VIA MEDITERRA - The journey around the Med with an HP2

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by kimangao, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ThanatosF

    ThanatosF Been here awhile

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    Great stuff here! You're very talented. I didn't see this asked anywhere, and forgive me if it has, but how are you using a remote for these shots? You don't look to be aiming anything in the cameras direction, and there's strong sunlight in a lot of those pictures and I at least have always had a ton of trouble with remotes in those situations.
  2. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Mate, you're bringing back the culture of cooking back to the thread :deal

    Bisous

    Dirk
  3. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Leica seems to be more a religion than a camera
    :wink:

    I never felt like buying one. And pricing is another theme ... german or not.

    Cheers

    Dirk
  4. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Thank you.

    Dirk,
    I hear you. Amen!
  5. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Hi Thanatos,

    when I'm riding alone (which I did on 98% on this journey) I'm not using a remote but a Canon TC 80n3.

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    It allows you to have a self-timer with a countdown of 99hrs, interval shots f.e. (1pic/sec), long exposure and to set the amount of frames (max 99) you like to shoot. You can of course combine the settings.

    Some pictures are however created a more natural way: With a human remote control. They are sometimes called kktos, ladigodiva ... Unfortunately, most of the time they're not available when they are needed. And they offer more functions than required: Talk to you, talk to someone else, want to eat, drink, pause ... :lol3

    Have a nice day!

    Cheers

    Dirk
  6. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Oh, I forgot to show you the video that shows the sidestand desaster and its solution in the port of Civitavecchia. Well, only to bump into the next problem ...

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/K1HecU-K28A" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>

    Enjoy!

    Dirk
  7. motorradrudi

    motorradrudi tourguide

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    Hallo Dirk,

    hab grad erst deinen fantastischen Reisebericht mit den spektakulären Fotos entdeckt!
    Einfach grandios!!!!

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    Thank you very much for sharing it with us!

    Beste Grüße aus dem Allgäu
    Rudi
  8. Blader54

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    Dirk,
    Great writing, photos and videos! The clip where you rig the side stand with the strap was so funny! "How do I get the camera?" = :rofl Oh, the problems of being a one-man producer/director/cameraman!! But as you say, the remote does not wish to stop for the bathroom or eat at a different resto than the one you find most appealing! Wonderful report and worth every second of waiting!
  9. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Thank you!
    But not to be misunderstood: I was only refering to the additional functions of a human remote control because in terms of photography I may be a pain. An ordinary rc won't get bored, distracted or even hungry when I'm trying to get a good shot... :wink:
    As riding companions they're just great!

    Cheers

    Dirk
  10. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:wink:
  11. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    You know what I'm talking about. A pain :lol3
  12. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Hi Rudi,
    my pleasure!

    Viele Grüße aus Essen

    Dirk
  13. ThanatosF

    ThanatosF Been here awhile

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    I appreciate the response, Dirk. That's interesting to know. It just so happens my k-r has a built in intervalometer. I will give that a try next time! Thanks!

    -Bryan
  14. Blader54

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    In the last episode our hero, Dirk, had just recovered from a nasty bout with his sidestand....but he was still in Italy. Does he sail across the sea to Africa to continue around the Med in an anti- clockwise fashion, or does he decide to go clockwise instead? Stay tuned and find out........

    Hallo, Dirk?
  15. Big Spag

    Big Spag ONESPEED

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    Planning a trip to Sardinia, Sicily and Italy soon. What are the must see spots on bikes?
  16. Blader54

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    For Tuscany, try reading the "Riding in Tuscany" thread. Towards the end there is also a report about a trip to Sardinia. The author is away right now, so it will be a while before we can expect this excellent report to be continued.

    As for Dirk, it's been a while since he posted. You may be better served with a PM to him. Also, for trip planning purposes some people find the Horizons Unlimited site helpful....although for ride reports ADVrider totally rules sans doubt.
  17. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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  18. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Hi kktos,
    Thanks for clarifying. That is what I meant to do in my reply to the poster but I botched it. Didn't mean to suggest that Dirk had abandoned the thread or anything...he's been very open about all of the demands on his time.

    Speaking of which....you sir produce a most excellent ride report yourself! When might we expect another such?
  19. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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  20. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    Awesome photos and ride report.

    Thanks


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