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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Drone fotos/videos
« Last post by ChristoffGS on Today at 11:34:05 am »
@Captain Zef, your compositions are spot on.  I always think I get it right, but when I have a look at my photos afterwards I am disappointed.

I assume there is some editing done on your photos afterwards?  What tools do you use?

As a short description of how i shoot.

I always shoot RAW mode. This lets me focus my attention on composition.
Then i take plenty of photos from different angles trying to stick to the Thirds rule.

When i get back home i use Adobe Lightroom. The 10 USD per month subscription is worth it for me.
I adjust my photos to look like the way i saw it. I try to not go to crazy with colors. I do however boost most of the clouds.
I generally  auto correct white points and black points.
Then i crop the photo if needed to correct for the Thirds rule.
Then i turn down exposure slightly because i over expose all my photos.
I  play with shadows and highlights.
Then i add a little saturation.
If i need to i do Noise reduction.
After that i add a little bit of dark vignette.
Then i add my watermark and thats it.

Most of my photos i do this way.

Sometimes i do a high contrast black and white photo.
Thanks for the 'tutorial'. I'm going to try putting in more effort for better results, according to your guidelines!

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Scooter riding...
« Last post by meteldog on Today at 11:28:46 am »
I commute on a Sym Citicom 300i every day. Great scoot, done 7,000 kms on mine already. 28kms to a liter and it cruises at 120-140 with ease.
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KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: KTM 690 SM - Helping out a friend
« Last post by Archangel on Today at 11:26:20 am »

If the issue is fuel related and it's somehow not getting enough juice, perhaps the booster plug could provide that extra fuel needed?  :sip:

It could by adjusting the air/fuel ratio on on/off throttle I guess. But if it already struggles to idle, I cant see how the plug will get it to run.

I hear you. Just bouncing around some ideas. So who has a booster plug lying around that I can try?  :ricky:  Not keen on blowing R2.5k if it's not solving the problem.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: CBX
« Last post by Fuzzy Muzzy on Today at 11:24:11 am »
Will never forget the 1979 Buffalo Rally in PE. There was a young laaitie with a candy apple CBX. We'd not seen anything like it and he was doing burn outs all weekend. It was a  mesmerizing sound never heard before.

I cant remember what I did last week and you can remember back to 1979.. that is impressive  :laughing4:
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KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: KTM 690 SM - Helping out a friend
« Last post by Mpandla on Today at 11:21:21 am »

If the issue is fuel related and it's somehow not getting enough juice, perhaps the booster plug could provide that extra fuel needed?  :sip:

It could by adjusting the air/fuel ratio on on/off throttle I guess. But if it already struggles to idle, I cant see how the plug will get it to run.
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Drone fotos/videos
« Last post by dookie on Today at 11:17:54 am »
Bass fishing close to Dinokeng (Boekenhout Conservancy)

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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Drone fotos/videos
« Last post by Captain Zef on Today at 11:16:47 am »
The video that goes with the photos above.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Last post by 2StrokeDan on Today at 11:14:55 am »
In 2001 my buddy bought a Yamaha WR426F to use as his only adventure/Dualsport machine.

He rode it for 22000kms before selling it as a very happy owner, with the bike not showing any shim wear even.

But....we saw there already that a 450 class bike, while it could be used for these purposes, is actually just too small to really work well.

By the time you get good power out of a 450, you sit with short service intervals.

A Honda CRF650L would work.

Basically what you're saying is a modern XR650R.

Exactly.

450 is not the answer, if it is then the answer has been with us since Yamaha launched the first WRF's. Few people use 450's as true adventure bikes.
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Drone fotos/videos
« Last post by Captain Zef on Today at 11:13:58 am »
Stompdrift Dam near De Rust.  DJI Mavic Pro
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Last post by BuRP on Today at 11:11:11 am »
Basically what you're saying is a modern XR650R.

From Honda ? ? ? ?  :o
No no no no no Kortie, Honda said "450cc is enough!" and the world listened.....  :-[
Sure, 690, 701 and others came out and did well, but do not expect Honda to admit defeat by doing what you say above (drool.... :drif:), they are immeasurably too stubborn for such!
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