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Peak Foliage...Columbus Day Ride...With Pictures...

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Peak Foliage...Columbus Day Ride...With Pictures...

Old 10-13-08, 06:44 PM
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Peak Foliage...Columbus Day Ride...With Pictures...

Half day at work...

67º temperature...

57 miles...

Life Is Good...

(all pictures taken when moving, sorry for the angles)...















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Old 10-13-08, 06:45 PM
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The ski area is Maple Valley, now closed...

It was for sale on eBay at one point...

I think Botto skied there in his younger years...









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Old 10-13-08, 06:58 PM
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Nice pics...Looks like there's more colours then what we have here in Southern Ontario...We're still not at peak yet, it's close though...
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Great photos!

How do you use camera: Do you stop, or just use one hand while riding? Where do you keep it?
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Camera is a Cannon PowerShot SD600...

Kept in the right rear pocket. Food in the middle and left pockets. I pull the camera out and use it with one hand..

I do not like to stop. I will turn around if I think I missed a good shot...

The camera was dropped once on the top of Ascutney Mountain...

The LCD screen no longer works...
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
Camera is a Cannon PowerShot SD600...

Kept in the right rear pocket. Food in the middle and left pockets. I pull the camera out and use it with one hand..

I do not like to stop. I will turn around if I think I missed a good shot...

The camera was dropped once on the top of Ascutney Mountain...

The LCD screen no longer works...
Nice pics... thanks.

I just photographed a ride here in StL. I took over 50 pics while riding and feared for the life of the camera while taking every one!! One drop is all it takes.
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Old 10-13-08, 07:52 PM
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Nice! Except for the covered bridge, those look like shots from my town too!
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i love these kind of pics. you would not believe how far i have to travel to find some tree lined roads like that. later.
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Beautiful! another great fall ride. Looks like a great time and unless the pics are deceiving, the weather looks just about perfect, too.

I've GOT to get out this weekend and ride in the country!
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Looks similar to my ride. Very Nice
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Nice pics... thanks.

I just photographed a ride here in StL. I took over 50 pics while riding and feared for the life of the camera while taking every one!! One drop is all it takes.
I have a Canon too.

I tied a loop of cord with a secure knot. It's about 24 inches stretched out. Just put the loop through the wrist strap of your camera and then over the camera itself to join the two together.

It's just the right length to put around my neck and let the camera sit in my right rear pocket, with just a little slack. If I drop the camera, it might hit the bike, but not the ground. So far, I haven't dropped it yet.




Only about 10-20% of my shots on the bike come out reasonably sharp. So take lots of pictures.

Here's one from the Northern KY ridgetops last Saturday:

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Great shots! A fall foliage pic in NE with a church in the photo is classic.
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Heading NW on Rt. 30 from Brattleboro to Townshend?
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Hammertoe I'll have to look you up if I go up to Vermont to ride, that's some gorgeous scenery.
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Everytime I see pictures of leaves changing or falling off it reminds me of a friend who moved from Florida to up north. Her kid went outside in the winter, looked at the trees and said "Mommy they're dying!" We never get images like that here in Florida. But hey, atleast I have never had to shovel snow!
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Nice pic of Townshend town square! I miss the old lunch counter that used to be in the corner store.
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those pics bring back old memories (including the covered bridge).

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