22 December 2010

Wednesday Wallpaper: Mille Mile

Wednesday Wallpaper, Part Deux.  'Tis the season for giving, so here's another big'n.  Hank Wiles, again, on the Aprilia flat tracker at the Indy Mile.  Click and make big.

Wednesday Wallpaper: Ben Spies

Wet AMA Superbike practice at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 2008.  Ben Spies.

15 December 2010

Wednesday Wallpaper: Red 46

What racing motorcycle is red, has the number 46, a tasteful splash of yellow, and gets the faithful all worked up?

A brakeless, suicide-shift, hard-tail, flat-head Indian flat-tracker, of course.

12 December 2010


I love this photo.  It was taken (and developed) by a newspaper photographer with a new camera to test.  The subject is my paternal grandfather.

08 December 2010


Seems strange to say it, and maybe others don't need the reminder like I do, but in this digital age it's helpful to make prints and have an analog experience with your photos.  This morning I was home with Jack, in the midst of a fearsome Sorry! Sliders contest, and I noticed the window light moving across a small framed print on the wall.  So I grabbed a camera and the lens that happened to be attached to it.      


Game interrupted, Jack went with the flow.  And we had a talk about about the sun's movement, the low angle of winter sunlight, and shadows.

Then we resumed our game.  He won.

07 December 2010

Wednesday Wallpaper: Casey Stoner

I have a suspicion that next year Casey Stoner is going to be a blur streaking into the distance, with everyone else wondering which way he went.  But here he is, captured for an instant, for your viewing pleasure.  Click and make big.

01 December 2010

Wednesday Wallpaper: Henry Wiles & Aprilia

Continuing the flat-track trend for another week, here is a shot of Hammerin' Hank Wiles on the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Aprilia from 2008.  The location is Hagerstown, the session qualifying, the late afternoon light golden, and the Italian v-twin sound reverberating off the concrete wall and up and around the clay bowl electrifying.  Click and make big.