Monday, November 23, 2009

Valley Park RR Bridge

Valley Park RR Bridge, originally uploaded by MandrellPhoto.

Stopped in Valley Park on the way home last week and shop this on the RR Bridge that crosses the Meramec River. I love the reflection in the rail. 3 shot exposure(+2/-2) was captured. I blended 2 HDR renders from Photomatix with the -2 exposure in Photoshop - with a few adjustment layers as well.

Friday, November 13, 2009

R1200RT back at 100%

Picked up the RT last night and all is well! Except the wallet... But the bike is back to 100% power again with no clutch slippage. Now I just need to put some miles on it!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

R1200RT Clutch

Well, the RT went into the shop today to get the clutch replaced at 51000 miles. Just got the call that the pressure plates are toast as well. Going to have the transmission seals and rear main seal replacedwhile they are in there, since I will be keeping the bike for a while. Hopefully I will have it back by Thursday.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

South Moulton Barn

South Moulton Barn, originally uploaded by MandrellPhoto.
This was a shot from Grand Teton National Park in August. I made a second attempt to process and crop it last night. I like this version much better. It is based it off of a single exposure tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3, however there are sections that I blended in 3 exposure HDR renders (mainly the sky and mountains). The grasses in the foreground were blowing in the wind - because of the approaching storm and prohibited using a 3 exposure version of them. I ended up using adjustment layers in Photoshop to get the effect I was after.