Solar Power

Solar Power

11 Responses to “Solar Power”

  • Doug R. says:

    What a gorgeous day to ride to work! The Ventana was signing it’s sunshine song! : )

  • Liz says:

    10,000 natural BTUs! How do you make those sun shots?

  • Graham says:

    I like this. There is a double entendre here even if it was unintentional. Of course the picture itself is solar powered (in a sense) because without the sunlight there wouldn’t be one. However, the bicycle is also solar powered, once (or twice) removed. The sun powers the growth of plants which in turn power the bicycle’s “engine.”

    I love telling people that bicycling is no big deal because it is solar powered. It really makes me laugh when people stop to look for batteries or solar panels. :)

    Full Disclosure: I’m an environmental science teacher, so I come by such dorktitude honestly.

  • David Bolles says:

    Alan,
    I love your photos but, now they are killing me. I’ve not been able to ride for weeks due to snow and icy terrain.
    I suppose once I can get back in the saddle I’ll have to send photos of my commute!

    Wish we had that much sun here…just gray skies.
    Best,
    David

  • RDW says:

    That’s a good one to look at after digging out from yesterday’s storm.

  • Alan says:

    @Liz

    “How do you make those sun shots?”

    Hi Liz,

    This particular shot was captured with my little Canon G10. I expose for the highlights, then use a little bit of HDR toning in Photoshop to bring out the shadows. It’s not a technique I use very often, but it works pretty well for images like this.

    Alan

  • Alan says:

    @Graham

    There’s also the energy running through the power lines above… :-)

    Alan

  • Alan says:

    For those who are suffering through what seems like relentless storms back east, we hope our photos provide a little encouragement and a break from the cold and gray. Know that we intend to help, not cause frustration.

    Regards,
    Alan

  • Graham says:

    I forgot that in CA there is a good chance that some of those electrons are solar. I can’t believe I missed that! Bad Nerd! :)

  • David Bolles says:

    They do help. We know brighter days are ahead!

  • meligrosa says:

    LOVEEEEE this shot. my brains is solar powered, as equally is fog’d powered. an fueled by caffeine =))))
    xxom

 
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