Category Archives: KLR
Random weekend ride on a sunday to see how far down a dirt road I could get, and if I could manage to get up into the mountains yet to explore a ghost town and old mining site called Independence. Stopped in at Natural Bridge State Park along the way to check out the limestone landscape and tunneling river. Awesome ride, until I hit snow at about 8000 feet. Plenty warm but the snow won out….. Giving it another month or so and ill try back.
New Years eve break from work. Had 4 days. Couldn’t resist getting away on the bike for a bit of exploring. Planned a trip down around the bottom of the central valley then back up the eastern side and home. Took in Carrizo Plain, Sequoia NP and my aunties house. All world class destinations. About 21 hours moving and 957 miles driven…
Realizing that we are on the tail end of summer and that the mountain passes wont stay open forever I packed the bike and made a rough plan to explore some spots in the Eastern Sierras. Basic idea was to summit Mt Patterson then head out into Nevada to look for some possible remote hot springs. The Patterson summit was great and I even found a new road that leads up there, the hot springs were unfortunately a bust. Not much out there except desert, desert and more desert. There is something really amazing about all that space though… Picts taken on a Sony A7II, Sony 24-70mm f/4 and a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. Riding on a Kawasaki KLR650. About 860 miles all up.
Took a weekend trip over the hill to the Eastern Sierras from the Bay Area on the motorcycle this past weekend and brought along the camera (of course…). I have a 14mm Rokinon that has a Sony mount on it to fit my A7II. The Rokinon is a super fun and super wide lens I originally picked up to shoot friends mountain biking in NZ. Its f/2.8 so I thought it would be fun to try out some night shots while out in the woods where there is little light pollution from big cities. Couple that turned out OK. All shot on a Sony A7II with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 manual lens. The first shot is 20 sec f/4 at ISO1600, and the other two are 20 sec f/4 at ISO3200.