Following comparison with industries standard, this can be a real life safer!
Hövding is the world’s first airbag for cyclists and is the result of intensive research since 2005. Through advanced sensors, Hövding can sense the cyclist’s movement patterns and will react in case of an accident. The unique airbag will then inflate, fixate your neck and provide the world’s best shock absorption.
With costs around 300 Euro still affordable and compared to a proper motorbike helmet cheap. Even it’s double the cost of a good bicycle helmet but also double the fun of a real bicycle helmet.
This short clip showing some comparison to industries standards of bicycle helmets. It will open and change your mind.
For more information please visit – http://www.hovding.com
Just found this nice and handy “Flipbook” plugin for wordpress. This plugin comes with a easy to use customization menu and easy to understand video tutorial. If you have many editorial projects i.e. magazines to show, thats maybe a nice way for your online portfolio. I will give it a try and see how it works. Feedback will follow.
If I already convinced you – here you go! With the costs of 34 Euro not in the low cost segment, but hey, it can boost your business.
The photo series “A day with Dustin Kott” by www.curtet.com
presents the independently-owned company, which is based in the Los Angeles area and specialized in the fabrication and design of vintage motorcycles, namely bikes from the 1970’s Honda CB series. The well-known company has found a very significant style within the cafe racer world. Each bike concept is well thought-through and build with many customized parts to create this significant look&feel of the bike.
So it comes as no surprise, that in the same perfection as the bikes, photography has to be. With both companies based in the Los Angeles area, and the strong automotive portfolio of M&P CURTET, it made sense to team up for a great shoot about “Kott Bikes”.
Art work: www.dwain.com
Nice fine art illustrations by French artist “Istraille”. Beside those great cafe racer drawings you’ll find more of his great work under – http://www.istraille.com/
For any purchase of his work or the above shown artworks, CLICK HERE!
Love this open face helmet with the golden design, which was inspired by the evocative Maya writing.
With around 817 Euro for the painting job plus another 400-500 Euro for the helmet you need some little cash for this unique artwork. But, it’s unique and very special. Please read what the guys from “unexpected-custom” have to say about this special.
The ideographs and Mayan symbols are expertly mixed to the sinuous lines of the flame: icon of contemporary biker world, reinterpreted with this unusual combination that creates a refined and elegant aesthetic short circuit. Made with airbrushed special colors for glass on a complete metal lamination. The artistic work of this custom helmet is particularly bright and elegant through the use of our special colors for glass that, airbrushed on the in gold leaf surface, offer a rich range of bronze colors and shades. The realization of the middle lettering is obtained with a airbrushed marbled texture that enriches the customization of this design.
Check it out here: Link
See this great iPhone video experiment by Nicolas Vuignier. What a great idea and nice edit.I must say that some elf the sequences are perfectly captured and stunning.
Another great example of the effectivity from JPEgmini, a small tool to shrink your jpgs without quality loss. I saved 115MB by the compression of 116 images.
Recent work on the rebuild of my cafe racer, Honda CB750 RC04. The photorealistic layouts above show the bike with a modified upside-down fork, new tank design and new shock absorbers. To bring the fron down and give the entire build a more compact look I’m looking into the race bike front parts like the upside-down fork and brake system. I’m not sure yet what design I will go with at the end. It’s still under construction and an ongoing design process. With the change of the front part, different other modifications, will be needed. Like the entire electronic system, which is original build on top of the handlebar/fork bridge but has to be moved back under the seat or tank.
Tired of looking through countless fonts to find the right one, the one which fits best for this one word. Here comes a quick solution, Wordmark. Wordmark.it is designed to help with this font selection process by quickly displaying previews of any text with the fonts installed
on your computer.
Check it under – wordmark.it
Parallax has been used by many websites during the last 3-4 years and exposted over different devices. Here comes the newest trend in web design – the new parallax effect.
This background trend includes elements of plenty of other trends for truly engaging moving elements that draw users in and keep them on the site with great scrolling actions. This new parallax with a twist is the latest craze to fascinate website designers.
