The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……Brompton front Basket in Sausalito

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When I bought my folding bike I knew it had to have some handlebar luggage. In the end, I settled for a simple, folding basket.

The basket is big — it holds a lot more than one would think. I’ve over-stuffed it with a large, heavy, travel backpack (as you can see here, here, and here) and it handled the load quite well.

What’s unusual about the Brompton design is that the basket doesn’t track the movement of the handlebars and front wheel — rather it’s always aligned with the frame and rear wheel. In other words, the basket always faces straight ahead even when you turn the handlebars side-to-side.

This is disorienting at first, but something you quickly become used to.

In the images above and below, the basket carries a full shopping bag of laundry on the way to the cleaners.

 

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March 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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On the Road……Sausalito Ferry Terminal

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The line of bicyclists waiting to board the 6:10pm ferry to San Francisco stretched down the pier, around the parking lot, and then back-up Bridgeway Blvd.

These cylotourists (most of whom rented their bikes from operators in the Fisherman’s wharf area) bicycled across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, and are now taking the ferry back to the city.

This page has everything you need to know about biking (as a tourist) from SF to Sausalito. And here’s the Golden Gate Ferry, Bikes and Ferries page.

-Nathan

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February 19th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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Random Image……Cargo Bike at Dunphy Park, addendum

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As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s one final traditional B&W darkroom variation called a duotone (For an in-depth, but slightly outdated photoshop tutorial and explanation of dutones see this article on the Luminous Landscape website.)

The highlights (i.e. the brightest areas of the tonal range) receive the sepia tint and the shadows (the darkest areas) receive the blue tint.

Actually, this may be my favorite version so far.

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January 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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Random Images……Cargo Bike at Dunphy Park

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Happy MLK day!

Since today was a day off from work, I spent a leisurely morning luxuriating over breakfast and a cup of PJ Tips tea.

Here’s the idyllic view — from this morning — from my apartment’s dining nook.

I thought I’d use the image to demonstrate different types of traditional black and white tinting techniques — techniques that are now regularly applied digitally, but which photographers originated in old fashioned, physical darkrooms.

For example, here it is as a neutral, black and white image:

Here it is as a warm sepia-toned image:

Here it is as a cool blue-toned image:

Click this link to view the original image in color.

-Nathan

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January 21st, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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Random Images……Sausalito Bike and Walking trail II

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December 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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On the Road……Sausalito Bike and Walking trail

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It’s pouring rain here in the Bay Area and Sausalito is windy and stormy.

These images are from a sunnier moment last weekend. I’m guessing the bikes belong to some of the nearby houseboat dwellers.

This hidden trail runs a short distance along the estuary behind Sea Trek kayak rentals to the small, but lovely little beach at the end of Liberty Ship Way.

-Nathan

 

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December 23rd, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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On the Road……Galilee Harbor, Sausalito

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October 8th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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Random Images……Dunphy Park, Sausalito

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The mysterious ‘Bubbleman’ of Dunphy Park.

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August 26th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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