Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bonneville Reborn Unveiling - Austin, Texas #BonnevilleReborn #Triumph

There is one other thing I am passionate about besides Photography; one other thing that gets my mind from the grind, the air in my hair, and that is, the twist of the wrist. Hello Triumph Bonneville !
After 15 years, the British motorcycle company finally redesigned their revered classic with 5 new models, one 900cc and four 1200cc.  The Bonneville Reborn Tour set across the USA with 4 units to unveil and display.  January 19th, they arrived at Woods Fun Center and the party began at 6pm. #BonnevilleReborn

First unveiling was the 900cc Street Twin. The price is right starting at $8,700. So I bet this model will sell well.

Cliff, the Regional Manager for Triumph explained specs and other valuable information about this and other models.

Next bike unveiled was the two-tone black and white T120 ... This model was very attractive, with many details that reminded me of old-school motorcycling, yet, with additional of high tech features.

Then finally, the one we were all waiting for...Thruxton R.  The audience let out audible gasps at its brilliant display. It just had to be red. Red says fast, and the gold Ohlin shocks says performance handling.  I could not wait to throw a leg over and reach for the clip-on grips, to see if it would fit my small frame. 

 The clutch is so light and smooth !

Kevin Schwantz, World Champion Road Racing
I brought my off-camera flash and did some detail shots of mostly the T120 and Thruxton R.  With the crowds it was a matter of being patient to get some good photographs.

Kevin Schwantz
This black Street Twin was fired up briefly and the rumble was surprisingly deep for a stock exhaust.

The hopes for an early Spring arrival. I have a deposit on the Thruxton, Racing Green, but I am torn between it and the T120 ... Anyway, one of them will be mine when they arrive !

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Alex Winters Photoshoot

Local singer/songwriter Alex Winters has just released a new CD, " Black Roses " , a powerful love song that I usually find stuck in my head.  I like those kind of songs. Her release party was coming up and she wanted to do a photo shoot for visual material and promotion. We needed a location and Jim Fain of A Premium Blend offered his studio for our shoot. Laura Atkinson, owner of Gatzby Salon of Georgetown , did hair and make up.

I used #Sony #A7RII with 90mm prime lens and a couple of speed-lights.

A composite using downtown Austin for the background

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sony and a Sunset

RSX Studios - Rudy Ximenez Photography provides services for a variety of disciplines for several different clients.  I sometimes need to shoot just for myself just to relax my creative process and enjoy making images to my own liking.  Because I enjoy walking and smelling the flowers or watching the birds fly across the sky, and usually have my camera with me, it's a perfect opportunity for landscape and scenic image making.

I could tell from the clouds moving in that weather was about to change after another long drought in Central Texas.  Thirty-five days without rain and warmer than normal temperatures. On my walk though Lake Georgetown,  the sunset was about to come alive for me and my Sony A7RII with the 16-35 F4 Zeiss lens.  I appreciate the fantastic dynamic range of the jpgs.  Extra-fine is my selection when I don't select RAW.  Processed in Lightroom CC.   Let the magic happen.

Earliest time before colors in sky began to change. ISO 200 f10 1/60 @ 16mm.
This image was featured on ABC-KVUE Weather Snapshots

Colors begin to come in.  ISO 400 f11 1/250 @16mm

ISO 1000 f8 1/200 @ 16mm.

ISO 1600 f9 1/100 @16mm.

Last image of the evening, ISO 1600 f10 1/100 @ 33mm .
 In Lightroom I do quite a bit of painting with the brushes, "Dodge n Burn" .  Some colors need a little bit of help to get that look I love and expect.  The jpeg files are easy to work with while I find the RAW files really need EXTRA processing to get the look I want from the file.

Thank you and remember to visit my website for more info. RSX Studios