The key difference is in the lack of “screens.” The scroll creates a continuous and moving dynamic flow where the background changes color, includes moving animations and elements that move with the screen and other elements move in to and out of the focus area.
Try for yourself and see how cool it is. My favorit example is this fantastic site by San Francisco based interactive agency SFCD.
Click here to get the full experience.
Sunday outdoor walk at the Taunus.
The Ducati Scrambler team are at it again, releasing another run of custom builds at the Verona Motorbike Expo last weekend. This time they’ve unveiled 3 new builds, 2 of which are based on the new 400cc Scrambler Sixty2. The bike you see here is one of the two and it’s been coined the ‘Peace Sixty2’. To put this bike together Ducati enlisted the help of talented Italian workshop Mr Martini who once again applied Cafe Racer styling to the Desmodromic L twin, along with some rather unique design touches.
Another nice inspiration from https://images.unsplash.com. Here is a recommendation, download the Chrome extension and it will display, each time you open a new window or start Chrome, great footage by Unsplash’s photographers. Simply go the Unsplash website and add the chrome extension via their start screen.
Here is the link to the above photo by photographer Sven Scheuermeyer –
Here is another great example of the high quality images at “unsplash” stock photography site. This nice example comes from photographer Matthew Wiebe.
deBolex is one of the finest custom bike builders out there and well know for his perfect manufactured and well thought through builds. Each bikes leaving his garage with his own interpretation of the bikes & clients character. So it comes with no surprise that the MK5 was build and put in order by Ricardo, a record producer living on Ibiza. deBolex does his job well and one thing most if not all bikes has in common, it’s the upside-down fork. Beside many other details of his builds, for me the most liked part of the bike and something I want to do at my RC04. Both bikes, and most the MK3 (black version), are a great inspiration of how my bike can look with the upside-down fork.
For more details about the MK3 – Click here!
For more details about the MK5 – Click Here!
Multiple adjustment, improved control, refinement and awesome looks make K-Tech Razor shocks a leap beyond standard equipment.
The Razor range of shock absorbers are available in two styles, giving up to 4 way adjustability and multiple length options allowing you to customise your motorcycle for looks and riding style.
For more details see link – HERE!
San Francisco wiki become the first city with a ban to sale plastic bottles. Believe it or not, enough plastic is discarded every year to circle the globe four times. Even worse, it is estimated that 50% of the plastic on this planet is used only once before being thrown away.
Read the full article here
File size’s are an important topic, not only for photographers with thousands of pictures. Everybody know’s the situation after a 2 week holiday and hundreds of photos. Even after a best of selection, often hundreds of memories will stay somewhere on a hard drive, external hard drive or get uploaded into a web cloud. I do know the problem quite well and often used “Save to Web” function via Photoshop to reduce file sizes of jpgs.
But, this is quite time assuming and for non-graphic-experienced people, who doesn’t know Photoshop, not the way to look at. So here is a handy and smart solution to reduce file sizes of jpgs in a fast and easy way. JPEG mini is a small application for MAC and Windows, which reduces file sizes of jpgs up to 5 times. There is almost no lack of quality and the best, with only 20 Euro it’s even affordable. So, before upgrading you web cloud storage, thats something to look into. I bought it some days ago and think it’s great.
You can get it here – http://www.jpegmini.com
Looks like there is a new tool to get soon. Image stabilization for After Effects by ReelSteady. Image stabilization become much better since After Effects CC 2015 but still, if you have real shaky footage, it’s still not perfect. Reel steady software for After Effects seems to be a great solution for this. The promo video showcases the results of the software and it looks quite promising.
If you don’t use image stabilization very often it’s maybe fine to stay with the After Effects solution before investing the 399$ for the software. But if you often shoot with GoPros, other handheld cameras or even areal footage, it’s maybe worth looking into ReelSteady.com and get your Free Trial.
Here is another before and after example by Robert Macintosh.
Stabilized with ReelSteady:
Unstabilized “before” footage: