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Old 06-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #61
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Fantastic report...and I love the pictures from both photographers.

You will never regret the time you are taking to share a couple of passions with your son. He in turn will have sweet memories spent with his dad learning how to be a dad himself. Way to go!

Keep the report coming!

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Thanks Dave!

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And here I was thinking "another Grand Canyon with the kids" trip. Holy smokes, your photography is stunning and what a great trip!

John
Thanks much John. I've definitely enjoyed some of your reports over the years.

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Amazing , nice pics and ride, but for me the best is share the trip with the son .
Happy you enjoyed together. Sure in somes years there will be 2 bikes and 2 riders....

Riding with my son on his own bike someday. That's a nice thought. Thanks! I'd love to visit Chile someday.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #62
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WOW, again you raise the bar for RR. Loving that
camping spot under the bluff.

Sooooo is Matthew getting his own KTM for xmas?
Thanks fuhgawee! I've often considered buying him a dirt bike, but he hasn't dome some of the things I've asked for him to deserve it....

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Gosh, Dave, you make camping look like even I might enjoy it!!!

Thanks for all your efforts- truly great work.
Thanks NDTransplant! I love the camping, but I can understand why it isn't for everyone. My wife wouldn't let me out of the house for so many trips if I didn't cut costs somewhere. You just can't be in the right places at the right times if staying in motels. This trip would have been far less memorable if not camping.

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Great RR! I'm hoping to ride out to AZ in October to visit my brother in Flagstaff. Looks like I need to plan some time at the Grand Canyon. Great photography from both of you. Fantastic compositions! Beautiful area!
Thanks Zaboo65! Enjoy your visit. Resist the temptation to just run up to the South Rim. It is much closer from Flagstaff. It has been said that if you visit The South Rim, you SEE the Grand Canyon, but if you visit The North Rim, you EXPERIENCE the Grand Canyon.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #63
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Thank you so much for sharing this. I wrote all the names of places down. So maybe I can visit some of them on our next trip.
Thanks Esben! I can't wait to see your images from the Grand Canyon. I'll be following your awesome report.

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Best RR I have seen in a while. This is why I just love motorcycles. Can't wait until my daughter gets a bit older to take her out and show her the world.

Fantastic pictures. Professional quality and great color/composition.

Hope the two of you had a great time!
Wow! Thanks KnobblyOne. We did have a GREAT time.

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Excellent ride report! Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Bill!
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #64
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Give a kid...



a camera...



and you'll



never know...




what they'll shoot.








We stop at Cliffdwellers to check out the Rock Houses.








We have to duck for cover as a strong dust devil nearly blew us over.

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Old 06-15-2011, 09:04 PM   #65
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Hah! When this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=helga kid was twelve, we were on our own for a long weekend, so we went to the Strip in my Toyota pickup. One way to get along with a cranky kid is have him drive a couple hundred miles. I was mtn biking then, so I'd have him drive along behind me for an hour or so.

Splendid ride report, of a splendid country. Matthew is quite steady with flowers!
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #66
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Great pics. I envy you being able to do this with your boy. I never had children and wish I had a son to do this with. You're a lucky man.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:49 PM   #67
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Stunning pictures you two! Several of us did a ride in early May from Mesquite to Whitmore and onto Toroweep where we camped. The area is spectacular as your pictures convey!

Thank god my dad got me started riding back in the 70's....
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #68
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Dave (and Matthew),

Awesome pictures. Do you use the High Dynamic Range technique?

Thanks for sharing. What a great way father/son experience!

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:03 AM   #69
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What a great trip. This certainly has me pondering asking one of my 10 year olds who wants to head down a few dirt roads.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:24 AM   #70
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Amazing Ride Report

You have put together one of the most amazing ride reports that I have read here and thank you very much for sharing the details and the incredible pics. Both you and Matthew have a gift with the camera and captured some truly wonderful pics.
I will continue to watch your posts and share with my friends if you don't mind. Also hope to emulate this soon with my daughter. Thanks again.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:11 AM   #71
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you guys are cool!
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:30 PM   #72
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Dave (and Matthew),

Awesome pictures. Do you use the High Dynamic Range technique?

Thanks for sharing. What a great way father/son experience!

Dave
Thanks Dave! Yes I do shoot some HDRs, but perhaps not in the manner many do. Also some of the post-processing I do can look like an HDR. For instance, you may be surprised this isn't an HDR even though it has the fake colors and halos typical of HDR.

I shot quite a few pics of my friend's truck, so I exercised a little creative freedom with
this one. He was not particular fond of his truck turning purple. ; )

But these 2 are HDRs





I shot a lot of other photos in HDR mode, but ended up liking the single exposures better most of the time. I think those are the only 2 HDRs in this RR.

I do not bracket exposures and then merge them together later with software (yet). My camera has the capability of doing this for me. In HDR mode the Pentax K7 will shoot three different exposures and merge them automatically inside the camera, the result being a single JPEG file. It works ok some of the time to get an acceptable image that would otherwise be impossible. Whenever I am shooting a scene with such dark and light contrasts I try to capture a few in HDR mode, but I am often able to use Lightroom to get a single RAW exposure that looks better than the HDR.



Thanks everyone for the great comments. I'm waiting for a ten year old to finish his writing assignment before I can finish the report. Sorry for the delay.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #73
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You know, your photography technique is not wasted here. I've followed your work, and your reports are much better than most, but essentially what the eye would see.
In this case, your images are closer to what one's emotions register in the presence of canyon landscapes. I know perfectly well that it didn't actually look like that, but it certainly felt like that! And believe me Dave, in fifty-some years around here, I've seen a canyon and a picture of one.

I really appreciate your magical realism, if you will. And no less the reminder of raising a couple kids into it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #74
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Thanks much thegraydog.
I really liked your son's report and commented on it at the time.

BTW, We capture and focus light with our eyes, but we see with our mind. I think that fits with what you were saying.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #75
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Excellent pictures, Dave & Matt! Will have to rent & ride the next time I visit AZ. Convertibles & Jeeps just don't cut it anymore.
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