Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New addition to the family.

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the two-wheeled stable. This happens to be a 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300. We're having a bit of trouble figuring out the pecking order. Since this is a new addition, albeit an older model, does it become Elvira's little brother? Or does Elvira become the little sister based on the model year? Time will tell. Or maybe tomorrow's post will.

Here's an "artistic" front view.

Notice my mastery of the depth of field? The front of the bike is clearly focused while the back of the bike is artistically blurred. A few months ago I couldn't even spell "depth of field"!

More photos tomorrow. Maybe even the rest of the story.

Miles and smiles,



Dave said...

Well there is no denying what it want to be when it grows up : )

Old F

George F said...

I love it. Is this a model someone assembled or was bought assembled? Plastic I assume. Where can we buy these?

Anonymous said...

At least it won't rust,
and you can hold it one hand while you unscrew the drain plug.

You're learning me body, you're learning.

Now do a similar photo with the "other" camera. This way the photography will be a learning experience.

BTW did your family replace the
family critter of four legs?

Charlie6 said...

yep, I say it's a model as well, looks great.

Chuck Pefley said...

Gorgeous addition to your stable, regardless the pecking order.

Your long lens aids greatly with the exaggerated shallow depth of field. You're learning -:)

irondad said...


Wait until you see the rest of the photos. It does have some growing up to do.

George F,

The rest of the details in the next post. All will be revealed. Sorry to keep you waiting but I want to stick to my plan. :) Although I will tell you the bike was preassembled. Just like a real bike.


Little by little I gain picture taking skills. We decided not to get another pet. It's time to be more footloose.

Take care,


irondad said...


Are you saying the camera can lie? My goodness.


Thank you for noticing. I've been immersing myself in reading and practice. There are so many things I "know" but they are not mine, yet.

What's the term you photographers use? Contemplative photography?

If I have time I can sit and think about putting things together. Which means my subject better not move much. Mountains work for me right now!

It's being able to put it all together on quick notice that's my big hurdle right now.

I'm also open to feedback from you pros. Good or bad. I value those who know and have gone before. I'm a professional motorcycle rider and willingly share when a rider is ready. I find there's a lot of value in sharing. ( hint, hint :)

Take care,


bobskoot said...


just noticed your new rotating title image, too bad about that 4 legged critter. He will no longer be able to wave at you

I came across a cat yesterday on the highway, had to swerve to avoid him. Looks like it was just "hit" and trying to move his legs and couldn't get up. I think his days were numbered by a car behind me. Too much traffic to even consider going back to help.

Neat trick. a model of a blue FJR appears, then someday soon a real blue one will show up . . .

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

irondad said...


I debated about whether the photo would be too graphic. It's a part of my commute. I also like the photo as to lighting and things. So it went into the hopper.

You got me started on rotating photos. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Hope you take it as a compliment.

That's a tough situation with an injured animal, isn't it? Sometimes circumstances force us to skip doing what we want to do. Sounds like somebody unknowingly delivered the mercy blow.

Take care,


Krysta in MKE said...

re: depth of field
That's even harder to do when the item you're photographing is so small...

re: killing critters
Several months ago I hit a squirrel. It managed to avoid the 4-wheeler coming the other way, but ran right in front of my tire. I went back to make sure it was dead & move it off the road, then cried all the way to Karls house.

Conchscooter said...

So now we get to find out how we ride two at once. I don't ride my Vespa 200GT much. It sits on the shelf as a reminder of how much I miss my GTS (the one that wouldn't run properly).