Challenge of the Month: Go Green

We don’t have a lot of colorful walls, or even interesting walls in these parts, not that I have been able to discover so far anyway. But we have lots of green and green’s my theme.

I have a new toy – I got an action cam second-hand on ebay. Rachael Anderson’s videos over on CycleBlaze inspired me, as well as some pedaling photographers on Flickr, and I decided the minimalist dimensions of a GoPro wouldn’t add too much bulk to my panniers. For a start I didn’t take a video but stills. I love the wide angle of the lens and the interesting points of view you can get while riding. Along with the camera I got a lot of extras: I can attach the camera to my handlebars, my head, my helmet, my chest, my wrist, a selfie-stick, a tripod … Today I tried it on my wrist and shot while riding – I had to get the bicycle in the picture, too, you know.

More details if you are interested in the camera settings: burst mode taking one picture a second (I select about 10% afterwards) and wide angle. So here you go, I think most of these can qualify for green monochrome.

I took this one after I got off my bike – obviously.
Riding in the park of Schloss Fussberg
Park Schloss Fussberg
Park Schloss Fussberg
Bike path along the Wüm

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

11 response to "Challenge of the Month: Go Green"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: July 5, 2019

    Wonderfully green! And what a nice toy to have gotten for yourself. I am not familiar with that cam but am sure you will be posting even more spectacular photos for us ;’-)

    • By: Suzanne Posted: July 5, 2019

      They make for pleasant, easy going riding, not on the adventurous or exciting side though.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 5, 2019

    We have lots of greens, but few as beautiful as where you are.
    Lots of greens, as long as you like lots of corn and soybeans!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: July 5, 2019

      We have some corn and soy beans too, but we can’t compete with you!

  3. By: Lah Posted: July 5, 2019

    Wow! A new camera with lots of things to play with! That’s so neat. My new camera is almost a month old and it has only left my residence once. Green is a great color.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: July 6, 2019

    Excellent and such inviting shots. I do miss deciduous woodland on occasion. Hope you have lots of fun playing with the new camera.

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