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Old 03-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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Yes definitively nice pictures. I want to know what post-processing program do you use....

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Thanks for the compliment. Most of the shots were processed in HDR using Photomatix and then tweaked in Photoshop or Lightroom.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #17
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A common sight... Using McDonalds free wifi to find a hotel for the night. ;)
Haha yup, McD is always an easy place to find free WiFi in France. Not so much in Switzerland though, eh? Many of the café bars had it though

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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I just get done with squawk's trip and here comes another. I'm in tall cotton. Awaiting to see how you pack in your 10 days.

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Thanks for the compliment. Most of the shots were processed in HDR using Photomatix and then tweaked in Photoshop or Lightroom.
I was wondering why my photos don't look anything like yours, a few of us here could use a seminar from you.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #19
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Thx for the story, pictures and video.

I'm eager to make a trip to southern Europe this summer, this thread just makes me want to leave already.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #20
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Day 3

Day 3: Pontarlier, France to Meiringen, Switzerland



The third day straight of rain! Despite this, waking up I was stoked... we'd be heading into the Alps.



A late start to the morning at 9:30am means were almost last to leave... the heavy weather makes it far too easy to sleep in later than planned.



Roadside stop.



Low lying clouds wrap the hills.



The lake of Neuchatel in the distance.



Arriving at a restaurant in Neauchatel we second guessed if we were actually in Switzerland or still France. When we saw the prices on the menu we got the clarity we needed... Switzerland it was.



Docks at Neuchatel.



Riding along the Swiss Countryside.



I was spoiled with the heated grips... Megan on the other hand wasn't so lucky. A brief stop to warm up.



The rugged Swiss mountains I'd seen in so many pictures over the years were within view for the first time.



Loving the picturesque scenery... rich green grass with snow tipped mountains above.

The rain would keep going strong as we travelled through the town of Interlaken (what we'd learn was Switzerland's #1 tourist destination). We'd planned to get through a mountain pass or two still today, but with the miserable weather, wet clothing, and poor scene visibility - with the Alps being the most anticipated part of our trip - we decided to end the day sooner and dry up at a hotel.

As we stop in town, a kind old British man walking by sees the bike with UK plates and chats up a storm. He's been visiting the alps for the last 50 years. Our original plan was to take Sustenpass the next day, but he insisted on Grimsel to Furka instead. With 50 years knowledge of the Alps it was an easy change of plans - Grimsel to Furka it would be.



Arriving at the hotel in Meiringen (no surprise - the birthplace of meringue) just outside of Interlaken, we had our first dinner at a regular hour.

Tomorrow would be the much anticipated ride through the Alps to Italy... only the conditions wouldn't be quite like we'd expected!


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Old 03-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #21
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Haha yup, McD is always an easy place to find free WiFi in France. Not so much in Switzerland though, eh? Many of the café bars had it though

Keep it coming
Very true... although throughout the trip l I seemed to somehow find the seldom few cafés that didn't have wifi. ;)

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I was wondering why my photos don't look anything like yours, a few of us here could use a seminar from you.
Jim
Thanks for the kind words. If you're interested, there's some great info by dave6253 on the technique in the 'Motorcycles in HDR' thread of the pics forum.

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Thx for the story, pictures and video.

I'm eager to make a trip to southern Europe this summer, this thread just makes me want to leave already.
My pleasure, glad to see responses like this! I've been living the last 5 months in anticipation of the next ride. ;)
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #22
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Great RR.....may I have some more please, sir?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #24
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Great trip and pics!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #25
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Super Report, Krime! I'm loving your photography and the nicely edited videos!

You and Squawk77 are reigniting my desire to ride the Alps.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #26
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Great pics, video and music. I want more
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:33 AM   #27
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Great pics, video and music. I want more
+1 - I'm off to Europe in May and this is just wetting my appetite even more!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:26 AM   #28
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #29
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This is some fun stuff. Thanks for giving us the chance to see it through your eyes. Ride on.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #30
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Nice Ride Report. I like it.

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