31 August 2016

The Impossible Length of Autumn Bicycle Shadows

Ah. Nordic autumn light. #copenhagen #streetphotography #cyclechic Looooong cyclist shadow in the Nordic light #shadow #copenhagen
It's that season again. We're transitioning into winter. It's hard to describe Nordic light. It changes radically throughout the year and has a thousand variations. All beautiful. In autumn - and spring - there are many signals that we're changing seasons. One of them is the growing length of the shadows as the sun hangs lower in the sky.

Shadows become impossibly long.
Cyclist Shadows
So long that it sometimes feels like they wrap around the whole world and you have to chase yourself down the cycle tracks.
Bike Lane Rally
The morning light is crisper and sharper than ever. Your shadow follows you along as you squint into the sunrise.
Longshadow Chasing
Shadows of this length make you contemplate yourself and your size on the urban landscape.
Bikeshadows, Bikeshadows Bicycle Freedom
You're often much larger than life.
Lovely Lady Longshadow
The quality of the light offers up shadows that are sharply defined around the edges.
Dual Shadowism

Larger Than Life
You often can't help but notice yourself on the urban landscape.
Nordic Evenings
Sometimes your shadow chases you, sometimes you follow your shadow through the city.
Overtaking
The length of time it takes to overtake another bicycle user increases drastically when your shadows are this long.
Ride - HiCon Experiments

Wartime
Nordic light and it's accompanying shadows are timeless. Here a famous photograph from Tage Christiansen during the 1940s.

16 June 2016

So Simple - So Stylish

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A little grey, black & pink with a stroke of sun. Just rolling quietly by. Copenhagen summer perfection. I wish all cyclists could enjoy the same relaxed ride.


Happy Cycling!


15 June 2016

Pure Pink

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Relax. Enjoy the soft, colorful light. Flash that pure pink all over. Just another Copenhagen Cycle Chic scenery.


Happy Cycling!





13 June 2016

Ultra Cargo Bike

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Maybe the largest cargo bikes I have ever seen in Copenhagen. The wooden hold is very cool. I imagine its a bike-able shop for selling food or drinks.


Happy Cycling!


12 June 2016

Blindfold Biking

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Ups! Caught out by a gust of wind (still looking great).


Happy Cycling!


9 June 2016

The Real MaCoy

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No hiding when Summer hits Copenhagen. Neck-starp T-shirt with strips and a big smile. Smiles win!


Happy Cycling!

8 June 2016

Lookout Post

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Knippels Bro offers the best view over Copenhagen harbor with some great - even spectacular - sunsets. Great for cycle chic pictures too!


Happy Cycling!

7 June 2016

When Boys Talk

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One of the great things about Copenhagen's bike lanes is that they often are broad enough to allow people to ride side-by-side chatting and enjoying the ride together.


Happy Cycling!

6 June 2016

Ultimate Summer Street Cruise

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Sleeveless T, hot pants and beach bag. Its the ultimate summer street cruise!


Happy Cycling!

5 June 2016

Corrections Needed

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Off in a hurry in the morning. But half way to wherever your bag slips! Hate it...


Happy Cycling!

4 June 2016

London Chic Calling

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London has its own vibrant cycle scene these days. Still a way to go on biking infrastructure. But on the Cycle Chic side of things they are quite there already.


Happy Cycling!

3 June 2016

Promises to Keep

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"I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep." What's on your mind as you join the flow of humans streaming through the city?


Happy Cycling!



2 June 2016

A Life Fantastic

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Quietly rolling through the warm afternoon rays mixed with blue water and bright green tree crowns. Its a life fantastic to be enjoyed.


Happy Cycling!

1 June 2016

Red Alert!

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LBD, long leather gloves and a hat as red as her lip stick! Another amazing Copenhagen cycle moment.


Happy Cycling!


31 May 2016

The Summer of Love

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Street party, beach day, romantic dinner, hanging out with friends. Rolling in on your bike just can't be beat!


Happy Cycling!