Photo Moment

Riding into the Ambush

Someday, riding the greatest roads and sceneries, it would be great to have a photo taken from that very moment. With a bit of pre-organizing, setting up cameras etc this can be done. Also the new drones give great views of your ride. So go ahead, you will not regret it.

But all this pre-arranging is often just too much. And I do not have the pictures to prove it!


In few places and on certain days, a photographer may be lurking around the corner. When in luck, these are professional photographers with quality gear. All you need to do is to look up the fotos from the net.


At Stelvio Pass on the Alps in Northern Italy, I was lucky to ride into one such ambush. Photographers were ready on both sides of the pass. All I needed to do was to make note of the approximate time of my passing the photographer and later, to log on to their site ( in this case) and find my pictures – usually there are several to choose from. Here are a few samples for your enjoyment!