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Defects, originally uploaded by Sabine Dukes.

My crackberry phone has this weird camera defect that makes starburst thingies when light hits it.


I love imperfections.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

December 5th, 2008 / 6 Comments » / by sabine

Delicate Little Flower

Fainting Sunflowers, originally uploaded by Sabine Dukes.


I saw these little sunflowers on my way home from work yesterday and had to stop and take pics. I don’t carry my regular camera around right now, because with my injury, I can’t hold the camera up to take pics.

But I did have my trusty Motorola.

So I used my camphone instead and all was swell until I got super dizzy. The concussion effects leave me a bit swoony these days and i guess leaning over and doing all the posturing necessary to take these pics was too much.

I almost fainted right there in the field. Luckily, a few solid breaths later I was able to clambor back to my car and drive the 2.2 miles home. (where I milked it a bit for some lovey sympathy)

I have to admit to being a bit frustrated last night. Almost fainting in a field is just a wee bit pitiful…and I hate being pitiful.

I’m gonna have to go back to that field and show it who’s boss.

Oh yeah, almost forgot! Scar picture:


July 30th, 2008 / 16 Comments » / by sabine

Tour Hangover

Photos from The Big Picture


I got up early this morning, ready to head downstairs, make some Smooth Move (don’t laugh, its better than prunes) tea and settle in on the couch for some Tour…when I remembered that its over.

If there was one good thing about my crash, it was that I timed it with the tour.

So, now what?


This blog is all about cycling and photography and sometimes those worlds collide and make beautiful things. Thanks to Beth, one of my photography links on the sidebar over there is The Big Picture from They update each day with large wonderful photos that are all great examples of photojournalism.

Well, I noticed that today’s update was a celebration of Tour photos. So, if you are feeling Tour withdrawals, its worth a little peek over there to check out the shots.

July 28th, 2008 / 14 Comments » / by sabine

Wild Adventures in Photography, part 1

Disappointment, originally uploaded by Sabine Dukes.

Dog behind fence: ruff ruff ruff….ruff ruff

me: (click click…

Dog behind fence: (more intently now) ruff ruff ruff….ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff….ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff….ruff ruff

me: (click click…

Man behind fence: Roscoe! What’s going on out there?

Man behind fence: (peering around fence) What’s going on out here?

me: (pointing at knothole in fence) Oh, I’m sorry, I was just taking a picture of your fence.

Man peering around fence: My fence? Well that doesn’t seem very interesting.

me: Its not (then trying to add levity to a tense encounter) but maybe if you had something interesting that showed through the peephole?

Man peering around fence: Is that your bike?

me: (hopeful that maybe he wants to put my bike in the peephole view, which is a little trite, but since when has trite stopped me) Yes, it is!

Man peering around fence: Then maybe you should ride it to somewhere more interesting and take pictures there.


February 28th, 2008 / 14 Comments » / by sabine