Monday, June 26, 2017

Hurry up!

I consider this one a marvel, regardless of its quality. Notwithstanding the coming storm and a tire getting flatter and flatter because of a thorn, in the time lapse of no more than ten seconds, I've been able to pull the mobile out of the pocket under the saddle and shoot three or four times before passing this lady by. I couldn't ask for more. Or?

(Made and sent from my mobile)
(while riding)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

To go or not to go

So, yesterday morning we decided to challenge the bad weather forecasts again and, with no other "equipment" than our bikes, we went riding along the Mur again. The sky was overcast enough not to burn under the sun but the air was dump, full of humidity as if we were in the flatland of the Italian Pianura Padana.
Everything went right, until we got close to the town again and the lightnings announced something ... bad. In a quarter of hour a flooding storm came over us. We could only recover under a passageway of the river bank and wait. At some point, the water started coming in as well and a quick decision had to be taken. Which is not our best!

(Made and sent from my mobile)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

On the Mur Radweg

Riding back home as fast as I could, before a new shower came down. The R2 is desert: no one dares to challenge the "waterbombs" coming down in these last days of June. The picture is a bit skaken and unbalanced, I know. I'm more and more impatient: it seems that I don't even have the time to stop a while and take a picture in the way it should. This one was taken while riding. Take it a a simple report.

(Made and sent from my mobile)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May Flowers - I

Last winter I have definitely worked too much. I devoted myself to the new professional experience, leaving no time to anything else but work and, of course, the family. Surpisingly, notwithstanding the opportunities offered by the surrounding countryside, I have even disdained my beloved mountain bike and now I'm asking how was it possible that I took back exactly the same body shape that I had just before moving to Austria.
So, in the attempt to regain control of my health, beside sitting again on the saddle, I committed myself to a daily walk along the Murrad: a narrow cycling path that goes along the banks of the Mur river, quietly flowing just behind the buildings of my company. In these days, on the sides of this country road, beside the sandwich that I'm used to buy to the Imbiss-Bus parking in front of the company's main gate, I can also find enough "bread for my photographic theet". A good reason for taking this solitary walk every noon.
The quality of the pictures is what I can afford with my mobile. I decided not to turn them to Black and White as usual. It would be a crime. And, if possible, I would like to keep the pace of one picture a day for the whole month of June.  Let's see. 

(Made and sent from my mobile)