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Old 10-17-2011, 05:33 PM   #31
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Island in the Sky


The asphalt in Canyonlands National Park is...




Some of the best riding anywhere.




Beautifully




Shaped




Curves!









I made it to Grandview Point for sunset.

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Old 10-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #32
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More awesome photos, Dave! Your use of HDR is very effective. Too many people tend to overdo it but yours are very well executed.

I agree that the ribbon of tarmac between the visitor center and Grandview Point is among the best I've ridden anywhere. The only problem is the pesky speed limit, which I am totally incapable of abiding by. I mean, come on, if they didn't want people on motorcycles to get frisky with the throttle they wouldn't have made it so curvy, right?

Thanks again for the inspiration. Great stuff, as always!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:08 PM   #33
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Grandview Inspiration







I was at this very spot four years ago. Looking down at the White Rim Trail
I was inspired to someday own a bike capable of that kind of trail.




La Sal Mountains (Tomorrow's Destination) Shrouded in Clouds.









It was well after sunset when I stopped at the other Shafer Switchback Overlook.





Day 2 Stats
I love my bike that is capable of all roads at all speeds.



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Old 10-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #34
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Yep, that was me on the blue S. Lovin the pix
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #35
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killer pics.

are you using a DSLR and point and shoot combo ?

i can tell you spend a lot of time processing them too.

whatever camera you are using though.. is a good'un
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #36
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Great pics, Dave. Really enjoying the write-up. Thank you!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #37
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Day 3 Late Start


Moonlit View from My Campsite




I ended up sleeping later than usual because of the shade trees and late sunrise due to being in a canyon.










I had a good breakfast and hot Starbucks Coffee.





My fellow campers were a friendly bunch. They helped me straighten out
the pannier racks then kept me engrossed in conversation until late morning.
Thanks for the great company Patrick and James!




It was about 10:30 before I got on the road. I'm gonna feel rushed all day now.

Didn't even slow to shoot this climber hanging above the road. This confirms my sanity as I would never try that.




I head east on the 128 towards Onion Creek.

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:51 PM   #38
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Yep, that was me on the blue S. Lovin the pix
That's so cool you found me on here. Such a small World.

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killer pics.

are you using a DSLR and point and shoot combo ?

i can tell you spend a lot of time processing them too.

whatever camera you are using though.. is a good'un
Thanks Swamp! Don't you have an awesome RR to finish?
I'm using a Panasonic PnS and a Pentax k5 DSLR. I do have a couple Swamp-Inspired HDRs upcoming.
It took me maybe 30 hours or so to post-process the pics from this little 4 day trip, but it's something I enjoy doing.
It could be done much faster, but I prefer treating each photo individually.
(The point-n-shoot pics have the "Dave6253" watermark on the bottom right.)

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Great pics, Dave. Really enjoying the write-up. Thank you!
Thanks RedRockRider!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #39
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More awesome photos, Dave! Your use of HDR is very effective. Too many people tend to overdo it but yours are very well executed.
Oh, Don't worry. I know how to overcook them also.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #40
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Awesome photos!!! Some day I will ride the western states.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #41
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despite being only a few miles long, the road to grandview is near perfect. Has a wonderful cadence to the turns, with a spectacular ending.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:31 PM   #42
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awesome

don´t stop sharing, plz

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Old 10-18-2011, 04:04 AM   #43
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i lived in moab 19 years ago and havent been back in 10 years. your pics are killing me. i miss southern utah- bad.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:31 AM   #44
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Great RR and photos!

Just wondering what your technique is when riding and snapping? Love your post processing! Keep em coming.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #45
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Beautiful photos! Nice job
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