Travel theme: Chapeau!

My immediate reaction to this challenge was ‘I don’t do hats‘ even though the maternal grandmother and great grandmother were obsessed with the things (take a look at this wedding photo – great grandmother Emily is sat next to the bridesmaid on the right – what a concoction!).

Then it occurred to me that when I travel on two wheels I always wear a hat/lid/helmet (delete to your preference), so here are two of the three atop the Monster:

... Raw lid atop Monster

... helmet atop Ducati Monster


  1. litadoolan · May 19, 2015

    Beautiful glossy gleaming texture to the images. I can feel the light coming off the metal.

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2015

      Thanks Lita – I removed the scars of dead flies on the helmets with Photoshop 😀

      • litadoolan · May 22, 2015

        I admire your know how! I would love to figure photoshop. More power to you 😉

  2. easyweimaraner · May 19, 2015

    Great photos…. I remember my time on two wheels … I always was sad when I saw what the “hat” did with my hair :o) Oh and I remember the flies and morquitos in my eyes when I had the visor open :O)

  3. LaVagabonde · May 19, 2015

    I love your take on the challenge. The British seem to have a hat fetish, but there are always exceptions. 😉

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2015

      Thanks Julie – Given my love of helmets (you can never have enough) I think I might have inherited the hat gene after all 🙂

  4. Tish Farrell · May 19, 2015

    Oh so very cool, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2015

      Thanks Tish – one tries, despite all external evidence to the contrary 🙂
      That’s the beauty of the full face helmet – nobody knows who/what you are.

  5. 2e0mca · May 19, 2015

    Always nice to have something big and throbbing 😉 Like the light in these shots and the abstract mollusc appearance 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2015

      I was working on the Darth Vader look but abstract mollusc is probably closer to it 😀

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