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I hope Baldy doesn't get mad...

wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
edited August 9, 2004 in Holy Macro
... but he just posted some outrageously great shots to his other board, the motorcycle one. Like a thieving magpie, I am going to pluck the nice shiny ones and bring them to our nest here, so we can enjoy them too. If Baldy gets pissed, he'll fire me, and I'll treat it as a learning experience and grow as a person.



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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited July 31, 2004
    On the same website, a guy took a Voightlander ne_nau.gif range finder camera with a 12mm lens, and shot some wonderful black and white images.

    Take a look at the first page of this thread and you'll see what a 12mm lens can do. Warning, it's a loooong first page with lots of photos!

    The shots were made on film and scanned for posting. I don't know the guy, so I won't repost his images. but they're well worth a look.
    Sid.
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    cmr164cmr164 Registered Users Posts: 1,542 Major grins
    edited July 31, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    ... but he just posted some outrageously great shots to his other board, the motorcycle one. Like a thieving magpie, I am going to pluck the nice shiny ones and bring them to our nest here, so we can enjoy them too. If Baldy gets pissed, he'll fire me, and I'll treat it as a learning experience and grow as a person.


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    drif10drif10 Registered Users Posts: 15 Big grins
    edited August 1, 2004
    You're gonna burn for that one. mwink.gif


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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2004
    nice shots. the water splashes are amazing. good work bald one!

    sid - i used a voigtlander when i first started out in photography mwink.gif
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    lynnmalynnma Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,208 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2004
    Fabulous motion shots..bowdown.gifbowdown.gifbowdown.gifbowdown.gif
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    DJ-S1DJ-S1 Registered Users Posts: 2,303 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2004
    Thanks Waxy, I didn't have the guts to post his shots last week, so I just tried to prod him a bit... but he's been very busy. BTW, there are a ton of others over there that are great too. Baldy rocks!thumb.gif
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2004
    Hehe, maybe he'll be so busy he'll never notice what a thieving magpie I am. lol3.gif

    Baldy, you mentioned you wanted to dodge/burn the top shot. I linked you to Cletus' tip on a gentler way to do it. Here are my results.

    Before

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    After lightening the rider.

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    After also darkening the background and adding a smidge of contrast and brightness.

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    Sid.
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    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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    zero-zerozero-zero Registered Users Posts: 147 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2004
    I believe the rider's torso needs a bit more contrast, waxy.
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2004
    zero-zero wrote:
    I believe the rider's torso needs a bit more contrast, waxy.
    thumb.gif Great, thanks.
    Sid.
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2004
    i notice baldy's absence from this thread ....
    hmmmmm

    sid - watch yer back! lol
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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 2, 2004
    drif10 wrote:
    You're gonna burn for that one. mwink.gif


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    aw crap, who let drif in? there goes the neighborhood.
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    BaldyBaldy Registered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
    edited August 3, 2004
    No worries, wxwax — thanks for doing it! I been a busy boy.

    Some of my favs were actually shots from the side with the shutter slowed down to create motion blur:

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    I love action shots of people you know more than anything. It's so fun to watch their eyes light up and say it's something they want to keep and show their grandkids.

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    Digital photography ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did we ever do without it? It's the greatest hobby ever.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2004
    Baldy wrote:
    Digital photography ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did we ever do without it? It's the greatest hobby ever.

    My only problem with your portraits, is missing my 300mm. The 1.6x mulitplier puts your 70-200 in that range, what a great way to get a 300mm look without the $4000.00. Hmmmn, cheaper to get a 10D, then the 300mm. headscratch.gifdeal.gif

    I also really enjoyed seeing your action photos. I had hoped to get out there to get some shots, but the timing did not work out. Hopefully I can get some great shots at the Cromag Campout. Maybe iillyyaa will do some stoppies and Max will do some burnouts on their GS's. naughty.gif I am not sure if we will have such incredible terrain, maybe we can find some mud.
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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 4, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    My only problem with your portraits, is missing my 300mm. The 1.6x mulitplier puts your 70-200 in that range, what a great way to get a 300mm look without the $4000.00. Hmmmn, cheaper to get a 10D, then the 300mm. headscratch.gifdeal.gif

