This weekend found us on a two-wheeled, no motor but us, form of transportation: Kermit, the big green tandem. Once upon a time it was our bike of choice, but these last couple of years we only occasionally take it for a spin. A short jaunt on the bike path should be just the ticket.
Todays ride: the bike paths in Eugene Oregon. As often as I've ridden these bike paths we still manage to find a new route to explore. You could say Eugene has a lot of bike path options.
|East Bank Bike Path|
|Alton Baker Park|
|Blue Heron on the Willamette River|
|I-5 Bridge work|
|DeFazio Bike Bridge|
The healthy choice (well, maybe) Wendy's wild berry chicken salad and apple pecan chicken salad. The unhealthy choice: Wild berry parfait!
|Wild Berry Chicken Salad|
|Pecan Apple Chicken Salad|
|Wild Berry Parfait|
Tonight will be my first ride for a sunset photo this summer. Our small town is nestled between several small buttes that effectively block sunrise and sunsets from our view. If the sunset won't come to us...we go to the sunset. We still have time...if we hurry! Motorcycle gear is pulled on over bicycling gear. A quick dash around Peterson's Butte to find nice open vistas across the valley. We ride into the sunset (with sun in our eyes) and into the bugs. Hurry! Hurry! She's sinking fast!! I almost stop early at a wide spot in the road, but no we can make it to the little school on top of the hill.
I plunge into the gravel parking lot with little of my usual anxiety about gravel. Who has time to fret over gravel surfaces, I have a sunset to capture.No time to fuss with camera settings. No time to dig out the tripod. It will be point and shoot tonight. Photos are dark to capture the color in the sky, it really wasn't very dark out.
|Straight out of the camera|
Well nothing fantastic, but it's the first official sunset run for the summer. More clouds and some dynamic colors would liven up the show a little.
|Fussed with and blended in photoshop.|