November Challenge: Jackpot!

Taking pictures of kids on bikes isn’t that hard, really.  Just shrewdly choose a well placed bind in a strategic spot, take position, and lurk (erm, I mean just patiently wait) for the right moment.

Not hard if you’re a patient person, and don’t mind risking getting picked up as a perv.  Me, I’m neither one.  I prefer to just keep alert and hope to get lucky now and then, like I did in Seville’s Plaza Espana.

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10 response to "November Challenge: Jackpot!"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 15, 2019

    Great photo — those bicycles are interesting; sort of Brompton like with no down tube.

    The fact they are all wearing helmets got me interested — I was under the impression helmets weren’t a big thing in Europe, and in some countries, they are not.

    This link proved interesting:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet_laws_by_country

    • By: Scooter Posted: November 15, 2019

      Helmets are unusual here in Spain still, and I almost commented on it. This is an organized group of some sort, with at least one leader chaperoning them. It’s a weekday, so maybe it’s a school event.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 15, 2019

      From my experience I wouldn’t entertain the idea of cycling without a helmet, it’s just too dangerous. It’s compulsory here but the police don’t bother anymore, you choose your consequences I suppose.

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: November 15, 2019

    Very nice photo! With one or two exceptions, they all seem to be riding the same model of bike.

    • By: Scooter Posted: November 15, 2019

      Yes,I’m sure they must be part of a group of some kind, maybe on a school outing.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: November 15, 2019

    I admired the picture very much, but more than that, I learned the “Find A Strategic Spot, Take Position, And Lurk” technique to add to my arsenal of surreptitious photography weapons.

    • By: Scooter Posted: November 15, 2019

      That was added for you Specifically, Greggo. I knew you could use a few pointers.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: November 22, 2019

    Great shot – the geometry on those bikes are interesting! And I can attest that they do enforce the bike helmet laws here. I got pulled up the ONE day I did not wear my helmet on my 1.3 km ride home from work. It was 116 degrees that day – I ride only on low traffic roads with 50kph speed limits and my body does not regulate temp well. The cop was a prick about it, but didn’t fine me (I was within sight of my house!). This area is known for handing out a fair number of helmet fines.

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