Vintage Bike Portrait

Is it incredibly narcissistic to say that I think this might just be the best photo I've yet to take?


Today it was 60, which turns out to be perfect weather for biking in a snazzy outfit. I took some digital shots, but since I dragged out the monster Polaroid I figured I'd try that too. Why I even shoot digital is beyond me at moments like this.


This is the negative side of a Polaroid print, which I fished from the trash after absentmindedly throwing it away. I remembered I wanted to try scanning the goopy negatives to see what I got, and I'm so glad I remembered.


Ritchard Ton, Ross and 28 more people faved this
  • Ritchard Ton 6y

    Great shot
  • Ross 6y

    The solarized bit is wonderful! You look like you've been pasted in from some victorian catalog.
  • Courtland Sampey 6y

    Holy shit i love the solarized part! This is amazing!
  • Beth Duiser Bonsall 6y

  • Felip1 6y

    Wow. What a keeper -- I especially like the fact you fished it back out of the garbage! Great set-up, great shot, great picture.
  • JRJacobs 6y

    Very nice - love the solarization.
  • Brandon Blinkenberg 6y

    ooo, killer socks
  • mfophotos 6y

    Ah, it's the Wright Brothers re-enactment tour... very cool image, Erich.
  • leaky_tiki 6y

    I saw your photo on Explore today! Congratulations! =-{)>
  • Angela&Martin 6y

    This is so cool Erich. We need to talk in the next a3c3 meeting, I need your advice in what polaroid to look for.
  • Annette Jones 6y

    Very dapper, Erich! Bravo!!
  • edthened_ 6y

    Och Erich, ye look fadabydozy :-) :-)
  • traskb 6y

    yeah pretty epic. Well done.
  • Donna Dobbin 6y

    damn, this is great Erich!
  • msu bikes 6y

    Love this shot Erich. Thanks for hosting the impromptu Critical Mass ride tonight; sorry I forgot to thank you in front of everyone.
  • Arnoooo 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called vintage bicycle racing, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • amnesiak1978 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called polaroid, right here right now, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • amnesiak1978 5y

    the 110b camera is fantastic!
  • chaps1 5y

    This is awesome!
    Clare x
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Taken on February 10, 2009
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