'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by knybanjo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    :topes Thats what I thought.:thumb :nod :nod :nod
  2. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    There is still a month of autumn.
  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Wheh :knary

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  4. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Nice, we may try to replicate tomorrow evening.

    It's pedal power this weekend.
  5. Land

    Land Wanderer

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    Stooopid thread. :lurk

    Chris
  6. simpson

    simpson wild rover of hell

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    You're doin' a fine job Kenny Banjo. :thumb Don't listen to what the rest of these reprobates have to say. :augie :lol3
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    kdscoates Long timer

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    :rofl
  8. mamafacciol

    mamafacciol n00b

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    your pics are wonderful! thanks for sharing!:norton
  9. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    Stooopid are ya really goin to ANF? sand in the mangina.:lol3
  10. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    not on new years!
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


    :webers


    I'm not sure that I'll get much riding in this week as it's cold and drizzly out today with rain forecast for tomorrow. :bluduh


    If the forecast remains good for next week I do plan to camp with the sand box boys down in ANF. :freaky
    (I'm a fair weather camper in Dec)


    It looks like an evening meal is planned for this evening at the 'banjo house.

    I spied the fixin's for green bean casserole, mashed taters, stuffing, rolls and a roasting pan for a turkey breast in the kitchen. :dg

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    She made pumpkin and pecan pies a day or two ago and we cheated with those yesterday. :D
  12. NCJ

    NCJ Long timer

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    And happy Thanksgiving to you! Good thread goin' here; been following along. Bon appetit, and good riding! :D
  13. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Fantastic thread. :clap :clap :clap Love the pictures and report. Been 15 years since I met Frank at TWO and Pete at the Dragon store. Need to get back there and discover the rest. Still have the hand drawn map Frank did for me and signed on my bulletin board. Would love to get back there and do another ride about in your area. Thanks for the time and work of posting.
  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    This one :nod , for hours
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Thanks all! :wave

    The ANF campout looks like a go. Except for a forecast of mid 20s when I'm due to get on the road in the morning, the weather looks like it will be good. :D
  17. HappyRiding

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    :waveHave fun! I look forward to the next Banjo Files.

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  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey girl! :smooch

    How's that back of yours coming along since the surgery? :ear

    I know the initial report was good, I hope you're continuing to heal well!
  19. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    WOW Banjo, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this thread. The next time our paths cross could you give me some pointers on how you get all these shots.
  20. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey Jeff :wave Thanks.

    The beautiful thing about digital is that you can take lots and lots of pics and hopefully get lucky once in a while. (I should probably delete more than I do :lol3)

    'banjo pic takin' 101:

    When I'm riding I keep a point and shoot camera on "landscape" mode in my jacket pocket, tethered to a break-away leash around my neck and just snap pics on the fly like a fool.

    What I've learned to do is "trick the light meter" to avoid getting a blown out or white sky.

    Simply point the camera up at the horizon and push the button down 1/2 way, then drop it down onto the subject and finish the shot.

    The brighter the sky is the higher you aim it for good exposure, if there are lots of shadows closer to the tree tops seems better so the shot isn't under exposed.

    This not only "tricks" the light meter but it locks your focus on infinity, helping to prevent blurring while shooting "on the fly"

    But that's really only good when looking at far away scenery, "quick draw shots" you just take your chances.... If the subject matter was real interesting, I like to stop and try to frame things up nice but it often seems like I just passed a truck when I see something like that and end up just passing it by. :cry :norton