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Old 06-19-09, 01:23 PM
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Homage to the Garage Door Background in Photos

I've noticed that the garage door background for bike photos is becoming a classic. We should appreciate it's stark white beauty and simplicity when showing off our rides. Long live the garage door background in bike photos!
 
Old 06-19-09, 01:39 PM
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Some of us don't have white garage doors and don't have a big enough door to show off the bikes.
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Old 06-19-09, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
some of us don't have white garage doors and don't have a big enough door to show off the bikes.
 
Old 06-19-09, 02:22 PM
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Do searches in the Road Cycling forum for some real interesting threads expanding on the topic.

I don't have time to search now, but try a search for OCP... Obsessive Compulsive Poseur... or maybe garage door...

the rules for a "proper" bicycle photograph have been debated, the white garage door is only the start.

I still see the OCP logo around occasionally in someone's signature.
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Old 06-19-09, 07:38 PM
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Here is the garage door pic of my Coiler on the day I bought it. The bike is long gone but I still use the garage door daily

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Old 06-19-09, 10:10 PM
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Some of us don't have white garage doors and don't have a big enough door to show off the bikes.
That garage door looks un-American!
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Old 06-20-09, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
That garage door looks un-American!
Well I should bally well hope so! He's British, doncherno.
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Old 06-20-09, 03:19 PM
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Little secret: even generic white garage doors can be painted. Brown, for example:




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Add some siding for texture.

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Caloso, congratulations on having the wit to photograph a white bike against a dark background. Please explain this arcane concept to some of the bike manufacturers' web site designers: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik.../09_sonik.html , http://www.fujibikes.com/Road/Perfor...oubaixPro.aspx
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...ad/2259/35370/
I like to be able to see the frame, not just the tires.
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For just a split second there I thought to myself "I didn't know there was a brand of bikes named the same as president Oba...... oh wait!"
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Hah. The headbadge is "No on Prop. 8!"

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