Like many cyclists, I carry a smartphone with me on my rides. It’s not only useful for tracking my progress with Strava and (more recently) Ride with GPS, but it also means I have a reasonably decent camera in my jersey pocket. You may have heard the saying “the best camera is the one you have with you” and it really is the case here. Whilst a DSLR is the preference for overall image quality, a modern smartphone, (iPhone in my case) normally has a very capable camera and is far more portable. This means it’s perfectly possible to capture some great looking images whilst out on my bike in the New Forest – such as this early morning photo taken near Brockenhurst:
I guess a big problem with digital photography is that photos can stay hidden away on the phone or computer hard drive. Whilst the internet is great for sharing photos with others, it does mean that you have to have a screen in front of you to see them. Personally, I like a good selection of my favourite moments on my wall, even more so as the nights start to draw in and those amazing dawn outings into the Forest start to seem like a distant memory. This is where Life Poster comes in. Life Poster specialises in creating photo collages to hang on your wall and is the brainchild of Abbie (who also happens to be the other half of Cycle New Forest!). The Life Poster Forty Niner photo collage is just the thing to show off some of my favourite cycling photos. What’s more, the Forty Niner works perfectly with Instagram photos and as Cycle New Forest has an Instagram account, I have chosen my favourites to go into my collage. Check it out below:
The frame is what’s called a float frame and is glass free. It sits flush to the wall and looks fantastic. I can’t think of a better way to show off my favourite cycling photos on my wall! To find out more, check out the Life Poster website here.