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    Photo Assignment: Rain

    Yeah, I said it. There is beauty in rain. Your mission is to find it.

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    rain riding!
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    storm damage and havoc
    snow. if you're into that
    beer... in the rain.

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    How about a photo of Michael Indurain?

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    Couple of riding buddies doing the ladder jump at Sweetness.
    The trails at UCSC in Santa Cruz, CA

    Sorry, pic isn't working
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdcore_83


    Couple of riding buddies doing the ladder jump at Sweetness.
    The trails at UCSC in Santa Cruz, CA
    triple fail.

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    Rainy ride today

    All this talk of extended rain and no riding that I had to go for a ride. Stayed on the hard pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    How about a photo of Michael Indurain?
    nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. You been saving that one all year huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo
    All this talk of extended rain and no riding that I had to go for a ride. Stayed on the hard pack.
    Holy crap, it's wet up top of Joes. And it hasn't even rained today yet.

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    Here's the picture. Hopefully.
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    wrinkled flapjacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador

    Isn't that called "turkey tail"?
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    This is from the other month...


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    'Twas a bit of lightning today while I was on the way home. Full aluminum bike, of course I wasn't scared or anything.

    But, pictures:

    .....Yea, MTBR photo uploader? Well, Dirtrag's uploader works just great!
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    wet, windy, powerlines and trees down. no one up here but us and a few turkeys


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    New question here.

    Looks like part of Rockville trails ?

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    The rain sucked with its all day drizzle. Wasn't even photo worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone
    Isn't that called "turkey tail"?
    Hey, that works too. Usually, I just call it "Whoa... trippy."
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    Clementine Dam - Sunday 1:30p

    I took advantage of a brief respite in the rain squalls to halt my ride and snap this. Haven't seen Clementine spilling over with such force since 5 years ago new years even with the north fork downstream of the dam was within a couple feet of the confuence Old Foresthill rd bridge.
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    chairthruster, i wonder how the confluence itself looked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive
    chairthruster, i wonder how the confluence itself looked?
    Quite swollen, but not anywhere near the bridges yet. the water level was about 5 ft from the life vest station down along the confluence "beach". the popular swimming rocks just upstream along the notth fork (opposite clementine trail) are submerged though.

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    Monkey Cross #4

    It was a little muddy saturday...

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    Red Hills Rumble

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    CCCX Sunday was soakin!







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    Compare and contrast:

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    6/13/2010 - 2:23 pm - Trailwork - Hot + dry

    11/7/2010 - 6:56 am - Pre-dawn trail run - Rain + wind

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdcore_83


    Couple of riding buddies doing the ladder jump at Sweetness.
    The trails at UCSC in Santa Cruz, CA

    Sorry, pic isn't working

    I'm pretty sure that when you said the trail name and location you meant "awesometropolis" in South Korea...

    The trail and location you posted don't exist and if they did it'd be illegal to ride there. Use your head.
    The arsonist has oddly shaped feet!

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    During a short break in the rain...

    ...just happened to see this beside the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    snow. if you're into that

    I'm in to it

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    Gnar Rad picked me up at about 1000 ft el on the upper section of Mile.....Perfect Day for a loop, trails were drained+traction was prime......BTW, that's my knit hat in my front kangaroo pouch zippered pocket....it's not all belly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm
    Gnar Rad picked me up at about 1000 ft el on the upper section of Mile.....Perfect Day for a loop, trails were drained+traction was prime......BTW, that's my knit hat in my front kangaroo pouch zippered pocket....it's not all belly...
    Dood. Are you rocking the infamous Bike Mag *****bike? that is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairthruster
    Dood. Are you rocking the infamous Bike Mag *****bike? that is awesome.
    He is the ****bike.

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    You guys do realize that Sully is a legend right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You guys do realize that Sully is a legend right?
    I do. He invented Galbraith...and some bike related stuff.

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    Yeah, I heard about those articles in that rag.....nothin good to say about that, because,like most of you, I love my MB.....so I'll just stfu...and tend to my own biznss on that topic...
    Galbraith Mt was reopened up by a cabal of screwballs that desired more places to MB recreate...I just happened to be a proud member of that cycloceramic crackpot group of perennial loafers....
    We punched through over 20 miles of singletrack over the course of 10 yrs....
    Talk about rainy day stories...
    Off to a Holiday ride .....more pics to follow...stayin on topic of rainy day pics...

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    From Sundays Tennessee Valley to Rodeo Beach rain ride...

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    I was actually kind of disappointed that it hardly rained during the ride. I got back to the car, and the skies opened up.

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    I like off road touring. Over the last two years it has rained a lot in my neck of the bush. Prior to that we were experiencing a 12 year drought. The worst drought in eastern Australia's history, supposedly.

    With this new found rain, I've spent a fair bit of time trying to keep dry when touring, often sitting out the rain in High Country cattlemen's huts and drying my gear hanging from the rafters. I like to go riding, to enjoy the photography. All of these shots were taken in New South Wales.






    Ironically called Sunshine Road, on the way to the Gulaga rainforest, on the South Coast.




    The Western Distributor, South Coast, heading to the Castle in the Budawang Wilderness.



    I particularly like that period when the rain is passing and the mountains come alive. The evaporation forms amazing clouds.

    Clyde River Gorge, Budawang Wilderness.



    Ettrema Wilderness, New South Wales.



    Illawara Escarpment.




    Long Plain, Bimberi Wildernes.




    Nimbin Rocks. North Coast.




    Tinderry Range.




    Warren.
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    Near Devils Pass - Resurection Pass trail Alaska, Soggy Bottom 100 Ride 8/11


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    Passing storm, Royal National Park , just south of Sydney, New South Wales. Watching the storm pass was a good thing.



    The cycle path on the Lawrence Hargraves bridge.




    It has been a good year for rain.

    Warren.
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    Bicentennial National Trail. Mount Tennant, Australian Capital Territory.




    Bicentennial National Trail in the Kanangra Boyd Wilderness. New South Wales.



    Passing storm Mount Maxwell, Kanangra Boyd Wilderness. NSW.




    A light drizzel, Bicentennial National Trail, Yaouk, NSW.




    One of the lanes near home, NW ACT.




    Warren.
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    The third one from the bottom. Did you use a NDensity filter for that look? Or is it all post work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largextracheese View Post
    The third one from the bottom. Did you use a NDensity filter for that look? Or is it all post work?
    LEC, G'day.

    I shoot RAW, that captures the info. Then in Lightroom 2, using the graduated filter mask, I increase the density.

    I've got Cokin soft graduated filters, 2 stop and 3 stop, but when they're stacked they give a magenta cast. The Lee graduated filter set would be good to have but they are $270 purchased on line. That is why I use Lightroom.

    I do a lot of post processing. I enjoy the digital darkroom as much as taking the original shots.

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    Thanks for the response. That really helps. So the cool B&W with the road next to the sea. The dark mood and great balance is also in post? I really like the "grainy" yet clear look of those types of shots. Trying to figure those out. Thanks for all the help!

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    Water drops on a palm leaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largextracheese View Post
    Thanks for the response.
    You are welcome and I'm sorry for the late response.

    Quote Originally Posted by Largextracheese View Post
    So the cool B&W with the road next to the sea. The dark mood and great balance is also in post?
    All I did was dial out the colour in the post processing stage and then I decreased the brightness and increased the contrast to make the image look more atmospheric.

    Over the last few weeks I've been bike-packing over the Baldy Range, Codys Range to the Nottingham Hills in the newly proposed Goodradigbee Wilderness in New South Wales. This last week it has rained somewhat heavily.

    Goodradigbee River Valley to Goodradigbee Ridge.




    Wee Jasper Mountain.




    Crazy rain showers on the Baldy Range.




    A wet sheep.




    The swinging bridge, Goodradigbee River, Codys Range. It wasn't raining here but it was about to.





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    Really cool stuff. The River photo is super.

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    wow. Great photos. What kind of photo gear are people using when they are riding in the rain? How do you mount your setup to keep things dry?

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