shakedown ride

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  1. photobug

    photobug TPF Noob!

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    I recently purchased a Pelican case to use as a top case on my V Strom. It has a quick connect mechanism so the case goes on & off very rapidly without tools. I got it specifically to carry my camera gear on the bike.

    Friday (4/6) I got it mounted up and took it for a little 235 mile spin to see if it was going to stay on the bike. Worked like a champ & I'm pleased. Here's a couple of pics of the day.

    1. First stop- Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake river.
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    2. Second stop- Lower Monumental Dam, upstream from Ice Harbor.
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    3. The obligatory mirror self-portrait.
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    4. Pulled over to stretch my legs before the twisty road across the river.
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    5. A closer view of the river & the clouds.
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    6. Last stop- Palouse Falls. Faint rainbow from the spray.
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    7. And a shot down the canyon toward shots #4 & 5. Totally blew the exposure on this one, so I cropped the top off.
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  2. deggimatt

    deggimatt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    WOW the last four are fantastic
     
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    I really like #5, its got great exposure and the river winds your eye through the picture...also #4, love those hills in the background and the bike adds a modern feel to it!

    well done!!
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    Very nice shot, 2,4,5 and 7 are my favorites. =). Nice bike too.
     
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    Nice series. #5 is my favorite.
     
  6. photobug

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    deggimatt- thanks, the sky around here makes up for the lack of trees. Most of the time. :er:

    Garrentee- Thanks, it's a very scenic spot. It was my first time being on this side of the river this far upstream. I'll have to go back again.

    schumionbike- This area can surprise the hell out of you sometimes. You're driving along for miles & miles looking at those rolling brown hills & then wham! Hello! Lookee here, neat stuff. Lived here most of my life & it still surprises me. And yes, the Strom is a hoot & a half. Especially on the twisties. :thumbup:

    Shoothoops- thanks, that one may be the best of the series.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oooo, I like Photo 7 and no one will ever know why :greenpbl: ! :biggrin:
    I must send a link to this thread to "hamburger", she will be interested in these (for you took them on a bike tour!).
     
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    Nice shots - my favourite ones are ## 4 (which might have been rather dull without the Strom) and 5!

    Yeah, LaFoto, sure I'm interested! Even though I know full well I'll never ride a V-Strom - I'd need a stepladder to get on and off!

    Don't like the look of that topcase, though. Spoils the line...

    And why did you take the obligatory in-the-mirror self-portrait with such a cluttered background?
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Well then, I won't even try to guess why you like a picture of a big crack in the ground. :confused:

    hamburger- it's too bad I didn't go with someone else, I could have gotten a shot of a bike on the curve. Ah, well... maybe next time.

    I wasn't too worried about how the case looked, I wanted it to protect the camera gear if I ever biff while it's along for the ride. Kinda fits though- the Strom certainly isn't a beauty queen as motorcycles go. :wink: What do you ride?

    And the self-portrait was just because I saw myself as I was walking back to the bike after shot #2. Wasn't a planned thing. Makes a nice desktop pic. :)
     

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