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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2008, 11:08:13 am »
Fabulous shots!

This is an award winner!

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2008, 11:09:22 am »
Pappa, ek wil ook soontoe gaan....seblief! :'( :'(
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2008, 11:11:51 am »
Thanks for the lekker fotos, Nic. Well done guys, you all took on the sand monster like champions. Next time I will take you guys on a few of the back loops around the dunes.
Did you guys get stuck at the bush pub after I left ;D ;D
 

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2008, 11:15:54 am »
1 became 2 ;D, but then i had to leave

hehem Nic and Dirk  ::)   ;D
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2008, 11:39:29 am »
Last few pics






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One can lose a few newbie's down those drop-offs......



Sorry, no pics of the Bush Pub, too busy savouring the beer. But Uncle Roy says the Dogs can come back anytime!
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2008, 11:58:57 am »
Have you entered the photo competition yet Nic? These are very cool pics!!!
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2008, 12:04:12 pm »
Have you entered the photo competition yet Nic? These are very cool pics!!!

Andy, I like this pic.  Look at how far the back the sand is still hanging in the air behind the bike.

This pic show exactly how intense the acceleration must have been  :o :o

 

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2008, 12:30:38 pm »
WORKING ON A SATURDAY SUCKS!! >:( >:(WOULD HAVE LOVED TO JOIN THE FUN. AWESOME RIDE!! WELL DONE FIGHTING THE SAND MONSTER. SUNDAY NEXT-TIME?? ???
 

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2008, 12:56:13 pm »
What I like about that pic is the shadow of the roostertail. The sand was very dry and powdery.

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2008, 12:59:01 pm »


This pic show exactly how intense the acceleration must have been 

What do you expect?  Its a KTM FFS! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2008, 06:46:53 pm »
Bit of patience guys..... took lots. Had the camera's White Balance set on "Tungsten" from faarking around 2 days before so all picks had a sick blue tinge. Taking ages to correct it.

Here is a sample though.

Definitely my favourite pic!!!
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2008, 08:26:53 pm »
Hell what a lekker place to ride some sand !
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2008, 10:59:48 pm »
a high speed drift is damn exhilerating

 ;D  ;D  ;D ...I agree TB. Slaps a very big grin on the mug.
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 02:51:35 pm »
WOW - what amazing pics

looks like them okes doing the Dakar

could I get ur autographs pls??? ::)
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2008, 04:26:42 pm »
There are great pics in this world and then there are superb pics - such as yours. congratulations on capturing the energy and the moment!
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2008, 07:08:01 pm »
Hi Nic
I have been looking at these pics over and over and I must congratulate you they are absolutely stunning, did you edit them at all and what camera where you using? Super pics

I hope our photographic guru Colyn has a look and comments would like to read what he thinks.

Well done to all looks great wish I had an enduro bike again   ;D
« Last Edit: February 19, 2008, 07:32:49 pm by keithk »
ROUTE DIFFICULTY:1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillion friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillion friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding
5 = expert only (we are not worthy, still to meet one)
 

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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2008, 07:13:40 pm »
pics by Nic - Sprocketbek
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2008, 07:33:57 pm »
Thanks TB must say you look pretty professional as well super ride  ;)
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2008, 12:11:40 am »
Hi Keithk

Thanks for the compliments! Using a Canon 350XT. Due to the environment decided to just take one lens and stick to it, no changing as that is where you pick up trouble. Just wrapped it in a towel and gooied it in a normal backpack. I have a Tamrac Expidition 5 but that is too bulky for rough stuff.

Lens used: Canon 70-200 f4L. It is weather-sealed, does not extend when you zoom so it doesn't draw dust in.

Take most biking pics at about 1/250th of a sec in Manual. Where I faarked up that day was that I had forgotten the WB on 'Tungsten'.  Took jpg's so the WB could not be corrected afterward. So had to juggle a bit in Photoshop. Editing was very rushed though due to peer pressure from unnamed forum members......
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Re: A day of sand - Atlantis
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2008, 05:55:04 am »
Good fun! :razz:

We don't have that type of riding opportunity up here.

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