Cow Bay Bikes

Cowichan Bay has a number of stores along the waterfront, mostly in old buildings. This one is a bakery, inexplicably festooned with bicycles. The True Grain Bread website has no explanation or hints about the bikes, that I could see anyway. We did not go into the store as we had just eaten and were wandering around taking photos. I wish I had gone in, the bread looks wonderful.

Normally I go into all bakeries at least once. I suppose I will have to go back. The bikes seem to serve primarily a decorative role, though at least one of them also works as a railing at the edge of the deck, overlooking the water. I am not claiming any of these to be premium quality photographs, but I think that they do give a good feel for what this small community is like, or at least how it presents itself to the wider world.




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Canon 5Dii, 50mm f1.4 lens except store front shots which used 100mm f2.8 macro lens, all hand-held, HDR images processed from 3 brackets each +/- 1EV

11 thoughts on “Cow Bay Bikes

  1. That’s one of my favorite details in the entire town, and you’ve done a WONDERFUL job with capturing it to share here! Again, your application of HDR is perfect, Ehpem, a nice subtle use that creates very natural feeling images; just what we saw and felt while we were there! Loving this series…


  2. Love the pretzel hanging about, also thought the selective colour (of the leaf) was a rather nice touch! I’ll have to admit that my fav out of this little series is the bike railing followed closely by Railing Detail. What an interesting place to visit, thank you for sharing! 😀


    • BTW, I am not surprised you like that railing and detail. I can easily see you going for the macro shot too. That was in fact the first thing I photographed on my outing – drawn straight to it for sure.


  3. It looks like a wonderful theme the owners have carried out in the bakery. And someone put a lot of thought into it as well. There is a good chance that the baked goods are just as wonderful.


    • I agree Ken – and the website has a lot of attention to detail as well. Being a detail guy (most of the time) I am sympathetic to the idea that attention to detail produces a better product.


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