Don Hill  

The Bike Barn by Don Hill

June 2022 - The Bike Barn

June 2022 - Don Hill


About the Image(s)

The town of Davis, which I have lived in for the past 35 years is known for two things: Bicycles, and the University of California Davis. At the center of the campus is a large old structure called the “Bike Barn”. I spent a couple of hours shooting there with a Panasonic Point and shoot camera. It was a very low-resolution camera (10, or 12 MP) but it was what I happened to have at the time. The image was shot at ISO 200 at f3.3 at 1/60 shutter speed. I pretty much just converted it to black and white. To me, it looked like an image shot with film. Should I crop different, or what do you think?

6 comments posted

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Don, this is an interesting image. I do like the B&W conversion. I wonder what a square crop would look like. I find there is too much to see in the portrait version and my eye just roams around. By having a smaller field it should make the seats stand out more.   Posted: 06/08/2022 06:52:32

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Hi Don, I really like the movement of the tires coming into the picture and the frames going out. I would not crop it because of that repeating pattern. I actually like the color better.   Posted: 06/17/2022 07:55:30

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Interesting image and well seen. I think cutting off the "nose" of the saddles in your final version detracts a little bit. Agree with Julie consider a square format.
To me its mostly a mono image but it works in colour too.   Posted: 06/19/2022 12:21:17

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
  Posted: 06/19/2022 12:21:22

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
This just works for me! I like the color version as the reds and blues repeat. It works this way for me, but the square idea might be worth a try.   Posted: 06/23/2022 15:26:08

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Don, I like the way you have isolated the repetitive bike seats and converted the image into black and white. The only suggestion I would make and it is minor, would be to slightly tone down the repetitive hot spots on the seats.

Nice job!   Posted: 06/24/2022 09:34:36


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