Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today's Shot 363

Vagabonds and their vehicles always continue to inspire me for the simple fact that I see someone going for it - Ocean Beach, California

Photographer Note: I spent today watching films of adventure and am totally inspired to get out and maintain the travel lifestyle. During a break in videos I headed out to the Ocean Beach to appreciate the incoming storm. In the parking lot I found this converted school bus fully rigged out to pursue the lifestyle. I never saw the owner of the vehicle but I have a pretty good idea that I would agree with 95% of what they were about. To me this image symbolizes the spirit and freedom of living like this.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Old Bikes

When I ride these old bikes I feel like I'm actually connected to the machines. I just rode 65 miles today on the 1980 Suzuki DR400 in the foreground. Everybody I met on the trail was into my old school thumper. Today was all about full throttle and 5th gear preloads. Gotta say that I'm still rollin on the throttle early and slidin' the corners late.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Behind the Lens: Getting Around

I really appreciate having a motorcycle as my primary mode of transportation in the dirt. I can often go check several locations in a matter of minutes in order to see how the sun is illuminating certain natural features. It's the most efficient way to get around when time is limited and you need to see a lot of locations.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today's Shot 362

Skydiving plane headed out for a mission - Ocotillo Wells, California

Photographer Note: I watched this plane come in for a landing after I saw a couple skydivers jump out. When it landed the second time I knew I could get an image of it taking off for the next jump. Way too much fun flying around on the motorcycle trying to get a shot.