I cannot let this announcement pass without making comments...
A number of years ago, Ken Toda, as a friend and in his role as a volunteer on the informal Cirque du Cyclisme committee, offered his services to set up a photo studio at the event, and to take professional grade photographs of attendees collectible bicycles.
In pursuit of this wonderful addition to the Cirque proceedings, Ken schlepped a ton of lights and photo equipment to the rec center, recruited his son and/or hired an assistant, and then spent the entire Sunday of the Cirque weekend, taking pictures of all of our bikes!
I was charged with making a sign for the "Vintage Bicycle Studio" and was astounded at the price he was charging! Here is a guy who is a highly respected professional here in a furniture and textile market, basically giving away his skill and time!? Remember that Ken is a bike enthusiast himself so while taking these pictures, he was also missing the big day of the Cirque...
So, now Ken will pack it all up, drive 7 hours and set up his Studio again, and provide this service to Cirque attendees...And again for an unbelievably low cost to attendees. ? Astounding!
Ken, you are a true friend of us all! Thanks so much!
Dale Brown cycles de ORO Bike Shop 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA 336-274-5959 http://cyclesdeoro.com http://www.classicrendezvous.com http://www.carolinacup.com http://www.greensborovelo.com http://www.bikegso.org http://nbda.com
-----Original Message----- From: Huemax@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Thu, 1 May 2008 8:35 am Subject: Re: [CR]CIRQUE NEWS FLASH
In a message dated 4/30/08 5:42:19 PM, email@example.com writes:
> We have just confirmed that Ken Toda will be bringing his professional
> bicycle photo studio services to the Cirque this year in Leesburg!
Thank you very much, Wayne.
It is my pleasure to be involved in this Vintage Bike Portrait Studio, first inspired by Dale Brown, the founder of C-R list and Cirque.
This 11th year Cirque, in your hosting, I will try outdoor lighting in Leesburg, VA.
Ten to 8 views of iamges professionally finished 350 MB CD mailed to you including Hi-Res (400 DPI at 8X12"), and Low Res (72 DPI JEPG at 8X12"), including s/h.
This will cost you 40.00 for everthing (photography, digitl lab works, and s/h.) The second bike at same photo session will be additional 30.00.
8X12, 11X14, and 5X7 inch enlagement is available at extra cost or you can do your own printing or web uploading.
One or two member who got photos done prevously contacted me for appointment, now if you do not mind, I can take notes now. Please e-mail to; firstname.lastname@example.org off list.
Thank you again, have a great day!
KEN TODA, High Point, NC
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