Sunday, December 11, 2011

Special on Calendars

Wondering what gift to get the cyclist on your Christmas List?  Looking for a unique calender?  Or perhaps you would like to support that photography you see along the trail at races.

I still have <span style="font-weight:bold;">Bicycle Trails<span style="font-style:italic;"></span></span> calendars available for sale. 

Cost of the calendar is $15.  For US readers of this blog - I will ship your calendar(s) free (via USPS).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clinton Presidential Library and Bridge

Clinton Presidential Library viewed from the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge,  Little Rock, AR. Taken while riding my road bike.

Canon PowerShot S95  -  f/4.5 at 1/1000 sec.  6mm, ISO 100  Three bracketed exposures (+2.-, 0.0, -2.0 EV), processed from RAW by HDR Photo Pro.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Colors Bike Ride

Boot Camp Trail, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, MN.  Trek Fuel EX7.  October, 2011.

Canon PowerShot S95 - f/4.0 at 1/250 sec.  6.0 mm, 100 ISO.  Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV).  HDR processing by HDR Photo Pro.  Further processing in Photoshop Elements 9 using Topaz Labs "Simplify" filter.

10/17/11 -  Print on canvas arrived today.  Looks awesone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cuyuna Country

This is where I will be bicycling.  The view South from Miners Mountain,  Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Minnesota.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i with Tamron 10-24 mm wide angle lens.  f/9 at 1/160 sec.  Zoom at 16mm,  ISO 100, aperture priority.  Three bracketed exposures (+2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV) processed by HRDPhotoPro.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

2012 Calendar

The 2012 Bicycle Trails calendar is currently at the printer. I will have them for sale next week. You can reserve your copy by writing to: photos (at) TomWinfield (dot) com. Calendars are $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping (US Only). Iowa residents add 7% ($1.05) sales tax. PayPal accepted.

A PDF version of the calendar is available for viewing at my photography site:

My photos are not the wide, sweeping views typical of calendars. They provide an intimate view of the trail I was riding at the time. All photos on the calendar were taken while riding one of my bicycles.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Brownstone Falls

Brownstone Falls at Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, Wisconsin.  June 6, 2011

Canon EOS Rebel T1i,  f/13 at 1/25 sec.  32mm,  ISO 100.  Three bracketed exposures (2.0. 0.0, -2.0EV) processed by HDR Photo Pro.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Refilled Toner Cartridges

I have a HP Color LaserJet 2605dn printer.  I like the printer except for the cost of replacement toner cartridges.  A full set of cartridges is about the same cost of the printer!

As a way of saving some money, I brought a full set of cartridges to Jiffy Laser in Omaha.  I had them clean my printer so knew they could refill my cartridges.  I was sure that refilled cartridges would be less expensive than new, OEM cartridges.

I was mildly shocked  when I picked up the cartridges and saw the invoice - $89.00 per cartridge!  My bill was $356.00 plus tax.

Lets do some comparison shopping.  Office Max in Council Bluffs sells the HP color cartridges for $91.99 and the black for $82.99.  That's a total of $358.96.  But wait, they also sell a package of the 3 color cartridges for $247.99.  Add in the black and that full set would cost $330.98!  All of these were new OEM cartridges.

Office Max also sells store brand cartridges.  Color cartridges are $74.99 each and the black cartridge is $69.99 for a total of $294.96!

I should have asked the price before I dropped off the cartridges for refilling. The "refilled" cartridges came in boxes marked as "Premium Compatible Cartridge".  There are no other supplier information on the box.

Finally, it took 2 1/2 weeks from the time I dropped off the spent cartridges to when refilled cartridges were back.  The bottom line is that refilled cartridges (at least for my HP 2605) from Jiffy Laser is not a bargain!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lake Manawa Sunrise

This photo was taken during my early morning bicycle ride (before its too hot to ride).  Stopped along E. Manawa Drive  for the photo.  The land jutting into the lake is Boy Scout Island.

Canon PowerShot S95   f/4.5 at 1/500 sec.   Three bracketed exposures (2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV).  9.6 mm, ISO 100.  Processed with HDR Photo Pro.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alien Endo

Just for fun.  Alien endo?  Skills area at Midwest Mountain Bike Festival

Canon EOS Rebel T1i   f/5.0  at 1/500 sec   25.0 mm,   ISO 100  Cropped from original file.  Processed with Photoshop Elements with ACR 6.4

Riverfront Trail

Riverfront Trail,  Bettendorf, IA   Trek 7200 FX
Canon PowerShot S95  f/4.0 at 1/1600 sec  Three bracketed exposures (2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)  6.0 mm  ISO 100  Processed with HDR Photo Pro

Parkview Loop

Parkview Loop, Scott County Park, Eldridge, IA.  Trek Fuel EX7.  Taken during Midwest Mountain Bike Festival

Canon PowerShot S95   f/2.0 at 1/30 sec   Three bracketed exposures (2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV)   6 mm  ISO 250  Processed by HDR Photo Pro

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Silver Creek Bridge View

Silver Creek Bridge viewed from the South.
Canon PowerShot S95   f/4.0 at 1/251 sec.   6.0mm, ISO 80  3 bracketed exposures (-2.0, 0.0, 2.0 EV).  Processed with HDR Photo Pro, Photoshop Elements 9 and Topaz Labs Lens Effects.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Old Man of the Dalles

Old Man of the Dalles, Wisconsin Interstate Park, St. Croix Falls, WI.  Viewed from the Summit Trail.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i - f/5.6 at 1/500 sec.  210.0 mm, ISO 100.  Three exposures (-2.0, 0.0, +2.0 EV).  Processed from camera JPG with HDR Photo Pro.  Cropped and further processing by Photoshop Elements and Topaz Labs Filters.

