Sunday, June 20, 2010

Garage Company had another Bike Night

It was smaller than last month because of the massive monsoon that came through Sat. afternoon. It finally cleared up, but by the time I got around to taking pics the lighting was getting horrible. I did get a couple worth posting. This is a sweet old shovelhead that was built out of different year piles of junk. Definitely proves that a bike is more than just a sum of its parts!

Here is Whitey's bike, you may remember seeing pics of it from last month, but it looks like it's actually finished now. At least he's riding it if he's not done. Sweet reinvention of a Triumph Bonneville America. WAAAY better than what the factory envisioned.

This is an old XLCR Sportster factory Cafe Racer. HD only made this bike for a couple of years (77-79) and it was too far ahead of its time to be appreciated then. They are very sought after these days though. This one is a really nice restoration, the reason I blurred the background is because I couldn't get the folks in the background to get the hell out of the way. Oh well, that's why I have Photoshop ;-)

Maybe next month the weather will cooperate and there will be a good turnout that will show up early enough for me to get some great pictures.


  1. I like your blur. It would be really cool and probably a ton of work to make the asphalt look like it is slipping out in the depth of field. I don't even know if that is possible. Your effect looks 3D. Cool!

  2. I had to blur it because they wouldn't move, but I DO like the effect. What do you mean by slipping out of the depth of field? I might like to try it.

  3. I mean - have the ground under and close to the wheels in focus then have a graduated defocusing as the distance from the wheels of the bike increase.

  4. AHH, OK, I get it. I'll have to look into that. Probably have to use a different picture since this one has people in the background,