Means of transport

It’s the last day of the month today and I’m here to present the five final photos I selected from those I’ve taken for the September theme of my 12-month photo project, which was MEANS OF TRANSPORT.

No. 1: Bicycles

I took this photo in front of a shop where several great-looking bicycles were displayed to tempt prospective buyers. The circles attracted my attention and for me, the detail beat the whole.

No. 2: Car and beetle

People have their cars decorated in many more or less interesting ways, don’t they? I loved that beetle and its metallic lustre as soon as I saw it, I was happy to have my camera with me to capture it. I was thinking about transforming the photo to black&white but I liked it better with that hint of brown.

No. 3: Cars in the street

Sometimes you get lucky and get a bonus when making an effort… or perhaps sometimes we perceive some circumstances subconsciously and don’t realise them. I glimpsed that street with the line of the cars by the pavement and the prominent orange decoration of the doors when walking in Pilsen and I liked certain balance of the scene. It was not until at home that I noticed how much the repetitive colours of the cars (and the rubbish bin) added to the balance… It’s also interesting that the cars always face one another, it’s quite unusual.

No. 4: Yamaha motorbike

Another detail, this time of a motorbike. Black & white suits it, it makes the parts look even more elegant.

No. 5: Cars and the sign

As you may know, the white sign marks a parking place for a car transporting a person confined to a wheelchair. I found the scene interesting, the parked cars and the sign between them… and after I took the photo, I started to think about whether I could use it for this theme or not. Is the photo about the sign or about the cars or perhaps about both? And then it dawned on me that it actually doesn’t matter because what else is a wheelchair than a means of transport?

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed the images, the theme for October is CONTRAST.

Previous themes were buildings in January, part of the whole in February, geometry in March, rusty in April, people in May, in motion in June, black & white in July and time measuring devices in August.

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10 Comments

  1. I really like the image of the bicycle tires, Petra. It was a good choice for leading off this post. I can think of better ways to decorate a car than with a bug, but I must say that bug is an eye catcher. And it makes a great contribution to your “means of transport” photo project. I like the image of the parked cars for all the reasons that you mentioned. I was going to ask you if it was common for cars to park nose to nose like that, but you answered my question in your comment.

    1. Linda, thank you for sharing your favourites, it’s always interesting to hear!

      If I’m not mistaken, the car with the bug had some text on the front door so it might have been a company car and in such a case the image might attract welcome attention to the company’s name…

      It’s not usual for cars to park in a street nose to nose like in the photo and I have no idea why it was so. It makes me feel quite curious, next time I’m in the vicinity, I have to check it out.

  2. Hi Petra! What a great photo project. My favorite has to be the bug image. It is so unusual. I love it. I also find it interesting the cars were all facing one another in the third image. I can’t wait to see your next theme of contrast. Have a great week!

    1. Michelle, thank you. I even have the image of the car with the bug as wallpaper on my PC screen at work… Firstly, it does feel quite special and secondly, I want to remind myself how important it was to go back to the car and take a few photos because it would have been much easier to wave the idea away when we were just passing by…

  3. Milan Pavlátka

    For your photos I give you 10 points out of 10 possible. Again, it can be clearly seen, that you have an excellent eye for details. Also, the symmetry of cars in the third photo is great.

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