Here we see the beautiful 2008 Kawasaki Z750 in orange. I found this bike parked on a side street near the sea front of Barcelona in Spain. There are thousands and thousands of motorbikes and scooters of all shapes and sizes in this wonderful city and I spent a good part of my trip documenting some of the examples I spotted. Thanks to Mark (our resident motorbike expert) for letting me know which particular Kawasaki bike this was.
If you’re a regular reader, then you’re probably sick of me going on and on about motorbike engine details. Some might not like the chrome overdose, some of you might not be a fan of this type of image at all, but I like it. The black and white processing on this digital image really brings out the quality in this modern Harley Davidson motorbike (we can leave it to Mark to know exactly which model etc.) I chose to crop out the fuel tank in order to focus your eye more on the intricate detailing and reflective qualities of all the pipes etc.
The above photograph is my favourite BMX photograph I have taken. It was a couple of weeks back that Mark and I were running around Southport trying to make the most of the strong sunlight and blue skies. As far as I know the rider pictured is doing a trick called the tailwhip. Having never been a BMX rider this is only from my quick research on the internet that I can tell you this. The trick basically involves jamming your right foot between the front wheel and the front fork of the bike, then whipping the rest of the bike all the way around (360 degrees) and then jumping over the bike and landing back onto the pedals. A difficult trick to start with but even more impressive on a ramp. In my opinion this trick makes for a good photograph but it is made even better by the way that the long shadow of the biker is down the ramp. There was very little colour in the original image, so I processed it in Photoshop CS3 to convert it to a black and white photograph.
“Live to ride – ride to live – free-spirit”. The road at the end of Southport Pier seems to get overtaken by bikers on sunny weekends. Saturday was no exception with over 60 motorbikes of all shapes, styles and sizes. Obviously being a photographer, I was attracted by the chrome fuel tank of this massive Harley Davidson. After seeing some of my dad’s great engine detail images of motorbikes I knew he would like this photograph, so thought I would take it. Unfortunately the reflective nature of chrome means that if you look closely, you will see myself and Mark sat on a bench taking this photo. This is less obvious in the above black and white version as the colour original has Mark’s bright yellow shorts reflected on the tank.