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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By dave6253
Nice update, Desert Dave. That Bonnie picture was...

Nice update, Desert Dave. That Bonnie picture was sweet. Your Yamaha is set up well. I may end up getting one of those one day. Thanks for the beautiful photography.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 186,121
Posted By dave6253
sask_farmer, Welcome to forum! Nice light...

sask_farmer, Welcome to forum! Nice light painting!:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 186,121
Posted By dave6253
Laugh Ha ha! You guys crack me up. And the winner...

Ha ha! You guys crack me up. And the winner is....

30 seconds, iso 800, f4.5

f4.5 is almost wide open on this f3.5 lens. You don't always need to stop down to f22 to get a star. The star...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Multi-tasking.:D If I shot every photo...

Multi-tasking.:D


If I shot every photo from eye level while standing, then they would look just like every other photo.


This was what I was shooting there...
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 364,822
Posted By dave6253
Less than a mile from US 395 just off Virginia...

Less than a mile from US 395 just off Virginia Lakes Road.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 11:47 AM
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Views: 186,121
Posted By dave6253
A Few From My Recent Ride Report

Free Campsite in the Eastern Sierras

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-v8rm84K/1/XL/DS143518-XL.jpg



Moonlight

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 11:25 AM
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Views: 364,822
Posted By dave6253
Eastern Sierras

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-v8rm84K/1/XL/DS143518-XL.jpg




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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 181,220
Posted By dave6253
Awesome AlcanRider. Nice to see you are out and...

Awesome AlcanRider. Nice to see you are out and about. Wish I could make another run that way.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Thanks EMM! Here's a list of camera stuff from an...

Thanks EMM! Here's a list of camera stuff from an earlier post. Most of the selfies were taken with the Olympus PEN.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 10: Another Hot Desert Day

We woke up before sunrise after only a few hours of sleep. We slept at a spot I've used before.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Hi Bob! :wave

Hi Bob! :wave
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Only the last McWay Falls pic is an amped up HDR....

Only the last McWay Falls pic is an amped up HDR. The rest are pretty standard. We were blessed with sunny weather. The shallows were indeed, greenish.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 9: The Dreaded Ending

I had been dreading the turn inland to the hot Central Valley.

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Back at the 101 I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Waterfall & Lions

We're in no hurry to leave the cool coast and head inland.


http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-RFzQ4HT/1/M/P6137067-M.jpg




We stop for the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Big Sur Bridges

We head down the Big Sur coast along with the other tourists.
I haven't ridden this section of the PCH in years, because it has more traffic and less turns.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 9: More Twists and Turns

In the morning we rode up La Honda Road to Skyline RD.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR...

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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 8 - PCH - SF

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-NWXXHqG/1/M/P6126942-M.jpg



I love the twists and turns here.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 8: PCH

We had a great day...

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-FhQbRRh/1/M/P6126896-M.jpg



...of riding along the best part of the PCH.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Thanks! I'll keep that in...

Thanks!



I'll keep that in mind.:evil



Thanks redog1! Have fun on Mattole RD!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR...

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-dRpdhDb/2/X3/Day%207-X3.jpg



I MUST return to ride these roads.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 7: Hwy 1, Leggett to Coast

Thanks for the action shots, Mike!:clap

I'm not sure what took us so long to start working on actions shots, but we did on this section.



Left. Right...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,511
Posted By dave6253
Another very good one Krime. Considering how much...

Another very good one Krime. Considering how much excellent HDR you do, is there any reason you don't bracket exposures? You may consider under-exposing to protect the highlights when shooting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2014, 11:33 AM
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Views: 254,511
Posted By dave6253
Nope. 190 at Panamint Valley.

Nope. 190 at Panamint Valley.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Its hard to tell, but I think it is the same...

Its hard to tell, but I think it is the same corner. There just aren't many other corners up there with this sort of runoff.
Have fun up there. I definitely plan to return.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 7: Changing My Mind

I think we were both ecstatic to find smooth pavement on the Avenue of the Giants.


http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-cmPpFGP/1/XL/P6116827-XL.jpg



We...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
My eyes are very light sensitive. I usually wear...

My eyes are very light sensitive. I usually wear a dark visor and the darkest Oakley sunglasses at the same time. During the heaviest forested areas, I often took off the sunglasses. On this day, the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
It was incredible. I was so excited and it did...

It was incredible. I was so excited and it did not disappoint.



You just told her, Phillip. She reads every word I write here, as she wishes she could come along.
She asked me about the trip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 181,220
Posted By dave6253
Both are Awesome Rizingson.:clap I was at...

Both are Awesome Rizingson.:clap

I was at Crater Lake a couple weeks ago as well. Same spot, I believe.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Mattole RD

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-2gXZfkT/1/M/P6116790-M.jpg



We stopped at the edge of the road in Petrolia to get a photo of the little church on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 7: Mattole RD

Today was the one I was most anticipating on the entire trip. Almost the entire day would be spent on roads I haven't ridden before.
At least that was what I had planned. At the very top of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
April Gets Oogled in Ferndale

We walked a block or two off the main street to get a closer look at the old church.
This is one of my favorites of the whole trip.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Ferndale Alley ...

Ferndale Alley
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-kc3HTkS/1/L/DS143827-Edit-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
This old tow truck reminded me of the ones I...

This old tow truck reminded me of the ones I would see as a kid.

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-5zfm5dx/1/M/DS143841_2_3b-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
I like old towns like this as well.

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-WDBfD5j/1/M/DS143830-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Day 7:

We took our time getting on the road today and went back to McDonalds for breakfast.
Its so easy to get a later start when paying for a room.


After a short stint on the freeway and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
Your photos are fine Mike. That first one has me...

Your photos are fine Mike. That first one has me thinking of the movie Tommy Boy.
Instead of "fat guy in a little coat"... I'm singing, "fat guy on a little bike"!:rofl

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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,511
Posted By dave6253
http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR...

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-rK6VmsG/1/XL/DS143301_2_3-XL.jpg




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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,608
Posted By dave6253
You are so right. If April was parked anywhere...

You are so right. If April was parked anywhere but the pavement, I may have missed the puddle completely.
Given her age, I should probably do a bunch of preventative maintenance, like replacing...
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