I went downtown after I left work today. Along with me, I had my new camera. I was eager to test it out some more. The sun was shining and it was very hot outside to be late March. I heard on the news this evening that it has been the warmest day in March in history. According to the Meteorological Institute, at some point today it was 21 degrees outside. I doubt it was that when I was walking downtown, but a bit earlier today.
Instead of walking around shooting everything interesting I saw, I decided to focus on bikes today. Sometimes it’s good to have a subject focus on. Today was on of those day.
While walking around taking photographs, I still get looks. There are lots of people wondering what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. When it comes to people looking at me, I don’t think they necessarily look at me because I photograph. I think it’s more related to what I’m photographing. Like today, there was a man half laughing at me because I on my knees photographing a bike saddle. OK, it might have looked a bit weird, but there are lots of weird things happening in this world; a lot weirder things than me photographing a bike saddle too.
I try not to let it bother / affect me, but it’s not always easy. I’ve gotten way better than I used to be, but I still have a way to go. I still have some time before I’m totally unaffected of people around me and just photograph what I want. When I photograph bikes, I sometimes worry that the owner of the bike is just around the corner and will catch me photographing their bike. It’s happened before and at the time, I felt quite awkward. Today no such thing happened.
Anyways… here is todays collections of bikes, bells, saddles, pedals etc.