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Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,780
Posted By ricaserpa
It was, even more than I could've imagined....

It was, even more than I could've imagined. That's why I'm going back, but I'm not looking to repeat the same first trip - that would be impossible - but to see places I haven't visited last year,...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
100% right observation. Even with the need for...

100% right observation. Even with the need for larger prints, I'm still considering the Olympus EM1. Besides the limits of the resolution, everything else is just the ticket for riding with a superb...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,780
Posted By ricaserpa
Once again

Someone said it just right: if you've set your mind to do it, just go, solo or not. You will find lots of good people along the way doing just the same, even more once you've reached the far NW.

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thumb Great shot, and great bike! (Couldn't find the...

Great shot, and great bike! (Couldn't find the quote button...). I bet the more you play with the mirrorless cameras, the more you will enjoy the advantages for the size and weight.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
I think it's impossible to check the number of...

I think it's impossible to check the number of actuations in-camera. On the Nikons and Canons, even on the pro bodies, you can't. The "File Info" in Photoshop will tell you, for Nikons and Canons,...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks, Fred. The G series from Canon is...

Thanks, Fred. The G series from Canon is excellent, I know a bunch of photographer friends that swear by it. Many good options out there, one has to pick one's poison and go with it, it's hard to get...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks! I checked, and it was a Panasonic...

Thanks! I checked, and it was a Panasonic 100-300, equivalent to 200-600 in 35mm. Small, lightweight and a surprising performer, given it's size/weight and price (less than $600). It's not considered...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks! Just posted my views on the Olympus vs...

Thanks! Just posted my views on the Olympus vs the Sony systems, and you're absolutely right: the pictures won't change. What will is the range of printing sizes, something that is important for my...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks for the kindness, and let me clarify a bit...

Thanks for the kindness, and let me clarify a bit why I'm thinking about the Sony: the Olympus is simply out-of-this-world in terms of nearly everything: features, specs, lens selection and all. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Thank you, Chris. The GX7 and the 60D should work...

Thank you, Chris. The GX7 and the 60D should work very, very well too. Looking forward to seeing the photos, and enjoy the ride!
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,822
Posted By ricaserpa
Sony A7r/A7

Just found this thread and feel I can share some personal experience from a long road trip last summer. I'm a Nikon guy, but decided to get the Olympus OM-EM5 for my trip from Florida to Alaska, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 360,938
Posted By ricaserpa
Touché! :lol3

Touché! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 12:21 AM
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Views: 360,938
Posted By ricaserpa
Size XXXL :rofl

Size XXXL :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Work with a chainsaw? 30º outside? I'm glad I'm...

Work with a chainsaw? 30º outside? I'm glad I'm in boring, sunny Florida... If you were here, I'd offer you a margarita by the pool! :D

Same hectic pace here, my friend, I'm learning (the hard...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-25-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 403,139
Posted By ricaserpa
After the rain, near Williams Lake, BC

http://ricardoserpa.com/images/alaska2013/RSOL1091-2-Edita.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
It can be done this way, Mitch, which is the most...

It can be done this way, Mitch, which is the most common method of doing HDR, or it can be done with a single shot, as long as you want to keep the effect subtle. The latter is what I do whenever I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Right in all counts! Photography is completely...

Right in all counts! Photography is completely subjective to me, and what passes for art for one person may be garbage for others. Coming from a photojournalistic background, I believe in keeping...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Nice shots! That's HDR done right, and the last...

Nice shots! That's HDR done right, and the last one, the one you say it's a bit over the top, looks great to me too. I would say it's right at the border of being overdone, but it doesn't cross it....
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Hard to talk about it in a few words, but I'm not...

Hard to talk about it in a few words, but I'm not a big fan of HDR, mainly because it seems to me that it's usually way overdone. I think it's OK to enhance any image and bring out the detail in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
More photos from the trip

Here are a few more, hope it won't get boring for those following the thread!

http://ricardoserpa.com/alaska2/RSOL0607-Edit.jpg

On to Prudhoe Bay, after the Atigun Pass.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
it is VERY hard, Mitch, but I'm doing this time!...

it is VERY hard, Mitch, but I'm doing this time! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Google it and you will find quite a few articles...

Google it and you will find quite a few articles on how to process RAW files. Here's one good example:

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/03/19/how-to-process-raw-images-the-right-way/
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
You brought back a Dalton Hwy gremlin, Mitch....

You brought back a Dalton Hwy gremlin, Mitch. Good luck sorting it out! Yes, the Suzuki should have been more reliable for sure. My GSA went through the 19,000 problem free, except for two burned...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks, Juan! I always shoot in RAW, so post...

Thanks, Juan! I always shoot in RAW, so post processing is a natural part of my workflow. I use Lightroom and Photoshop, trying to keep the processing as simple as it can be: contrast, white balance,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Hey Mitch, good to hear from you! I followed...

Hey Mitch, good to hear from you! I followed Mike's blog and read all about the trip back from Prudhoe Bay. You both rode back fast! I ended up staying out longer than I'd planned, but the coast of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks, Scott. I went through the same situation...

Thanks, Scott. I went through the same situation many times during my trip, the best photos of them all are the ones I didn't take because it was just impossible at the time: no place to stop, close...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks for the very kind words, I'm feeling the...

Thanks for the very kind words, I'm feeling the same urge to hit the road again. Guess I'll have to wait, this is the start of the season for me at the studio and it will be some time until I can...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
It was... until the next trip of a lifetime! :D

It was... until the next trip of a lifetime! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks! Don't worry about the $100 pocket camera,...

Thanks! Don't worry about the $100 pocket camera, for it's not that important. You will be more limited, of course, but with the right light and a good eye, any camera will do!
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks, and I hope you will enjoy the blog posts!...

Thanks, and I hope you will enjoy the blog posts! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Hey Andy, good to hear from you! We will...

Hey Andy, good to hear from you! We will definitely get together to compare notes and finally get to know each other after the dust settles down. Right now I'm still trying to catch up with so many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks! I had a Touratech Cockpit II installed,...

Thanks! I had a Touratech Cockpit II installed, so I could power the radar detector from there and also the iPhone by the end of the day. Listening to music the whole day would make the iPhone...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks for watching the video and checking the...

Thanks for watching the video and checking the photos, and sorry to make the deployment a bit worse! :D On the other hand, they may make the first ride when you're back home at lot sweeter, or so I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks! The Leica is a fantastic setup, and my...

Thanks! The Leica is a fantastic setup, and my favorite for personal trips, but the main problem in a trip like this is the very narrow range of the lenses. I can go up to 90mm (I find the 135mm too...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Thanks, Gary, happy to know you like them! :D

Thanks, Gary, happy to know you like them! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Hope you're doing better now. From what you say,...

Hope you're doing better now. From what you say, the d800 and the 28-300 is a winning combination, because of the weight, but I'd first check how does the zoom performs on a 36MB body. These large...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
Scott, thanks for checking the report! I usually...

Scott, thanks for checking the report! I usually ride solo too, mainly because I'm always working on the weekends, and can't find anyone to share the road with me on a Monday or Tuesday. You're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,886
Posted By ricaserpa
South Florida/Alaska/South Florida - The Movie

I confess I didn't think much about doing a video of the road trip to Alaska, mainly because I knew it would come down to this dilemma: how to condense 68 days of riding through 26 states and 4...
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