Rob Perks’ Photo Contest Entry

Rob Perks

I ride because it is liberating while connecting at the same time, and it happens to be fun, if it is not fun why do it?

Rob Perks

[Entry #172]

7 Responses to “Rob Perks’ Photo Contest Entry”

  • RDW says:

    Love the photo and the sentiment.

  • Grateful says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – there are some AMAZING photos which have been entered into this contest.

    In fact, one is now on my ‘desktop’. I wish I knew how to put several of these photos on my desktop and just have them rotate.

    I don’t know who is going to be the JUDGE of these photos – but I sure am glad it’s not me, ’cause I’d just have to issue several 1st Prizes. :-)

    Thanks, Alan. Good call – having this contest.

  • bomber says:

    Amen to comment above.

  • Jeff Lock says:

    I agree awesome photos and stories.
    Well Done to everyone.

  • Andy Moss says:

    Outstanding light.

  • Kevin says:

    Really, really great photo. Where is this?

  • robert perks says:

    This shot was taken on the hill above Ventura, Ca. In the distance you can make out the chanel islands offshore. We are blessed with very little real weather here, either fog or sun and avderage 60 Deg F. Believe it or not you get to a point where you miss weather.

    The afternoon of this shot I rode a few miles across town to get to the LBS, Metal Mountain, to get a new chain for the bike in the picture. There was a chance for actual rain that turned out to be a thunderstorm. We have had lightning here 3 times in 5 years, and this was the third. I took the long way home to get the picture I had in my mind. When I made it to the top of the park, it was obvious that all the photoraphers in town had the same idea. I was the only one on a bike, lightning hitting less than a mile away in one direction, and the sunset over the islands in the other. After waiting and snapping a few shots I decided it was time to get out, as I could see the sheets of rain coming across town. I started into the twisty decent and saw this at one of the hairpins, threw the bike against the tree, got to work, and then got home a few blocks away before the rain. This shot was the one that was an extension of the energy of the ride, not the forced shots taken earlier.

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