Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lower Keys Ride

The skies have been a little bit hazy, thanks to a cover of thin, gauze-like clouds but the dry heat continues. The light makes some pictures, particularly those taken over water, come out as though sepia tinted.Cheyenne stayed home, snoring in the air conditioned house while I took off on a job, watering the boy's plants on Sugarloaf Key. They are freezing in Missouri, reporting cold temperatures (the 50's) and gray skies and they are ready to be home. In these parts one is supposed to photograph the motorcycle in an exotic locale, palms, water, islands and so forth in the background. I wanted the Bonneville with it's new utilitarian saddlebags to be posed industrially with a chunk of guard rail for background. I couldn't resist the dreamy seascapes alongside the highway so I pulled over and watched a couple not catching fish for a few moments.
The air was warm, the light was perfect, the Bonneville ran as a motorcycle should with 50,300 miles on the clock.

Cars emanate boredom on the highway, rightly or wrongly. I'd never have stopped to take pictures at random had I been driving the Ford.

3 comments:

David B. said...

CS, I personally feel like we're getting all the quality of your single posts, except now it's five times a day! You're either SuperHuman, or Cheyenne has learned to type...

Very nice work. Please let us know the day before your head explodes so we can prepare...

Anonymous said...

I agree the output is of high quality, but I miss the introspective threads which ran through the daily posts. The posts seem to have a journalistic style about them, where before we received editorial comments along with the photoessay.

I enjoyed the editorial comments about the end of the world, Republicans, and snowbirds tempered by a Limey Italian point of view.

Chuck on Fleming

Conchscooter said...

I still feel slightly panicked about the whole process.Give me a little while to feel like I have it under control. I understand what Chuck says but it will take me a little while to settle in. I am a creature of habit and i am learning new photo and writing habits here...
David . My wife supports this effort completely so head exploding is not on the cards. Cheyenne wants more petting and less typing.