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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: daemon on February 05, 2009, 02:41:21 pm

Title: Photography bike trip?
Post by: daemon on February 05, 2009, 02:41:21 pm
I am keen to do a trip into swaziland on my GS, to enjoy the ride and see the place etc, but mostly to take photo's of interesting things along the way. The guys I normally ride with are not really into photography, soooo the stop and taking time to get some photo's does not really appeal to them, any photographers here, that would be keen on doing a trip like this?
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Cane Rat on February 05, 2009, 10:02:48 pm
Realy wish I could say: "Count me in", but I'm out of the country.  :BangHead: I also enjoy stopping and taking pictures. Nice to look at afterwards........... good luck, I hope you find someone to join you.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: DRAZIL on February 05, 2009, 10:24:06 pm
when?
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: chalsam on February 05, 2009, 11:35:22 pm
Daemon, are you "Phazer" on ODP ?  What are your plan re such a trip? I may be keen depending on route and when.  Btw, I'm Kenny on ODP.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: daemon on February 06, 2009, 06:34:14 am
Daemon, are you "Phazer" on ODP ?  What are your plan re such a trip? I may be keen depending on route and when.  Btw, I'm Kenny on ODP.

Yup that's me.

Was thinking end march, start april around there. Route, not sure yet will have to research that, never been to swaziland.
Perhaps someone that's been can shed some light on a good route?

Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Mark Hardy on February 06, 2009, 06:49:12 am
Look in the Ride Report thread, couple of RR done during the december period.
Very enjoyable routes shown.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Lourens ツ on February 06, 2009, 07:08:03 am
I would love to do a no-rush photography orientated trip but with a possible Freestate bash trip end March and Greytown (MMC09) end April I will not be able to fit in another trip during the times you mentioned.

Enjoy, I'm looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: chalsam on February 06, 2009, 09:10:06 am
From the N4 turn off at Belfast towards Carolina. Take the R38 to Badplaas and enter Swaziland at Josefsdal border.  About 30kms out of Badplaas the sand road (good surface) begins, and winds through awesome mountain passes all the way to the border post which totally hassle free.  Once through the border you get to the little town of Bulembu.  Perfect for stay over.  From Bulembu there is a sand road through the forests to Piggs Peak. 
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: daemon on February 06, 2009, 09:50:41 am
Ok here's three possible routes. I have never been to Swaziland so does this look viable?
Also how is safety in Swaziland?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3256939927_1410b08900_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: DRAZIL on February 06, 2009, 12:44:03 pm
I'm out , taking a slow exploratory  route to Clanwilliam to disturbed the WC Dogs piece an quiet.

Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: chalsam on February 06, 2009, 01:28:09 pm
I would do:  Red route up to Manzini. Travel east to meet up with the blue route.  Follow blue route to exit Swazi in the south. 

Violent crime (hijackings/muggings/assault) is very low there. 
It's a predominantly rural country so take the normal precautionary measures as would apply to travelling rural areas in SA.
Medivac - not to sure.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Colyn on February 06, 2009, 01:47:11 pm
I did an article on Shooting from the Saddle here ... http://forum.tripwired.co.za/index.php?topic=27.0

I also did an article on Documenting a bike trip here ... http://forum.tripwired.co.za/index.php?topic=84.0

Enjoy ... and if you do ... register and post some comments ;)
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: brettp on February 06, 2009, 04:50:17 pm
Yip, I would also be keen.

Funny, who else is on ODP? I go by the name of ....wait......brettp! :mwink:

Lets all chat and get this on the go!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Lourens ツ on February 06, 2009, 07:29:35 pm
Yip, I would also be keen.

Funny, who else is on ODP? I go by the name of ....wait......brettp! :mwink:

Lets all chat and get this on the go!!! :thumleft:

 ;D I'm Lourens-dL on ODP.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: mrg46 on February 07, 2009, 05:12:58 am
Hi daemon

I'd very much like to tag-along, i really like the occasional 'slow' photographic trip.

I'm quite close to swazi & ride there quite a bit so have some good routes and rustic spots for a bite/drink.

Drop me a message closer to the time when you have a firm date fixed.

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: daemon on February 09, 2009, 06:28:15 am
Hi daemon

I'd very much like to tag-along, i really like the occasional 'slow' photographic trip.

I'm quite close to swazi & ride there quite a bit so have some good routes and rustic spots for a bite/drink.

Drop me a message closer to the time when you have a firm date fixed.

Cheers
Mark


Aah excellent will defiantly do it!
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Mudbugger on March 01, 2009, 03:03:35 pm
We're doing a 3 day trip from 13th to 15th of March. PM me if you're interested in info on routes etc.
Title: Re: Photography bike trip?
Post by: Stormer on May 03, 2009, 02:54:20 pm
SO how did the trip go?  ???

BTW I am TiaanR on ODP.

Cheers
Stormer