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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: sidetrack on March 02, 2006, 01:46:26 pm

Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: sidetrack on March 02, 2006, 01:46:26 pm
Ok guys lets see your favourite pic you took yourself of someplace in Southern Africa. It does not have to include a bike.

I have a couple, Sunrise at Mosselbaai.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/Printing%20Set/1091.jpg)

Sunset at Knysna lagoon

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/Printing%20Set/1101.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 03, 2006, 08:40:42 am
Those are really swell DD but they are much to big to fit onto my screen.
I think they will be better appreciated if I we didn't have to scroll around and assemble a mental image - they don't have to be big to be good after all... :)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: CMA_Andy on March 03, 2006, 09:55:46 am
(http://usera.imagecave.com/CMA_Andy/2006_0217offroad0014_small.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/CMA_Andy/2006_0217offroad0017_small.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/CMA_Andy/2006_0217offroad0012_small.JPG)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: KiLRoy on March 03, 2006, 10:13:26 am
Ah, one of my favourite places, the Malgas pont - well done Andy - pic the best one and enter the competition - see the Interesting Places section.

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Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: sidetrack on March 03, 2006, 11:32:48 am
I don't know what is going on, all my pics are resized but for some reason some of them stay small and the others are huge ? Same with my trip reports, they are all resized to the same scale but some are bigger than others !
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: Maverick on March 03, 2006, 03:39:49 pm
Quote from: "digitaldan"
I don't know what is going on, all my pics are resized but for some reason some of them stay small and the others are huge ? Same with my trip reports, they are all resized to the same scale but some are bigger than others !


You have resized it in KB i.e. made it web friendly but the actual size needs to be scaled down to 640 x 480 pixels. Your's is way bigger than this. Hope it helps  :wink:

I took this one evening with my phone while myself and Lootch went playing. Must of been the most spectacular sunset I have seen in England and it sort of brought a somber message to my mind that the summer was over.

(http://www.maverick-evolution.150m.com/sony%20ericsson/dloffroad/dsc00004_std.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: grizz on March 04, 2006, 10:15:50 am
Nice one Maverick, niiiiiiice screen..... :D

I will post when home at my own PC again.
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on March 04, 2006, 11:46:26 am
That is a damn fine cellphone camera you got there. 2mega pix? not to hijack or anything, promise. nice sunset!!!!
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: tsiklonaut on March 04, 2006, 07:47:06 pm
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img475.jpg)
Expedition to Islamic Republic of Iran, Dasht-e-Jamshid

 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img407.jpg)
 The astonishing arabian architecture - Azadi building in Tehran, we had to bust our arses to get into that 14 billion city centre where the traffic is pure chaos.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img397.jpg)
Nomadic wedding in the Iranian desert



 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img394.jpg)
The traditional fighting game between men during the wedding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img421.jpg)
This boy is fortunate to have 125cc Honda, Yazd city in South-Iran. More than 250cc bikes are forbidden throughout the country, you can go to jail if you have bigger bike. (Our R1100GS was huge attraction everyewhere in Iran!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 (http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img396.jpg)
The fantastic nomadic music that still echoes in my head and i'm dreaming to be in the middle of iranian desert again...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpmv/img450.jpg)
Crossing Dasht-e-Kavir desert alone with our GS. This pic is infrared - you can see how the 45C heat reflects from dryed out bushes and camelgrass.
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 04, 2006, 10:34:18 pm
Thanks tsiklonaut! Now you ruined it for the rest of us. There is no way I can top the artistic and technical qualities of your pics. You've put my best efforts to shame.
I may as well give up photography now...





 :D  :D  :D Just kidding - Incredible pics (but you knew that already)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: Leo on March 05, 2006, 10:09:57 am
Vilanculous in Mozambique during the 2002 Africa Friendship Safari

(http://usera.imagecave.com/tourer/General/EarlyMorning_10.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: grizz on March 05, 2006, 11:23:19 am
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Thanks tsiklonaut! Now you ruined it for the rest of us. There is no way I can top the artistic and technical qualities of your pics. You've put my best efforts to shame.
I may as well give up photography now...





 :D  :D  :D Just kidding - Incredible pics (but you knew that already)


YEP....... Told you so....


Margus, you are still the king here with your travel pics.

For those that do not knoiw Margus's work, he takes most of his pics with very old Russian (read cold war period) equiptment, but ask him yoiurselves about how he gets these shots set up.

Great one buddy.

Not sure this counts..... was bloody cold yesterday, went to Canterbury for most of the day.
This is at Canterbury Cathedral gate...... taken from the hip, as a self portrait.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_1467.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: tsiklonaut on March 05, 2006, 11:28:48 am
Good pics guys!

I think the images only can't be measured by their quality, important part is the story behind them as well. Guys here have posted some very good stuff.

Grizz: chillout man, me just a regular bloke, NOT a pro photographer! :)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: grizz on March 05, 2006, 11:43:09 am
OK Guys/gals.......

Here goes...

Thailand last year in the back of an ambulance in Bankok, with a lady boy.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0161.jpg)

Just outside Stonehenge, note the absence of the stones..... :D

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0397.jpg)

Thailand again.  Spent at least an hour with him, very shy.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0425.jpg)

Thailand again..... Having your cake and eating it.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0112.jpg)

Thailand again, Phuket this time. The view from my room.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0682.jpg)

Jersey Island 2005.... would'nt you share??

