Love Birds

Sometimes, when you’re on the way from here to there, you just have to stop for a few minutes to watch a beautiful sunset and listen to the pheasants calling to each other in the brush.

17 Responses to “Love Birds”

  • Zyzzyx says:

    Very nice.

    Would that be a Longaberger basket up front?

  • Alan says:

    Thank you. The basket is from Peterboro…

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    That is adorable. And I would love to hear some pheasants please, instead of the usual traffic noise around here!

  • AdamM says:

    Lovely image, Alan.

    I can’t help thinking that there’s nothing quite like power lines to ruin an otherwise beautiful vista.

  • Praveen D V says:

    Very nice photo! I remember orange Riv what is the other?

    “.. stop for a few minutes ..” I envy you. I have to go out of the city and search for a bush/tree first!

  • kt says:

    Love this photo! Is that the 52cm Betty Foy?

  • sabinna says:

    His and hers….her wonderfully elegant long neck quill stem and the elegant sweep of her forks. His more serious (manly?) hook at the dropouts and (maybe a bit less elegant stem).
    The light is just gorgeous. A stunning photo in every way!

  • Alan says:

    “I remember orange Riv what is the other?”

    That’s a Betty Foy.

    “Is that the 52cm Betty Foy?”

    Yes.

    Thanks!
    Alan

  • Alan says:

    “I can’t help thinking that there’s nothing quite like power lines to ruin an otherwise beautiful vista.”

    Yeah, I know. On the other hand, a number of the nicest greenbelts and bike path thruways in our area wouldn’t exist at all if it weren’t for the high power lines.

    Alan

  • Matthew says:

    Wonderful photo! I actually thing the power tower and lines give this a sort of “trying to escape the urban jungle” feel – very well composed!

    Best regards,

    Matthew

    http://ictcyclechic.blogspot.com

  • Matthew says:

    I love this photo – it is very well composed. And the power lines/tower give this a sort of “longing to escape the urban jungle” feel. Well done!

    Regards,

    Matthew @ictcyclechic.blogspot.com

  • Ryan says:

    That is some Riv beauty in stereo right there -very nice. Oh and beautiful sunset too

  • Derek says:

    Yeah, I know. On the other had, a number of the nicest greenbelts and bike path thruways in our area wouldn’t exist at all if it weren’t for the high power lines. – Alan

    And how would this site function or anyone else’s computers if not for the power infrastructure. We will come to a point where everyone wishes that availlable power was ubiquitous, unfortunately it is not and will not be. For now, thank God for bikes.

  • Rex in Phoenix says:

    The power lines are actually a nice visual compliment to the composition, particularly the background set, which evokes a faint sense of motion contrasting nicely with the still-life of the bikes in the foreground. The effect might be enhanced if the foreground lines could be cloned out, but the image wouldn’t be as effective without the background set. Beautiful photo Alan.

  • doug in seattle. says:

    I think this photo would be boring without the power lines. I love swooping lines in photos no matter what they actually consist of.

  • John_in_NH says:

    mmm I agree and evening ride is so wonderful, the sun going down and the colors produced. Its wonderful that you can stop along your way and enjoy. I don’t get to enjoy much with cars zooming past me at 55+mph, I so wish I could. The toe paths I cycled on in the UK were so wonderful for things like this, stop and admire what everybody else misses.

    thanks :)

  • Alan says:

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. It’s much appreciated.

    All the best-
    Alan

 
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