Monday, March 23, 2009

Killer commute

Killer commute

One morning a couple of weeks ago, I was out photographing in a suburb that tries hard to retain a rural feel. This scene is in Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, just a mile or so from Elgin, a city of more than 100,000 people.

I had just photographed an old barn and was waiting to cross the road to get back to my car. The bicyclist peddled along in the middle of a string of cars headed for the city.

I like the fact that he is traveling in the middle of the lane and not giving any ground to vehicles that outweigh him by a ton or two. The little sign telling motorists where to go is a nice touch, too.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.

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