ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-15-2010, 06:53 PM   #1711
Uncle Ernie
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uncle Ernie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 3,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by blaine.hale
This picture makes no chronological sense! Haha, yeah I know it was a recent shot, but why the outfits and era specific filters/shot with an 80s Suzuki Katana.




I'd guess it's an anachronistic conundrum created by the photographer to have fun.



Edit; Oh- you ride a BMW.... Never mind.
__________________
LOOK OUT IT'S COMING THIS WAY!
Uncle Ernie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #1712
Cactus Dave
Born to Argue
 
Cactus Dave's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Talking Rock, Ga
Oddometer: 691
Band was the Bluesbreakers . . . .
Cactus Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #1713
FakeName
Wile E Coyote SuperGenius
 
FakeName's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 1,748
And clearly she can't give her best unless she's got room to move.
__________________
ADVdiscount Motorcycle Product Photography


2011 White 990 Adv S
2014 500EXC Black
FakeName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:20 PM   #1714
SnoozeRat
Gnarly Adventurer
 
SnoozeRat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Alaska
Oddometer: 193
Why bother with any other threads?

SnoozeRat screwed with this post 06-16-2010 at 03:04 AM
SnoozeRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #1715
rufusswan
Studly Adventurer
 
rufusswan's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Branson MO
Oddometer: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by FakeName
And clearly she can't give her best unless she's got room to move.
How many you think are gonna catch that obscure reference
__________________
1971 BMW R75/5 Toaster LWB
1974 Honda CL200
http://zenhuckfinn.wordpress.com/
rufusswan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #1716
FakeName
Wile E Coyote SuperGenius
 
FakeName's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufusswan
How many you think are gonna catch that obscure reference

Don't care- even if it's just one of you, I've done my job.
__________________
ADVdiscount Motorcycle Product Photography


2011 White 990 Adv S
2014 500EXC Black
FakeName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:41 PM   #1717
FakeName
Wile E Coyote SuperGenius
 
FakeName's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 1,748
And for those of you who may be unfamiliar with one of the single best assertive riding theme songs, check out John Mayall, specifically:

"Room to Move".

__________________
ADVdiscount Motorcycle Product Photography


2011 White 990 Adv S
2014 500EXC Black
FakeName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 12:56 AM   #1718
Joe Bar
Middle England
 
Joe Bar's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Oddometer: 1,358
I've seen this photo all over the web, it crops up time and time again, with similar comments. It is such an evocative picture with so many dimensions to it. All the more so for me beacuse the bike is a Ducati, which was such a rare bike then, and very expensive compared to a British bike of the era.

Quote:
Originally Posted by svejkovat
I went through this thread yesterday. Today it was an image from the first page that just stuck in my head.

__________________
"Style is not a decoration added to a functional structure, it's a work of art."
Joe Bar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 03:03 AM   #1719
SnoozeRat
Gnarly Adventurer
 
SnoozeRat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Alaska
Oddometer: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Ernie
Love it! What's the bike?
SnoozeRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 05:21 AM   #1720
joe cool
Studly Adventurer
 
joe cool's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: southwest,ohio
Oddometer: 844
Ariel square four
joe cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 06:24 AM   #1721
FakeName
Wile E Coyote SuperGenius
 
FakeName's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Bar
I've seen this photo all over the web, it crops up time and time again, with similar comments. It is such an evocative picture with so many dimensions to it. All the more so for me beacuse the bike is a Ducati, which was such a rare bike then, and very expensive compared to a British bike of the era.
Soon, we'll get back to less words, more pics. But I have to comment about this image.

Look at it's "quality". It appears to be a copy of a previously published image- I think I can see halftone dots and some cracks/wrinkles. Based on the look, it appears to have been shot on tri-x and somewhat poorly processed. Clumpy grain, blown highlights and nothing is sharp at all in the image. It violates the "rule of thirds"! It appears to have both camera shake and motion blur, and was probably shot with a Pentax Spotmatic or equivalent. Or, given it's square format, it might be a handheld Hassy or other medium format.

However, it's a beautiful image that repeatedly evokes strong reactions for a number of reasons, both motorcycle and woman comments. People are moved by this image enough they fantasize a background story for it. It's strongly evocative and very powerful. I love it too.

My point is, the next time you're geeking out about Nikon or Canon, point-and-shoot vs dslr, the $2500 camera or the $9000 camera. The fixed vs the wide-range super-fast latest zoom, and it's unique bokeh. The resolution lines of a tested lens and the shutter lag of another, or the color profile and the art of post-production, think of this image. The pixel count, the pixel size and a camera's performance at high exposure values. The next time you worry about all that technical bullshit, think of this image.

This image is a reminder that content is the king, and a good photographer can recognize and create a powerful image that is full of technical "flaws" will still inspire powerful emotional responses.
__________________
ADVdiscount Motorcycle Product Photography


2011 White 990 Adv S
2014 500EXC Black
FakeName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 08:34 AM   #1722
Uncle Ernie
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uncle Ernie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 3,978
That's exactly what I used to tell the boys at the Art Academy!

If that was a perfect studio shot, it wouldn't convey the speed and motion, or even the romantic mystery. I like it just fine.
__________________
LOOK OUT IT'S COMING THIS WAY!
Uncle Ernie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 10:34 AM   #1723
JBSmith
Ink-stained wretch
 
JBSmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Southern Oregon coast
Oddometer: 1,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by FakeName
And for those of you who may be unfamiliar with one of the single best assertive riding theme songs, check out John Mayall, specifically:

"Room to Move".

I have this album. On a vinyl LP. Damn, I'm old.
__________________
Tread Life A blog about motorcycles, riding motorcycles, and writing about motorcycles

Cycle Guide Magazine The digital update of the print-era classic
JBSmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 11:09 AM   #1724
Joe Bar
Middle England
 
Joe Bar's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Oddometer: 1,358










__________________
"Style is not a decoration added to a functional structure, it's a work of art."
Joe Bar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 11:19 AM   #1725
blaine.hale
Beastly Adventurer
 
blaine.hale's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Oddometer: 3,033
Loooove Harold and Maude. I didn't realize it was a moto guzzi police bike she took in that scene. Thanks for this pic!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Bar


__________________
1974 BMW R90 /6
1968 Bultaco Matador MK3
1973 BMW R75 /5 Toaster LWB
1969 Bultaco Bandido MK2
2013 Husqvarna Terra TR650
blaine.hale is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014