The Cambridge staple object. Just as the nearby town (and "home" of British Horse-racing Newmarket has horses around every turn, Cambridge has the bike. I have included many photos of bikes since starting this blog and I'm sure many more will follow. I make no apologises for this. Bikes of all shapes, colours and types are an essential part of the fabric of the city.
You only have to walk a few yards to find another example propped up against a wall, fence or other object. Some are carefully positioned and secured and others look as though they've just been abandoned there - never to be used again, (some probably have!) I don't think this particular bike was one of those. This is one of the classic bikes you see around the city. Not the most exciting of bikes or state of the art. A classic upright Cambridge bike. The kind you'd expect to see in some period drama.
The image is helped by the fact the bike is leaning against a wall of one of the colleges (I forget which one) and helps to create that period feel to the shot. The image been processed in Lightroom but only to bring out some of the deep browns and red shades of the brick wall. I tried using a monochrome filter to create a vintage feel to the image but it really missed the colour and detail of the college wall.
Taken with a Canon600d with a Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM / iso100 / F5.6