Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Neons are in! Street level matching colors, No. 2

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Another bicyclist, seen downtown on May 5, pedaling north on SW 6th Avenue at SW Salmon. I'd call his bicycle is a muted chartreuse green which nicely complements the big leaves on all of those trees. I also like the orange traffic cone, the orange "Don't Walk" hand on the traffic signal, and in the distance west up the sidewalk, there's another traffic signal with the orange hand and that pedestrian wearing a muted orange, long-sleeved shirt. I like the silver horizontal stripe on the orange traffic cone which is reflected in the stripes on the stone facade of the building on the corner. Plus, there's the yellow Broadway Cab waiting there at the curb, and up the street a block is another yellow Broadway Cab waiting at the opposite curb--several hotels nearby mean cabs nearby.

Are you as curious as I am about what he's got in that wooden basket on front of the bicycle? It looks like a vehicle battery when I open the original size of the image and can get an up-close look. Bicyling the battery to the vehicle--ah, Portland.

9 comments:

Madge Bloom said...

Love this street shot... it doesn't look like lunch does it?!

Honest Abe said...

I found the idea of seeing things in the photos to be of interest. The things found would make finding a scene to fit all those things, impossible. I look for room in the big picture before cropping. I take the biggest pictures I can and then look at them at 100% on the computer. This gives me an inde of how sharp they are.

I reduce them just enough so I can get the crop tool in and crop out a picture 1024 pixels wide and I don't put anything in for the height as I am only interested in getting the picture to fit the width of the blog.

If I had to look for all the details I would never get done looking. Sometimes I will take dozens of pictures without any noticeable difference between them.

Sometimes two or three if there is a difference in how the bird looks or which way it is facing.

Lynette said...

Funny, Madge! Not lunch at all! And I adore every photo of Mr. Lincoln's that I've seen!

Paul in Powell River said...

Chartreuse - muted or not - is not for me! My bike is your basic black. :)

VP said...

If that is a service, it is a very good idea!

Kate said...

Since he has a musical instrument on his back, I would bet that the object in the basket has something to do with that.

Birdman said...

Ya, kinda strange. Ah... so west coast.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful street photo. The biker seems to have a guitar on his back and the battery must be for his street amplifier. I could be wrong, but wifey is sure I'm right. :-)

Randy said...

I like the color of his bike.