Let's Go Cycling!

A nearby abondoned in place railroad passage (background) was converted into a wonderful cyling trail where many gather to ride in the peaceful off-road environment where vehicle traffic is non-existent and nature does her thing. :-) At the entrance are these three sculptures, a unicycle, a bicycle and of course the tricycle where most of us got our start. I thought these were really unique, since they are so big, each around 12 feet or more.

What seems such a simple shot turned out to be a little challenging in post processing, as they seemed determined to blend in with the green and shady background, so getting them to stand out just a bit while not over-saturating parts of the image was a concern. After the Photomatix run they were pulled into CS5 where a little Topaz detail was tweaked.

Let's Go Cycling!
Let's Go Cycling!
Let's Go Cycling 2
Let's Go Cycling 2
Let's Go Cycling 3
Let's Go Cycling 3
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM