FLINDERS RANGES Facts

Discussion in 'Australia' started by PBee, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Yes again, go north on the Arkaroola rd.
    My preference is Yunta, Old Barrata HS, Holowilena, Warcowie then thru to Hawker.

    I'll put up a map & stuff soon.
  2. Jawk

    Jawk Im lost again.

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    Id love some info on the camera and settings (if any) used - I need to learn camera speak. We get to see a lot of beautiful sights, but our camera skills let us down so any info greatly appreciated. My shots of the same areas look crap compared to yours!! I must admit, when travelling I dont sit and wait for proper light etc - just pull up, point, shoot, get back on, go...:D
  3. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Nothing special, just take lots of photos & make an effort to stop when you see something.
    Also think like a photographer, look at everything as a possible photo.
  4. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    YUNTA TO HAWKER

    This is a scenic entry to the Flinders. Dirt all the way.


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    Turn north on tha Arkaroola rd.

    Waukaringa ruins.

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    After Waukaringa turn left to Barrata HS. (47km from Yunta)

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    Continue on to the only gate at Old Barrata. Edit: New Cattle grid next to gate now.

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    After Old Barrata head to the Hollowilena T intersection & turn right, Continue on to Hawker

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  5. Gateshutter

    Gateshutter Long timer

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    whos the clown parking the bike in all the photos ?
    :lol3
  6. backtodirt

    backtodirt Been here awhile

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    thanks Pbee, heading off tomorrow just caught this and have printed it off looking forward to visiting your area!
    Let me know when in Sydney, can get you a bike and show you around our back yard if you have not already seen it! :freaky
  7. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Cheers, Born & raised at Berowra...:lol3
    Been down here 35 years, Enjoy the Flinders & look forward to your Ride Report + photos.
  8. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Not many have the time to wait for the better shot. Some hints-

    You do have the time to take a few shots with different exposures. On some cameras you can set this up to be done automatically - press the button and you get 3 photos with different exposures. I'd chose a variation between the shots of say a half stop in the aperture. What you are after is the change in colour with the different exposures?

    The difference between the professional photog and the amateur is the number of photos they take. Take more photos - you will get some good ones in there - throw the bad ones out ... or if you must keep them use the 'bad' one as records only .. not for display.

    Get a circular polorising filter - it will improve the sky + cloud shots ... and some other things too. use it to get another view of things.

    Look up the 'rule of thirds' for composition. If you are going to put the bike in the photo - best if it points into the center of the photo.. most times. :lol3


    Good Luck.
  9. Jawk

    Jawk Im lost again.

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    Fantastic - thank you!

  10. arborsmarty

    arborsmarty WFO

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    Please count me in if you haven't already!


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  11. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    You're counted. But for what?
  12. Gateshutter

    Gateshutter Long timer

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    Its not a secret anymore :lol3
  13. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Flinders Classic coming up so, a bump.
  14. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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  15. Kimi

    Kimi Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone for putting this thread together, gives me a good idea on what tracks to try, and ones to maybe not attempt ...:wink:
    just yet.....
  16. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I think you said that you were staying somewhere near us on the Sat night Kimi (Moolooloo?) we may run into you guys during the weekend of the Classic. You are welcome to head down to the Village for the Sat night festivities if you want, or just call in and say g'day anytime if you're passing. See you on the Sunday night.:freaky
  17. Kimi

    Kimi Been here awhile

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    thanks DR, we are staying at a Hut (unpronouncable name) in Alpana, Moolooloo only take 2 nighters.
    We might drop by during the Sat if we are nearby, but I cant ride at night due to being a bit one eyed so must be "home" by dusk - or turn into a pumpkin :D
    will see you all Sunday anyway !
  18. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    If push comes to shove, you could always give up your Sat night accommodation and stay at the dorm....same arrangements as Sun night, and we could find someone to show you guys around the PAR Sunday at a 'have a look' pace......if that's what you wanted. Your choice....options.:wink:
  19. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Is motorcycle unfriendly

    They will not open their fuel browsers for bikes, although I have heard of rare exceptions.

    They refused me & Friends 2 yrs ago & again during the Flinders Classic.
    I was told "No Fuel" & 1/2 an hour later watched the unlock the pumps for a 4X4.

    We were stuck in a downpour with the possibility of not being able to ride
    up the Gorge to Angorichina & they still refused fuel.

    I know of many who have been refused over the years.

    Angorichina village is 13 Km up the road & will welcome you on a bike.
    They have ULP/PULP/Diesel.

    I beleive Philth & Tim on their final leg to Melb on the Tigers were told no fuel.

    My advice is take a photo & go.:D

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  20. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    err yes
    they did tell us to spread the word that they have no fuel for nasty motorbikes
    but they do have icecream