Photo101:Triumph & Contrast.

OK, yes I know I’m late posting this final assignment to the course, but at the end of last week life seriously got in the way!

Regular Blogonaughts will know of my friend G and his battle with leukaemia. Things have been a bit up and down for him of late, but his mental therapy and release from the cancer treatment has been riding motorbikes. Until last week, when the poor chap was knocked off his bike by a crazy pedestrian.

The lady in question, in her 60’s and lets just say rather large (no lets just say fat!), ran across the road without looking and collided side-on with G and his motorbike. Fortunately G was only travelling at about 10mph and even better was being followed by a Police car whose occupants saw the whole thing happen. Even so he ended up with a broken wrist and bruises all over. G’s pride and joy, his Triumph Bonneville Scrambler, was written off!

Worst of all, he can’t ride for six weeks until his wrist knits back together!

So in tribute to my mate, for whom life just seems to throw even more crap at, here’s a picture of him on his Triumph in happier times. As always, thinking of you mate!

G's Triumph.

G’s Triumph.


Oh yes, the pedestrian? Well, her ample rolls of lard protected her from serious injury, she needs to be grateful that G was not on a bigger bike or a car!

On the assignment front I couldn’t resist playing with monochrome again.

This is a small carving that can be found on the beach at Tintagel on the North Cornwall coast. The lady’s hand gives scale and also adds a stark degree of contrast to the slate rock, especially in black and white. I hope you like it.

Magical contrasts.

Magical contrasts.

Catch you all soon.

Dookes

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9 thoughts on “Photo101:Triumph & Contrast.

  1. Yikes for G!! Sending thoughts and prayer his way for fast healing. And what a dapper gentleman G is… Does he always ride with a vest and tie? Nice… Thanks for putting a face to an initial!

    And lovely picture by the way! Is the carving old or is a recent addition?

    • G was posing before going off on “The Gentleman’s Ride,” which was all about raising funds for men’s health charities, but no he doesn’t normally wear a waistcoat (vest) and tweeds when on a motorbike!
      The carving is quite new and has caused a fair bit of controversy locally! Most people love it, but a very vocal minority have been voicing strong disapproval. It’s actually below water when the tide is in, so I doubt it will last very long.

  2. What a good but horrible story. Good because, well, the story was interesting and your friend is o.k. Horrible, because your friend lost his bike and to top it off he’s dealing with an illness. I just can’t imagine a thing like that happening. Oh, and the picture is good too, happier times for sure! Your friend looks like quite the gentleman rider. 🙂

  3. First of all “Hi Greg”…. sorry to hear about your accident. You have my sympathies for the broken wrist!
    Secondly…. LOVE that photograph! The black and white is perfect to show off the streaks in the slate. Fantastic Dookes!!

    • As they say in Cornwall, “some big maid.”
      G is doing OK despite his injuries, though his busted wrist and enforced lack of riding for over a month will be testing for me as well as him!

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