Sunday, December 20, 2020

Not much riding....last day of Fall

Not much riding, metro roads are way too crowded these days and the several days worth of light snow preclude me taking Brigitta, the '87 R80 Beemer out for some exercise for now; as the neighborhood streets are covered in hard packed snow/ice.

Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Patrol of course could get out, we tried for sunset pics midweek but it was blah....though precusor to sunset through the clouds was pretty good:

Sunday, I helped neighborhood friend Dale B. change out his first tire on one of his scooters.  We used the Harbor Freight tire changer in my garage.  Though we got by with plain old tire irons, it reminded me that I have to retrieve the better irons and the tire changing tool from Baja Tools from the URRV.

Two other neighborhood friends had recently bought a couple of Yamaha Dualsports.  Together with them, and Dale's 220cc Scooter, we all set off for a ride through the eastern plains under brisk but bearable weather conditions.

We ended up taking a break in the small town of Kiowa and after getting gas, Dale had us pose the motorcycles/scooter against a local bar front:

Kiowa, CO

Sunday evening produced a pretty good sunset, at least as compared to the last two attempts at sunset pictures!  Below are pics shot with both my new camera and Thing Two's's a pretty good camera though I find its software interface not as easy to use as Sony's.  However, it saves in RAW format!

Sony HX80

Nikon D5600

A couple more with the Sony's zoom function of distant Pikes Peak:


CCjon said...

That little SONY has a good lens on it.

On the comparison shot with the NIKON, were you using a tripod with both cameras?

The details are sharper with the NIKON so the sensor is larger?

But the SONY has more warmth in the images it captures. Did you shoot both images in jpeg? Same post-processing with both images?

Inquiring minds want to know......

redlegsrides said...

Thanks for the feedback CCjon! Same post-processing on saturation or vibrance changes on either. Nikon shot in RAW...some noise in sky in sony image required selective blurring. Neither shot with tripod, just resting camera on the ground for steadiness. Larger sensor on Nikon. 24 vice 18 megapixels. Fwiw my sony a5000 only had 20 megapixels.

SonjaM said...

They are lovely colourful shots altogether. Dom. Wishing you and your family a festive season and keep well y'all.

redlegsrides said...

Danke SonjaM! Merry Christmas to you, Roland and yours.