The Cabin Photo
The black and white cabin photo was taken in the early to mid-1980’s. I didn’t actually take the photo and I cannot verify who did. What I do know is that it was taken with my friend Tom’s canon range finder camera. I believe it might have been a Canonet G-III QL17. The camera was later destroyed in a spelunking expedition. Not a bad way for a camera to die. I printed the picture in black and white at my high schools photo lab.
The men pictured all worked at the same bicycle shop. It was the dawn of mountain biking in southern Indiana and we were on the cutting edge. It was a winter’s day just after an ice storm in Hoosier National Forrest, conditions you wouldn’t be allow to ride in today. I will never forget how the trees looked covered in ice. I am not sure how long we had been riding but we stumbled upon this cabin and decided to take a break. That is when this epic photo was taken. For me the photo brings back so many memories of a time in my life that I will always cherish. Isn’t that what photos are supposed to do!