Jay Cooke State Park

St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State park, Minnesota.  Photo taken from the "Swinging Bridge".

Canon EOS Rebel T1i - f/5.6 at 1/32 sec.  18.00 mm, ISO 100.  Three exposures (-2.0, 0.0, +2.0 EV).  Processed from camera JPG by HDR Photo Pro.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cowboy Up

Opening night of the 2006 Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Rodeo. 

Canon EOS Digital Rebel  f/5.0 at 1/200 sec   Canon 75-300mm lens at 160.0 mm, ISO 100.  RAW file processed by HDR Photo Pro.  Further processing by Photoshop Elements 9.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cable Mill Barn

Barn in the Cable Mill historic area of Cades Cover, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i.  f/13 at 1/50 sec.  5 exposures (-2.0, -1.0, 0.0, 1.0. 2.0 EV)  20.0 mm and ISO 800.  Processed from Raw with Photomatix Light. Further processing with Photoshop Elements 9 and Topaz Labs Adjust 4.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Silver Creek Bridge

Silver Creek Bridge on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.  Between Siver City and Malvern, Iowa.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i.   f/6.3 at 1/250th sec   Three exposures (2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV) 30.0 mm ISO 100, processed from RAW in HDR Photo Pro.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On Your Left

This in one of my favorite mountain bike race photo.  Psycowpath Race Series, River City Shootout, shot at "Firehouse Air", Swanson Park, Bellevue, Nebraska.  Sport and Expert class race, May 2, 2009.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel - f/8 at 1/320 sec.   80.0 mm, ISO 100.  Captured as JPG by the camera.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 9.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tunnel D

Tunnel D is on the George S Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This photo was take Memorial Day weekend during Black Hills Fat Tire Festival in 2008. 

Canon PowerShot A540   f/2.6 at 1/50 sec.   5.8 mm, ISO unk  No processing.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wheels and Spokes

Wheels and spokes - rack of bikes at Xtreme Wheels, Council Bluffs, IA. The photo combines my love of photography and passion of bicycles.  A framed and matted version of this photo is on display and available for sale at Xtreme Wheels. 

Canon Powershot A540.   f/2.6 at 1/15 sec.  5.8 mm.  Processed with Photoshop Elements 9.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big Badlands of South Dakota

When traveling to Rapid City, SD for the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, I normally stop through Badlands National Park.  In 2010 I shot this photo at The Window.

Canon Digital Rebel T1i - f/11 at 1/200 sec   3 exposures (-2.00, 0.0, 2.00 EV)   18.00 mm, ISO 200, circ polarizer.  Processed from RAW by HDR Photo Pro.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Soda Dam

Soda Dam is located north of Jemez Springs, NM along Highway 4.  The dam was created by minerals from springs in the area.  While in the area, stop by the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  The area is thermal active.  The Valles Caldera is that 3rd largest in the country.

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS - f/4.0 at 1/100 sec.  13.8 mm, ISO 250.  Tonemapped by Photomatix Light.  Processed into B&W with Photoshop Elements 9

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bosque Trail

This photo was taken while riding my trail bike.  Location:  Albuquerque Open Space, Rio Grande State Park.  South of Alameda.

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS - f/3.2 at 1/800 sec.  9.4 mm, ISO 80.  Processed into B&W with Photoshop Elements 9

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This is a collection of peanut cultivator shovels. They were on the outside wall of Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm. Taken outside of Plains, GA during my Army Reunion. Taken 6/15/04.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel - f/7.1 at 1/100 sec.  EF-S 18-55 mm lens - 34.0 mm and ISO 100.  Original exposure.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Loch Vale

During the same trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, I hiked the trail up to Loch Vale.  The trek took me over 3 hours and gained about 1000 ft in altitude up to over 10,000 ft. Finding this beautiful mountain lake was my reward.  This photo was the signature photo for my October 2009 show.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel - f/5.0 at 1/79 sec.  18.0 mm and ISO 100.  Original RAW file processed by Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop Elements 9.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ouzal Falls

There are some great day hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I was there for my Army reunion, staying at the YMCA of the Rockies.  One of the activity directors recommended the hike up to Ouzal Falls.  As I recall, I was gone about 5 hours on the hike.  The falls was worth the hike.

Canon EOS Digital rebel - f/29.0 at 1/4 sec (hand held).  27.0 mm and ISO 100.  RAW file converted and tone mapped by HDR Photo Pro.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chickamauga Battlefield Monument

A foggy June morning while riding my bicycle in the Chickamauga Battlefield (Chattanooga) I shot this photo.  The lighting seemed to shout to convert to grayscale.

Canon Powershot A1100 IS - f/9.0 at 1/500 sec.  9.4 mm, ISO 125.  Converted to grayscale by Microspft Digital Image Pro 7.0