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    • I took a drive out to Buchli to fly the drone.


      The clouds were giving us some fun shadows and were moving nicely, so they'd video well even if it was late-morning lighting. Perhaps this building is Buchli Station? I don't know, but it's closed up tight except for one window where the locals access the place. After flying around for a while, I climbed in to see what's up. This is a little bit of what I found. The upstairs is blocked off by a welded grate. Maybe I'll fly the drone in there next time.

      Samsung S9 phone set to Auto (f/2.4, 1/250, ISO-50) with some Lightroom edits.

    • The Rocket III R Test bike.

      Very social photo this one. Beautiful night for riding and by the time I was half way through shooting I was simultaneously giving 'a talk' on the R111R to nine other motorcyclists who had also ridden out to the end of the point at Manly Boat Harbour.

      A like the perspective of the row of lights and the end of the road image.

      Nikon Z6 Z 50mm f/1.8 S Glass.

      Some help in Photoshop but pretty much as it came out of the camera. Downsampled for uploading.

    • There is only one thing I have taken photos of this week, that's my (finally) completed KTM500 exc. So its more about the backstory that the shot

      In a couple of weeks it will be shipped to Europe for my continued RTW riding. This bike will take me across to Siberia from the UK via Afghanistan and quite a few other countries. One year of testing, prep, build and rebuild and 7000 miles of test rides have all culminated to this point.

      98.0 mm, f/5.6, 1/750, ISO 125

    • I was on vacation in Florida and our hotel room had a balcony overlooking the pool and the street. There was an amazing art fair that weekend. On Friday afternoon when they were setting up, we relaxed on the balcony, drinking cold drinks in the 85 degree perfectly sunny weather, alternating between people watching and reading.

      iPhone 10, b&w filter

    • I was running on a trail this week that I swear no one in my area knows about. It’s incredibly beautiful with the winter sun shining at low angles. Just up the hill was a group of deer. Alas, I only had an iPhone. That’s when I decided to buy the amazing Sony RX100 that I can keep in my pocket everywhere I go.

      The EXIF says this shot was made with iPhone X at f/2.8 with 35mm equivalent focal length of 52mm.

    • I've realized too late that to update the first post with a featured image of last week's winner, and I'll have to repost my photo again. Therefore I'm breaking it out as a separate post for posterity.

      While walking on the bridge in Zurich, I saw this perfect photo op. The guy was heading out on his boat to fish in Lake Zurich. I rushed to take a picture of this with both my Sony A7s and an iPhone. 

      I was so excited to see if I got the shot that I immediately stuck my eye in the viewfinder to view it. I kept on walking and looking at photos through the viewfinder. Paying no attention to where I was going, I walked right into a light pole headfirst. My sunglasses felt on the ground on impact and got scratched. 

      More importantly, my ego crashed while my girlfriend looked bewildered and then started laughing — the things we do to get the shot.

      Editing: Lightroom adjustments of color balance, contrast and added a touch of a vignette.

      Camera: Sony A7s

      Lens: FE 35 f1.4

      Settings: f1.4, 1/8000, ISO 100

    • This week's entry is one of my all-time favorite urban shots of the old town in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

      Just after the sunset, a fresh coat of rain covered up the streets and made for beautiful reflections. The clock tower is a significant historical tourist attraction, and I wish I remembered its history, but I was too distracted with getting the shot.

      Camera: Sony A7s

      Lens: FE 35 f1.4

      Settings: f1.4, 1/60, ISO 320