Brooks Saddle

There's no better saddle for a touring bike than a Brooks saddle. But break it in first, or it will break you in. I've been riding this B17 that is on my commuter/tour bike for a year now. I love it so much that I felt I had to share a photo of it. 

I chose this composition to draw attention to the saddle without having the bicycle in the frame distracting the viewer. When processing this image I was debating between monochrome or color and chose to go with a color photo. The brass rivets, name plate, and the hint of brown leather create a monochrome look.

The rule of thirds adds some interest within the frame as it shows the name plate up close while including the edge of the saddle's shape. Overall, it shows something everyone sees when looking at a bicycle in a creative way. 

Think about it this way. Everyday you see common items everywhere, but it's unique perspectives that present them in ways that make them interesting. Practice seeing what you always see in some different way, and you'll begin to appreciate the world in other unique ways that you never considered.