Also, biking downtown is so much fun. I know the 2nd Ave bike lane is old news at this point, but it is such a great part of our city. It’s also a reminder of the kind of safety-focused changes we can make to our streets when the excellent engineers at SDOT have full political support from City Hall. If protected bike lanes like these can work in congested downtown Seattle, they can work anywhere.
As for the photo, I’m still learning what’s possible with “modern” cameras and editing software after more than a decade of only having my phone’s camera (I put “modern” in quotes because I bought a used Sony A6000 from 2014 and am repurposing lenses from my 1970s Canon film camera). You still can’t beat a phone camera in terms of practicality, but I’ve been trying to bring my other camera with me more often.
This photo took a long time to get, and my method was funny and perhaps not the best. I tried to use the yellow plastic post as a tripod and then use the timer function to take a motion-blurred photo as someone biked by. Focus is a tiny bit soft because I think the plastic post moved in the wind ever so slightly. It also would have been a lot easier to time the shots if I had a shutter remote. Instead I had to try to estimate when someone was 10 seconds away.