• Welcome to the Two Wheeled Texans community! Feel free to hang out and lurk as long as you like. However, we would like to encourage you to register so that you can join the community and use the numerous features on the site. After registering, don't forget to post up an introduction!

Comments on the Lonleliness of the Long Distance Rider

Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
98
Location
Veracruz
I don't usually photograph people, thought I would give it a try while I was messing around with some shots of the houses in the distance that didn't quite work out as planned.
Comments? Is it a garage hanger or a hallway in the house hanger?
I am still on the black and white kick, this is one of the first pictures that I really tried to "see" in black and white rather than color.
I was trying here, rather than just trying to get lucky with the shot.
The shot wasn't posed, just a candid shot. I thought the amount of "words" in the picture gave it a kind of illustrative feel rather than artistic, but I don't really know Jack about that.

TeziutlanPuebla_zps8420d7df.jpg


Teziutlan, Puebla and somewhat timeless...
 

SpiritAtBay

Forum Supporter
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
4,421
Location
Kerrville
Don't feel qualified to critique the technical aspects. Can only give you my reactions as a viewer.

Its intriguing. It tells a story and leaves me wanting to know more. The rider's pose; it looks like he could be having a smoke. Like the hero in a '50's film would smoke.

Being in black and white accents this aspect, i think.

The gear dropped on the ground, the stickers on the panniers, the wrist guard (or whatever it is) that is just barely visible, all are chapters on this story.

The foreign location gives it more credibility.
 
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
98
Location
Veracruz
Thanks! Good eye there! My buddy was smoking one of those small cigars, he does use a wrist brace, and yes, it is an interesting location. Teziutlan, Puebla was founded in March of 1552, it's a 16th century city built on 3 small canyons.
Usually it is encased in fog, but every time I have been there it has been sunny and warm. If they found out, they would probably elect me mayor. LOL!
Glad you like the photo. I might be on to something.
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
4,676
Location
Jennings,La.
First Name
Andy
Last Name
Chesley
One of those shots you take with many others, and, after looking at it on your computer later, it just says WOW! Thanks for sharing. Love it.
 
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
98
Location
Veracruz
Glad you liked it.
Hope I can take my black and white work to another level, and maybe then I can get a handle on color!:sun:
 
Joined
Feb 16, 2005
Messages
2,454
Location
Dallas
First Name
Rick
Last Name
Miller
I like the different levels in the photo. Bike on one level, gear up one level, rider down one, houses in the background are multilevel. Also, relatively new bike, old building, modern meets simple past.
 
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
98
Location
Veracruz
Interesting observation, Rick.
That pic was taken in a small city that was incorporated by the Spanish in the mid-1500's. 16th century Teziutlan, Puebla.
 
Top