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Old 07-23-2011, 02:41 AM   #241
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Pic of the day. xrjohny....riding hard...

thats a very good pic,really good feeling of movement
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #242
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thats a very good pic,really good feeling of movement
Cheers. Camera was struggling to focus, as it was quite dark and gloomy. I would have liked it slightly sharper, but hey, it's pretty hit and miss this action photography stuff.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #243
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Went for a ride the other day with Mark and Steve







Steve and I went to the Cold Kiwi bike rally. I hadn't been to a rally for over a decade. The weather was mild.

Tent city.



Some cool bikes









Wheely



Clowns doing burnouts





My kind of party



Watch out Steve. Bloody fire fly will get ya!




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Old 09-14-2011, 02:25 AM   #244
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Sunday, we met up with Mark again and headed for the Whanga



What an awesome track. Just challenging enough to keep you awake, but not too difficult. Just the right amount of sloppy stuff...

...and tunnels...







Go right Mark



No...your right



told ya



What? You want help?



Some other interesting bits







You should really knock off the cigars Steve









I'm thinking about running a caption competition...



Picture of the weekend

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:51 AM   #245
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:12 AM   #246
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Very cool pictures as always Bart
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #247
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Geez that arse makes Nutsos panniers look skinny

Great pics Bart. Hopefuly see some more as the weather gets warmer & you're allowed out more.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:19 AM   #248
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Geez that arse makes Nutsos panniers look skinny

Great pics Bart. Hopefuly see some more as the weather gets warmer & you're allowed out more.
We're in the process of buying a new house, which is likely to keep me broke for quite a while. I have a feeling there won't be too many big rides coming up for me...or any new bikes.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:18 AM   #249
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Aramoana



The same hill early last year...

...
Holy shit. Small world. Little old souf islander me knows (knew) that hill. Long time family friend of my wife married one of the guys who's family owns that land and much of the valley. I went to their wedding on the bench (not far from where you were standing in the first pic) with the reception in the wool shed a couple of years back. I understand the wool shed was knocked off its foundations by that slip?

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Old 11-23-2011, 08:54 AM   #250
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I'm thinking about running a caption competition...

How about 'He's asking for it!!'
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what is the stumpy one doing on Sunday?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:31 PM   #252
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:56 PM   #253
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You still suck Bart but since you're a bit of a photog-
What do you reckon the best bet is to getting better pics. My point & shoot $90 POS does produce some good shots occasionally (the photospread of Nordie in the magazine was pretty good I reckon)
However it is crap when half the picture is sunny & the other half shaded. If you look at my last few pics of French pass the haze was quite pronounced in the pics & the distance not shown as clear as in real life. Mind you I did resize them so the quality wasnt the best I spsose.

Anyway what i'm really after is some suggestions to what style or type of camera would be good for adv riding. Nothing over $500 so some 2ndhand suggestions would be appreciated. I may even be barking up the wrong tree- Would a better camera really improve my photos?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:46 AM   #254
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what is the stumpy one doing on Sunday?
Moving into this ghetto



the young fella feeding sticks to the neighbours sheep



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You still suck Bart but since you're a bit of a photog-
What do you reckon the best bet is to getting better pics. My point & shoot $90 POS does produce some good shots occasionally (the photospread of Nordie in the magazine was pretty good I reckon)
However it is crap when half the picture is sunny & the other half shaded. If you look at my last few pics of French pass the haze was quite pronounced in the pics & the distance not shown as clear as in real life. Mind you I did resize them so the quality wasnt the best I spsose.

Anyway what i'm really after is some suggestions to what style or type of camera would be good for adv riding. Nothing over $500 so some 2ndhand suggestions would be appreciated. I may even be barking up the wrong tree- Would a better camera really improve my photos?
I dunno. I just point and push the clickity click thing.

Ok, the 2 minute answer. Many point and shoot cameras are very good. I have an old Sony 4mp job that takes awesome photos. The 2 key things are lens and light. Make sure it's got a good glass lens (not the plasticky things in many 'waterproof' cameras), and you'll always stuggle in low light. On a nice day with plenty of light, any camera can take a good shot. The pros don't carry around heaps of reflectors and lighting stuff for nothing. Oh, and camera shake. Holding a POS out in front and looking through the screen is not as steady as looking through the viewfinder on an SLR. That's why you get a lot of blur.

Don't get sucked into the megapixel thing. All modern cameras have plenty. A bit of zoom helps though.

As for DSLR jobs, don't waste your money unless you want to get serious. It's a lot of expensive kit to carry, and a $500 POS would be almost as good in most situations.

I don't really know shit, but just remember, the camera is only as good as the lens.

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Thanks for that. After I posted I started having a look for cameras & shit & realised it's a whole other realm. I'll stick to my easy one for now.

Your new house looks good. I didn't realise there was so much money in chickensexing these days.
Your boy has grown- only seems like he was a bubba last year
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