Book Review: Jupiter’s Travels in Camera

Jan 06, 2014 View Comments by

When Ted Simon’s round-the-world motorcycle adventure saga Jupiter’s Travels was first published in 1979, it did not include more than a few of the thousands of images he captured along the way. Now, over 30 years later, Mr. Simon has released 300 of his favorite photographs in the book Jupiter’s Travels in Camera from Haynes […]

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Nikon 1 AW1: Could THIS be the Ultimate Motorcycle Touring Camera?

Dec 12, 2013 View Comments by

A couple of weeks ago I posited that the Sony RX10 was the perfect motorcycle travel camera. I’ve changed my mind; the Nikon 1 AW1 is the ultimate motorcycle travel camera. And no, Nikon didn’t pay me to say that. Let me explain… For the past year I’ve been doing a lot of shooting with […]

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Sony RX10: Could This Be the Perfect Motorcycle Travel Camera?

Nov 27, 2013 View Comments by

Sony has recently introduced the DSC-RX10, a super zoom camera that may well be the perfect motorcycle travel camera. Just what does it take to be the ideal image- capturing device for motorcycle touring? Excellent image quality during the day. Very good performance when the sun starts going down. A nice lens that is wide […]

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Just Ride

Oct 15, 2013 View Comments by

It’s 7:00 a.m. and we’re heading down Route 9 in eastern Kentucky. There’s a morning chill in the air, fifty-something degrees, tempered by the raised windshield and heated grips of the Kawasaki Concours 14 and the closed vents of the Aerostich. Sandy’s on my six with his FJR. Directly ahead of us is a scene […]

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Framing the Shot

Sep 30, 2013 View Comments by

Framing a photo is an art, or at least an important part of hitting that shutter button.  Framing allows us to manipulate a scene. It lets us focus on what is really there. It can highlight something that would otherwise be overlooked; conversely, it can also be used to hide objects. I’m choosing the above […]

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My Fourth of July

Jul 22, 2013 View Comments by

Happy (belated) Fourth of July to all of you Adventurers. Today I am sitting on anchor in Egegik, AK. It’s a small fishing village that is part of the Bristol Bay Region. Our sockeye season came fast and early and now we are all standing down, waiting for more fish to show. Typically the peak […]

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Bonus Photos: Roanoke, Virignia Shamrock Tour

Jul 05, 2013 View Comments by

Quite often when we publish a tour article there are plenty of great photos that don’t make the cut because of the inherently limited space in the magazine. Such was the case with our recent Roanoke, VA Shamrock Tour. So, in order to do this beautiful area justice, here are some of the extras that […]

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Hot Shot: Motorcycle Photography

May 14, 2013 View Comments by

Great photography is one thing that distinguishes RoadRUNNER from most other magazines. Having no photographic background, other than the usual family album shots, it’s quite a challenge taking worthy pictures with a rather basic compact digital point and shoot camera. We usually take around three hundred shots while on a tour, most of which are […]

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Touring Weekend Photo Tour With John Flores

Mar 15, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle touring and photography go better together than baseball and apple pie. After all, when was the last time you had apple pie at a baseball game? On the other hand, we’re all lucky enough to ride in some pretty special places, and for some of us it’s natural to stop, smell the roses, and […]

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Fuji Rides the Retro New Wave with the X-E1

Mar 06, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re the kind of rider that likes modern interpretations of classic bikes and eschews cordura and hi-viz yellow for classic, durable leather, then the Fuji X-E1 may be the camera for you. Literally dripping and oozing with retro style, the metal and faux leather finish harken back to the days before SLRs, when rangefinders […]

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GoPro or Go Home

Feb 18, 2013 View Comments by

GoPro’s are all the rage these days, and the motorcycle world is no exception—and for good reason too. You can get some great shots and video with this little device. It’s a great tool, but it’s not perfect yet. When I go out for a ride, I usually set the camera in either two or […]

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Bonus Photos: Nepal, Jan/Feb ’13

Feb 01, 2013 View Comments by

After surviving their trip through India (chronicled in the Nov/Dec ’12 issue) RoadRUNNER’s world travelers, Simon and Lisa Thomas, crossed the border into Nepal. Their journey through the world’s most mountainous country appears in the Jan/Feb ’13 issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine. Here are some extra photos that did not make it into the original article. […]

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Pentax cameras for Digital Riders

Jan 09, 2013 View Comments by

Pentax wanted to show us three cameras that they thought suitable for the motorcycle tourer. The Optio WG-II is a rugged all weather camera that can be used in the cold, under water, and in other extreme conditions. The Q10 is as small as a point-and-shoot but has interchangeable lenses just like a DSLR, and […]

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RoadRUNNER Speaks with Panasonic at PhotoPLUS

Dec 18, 2012 View Comments by

Panasonic brought a panoply of cameras to New York and had three in particular that they wanted to show us—the new GH3 mirrorless camera, the FZ200 super-zoom, and the mighty compact LX-7. New York based pro photog, and fellow-motorcyclist, Rick Gerrity was also there to share some real-world experiences with Panasonic cameras. The GH3 is the much-anticipated successor to the GH2, […]

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Getting the Shot

Dec 17, 2012 View Comments by

Last week I talked about taking the road less traveled and finding the hidden gem of Dos Lagunas, which was in a ranger station in remote northern Guatemala near the border of Mexico. The most common way in is a two-day donkey ride, which the locals would take, or in the dry season you can […]

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