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0566.jpg)

Germany 2004.... Austrian Alps, yes I climbet to the top and took the pic.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/CNV00016.jpg)

Beulieu, Motor museum last year...... who knows their bike racing history ????

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_1595.jpg)

Yep, thats me.....

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_1700.jpg)

Says it all....... :shock:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0832.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: tsiklonaut on March 05, 2006, 11:43:30 am
Couple colour ones as well:

(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/03.jpg)
From Tehran on the way to the Caspian sea via lower Elborz mtns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/17.jpg)
Mosque in Shareza, check the astonishing detail - muslims can't image their gods, so it's all written there in persian or arabic language, if you go yourself closer to the mosque you discover more and more details. Pure fractal, they do excellent stuff there.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/39.jpg)
Passing 20 miles from Iraq border, in Kurd's area - excellent GSing area it is!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 (http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/33.jpg)
 People in Iran are fantastic. Parked my bike into carpet shop, just 15 metres away from the main Imam mosque in Isfahan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/49.jpg)
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey - just check those details, amazing build quality.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/50.jpg)
And that's me, in the mystical Zero-G spot ;) in the Elborz mountains, North-Iran


Cheers, don Tsiklonaut.
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: tsiklonaut on March 05, 2006, 11:49:15 am
Oi Rian,

this one looks cute fella:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/grizzbiz/IMG_0425.jpg)

didn't it bite?  :shock: ;)

Good pics man!
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: grizz on March 05, 2006, 12:03:50 pm
Almost arty......

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_4171.jpg)

Yep, it was a good day..... The Aprilia rocks offroad.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_4181.jpg)

Rochester Castle, just down the road from where I have my house.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_3921.jpg)

Same pic without the melodramatics

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_3918.jpg)

At the end of another good days riding....... Medway river sunset.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_3940.jpg)

Dartmoor national park, on the way home from a GS club get together....

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/CNV00011.jpg)

On the way toward Rhodes .... a challenging day it was, but what a ride.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/47km20to20Rhodes.jpg)

What, a challendge ??  Close to home.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_3542.jpg)

Sand and mud may be challenges, but Snow.... hmmmm A bit like snot, never know what happens next. And bloody cold out there too.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_3550.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: grizz on March 05, 2006, 12:19:20 pm
A few sunsets....

Taken down the street where I lived before I bought my house.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_1544.jpg)

Over Angola, on the way home for a break ....

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/Sunrise-Angola.jpg)

Jamaica, at Negril, one of the islands holiday must do spots.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/Jamaica-29.jpg)

Taken out thew sunroof on my way home from work.... M25 highway.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_2600.jpg)

Guess where....??  Very early, December.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/aaawindow.jpg)

Wales, last year, just down the hill where King Artur is rumored to have extracted EXCALLIBUR from the rock.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_1144.jpg)

Very early, with my 100GS Bumblebee in 0'C camping.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_0818.jpg)

Homeward bound on the Bumblebee......After a good day out with Maverick and Mrs Maverick.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_2009.jpg)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: funacide on March 06, 2006, 12:53:18 am
On top of Jan se Klip today.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/funacide/05March2006/12.JPG)

On the road between Brits and Jericho
(http://usera.imagecave.com/funacide/05March2006/3.JPG)
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: KiLRoy on March 06, 2006, 02:04:47 pm
Hey boys and girls, remember if you wanna enter a pic for our competition and annual calender  :shock:  do it here -  http://wilddogtours.co.za/forum/viewforum.php?f=5

Post as many old pics as you want in that thread - for Jan and Feb.  Only one per trip after that for each month, except if you have two GREAT ones on one trip - but expect to be severly scrutinised by these critical, though appreciative forum members  :lol:  :lol:

See Macduffs proposal at the sticky in the 'Interesting Places' section

Herewith a landscape taken during on our Touwsrivier trip:

(http://usera.imagecave.com/Hein/Touwsrivier/Pan-Touws1.jpg)

Hein
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: Lootch67 on March 06, 2006, 04:48:38 pm
Quote from: "tsiklonaut"
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/39.jpg)


Hi-jack on: What tyres have you got on the bike? Jack off...
Title: You favourite travel pic(s)
Post by: tsiklonaut on March 06, 2006, 06:04:21 pm
These are Heidenau K60. They are 1 size smaller (the height stays the same tho) than stock size (140/100).

Bloody fantastic tires for the price. They have similar capabilities as TKC80 on gravel and tarmac, maybe they'll loose a bit in dirt, but not much, but the main thing is that they are 2-3 times cheaper than TKCs! And they last longer as well.

Mine front did 20,000+km (still some thread left) and rear 18,000+km and that was two up, full of luggage! If soloing they'll do much more. Again, incredible tires they are for their price...

Try 'em.

Quote from: "Lootch67"
Quote from: "tsiklonaut"
(http://homepage.mac.com/nemos/.Pictures/persianexpcol/39.jpg)


Hi-jack on: What tyres have you got on the bike? Jack off...