Many cyclists wear dark colored clothing since it’s great for hiding dirt. Yet it also hides them when they’re photographed from a distance.

A little red cyclist pedaling through monumental scenery is a theme that I began shooting in the 1990’s. Other bicyclists have since emulated this style, but why not try taking the idea further.

Gold and orange shirts also show up well against dark landscapes. These colors are better than red when taking close-up pictures of your cycling partner since too much red can overpower your image.

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