Archive for ‘Photography’

July 6, 2020

Ride on boyo!

Smiling Hound

– Welsh singer actor Lee Evans promoting a thirties vibe in sheepskin lined belted leather coat, tall engineer boots, and over the shoulder napsack. The Vincent Comet is a suitable motorcycle prop for the magazine shoot. The vintage backdrop adds a perfect foil.

July 5, 2020

Selfie

Quayside

– a fun rear camera shot of the two of us on the harbor front. Lake Michigan stirring in a light odorous chop with a cooling air drifted over the freshwater to us.

June 28, 2020

Beacon for Shipping

Lighthouse Keeper

Nice summer ride up along the Lake into Wisconsin and a stop off at Kenosha Harbor. A still water stirred by the occasional fishing boat or pleasure craft. New (to me) Aerostich jacket worked admirably in the upper 70’s temperatures.

June 25, 2020

35mm

Abode of the Gods

News yesterday was that the Olympus Corporation are getting out of the camera business. With the advent of ever increasing resolution and features on smart phones standalone digital photography can’t compete. So, like the advancement from film to digital, we’re starting to see the progression away from traditional photographic equipment. I still have a fridge drawer full of Ilford HP5, Fujichrome, Kodak Ektachrome… perhaps I should pick up a trusty OM-1 for old tunes sake.

Well, as George said “All things must pass”

June 13, 2020

‘Orses

Mill Creek Hunt

– est. 1897 | one of the stops on this ride through an unseasonably cool June afternoon had us stop in at this old stable located along Hunt Club Road.

June 10, 2020

Seventeen Hundred Pages

Ten Years

– as GeordieBiker nears its 10 years I’ve been looking into a way of memorializing the over 3,300 posts that have accumulated over its lifetime. I had a PDF document prepared which contains all 1,707 pages of blog posts (to date). It’s nice to skim through and reminisce on past rides, or musings, or image finds.

June 9, 2020

Seven Years

Two of Us

– we recreated the classic photo of designers Charles and Ray Eames a while back. All I needed was a pipe to complete the look.

June 8, 2020

Layby

Via Volo

– the return leg of Saturday’s ride brought us back along the delightful Gilmer Road. A leafy road that winds through Lake Country passing horse farms and old railway lines; passes barns and crosses multiple county roads ready to explore.

June 7, 2020

US 12 & HWY’s 12 & 67

Old Roadhouse at the intersection

– one of our stops for a leg stretch was at this abandoned crossroads building. You can imagine hoarded of Harley Davidson bickered swarming around at this corner on a Sunday morning before roaring around the backroads then heading back to Milwaukee after a spin around the Moraine’s.

June 6, 2020

Kountry Inn

Gassin’ Up

– stopping off near the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine area of south east Wisconsin. Quiet roads through the idyllic rural dairyland. Old barns, oak woodland and small hamlets scatter through the patchwork countryside formed from the rocky remnants of a continent-wide glacial retreat.

May 30, 2020

Bucolic

Evening Ride

We took the Triumph out for a sunset jaunt into Lake County. Long shadows across green fields and through leafy woodlands. This was one of the small gravel country roads that can be found off Hunt Club Road.

May 29, 2020

Postcard

Coastline

Rugged seaside snap of a cute couple with a red ‘n’ white Triumph Thunderbird. Kodachrome 64

May 18, 2020

AA

Roadside Assistance

– old photo of an AA patrolman maneuvering their recovery combination through some snow drifts. Heavy insulated overalls to keep the cold at bay. My grandfather George Lawrie would have been clad as such whilst plying the roads of North Northumberland.

May 9, 2020

Owld Gals

Vintage voyagers

We dusted off, gassed up, and rolled out the old Bonnie’s for a nice Saturday afternoon ride up north. Leaves are emerging as spring temperatures rise and the sun shines.

April 26, 2020

St Mary’s Road

April Days

We managed a nice 100 mile jaunt up through a quiet Lake County this afternoon. Temperatures touching 60 and deciduous foliage staring to emerge. Getting a better hand of the helmet camera. Will post a video later this week after editing…