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Old 08-06-10, 08:17 AM   #1
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The "White Garage Door"

Is it cheating to "borrow" someones garage door for bike posing pics?

closest thing i have to a white garage door, is, uhh, someone elses white garage door. ;D
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Old 08-06-10, 08:23 AM   #2
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I used the side of the smoke shack at work as a substitute for the obligatory WGD. I didn't get struck down by lightning, or anything like that.
I think the idea is to have a light colored background to showcase the beauty and detail of your bike.
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Hmm, then i should go for the "epic scenery" background! haha
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Is it cheating to "borrow" someones garage door for bike posing pics?

closest thing i have to a white garage door, is, uhh, someone elses white garage door. ;D
Don't forget to get the crankarms lined up right either.
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No one in my neighborhood has a WGD. In fact, no one has a garage. Everyone has a carport. That's why you never see my bikes in front of a WGD.
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I thought that the point was to try to NOT take the pictures in front of the WGD. I like flowers.

Or something "urban"
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No garage door at my place either. I use the semi white side of my shipping container/shop.

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Crankarms aligned too? man, I thought I was picky...hahahaa

lovely bikes btw Mr.Grumpy
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lovely bikes btw Mr.Grumpy
Thank you. I am no photographer, but the images of bicycles that I have enjoyed seeing the most spotlight the bike against a real or natural theme. I like those two sots particularly because the flowers remind me of an impressionists view of Provcnce behind my French bike, and a stark, industrial background to my English bike. To me, the settings fit the bikes in some way. Other photos I take tell a story of a ride I took or a place I explored. To me, the WGD shots are like illustrations in a catalog. You see the bike, sure, but you don/t see the bike, man. Dig it?
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If you look at all the pictures I have posted through the years here there are only a couple with a white garage door... (my sisters).

I always aprpreciate interesting backgrounds to this.
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If the paint keeps peeling off this wall it will soon be white... took this today as there aren't many general Stores left in these parts and I had to go and ride a bit to get to this one.

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Yeah yeah, i totally get where youre coming from about bikes fitting their own background!

could this be a new Non-WGD thread?
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Don't forget to get the crankarms lined up right either.
and hide the valve stems behind the forks and seat stays...

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and hide the valve stems behind the forks and seat stays...

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But then how do you read the tyre labels ?

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How is this background ?

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Deep rims, short valves, and valve extenders taken off!
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haha for me the WGD is the inside, the oustside of my garage door is brown

old SS bike

or use the scenic route

sorry for the crappy iphone pic
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I used a sport ute.

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Don't forget to get the crankarms lined up right either.
or the valve stems, or the tire labels lining up with them, etc.

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Seat Bag/BMX bike? I am befuddled.

Although that bike makes me miss racing...
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Just to say that I've done it, here's a WGD:

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Am i missing something, or is your CAAD just kinda standing on its own in the 2nd picture?
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Am i missing something, or is your CAAD just kinda standing on its own in the 2nd picture?
A little bit of Photoshop can even get rid of my 6'2".

I was sitting around at home one day and thought, "Hey, if I take a shot of nothing, then one with me holding the bike, I'd be able to use the 'nothing' shot to wipe me out and leave the bike standing by itself. It's so simple, it just might work!" Fifteen minutes later, I had the pic you see there.
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