single frame: Schwinn Collegiate

Schwinn Collegiate

Schwinn Collegiate
Olympus OM-1, 50mm f/1.8 F. Zuiko Auto-S
Fujifilm Fujicolor 200

This is my 1986 Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed bicycle. It’s a Taiwan Schwinn, meaning purists look down their nose a little. But it’s sturdy and of good quality. I bet if I compared it part by part with my 1973 Chicago-made Schwinn Collegiate 5 speed, I wouldn’t detect significant quality differences.

I photographed the bike at Washington Park North Cemetery. I use cemeteries as backdrops a lot. I’ve made many portraits of my sons in them, and I shot a series of my bicycles in Washington Park North. I usually don’t show the cemetery bits in shots like those. But tomorrow I’ll share lots of photos from this cemetery. It’s a favorite subject because it’s within walking distance of my home.


2 responses to “single frame: Schwinn Collegiate”

  1. James Thorpe Avatar
    James Thorpe

    Now that’s a great photo. Love the wheel rut in the grass. Did you plan that, or just happen to glance over your shoulder while riding?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I went out to photograph my bike. The wheel rut was just a happy coincidence!

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