Another Vermont Motocamping trip

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by KillRamsey, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    As I've done before, I went with friends by motorcycle up to VT for the weekend to go camping in the middle of nowhere. I didn't get any great pictures this time, for a variety of reasons... should've brought a real tripod, spent all day in the saddle instead of shooting, moon was bright so it blocked star light pretty early in the evenings, etc etc. But I got a few that people might like to see. The humble X100 continues to be a quiet, unobtrusive, trusty travel partner.

    My perennial motocamping cohort, Chris.
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    Our friend Ian's bike, lit mostly by firelight and for one quick 1/2 second flash of my headlamp. Exposure was about 20 seconds I think, and I had to use a tiny 3" tripod which was NOT very steady with that floppy, heavy X100 on it. I did what I could to pull some shots in.
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    Soup and beer, hand-held shot. Loved the headlamp flare...
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    A rest break on a picnic table, during a day of 9 hours of riding.
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    SOOC jpg showing off the Fuji's fantastic IQ (if I do say so myself).
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    Exposure was around 1/15, I think? I told him to hold still and it worked out.
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    Shooting star.
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    And finally, that drowsy last half hour before hitting the sack. Cheers, all.
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Great stuff. Any more bikes ? Ive been after shooting stars for ages. They always show up when the shutter shuts :mad:
     
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Other 2 bikes were my Yamaha FZ6 and Chris's Triumph Thruxton.

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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that last one almost reminds me of an old "Tonight, let it be Lowenbaru" advert.
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