    I also really enjoyed seeing your action photos. I had hoped to get out there to get some shots, but the timing did not work out. Hopefully I can get some great shots at the Cromag Campout. Maybe iillyyaa will do some stoppies and Max will do some burnouts on their GS's. naughty.gif I am not sure if we will have such incredible terrain, maybe we can find some mud.
    I been practicing my stand up wheelies... can I be famous too? :D
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    I been practicing my stand up wheelies... can I be famous too? :D

    I think we can work something out. I really need to learn how to wheelie my DRZ. I did once when I went over some Railroad Tracks at the Hot Springs Rally, oooopps too much throttle. naughty.gif Now if I can just safely repeat it. Time to learn to do them on my mountain bike too. I wonder if I can ride it with my Tech 8 boots, Arai helmet, 661 pressuresuit, those would sure make falling a lot softer than a cycling jersey and shorts. I think that I worry more about smacking my shinbone on a pedal. Ouch! umph.gif
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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 4, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    I think we can work something out. I really need to learn how to wheelie my DRZ. I did once when I went over some Railroad Tracks at the Hot Springs Rally, oooopps too much throttle. naughty.gif Now if I can just safely repeat it. Time to learn to do them on my mountain bike too. I wonder if I can ride it with my Tech 8 boots, Arai helmet, 661 pressuresuit, those would sure make falling a lot softer than a cycling jersey and shorts. I think that I worry more about smacking my shinbone on a pedal. Ouch! umph.gif
    Wimp. Its called grass. Now go lower the seat on your mtb a tad, and get out there!

    What the heck is a 661 pressuresuit? I have visions of you looking like an astronaut...
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    What the heck is a 661 pressuresuit? I have visions of you looking like an astronaut...

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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    661


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    Sid.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2004
    wxwax wrote:

    Who left the lock off his cage? umph.gif :whip

    How does it feel to hijack your own thread? rolleyes1.gif
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    Who left the lock off his cage? umph.gif :whip

    How does it feel to hijack your own thread? rolleyes1.gif

    i want one of these, but i don't ride a motorcyle. it'll make me look buff again, and it might help me with the missus ...

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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 5, 2004
    i can't see waxy's link... what is it?

    patch, are you one of them downhill mountain bikers? or just really really safe? thats a hell of a piece of armor... you wear that under your hi-viz stitch? And you live down south in the heat, right? wow. you da man. you don't need to wheelie

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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 5, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    i can't see waxy's link... what is it?

    patch, are you one of them downhill mountain bikers? or just really really safe? thats a hell of a piece of armor... you wear that under your hi-viz stitch? And you live down south in the heat, right? wow. you da man. you don't need to wheelie

    bowdown.gif

    It was the Michelin Man. rolleyes1.gifumph.gif


    No not a downhiller. I rode a lot ten years ago when I lived in Alaska, mostly cross country single track. I have mostly ridden road since I moved back to GA. Now I am trying to get back into Mountain Biking. I can do small short time wheelies to clear objects, but I would like to be able to do longer ones just for the skill. I was kidding about wearing the stich with the pressure suit. Mountain biking is usually done without any pads, just a helmet and gloves. I just see crashing in my future trying wheelies.

    The pressure suit was part of the deal when I got the DRZ in May. I have just used the stich so far, but when I get a chance I will try dressing like a motocrosser and should stay cooler. I just feel safer in the stich and I do not think the PS would fit under it. Most of my rides have still taken me on street and dirt, have to think the stich works best there.

    I have not been out on the DRZ too much lately. I need wxwax to change the forecast and drop the temp below 90. something in the 50's or 60's would be great. naughty.gif
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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 5, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    It was the Michelin Man. rolleyes1.gifumph.gif


    No not a downhiller. I rode a lot ten years ago when I lived in Alaska, mostly cross country single track. I have mostly ridden road since I moved back to GA. Now I am trying to get back into Mountain Biking. I can do small short time wheelies to clear objects, but I would like to be able to do longer ones just for the skill. I was kidding about wearing the stich with the pressure suit. Mountain biking is usually done without any pads, just a helmet and gloves. I just see crashing in my future trying wheelies.

    The pressure suit was part of the deal when I got the DRZ in May. I have just used the stich so far, but when I get a chance I will try dressing like a motocrosser and should stay cooler. I just feel safer in the stich and I do not think the PS would fit under it. Most of my rides have still taken me on street and dirt, have to think the stich works best there.

