Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Light from Heaven

The title of this post is what came to mind as I rode home yesterday evening. The light you see was breaking out from the gray skies above me.

I did not get to a good posing spot for Brigitta when the light was really the strongest but managed to catch a bit of it before it faded away:

Saint Brigitta, Patron Saint of Safe Riding

Moral of the posting? Always, carry your camera with you. Specially with charged batteries, mine died after I took the one shot above.


cpa3485 said...

I almost never seem to have the right camera with me. The trusty blackberry takes a photograph and it is always with me, but there are many times I have wished I carried the other one around with me all the time. Great picture! I also love to take pictures of clouds and sunlight. They seem to dance with each other and achieve amazing effects sometimes.

bobskoot said...


I usually carry a spare set of batteries, just in case. If I had a non functioning camera due to a dead battery I would be in serious withdrawal. I also have a very small universal charger that can charge virtually any type of battery with a moveable pin system. It comes with a 12V adapter which I can connect to my bike(s)

I also saw a magnificent sunset yesterday. Orange sun, but could not get into a good shooting position before it was too late. The River was on one side, and a deserted railway trestle with its skeleton frame made a good prop, but "I missed it"

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

I think it wholly appropriate that light from heaven would frame a BMW. That only proves the existance of a deity.

Fondest regards,
Jack "reep" Toad

Charlie6 said...

cpa3485, thanks, I missed the really good light by less than a minute....should have ridden faster I guess. I am working on a posting with shots of "weather maker" cloud formations....more to follow.

bobskoot, yeah, my spare batteries were in the other bike darn it. I've also a rig for charging AA batteries on long trips, just not during commute rides. Chasing the light, it can be quite challenging.

Jack, I was tempted to caption the photo "Saint Brigitta", what do you think?

mq01 said...

that is one of the most outstanding pics ive seen :)

Charlie6 said...

thanks MQ01, that's very nice of you to should check out the photo stuff at "Scooter in the Sticks" though....that's the good stuff.

irondad said...

My dilemna is always which camera to carry. The Nikon takes up a bit of room. I'm also worried about exposing it to any sort of abuse. ( No pun intended ). So I sometimes carry the point and shoot digital.

I stay away from those kind of celestial light beams. I always worry that it might mean I'm being "recalled". Either that or I'm about to be probed by aliens. Neither one of which appeals to me.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

Go for it.

I have started to carry my little Nikon CoolPix S9 in my pocket. I am going to have to start riding alone, so I can just pill over and take a few shots when I feel like it.

Another thing, I will have to get off the bike occasionally, which will add hours to the process.

Fondest regards,
Jasck "reep" Toad