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Old Apr-20-2012, 02:40 PM
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The Apache Trail
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





Ocotillos in Bloom





I shot a lot of photos of the bike since I recently made modifications.










Sonoran Desert




Sonoran Desert in Layers










Yeah, but it's all washboard...





The Sun Drops Fast





HDR, of course.





Just after sunset I was able to get this with a single exposure. (I love the Pentax K-5)

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.
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Old Apr-21-2012, 04:09 AM
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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
Old Apr-21-2012, 05:04 AM
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Black or blue. Everyone owns orange

Looks like you had a great time. Hope the knee felt OK and is healing well.
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Old Apr-21-2012, 05:58 AM
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Man, you've got some great shots in here!
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Old Apr-21-2012, 07:59 AM
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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.

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Black or blue. Everyone owns orange

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. The knee is recovering very well.



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Man, you've got some great shots in here!
Thanks kdog. That's just the encouragement I need to post photos here more often.
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Old Apr-26-2012, 09:02 AM
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I really, really like the popping colors. Nice composition as well.
Old Apr-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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great contrast and colors, very different loved these
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