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Old 02-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #316
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Good mornig Kave,
thank you very much. Riding alone means of course to spend some extra time on photography especially if you want to be in the picture. Find a place, set the tripod, install the camera, ride, come back, check the pictures it took, do it again if necessary and finally pack everything back on where it belongs on the bike. ;-)
In the end I guess I've spend some minutes on it.

Have a nice day!

Dirk


About that, you have a little story about this picture, right ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #317
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Dirk, I can't believe they sent you back to Europe to get that visa! You just have to love twisted governmental rules, eh? It is a tribute to you that you did not just quit the journey right there in disgust. I am excitedly awaiting the next episode in this segment that I have taken to calling "Chasing Algeria."
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #318
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About that, you have a little story about this picture, right ?
Err, yes ... little story. But that requires some minutes to put it together ...
I'll work it out.

Bisous

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #319
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Dirk, I can't believe they sent you back to Europe to get that visa! You just have to love twisted governmental rules, eh? It is a tribute to you that you did not just quit the journey right there in disgust. I am excitedly awaiting the next episode in this segment that I have taken to calling "Chasing Algeria."
Just wait till you see part 2 of this one



And riding to Alicante means another 1000 kms ... But what shall I do? Seems as if this is the only solution. And I'm far from being pessimistic!

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #320
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Hello Dirk

Been enjoy your report and especially your photo
Your pictures are amazing, so vivid, so real the color and the contrast is just
Seemly amazing. I can only wish I have a fraction of your talent. Keep up the good work and safe travel. Good luck with your visa status. Let me know how can I purchase a book from you. I would love to share the story and pictures to family and friends.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #321
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Front page ...

Dirk your photos are outstanding (with or without bike)!
Even more considering, how you had to make them.

Two made it now to the front page sampler of advrider, that was overdue.
My favourite:




Ciao Gero
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #322
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Let me know how can I purchase a book from you. I would love to share the story and pictures to family and friends.

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Hi Scub,
regarding the book I've sent you a pm.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:16 AM   #323
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About that, you have a little story about this picture, right ?

Ok, here's the little story of that picture:
As you know I often ride alone and take the pics with the help of a tripod and a timer. That means for this picture that I've set up the camera on the edge of the canyon, started the timer and rode down into the valley.

When I was about to ride into position (where I am in this picture) I saw the tripod with the camera ... and a car stopping next to it

Forget about all the Michael Schuhmachers and Sebastian Vettels! They would have eaten my dust. I arrive next to the car with a locked rear tyre just in the moment the driver puts camera and tripod in the trunk
Our little conversation

Me: "Excuse me Sir, but this is my camera."
Him: "No, no! I have seen it first!"

What would you have done now?

I tried to convince him showing him the tankbag, where another camera was in and that was missing something having exactly the shape of the camera he already had in his car.

In the end, he returned the whole gear to me, phew! That was close ...


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Old 03-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #324
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Make sure you have some pics of yourself and your bike on the memory card so they can't say it's not yours.

If you can get away with resting the camera on a wall or something (instead of using the tripod), then maybe you can disguise the camera somehow?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:35 AM   #325
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Me: "Excuse me Sir, but this is my camera."
Him: "No, no! I have seen it first!"



I thought about this many times when I was looking at your photos. How does he do it alone...Now I know the answer.....You are buying a lot of cameras

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #326
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Love the picture even more with the back story. Great work
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #327
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Make sure you have some pics of yourself and your bike on the memory card so they can't say it's not yours.
The 1st photo on every memory card shows my business card with contact details as a JPG (business address, not the home address). It's write protected, so I can't delete it by accident. There are enough people in this world who would like to return a lost camera, and if this helps them I'm happy to waste 1MB of storage space.

Great photos and story, by the way!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 AM   #328
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The 1st photo on every memory card shows my business card with contact details as a JPG (business address, not the home address). It's write protected, so I can't delete it by accident. There are enough people in this world who would like to return a lost camera, and if this helps them I'm happy to waste 1MB of storage space.

Great photos and story, by the way!
That's a great idea, I'll have to do that as well :)
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:15 AM   #329
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Ok, here's the little story of that picture:
As you know I often ride alone and take the pics with the help of a tripod and a timer. That means for this picture that I've set up the camera on the edge of the canyon, started the timer and rode down into the valley.

When I was about to ride into position (where I am in this picture) I saw the tripod with the camera ... and a car stopping next to it

Forget about all the Michael Schuhmachers and Sebastian Vettels! They would have eaten my dust. I arrive next to the car with a locked rear tyre just in the moment the driver puts camera and tripod in the trunk
Our little conversation

Me: "Excuse me Sir, but this is my camera."
Him: "No, no! I have seen it first!"

What would you have done now?

I tried to convince him showing him the tankbag, where another camera was in and that was missing something having exactly the shape of the camera he already had in his car.

In the end, he returned the whole gear to me, phew! That was close ...


Cheers


Dirk


No problem kimangao,

to such problems out of the way, I suggest you take me for your next trip with a companion. No, I will not have a negative answer.

By the way, great photos;-)

cu
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #330
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Thank you everybody for your helpful comments. I'll do the first pic-trick from now on, too. But I think that will help in the moment you have the camera in your hands to show it to somebody. If the camera remains in a trunk ...

Anyway, great idea!

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