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Old 02-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #6151
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A little back-track

a little cut-across,



a little go-around and... before you could say "hazed and confused", we were entering our next section in the Routt N.F.



The forests had been literally on fire our whole trip, now they were just visually "on fire"



We all kept stopping to take pitchers. Ever wonder what fall leaves look like in infra-red?







We passed a little pond, and stopped again. We were in no particular hurry, just soaking it all in.





Mark made the "ride-by" video somewhere around here.



What a treat!

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #6152
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Yeh---just what we needed----a band aid and a condom.

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Wha.... You always get the cool stuff BigDog, I just got a NYFD pin and card.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #6153
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Great pics, Doc!!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #6154
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Yes the pics are phenomenal. -David
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #6155
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Be back in a bit

Taking Francine out for a date. Shouldn't y'all be watching a football game or something?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #6156
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Enjoy the evening with Francine, she deserves a night on the town. I'm not connected to national TV so I will probably pay bills and watch LoTR.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #6157
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Taking Francine out for a date. Shouldn't y'all be watching a football game or something?
What's this football super bowl thing ??
Is it that the little round white ball, the big orange one-----or the one that is pointy on both ends ?????

Superbowl------sounds like a new model dual-sport to me I dunno

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #6158
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Superbowl performance carburetors™, ask for them by name!

Could be our new sponsor?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #6159
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Superbowl performance carburetors™, ask for them by name!

Could be our new sponsor?
My vote is to stay with the "Tassels'!!!!
They are "Magical'!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #6160
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ap·ro·pos /ˌaprəˈpō/

Adjective: Very appropriate to a particular situation.

[Hit play, listen and scroll ]


"Leaves were falling, just like embers,
In colors red and gold, they set us on fire
Burning just like moonbeams in our eyes. "



"Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues. "



"Now I'm guilty of something ...
I hope you never do
Because there is nothing
Any sadder than losing yourself in love."



"Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues. "



"And then you've ask me ...just to leave you
To set out on my own
And get what I needed.
You want me to find what I've already had ."



"Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues. "

(probably one of the best videos I shot of M10)


"Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues."



-Shawn Colvin, "Killing the Blues" (this song was the second to last encore at her concert tonight. )
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #6161
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Yes the pics are phenomenal. -David


Yes, long and boring. Then there's the digital processing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #6162
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Stunning!
What a wonderful day that must have been.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #6163
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So was that the Shawn and Mary tour that you saw? lol, I just purchased some tickets to see them in Greensboro NC later this month. I'm going down to ATL then FL on a rental bike, then coming up to see my cousin in NC and we'll go to the show. Provided plans work out.

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Dave, sounds like you and Francine had a nice evening. And Leo Kottke is coming this week. A lineup like that doesn't happen in around here. Maybe one or the other every year or so. But, I'm closer to Colorado.

Have you updated your "gear we use and carry" thread recently. I haven't checked, but I was curious about the photo stuff.

I assume the 4-5 shot bursts are auto bracketed for the HDR. HDR is all new to me, but something I want to try. I thought it all had to be set up on a tripod and taken very dileberatly. I've been trying different photo gear setups on my mototrips. Everything from P&S only to P&S + 2 DSLRs and three lenses. I still don't do video, but may add that soon. It seems my photo gear can outweigh my camping bike stuff.

I think I know where I need to be next fall. That area is just beautiful.
I was in SW Colorado in August, but without any motorbikes.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:25 AM   #6165
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Dave, sounds like you and Francine had a nice evening. And Leo Kottke is coming this week. A lineup like that doesn't happen in around here. Maybe one or the other every year or so. But, I'm closer to Colorado.

Have you updated your "gear we use and carry" thread recently. I haven't checked, but I was curious about the photo stuff.

I assume the 4-5 shot bursts are auto bracketed for the HDR. HDR is all new to me, but something I want to try. I thought it all had to be set up on a tripod and taken very dileberatly. I've been trying different photo gear setups on my mototrips. Everything from P&S only to P&S + 2 DSLRs and three lenses. I still don't do video, but may add that soon. It seems my photo gear can outweigh my camping bike stuff.

I think I know where I need to be next fall. That area is just beautiful.
I was in SW Colorado in August, but without any motorbikes.

Thanks, Ryan
Yeah, I may need to see LK if tix are available. He's one of my uncle's and my brother's favorites, and they know their stuff. City Winery is a nice venue, we sat about 30ft from stage, unobstructed view, good sound, and had decent food and nice wine, hard to beat. LDF is the big Shawn Colvin fan, (they're facebook friends, it turns out). We had a great time, she was playing solo.

I'm still carrying the same photo gear I posted about here. The S95 LDF carries has some dust on the sensor now, the Achilles heel of the compact zoom. I'm not sure it's worth it to have it serviced. I've been eyeing one of these which would make a nice upgrade, but still pretty pricey for what is essentially a disposable camera. I'm awaiting the day someone puts a big(ger) sensor and a decent lens in a dustproof shockproof camera. On that front, I've been moderately satisfied with the Oly 820.

As for video, I need to figure out a solution for the audio on the Liquid Image gogglecam. I really like the integrated camera instead of having a tumor growth sprouting from the top of the helmet. I probably will just resign myself to not talking if I'm riding fast. I looked at the feasibility of rewiring the microphone, but that doesn't look possible like with the ContourHD.

The software for both HDR and panoramic stitching has become so sophisticated that it can compensate for minor handheld discrepancies. Photomatix pro for HDR integrates seamlessly with Lightroom. Hugin for panoramas is a little more fussy, but it's free. It still is beyond me why people allow the tiny chip in the cameras to process JPEGs and panos, etc from RAW, when nearly everyone has a computer at home with orders of magnitude more capability. The downside is that working each photo to get it to look right takes time. It's nice to hear that the effort is appreciated. The haze of the smoke from the summer's forest fires really killed the contrast in the landscape. Almost none of our photos straight out of the camera looked like how I remembered the scenes. You can hear the commentary in the one video I posted, "This is so crazy, the colors are amazing..." but out of the camera, everything looked flat and dull, and the files needed some TLC to recover that pop.

I'm not sure what gear thread you're referring to, but if you're asking about the full gear spreadsheet, that's updated, and I still get requests every so often and send it out to folks who PM me their email.
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