Flowers In Bike

Bikes, bikes, bikes. Cambridge probably has more bikes than people! Bikers sometimes get a bit of a bad rap in Cambridge. Some drivers complain that bikers tend to get in the way on the (often narrow) roads of the city and bikers complain that drivers are always trying to push them into the gutter. As both a biker and a driver I can see both sides of the argument. Like them or not though, bikes are to Cambridge what red buses and taxi's are to London, gondolas to Venice - they are an integral part of the city and its history.

As you walk around Cambridge you will see bikes left in every conceivable location. Some have been obviously abandoned (often without wheels or vital components) while others have been carefully and lovingly parked up, adorned with saddle covers and and expensive wheel locks to keep their various appendages safe. I came across this particular bike chained up just off the market place. It was in a row of probably a hundred others but thanks to the bunch of (I think fake) sunflowers left in the basket it stood out proudly.

As with my image of the phone boxes from a couple of weeks ago I decided to isolate the sunflowers with the rest of the image in black and white. I've also included the original copy as well. All changes were carried out in Lightroom as normal.

Taken with a Canon600d with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM / iso100 / F5.6