The Apache Trail

dave6253dave6253 Major grinsPosts: 229Registered Users Major grins
edited April 27, 2012 in Journeys
I took a Sunday ride out onto the Apache Trail, which is East of the Phoenix Metro. This was my first ride since the little knee surgery, so I took it easy.
I stopped to shoot this panoramic HDR that is comprised of 36 images.
The water isn't as smooth as I would like. It was windy and a boat wake
caused me to spend a lot of time cloning away the stitch lines.

Roosevelt Lake Bridge - Constructed 1990
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Ocotillos in Bloom
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I shot a lot of photos of the bike since I recently made modifications.
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Sonoran Desert
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Sonoran Desert in Layers
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Yeah, but it's all washboard...
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The Sun Drops Fast
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HDR, of course.
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Just after sunset I was able to get this with a single exposure. (I love the Pentax K-5)
Apache-Trail-Sunset-22-X3.jpg
Yes the sky was really that color, in case you haven't seen the desert sunset through the Phoenix haze.



Probably too many motorcycle photos and HDRs for here, but the sunset happened so fast I didn't get many comps without the bike in it.

Comments

  • Glenn5995Glenn5995 Beginner grinner Posts: 6Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 21, 2012
    Dave,

    The Apache Trail is one of my favorite "day trips" from the Phoenix area. The KTM is lookin' good, but I have to admit I kind of miss "ol' orange".

    Take care friend,

    Glenn
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,221Administrators moderator
    edited April 21, 2012
    Black or blue. Everyone owns orange mwink.gif

    Looks like you had a great time. Hope the knee felt OK and is healing well.
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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,048Administrators moderator
    edited April 21, 2012
    Man, you've got some great shots in here! clap.gif
  • dave6253dave6253 Major grins Posts: 229Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 21, 2012
    Glenn5995 wrote: »
    Dave,

    The Apache Trail is one of my favorite "day trips" from the Phoenix area. The KTM is lookin' good, but I have to admit I kind of miss "ol' orange".

    Take care friend,

    Glenn

    Thanks Glenn. I've noticed the black isn't as photogenic as the sparkly orange, especially in HDRs. However; I already have too many picture of the orange bike.mwink.gif
    ian408 wrote: »
    Black or blue. Everyone owns orange mwink.gif

    Looks like you had a great time. Hope the knee felt OK and is healing well.

    Thanks Ian. I left a little orange for identification purposes.:D The knee is recovering very well.thumb.gif


    kdog wrote: »
    Man, you've got some great shots in here! clap.gif

    Thanks kdog. That's just the encouragement I need to post photos here more often.
  • underthesurfaceunderthesurface Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 26, 2012
    I really, really like the popping colors. Nice composition as well.
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,478Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 27, 2012
    great contrast and colors, very different loved these
    Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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