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Old 07-27-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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How to turn around a lost day

There I was, yesterday, it was 4pm. It had appeared another boring day had come to pass, but then I remembered! I have a motorcycle. Those are made for adventures, no day should be wasted with such means at my disposal. So I got on my bike, bumbled up to the end of my driveway, and contemplated for a minute. Do I go right, to the city, the people, the known? Or left, northwest to the lost coast? I chose left, a decision I'd later be so grateful for.

And now to reap the rewards of my spontaneous trek.




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it was a pleasant reminder that being bored is a completely inexcusable mental state for any occupant of this planet.

Figured I'd post something since everyone's bitching about how slow things are here.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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Nice write-up. What bike is that?
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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Boredom is a great thing (depending on the person); I find that it inspires creativity and action. Great shots, clearly boredom inspired you. I was driving up the 1 around the same time and greatly enjoyed the scenery that you were able to capture in these photos. Keep up the great work.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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nice shots. Take the M and tear up those roads now.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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What camera/lens did you use? Beautiful shots.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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Nice pics as always bro!

A few years ago i road tripped from San Diego to Eureka. Obviously Eureka was chosen so we could hit the lost coast. One of the most memorable parts of the trip. I see a lot of ocean living in FL, but not like that.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:07 PM   #7
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Awesome pics, how did you get that effect in Photoshop?
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:31 PM   #8
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How do you take your camera gear around? Backpack?

Epic shots.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:31 AM   #9
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Nice write-up. What bike is that?
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Boredom is a great thing (depending on the person); I find that it inspires creativity and action. Great shots, clearly boredom inspired you. I was driving up the 1 around the same time and greatly enjoyed the scenery that you were able to capture in these photos. Keep up the great work.
How far north/south did you go? I ventured about 90 miles north.

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nice shots. Take the M and tear up those roads now.
You know ever since I got the bike my interest in romping around in cars has diminished considerably. I think my beloved Moop will be living out her days as a perfectly polished hangar queen!

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Nice pics as always bro!

A few years ago i road tripped from San Diego to Eureka. Obviously Eureka was chosen so we could hit the lost coast. One of the most memorable parts of the trip. I see a lot of ocean living in FL, but not like that.
Yeah, it's a damn cool place. The kings range is said to have the steepest average inclination from the coast anywhere in North America, outside of some place in Alaska.

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What effect? The only effect I really use is "Lifting the blacks", which makes for a more muted/matte image. If you're talking about the bright spot and flare, that's just me taking a photo into the sun.

As for the colors, they all start out as raw image files, so it's a natural part of the processing to pick your color balance, not any different from what the camera does internally.

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Epic shots.
I just roll with my one camera with the lens mounted on it. It's in a messenger style bag camera bag I've had for a while. I unfortunately can't bring my bigger/nicer leather bag since the straps too long and it falls to my side on the bike.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:38 AM   #10
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Awesome pics. Beautiful bike. My dad's working on his pics, but he just rode his BMW GS from Chicago up to the Arctic Ocean via the Yukon a few weeks back. Think he covered near 12,000 miles when all was said and done.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:45 AM   #11
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You know ever since I got the bike my interest in romping around in cars has diminished considerably. I think my beloved Moop will be living out her days as a perfectly polished hangar queen!


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Same here. I drive the car like once a month. Why carry around a big pile of metal when 2 wheels and an engine is all you need?
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:59 AM   #12
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Awesome pics. Beautiful bike. My dad's working on his pics, but he just rode his BMW GS from Chicago up to the Arctic Ocean via the Yukon a few weeks back. Think he covered near 12,000 miles when all was said and done.
Didn't he do that a while bike? Did he do it again? I recall really liking the thread you had on it last time. It's one of those adventures I plan on doing in my life. And definitely one to tierra del fuego. Not sure if I'd do both in the same trip though..

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Same here. I drive the car like once a month. Why carry around a big pile of metal when 2 wheels and an engine is all you need?
Yup, I've always said it's just stupid how much mass we have to lug around to transport us puny bags of water. Hopefully in the not too distant future of my life, I'll even have a plane that can fit the bike in it. Then you really can go anywhere.
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That bike is sex. Add that to my want list.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:45 AM   #14
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I like breakfast in Elk, but that whole area is nice.

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Old 07-28-2014, 01:46 AM   #15
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When I'm bored I just rub a nut off. You Sir, are lucky.


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Old 07-28-2014, 01:57 AM   #16
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I like breakfast in Elk, but that whole area is nice.

That is too cool man. You can actually see the gravel turnout I took the first photo in this thread! What the hell are the odds? Of all the little turnouts to pull off at.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:50 AM   #18
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That settles it. Taking the bike into work today instead of the cage.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #19
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Didn't he do that a while bike? Did he do it again? I recall really liking the thread you had on it last time. It's one of those adventures I plan on doing in my life. And definitely one to tierra del fuego. Not sure if I'd do both in the same trip though..
Yea, he did it before. Last trip he did he only went up to the Arctic Circle. This time around he went past that and up to the Arctic Ocean. Trip wasn't without issue though. 1 guy in the group didn't torque the bolts on the rear tire enough and sheared all 5 bolt and fvcked up the drive shaft. His bike ended up having to be trailered from the Yukon to Fairbanks (nearest BMW place) to be fixed. Last i heard cost him like $4000 to get it fixed and trailered to Fairbanks from the Yukon. My dad's bike was mechanically fine. Only thing that happened to my dad was a truck tire exploded next to him. My dad was wearing a helmet and all the right gear, but he had the visor up a bit and his sunglasses on and the tire nailed him in the eye (almost like a perfect shot type of thing). My dad ended up having numerous shards of glass and rubber removed from his eye as a result
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OP has some of the BEST shots in the photography thread. Keep it up man!
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