    I have not been out on the DRZ too much lately. I need wxwax to change the forecast and drop the temp below 90. something in the 50's or 60's would be great. naughty.gif
    i'm with you on the weather. i've been doing lots of paddling, but thats not as easy to do as riding the road bike. today is gorgeous finally! 70's.

    I have an idea, I'll teach you how to wheelie if you loan me the DRZ deal.gif
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 5, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    i've been doing lots of paddling, but thats not as easy to do as riding the road bike. today is gorgeous finally! 70's

    What type of paddling? I have a sea kayak (and a canoe). I am trying to get out and use it more too.

    70's sounds great.
    DoctorIt wrote:
    I have an idea, I'll teach you how to wheelie if you loan me the DRZ deal.gif

    rolleyes1.gif :roll :lol I am not sure I want to learn that badly. umph.gif
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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited August 5, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    What type of paddling? I have a sea kayak (and a canoe). I am trying to get out and use it more too.
    whitewater, i just got into it last year, so i spend a lot of time upside down... so maybe i should call it submarining and not paddling.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited August 5, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    The pressure suit was part of the deal when I got the DRZ in May.
    Patch - Check the date on this picture I shot when I got my DR650. You got the 400, right?

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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 5, 2004
    pathfinder wrote:
    Patch - Check the date on this picture I shot when I got my DR650. You got the 400, right?

    nod.gif Good move. I have been happy with the 400. Glad I did not ride today. I was going to see how many hours I can take that saddle. We just got hit with some massive thundershowers, that would not be fun on knobbies. I hope the sun is shining tomorrow. Now all I need is more time to find all the good dirt riding.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited August 5, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    nod.gif Good move. I have been happy with the 400. Glad I did not ride today. I was going to see how many hours I can take that saddle. We just got hit with some massive thundershowers, that would not be fun on knobbies. I hope the sun is shining tomorrow. Now all I need is more time to find all the good dirt riding.
    I have not posted my Colorado trip on advrider - I kept having difficulties as not being recognized and having to rlog in over and over. But images from it can be found here http://pathfinder.smugmug.com/gallery/149825 Grear Fun _ I mut do it again.thumb.gif I am in the red 'stich. The good lookin' kid is my sonrolleyes1.gif
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited August 6, 2004
    pathfinder wrote:
    I have not posted my Colorado trip on advrider - I kept having difficulties as not being recognized and having to rlog in over and over. But images from it can be found here http://pathfinder.smugmug.com/gallery/149825 Grear Fun _ I mut do it again.thumb.gif I am in the red 'stich. The good lookin' kid is my sonrolleyes1.gif

    I saw your photos and all the Ouray photos and really want to get to that part of Colorado. I have so many dream trips, one is to mountain bike or hike the entire great divide route, hike the AT, hike the PCT, sea kayak the BC/AK coastal area (same with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia), travel to the NW territories, if I can manage that then I will start to look at the rest of the world, Hawaii, Iceland, New Zealand, Chile. I guess I have not choice, but to retire now (or win the lottery rolleyes1.gif ) and start on my travels. I might get a chance to do most of them.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited August 7, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    I saw your photos and all the Ouray photos and really want to get to that part of Colorado. I have so many dream trips, one is to mountain bike or hike the entire great divide route, hike the AT, hike the PCT, sea kayak the BC/AK coastal area (same with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia), travel to the NW territories, if I can manage that then I will start to look at the rest of the world, Hawaii, Iceland, New Zealand, Chile. I guess I have not choice, but to retire now (or win the lottery rolleyes1.gif ) and start on my travels. I might get a chance to do most of them.
    Now that is a BIG agenda. Work is truly the curse of the drinking classrolleyes1.gif

    I think I must ride the Continental Divide route soon. I bought the maps from Adventure Bicycling when they came out, and I read Clement Salvadori's article and caught the bug. I think I would prefer a Dual-Sport to a bicycle these days. 20 years ago I probably would have wanted to bicycle it, but now I prefer some comfort along the way. On a bicycle it would take several weeks I think maybe 3-8 weeks. With a twist grip, 2-3 weeks will be enough. I wonder if you start in the spring and ride north as the weather warms if that is better than riding the southerly direction. Any thoughts about this?

    The two weeks I spent in Colorado with family this summer were great - lots of neat dirt roads around Salida and Buena Vista, many of which end at the top of 14,000 foot mountains -clap.gif
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