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Aixe Djelal
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In the summertime in Portland, we cyclists float along on our own shadows. This guy is headed south toward the Morrison Bridge. #helmetography
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Watching the Volunteer Park criterium in Seattle on June 27.
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A bicycle in the trunk. #helmetography
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classic bmw 2002
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One of Portlands many wonderful cycling arenas folks
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Chiaroscuro morning bike commute. I love early summer. #helmetography
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Loooong shadows.
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View from the bike lane: pedestrians passing. #helmetography
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In a few short weeks, Portland went from its cool, rainy spring self to an unusually hot, early summer. Not sure how this gentleman (Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland) in his suit and red cape is coping with the heat this week! #helmetography
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Looks like he's protecting his suit from the rain . Although wearing a poncho on a bike looks a little difficult . 
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Wheels carrying wheels: riding with a dolly on his back. #helmetography
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Best I've seen is one of the local pedicabs towing another pedicab home, with the front wheel hooked over the back wall of the lead 'cab. That must have been a heavy, heavy rig, and it was uphill all the way to their garage!
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I like the pics from +Aixe Djelal because her commute goes through the places I used to ride as a kid (I grew up at 29th & Main).  Nice to see the old pedal-stomping grounds.
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Khaki shorts on a warm gray day. #helmetography
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So that's what the green boxes look like after they've been around awhile.
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Coca Cola truck gives the bike lane wide berth. #helmetography
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Oops, I just noticed I tagged the wrong person in my previous response.
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+Philip Mc Adam I invited it along, but alas, it couldn't find its keys.
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Year-round bike commuter in Portland, Oregon. Perpetually curious about humans, technology, transportation, the arts and the future.

I've been taking helmet camera stills of my Portland rides since May 2013. All #helmetography taken using a Contour Roam2 helmet camera set to intervelometer mode. The camera automatically snaps a photo every three seconds. I can only change the interval or switch to video by plugging the camera into my computer, but that has never been a hindrance. I usually wear the helmet camera pointing backwards. The camera looks like a cylindrical light, so most people don't realize that I've got a camera on my head.

I tried a GoPro Hero 4 because it offers 12-megapixel stills (compared to the Roam2's 5-megapixels), you can shoot photos manually as well as automatically, and you can change settings in the camera itself, on the fly. I wound up returning the GoPro because the quality of the photos was washed out and overexposed, even after I adjusted settings to accommodate sunlight. When sunlight hits the lens directly, the photos appear hazy and faded. I liked the ease of use of the GoPro, but the photo quality just wasn't good enough compared to the Contour Roam2. 

All my non-helmet photography is taken with either a Sony a5000 digital SLR or an iPhone.
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Helmetography blog at www.bicyclehead.com
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  • Reed College
    BA, Dance and Literature
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