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A minority specialist shot

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by PhilW, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    Ok - the bicycle portrait. I know its a niche subject, but I quite like it.

    Inspiration for the style are the product shots that adorn bike manufacturers websites and advertising material



    And a couple of detail shots



    A triptych of say the first portrait and the two detail shots is probably how I'd present these if printed
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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Lovely. :)

    Is that a standard colour scheme or via the custom option? It's also nice to have the concealed Di2 unit, hate when they are slung under the stem.
  3. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    Standard colourway. I did do a custom build (as the cost is the same), but the delivery time was too long for me
  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Not sure the environment, or at least the weather, suits the subject in the ones with the wet mush in the background but otherwise nicely done.

    And nice ride too:)
  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    It's a bit ORANGE, isn't it?
  6. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Maybe it should run for election...
  7. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    It is very orange :)

    But that's deliberate. When I first got into watching road bike racing, the first team I latched onto was the old and now defunct Catalan Euskaltel Euskadi team, probably because of the bright orange jerseys made them easy to spot. Ever since then I have dreamed of having an Orbea (also from Catalonia), and especially an orange one :D

    circa 2006 - Not my pic

  8. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    I agree. I justified it on grounds of a kind of orangey brown colour pallete, But it isn't very Tour de France. I'll try again in France in the summer.
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I thought they are Basque? Regardless, I love the colour. If I have the choice my bike would be a similar shade. :)
  10. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    You are correct (just checked) That wrong info has been in my head for 15-20 years, so many thanks for the correction
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Like the top two. Being picky I might have hoiked the stick from under the first.
  12. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    Yes, that was careless of me. I dropped it there after breaking of the right length to prop it up. No excuses - total failure of concentrating on the details.

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