Friday, May 17, 2013

The Bicycle Fanatic

The Bicycle Fanatic
I have met a real bicycle fanatic. Robert from Sköndal. I knew I had to take a bike portrait when I noticed the wheels. Custom made in Gothenburg by Anders from Veloform. They are very photogenic and I'm not the only one who have asked to take a photo of the wheels. Robban bikes year around. To and from work for the last fifteen years. During the winter he just changes to winter wheels. Guess what he does on his vacations? Correct. This year he will discover Crete by bicycle. Previous trips have gone to Spain and Scotland where Glentress is a favorite. His son is old enough to join him now, so it is possible that the whole family will be biking together soon. My kind of people! Shot using the brenizer method at f1.8. This is 22 photos stitched together.

13 comments:

Barbara Farr said...

Cool tires. I don't if I would go so far as biking in the winter.

Jack said...

That is pretty impressive, as are his tires. Winter biking in Sweden? I'll pass.

Linda said...

Great photo! Such a serious expression for someone so colorful!

Lasse Jansson said...

Bra bild, som vanligt! Men något jag inte fattar (men jag är ju en cykel-nolla) är att han har specialtillverkade däck för dyra pengar men en cykel helt befriad från växlar, handbroms och andra tekniska detaljer? Är jag ute och "cyklar" nu eller är det en korrekt iakttagelse?

Stefan Jansson said...

Fixed gear-kille, men han cyklar alla typer av hojar.

Peter said...

He is jumping out of this photo, wow.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great looking tires on his bicycle. He sounds a little overly fanatic about biking. It must be quite cold biking in the winter.

Stuart said...

What impresses me most is that his bike appears to have neither brakes nor gear changers. Is it a velo-drome bike? In any case, it is a fabulous portrait !

Judy said...

I love those wheels! And the photo is perfect for a bike fanatic. I wouldn't mind having wheels like that on my bike.

CaT said...

22 photos?! how long does it take you..?
the tires are so cool!!
i dont like biking in snow but i dont see the problem with biking in the cold... the biking will warm you up! right?

Stefan Jansson said...

The shooting will take about a minute or so. The stitching takes a bit longer. It all depends on whether you shoot in RAW or small JPG.

VP said...

If he is like this, I imagine he was quite impatient to go through your 22 shots... Great portrait of an almost incredible guy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An interesting and extremely fit looking gent Steffe. The family that bikes together, stays together :)