This auction was referred to as being particularly artistic:
I would say that although the use of fall colors is nice, but as a tool for display or as a sales tool, I think it is not ideal. I favor what Ray Dobbins is doing with photography instead. Although deceptively simple, Ray really brings us into the heart and soul of a bike. The ebay seller on the other hand, I think has created a distracting background. If you could say that the colors match, then you might also say that the seller just got lucky with the fall leaves because it's the time of year when that's what's in the backyard.
It would however, be a beautiful scene in a movie. I would like to see Ray Liotta back when he was still in good shape riding the Merckx bike with the fall leaves on the side of the road.
Trivia question ... What thriller did depict Ray Liotta riding a classic steel bike? Hint: think mass murderer. The scene was brief and shown from a distance, but it's there.
Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA