A couple of weekends ago I took a trip to the wonderful (and luckily close-by) Ouray, Colorado with my husband on our big, loud Yamaha RoadStar cruiser. We spent the night at the Box Canyon Lodge, which is an amazing place to stay if you ever get the chance. They have fabulous rooms, spring-fed hot tubs, amazing views, and since it is in Ouray it is within walking distance of everything. On Sunday we drove over Red Mountain Pass to the town of Silverton for lunch. Before we stopped we drove up Molas Pass a little way and found a caravan of Ford test vehicles at the overlook. Including a future model Mustang. It Was Gorgeous.
A few days ago I finally bought the editing software that I downloaded a trial of a long time ago and really liked. ArcSoft PhotoStudio6. It’s simple to use, feature-rich, and works wonderfully. It has HDR and RAW editing features, great enhancement ability and pretty much every other feature I could ask for. I only have two minor complaints: the first would be that you can’t reorder layers, they are stacked on the front as you make them, the second is that there are no fancy presets for HDR editing. The sliders work well, but some ‘artistic’ presets would be a nice addition. I’m more than happy that I finally decided to actually buy it.
Here are the results of the two combined – the trip and the software.
Categories: Photography, Things With Motors, Thoughts
Tags: a20, Canon, Colorado, Cruiser, Molas, Motorcycle, Mountain Pass, Mountains, Nature, Ouray, Photography, Red Mountain, RoadStar, San Juans, Silverton, SuzyTBo, T2i, Tamron, Yamaha
Today the Hubby and I went out for another little adventure on the RoadStar. We headed to the Grand Mesa, another of the fairly local really cool places that I had never been before. It’s really nice up there and being on the bike was all the better – sun streaming down, cool mountain air wisping up under your helmet, and a full view of all the amazing surrounding that you pass – you really can’t beat it.
The only downside of the day was after we got home and I was looking through all the pictures (I took about 150 today). I realized that the image stabilizer switch on my lens had been off the entire time… so some of the pictures didn’t come out as clear as they otherwise would have been. All in all, I still got some pictures that I think turned out really well.
Categories: Nature, Photography
Tags: Bull, Colorado, Cruiser, Elk Mountains, Foliage, Grand, Grand Mesa, Mesa, Moose, Motion, Motorcycle, Mountains, Nature, Photography, Road Star, RoadStar, Touring, Yamaha
Categories: Nature, Photography, Things With Motors
Tags: Barn, Boat, Butterfly, Cabin, Colorado, Cruiser, Deer, Driving, Lake, Lake City, Motion, Motorcycle, Nature, Photography, Road Star, RoadStar, Stream, Touring, Trees, WeeklyWackiness, Yamaha