds. the effect is enhanced by the long exposure. If you set the white balance from "automatic" to "sunlight", you get some gorgeous shades of orange, red, and yellow, too.
Glad you like the photograph.

Brooke said...

So much in this blog! EPIC photo btw! The long exposure is absolutely perfect :) In every way!

Dominic Doherty said...

Awww thank you Brooke :-) Glad you're loving the picture.