Archive for ‘Photography’

November 23, 2020

All shipshape

… and Bristol fashion

– sent over from GB’s southwest correspondent, Rich, is this vintage motorcycle and scooter dealership located on Bath Road in Arnos Vale. The shop opened in 1960 with success selling the Raleigh Runabout moped.

November 7, 2020

Forty years ago today…



March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

October 25, 2020

Luminous Leaves

Autumnal Aurorae

More photos from the Fall outing yesterday. The foliage hues against a striking blue sky was a sublime natural phenomenon. This time of the year is resplendent in a blaze of colors that always seems so fleeting before the naked winter arrives.

October 24, 2020

Fall Color

Maple Fire

– a nice autumnal spin along Sheridan Road through the Northshore suburbs which were splendid under the blue October sky. Temperatures were on the chilly side but my heated vest and grips kept this rider toasty.

October 22, 2020

Arranging Objects


Knoll (nōl) vb. Knolling is simply the process of arranging objects so they are parallel or at 90-degree angles. It helps keep everything organised and when photographed creates clean, noticeable images. The term was coined in 1987 by a janitor name Andrew Kromelow who was working at Frank Gehry’s furniture making shop. The story goes that Kromelow would neatly arrange the jumble of the day’s tools at right angles on the benches as he cleaned up.

He dubbed the practice knolling because it reminded him of the right angles in Florence Knoll’s angular furniture (Gehry was designing for Knoll at the time).

October 21, 2020

These Days

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Sixties chanteuse Nico looking very Chelsea in London on a parked bike. Born Christa Päffgen she was given her name by the photographer Herbert Tobias, who discovered her at 16. She went on from modeling to acting, singing and Andy Warhol’s muse in 60’s New York. Her version of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” is one of the great covers.

October 13, 2020

Roadside Attraction

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost – 1874-1963

October 12, 2020

Covered Bridge

Birthday Ride

– here’s riding buddy Dean enjoying the autumnal conditions yesterday on his Triumph Street Scrambler, which he still likes apparently, along a pineneedle dusted lane which led to a covered bridge.

October 5, 2020

Life’s a Beach

Caribbean Blue

– A stop-in at Waukegan Beach gives a nice view across the azure hued water of mishigami. One day I’ll have to take the Tiger along the sands for fun.

September 30, 2020

Desert Air

Wednesday Wotan

– midweek needs some momentum to launch us towards the oncoming weekend. Nice classic looking desert sled with wonderful levitating powers.

September 29, 2020


Nocturnal Escapades

– the cats eyesight has evolved for use in low light level use. Like the feline sort my Triumph Tiger is an adept animal after the sun sinks. Dual headlights are supplemented by a couple of piercing LED fog lights. The display shows clear information and companion GPS reveals your location too. Roll on the throttle until morning!

September 28, 2020



Engine and transmission

Displacement: 799.0 ccm

Engine type: In-line three, four-stroke

Power: 95.0 HP (69.3 kW)) @ 9300 RPM

Torque: 79.0 Nm (8.1 kgf-m or 58.3 ft.lbs) @ 7850RPM

Compression: 11.3:1 Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 61.9 mm

Valves per cylinder: 4

Fuel system: Injection. Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Fuel control: Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)

Cooling system: Liquid

Gearbox: 6-speed

Transmission type, final drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet. multi-plate

Driveline: O ring chain

Fuel consumption: 5.74 litres/100 km (40.98 mpg)

Greenhouse gases: 133.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)

September 26, 2020

Green Flash

The elusive sunset phenomenon won’t be seen here in the Midwest. You need good atmospheric conditions over an ocean to spot the brief moment the refractive conditions of a mirage of the sunk sun provides a merest peep of green light. However the Tiger is my “green flash” which can be enjoyed long after dusk.

September 25, 2020

J M W Turner

Impressionist Sunset

– a luminous early evening ride with a fresh autumnal atmosphere. Setting orb of the sun drops behind the fading foliage. The Tiger carried me effortlessly into the dusk.

September 22, 2020

Today’s view from the office…

Autumnal Equinox

– as the days shorten the weather maintains an optimum balance of sun and temperatures. In my mind this is perfect conditions. I had a site meeting so took the Tiger out for a prowl to enjoy the day.