I like riding a bike because it’s so easy to take a quick detour. I can take a picture or two, enjoy a chilly beverage, pick handfuls of blackberries growing along the path, or just notice the view. I did all today.
Last December, I photographed this stand of trees as “Stand Tall.” It ended up being one of my ten favorite photographs of 2013. At the time, I said I was going to come back and photograph the same scene in different weather and at a different time of the year. Yesterday I did.
I’m not convinced I like the colorful scene better. So I tried a black and white version. Better, but I still like the December version best.
Carrying a camera with me most of the time, I take a lot of pictures. I take pictures during my bicyclecommute. I take pictures when I fly. I even take pictures while I wait for my flight. And I post a bunch of them.
Of the pictures I took and posted in 2013, these are nine of my favorite.
Finally, I include my favorite animated GIF from the year.
That makes an even ten. Do you have a favorite? Did I miss your favorite?
Hillsboro’s temperature continues to be cold — today’s lunch ride was a brisk 24 degrees. Yet, with no wind, I felt warmer and faster than last Friday’s ride. Only my feet were cold, and that’s easily fixable.
On the way back, I passed through Rock Creek Trail Park and snapped another photo. I’ve been there before.
I took a bike ride,1 exploring the Rock Creek area north of Highway 26. On the way back, I traveled the same trails as last week. I aimed the camera in the opposite direction to capture the sun peering between the trees, and then went crazy2 with Google+’s photo editor to make it look a little like water color. I hope you like it.
How was your day?
Only 22 miles more until 2,000 miles on the bike this year. ↩
I’m getting more comfortable modifying the pictures from the original. ↩