BlackRapid Photo-Moto Ride 2023 – Part 2

Once a year, some photographer friends of mine get together for a multi-state motorcycle ride. For the last few years, it’s been branded and put on by Ron Henry, the founder of BLACKRAPID. This is part 2 of this year’s ride. (See Part 1 here.)

After waking up in California, we headed up the coast through various towns.

We picked up a new rider and photographer in California named Robyn Richardson. Being from the area, she led us on some curvy and beautiful roads as we moved through the state. We eventually stopped at a famous biker stop called the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The owner gave us a tour of his place, and we stayed for a bit to order food and eat outside.

From there we explored various roads and highways, hitting mist and fog, sunshine, and a bit of rain. Here’s some of the photographs I created as we rode.

There’s some famous biker stops along the way, and we stopped to see them all. Neptune’s Net is one, and it was set in a beautiful location.

Here’s a selfie of Ron Henry (founder of BLACKRAPID) and I.

From there we went up the road a bit to look off a cliff and hang out. I got out my small drone and created this fun group portrait overlooking the ocean.

We eventually landed in Santa Barbara, and got hotel rooms for the night, ate dinner and relaxed – talking about our adventures and planning out next day’s ride.

Coming up in Part 3, we explore the small roads and towns surrounding Santa Barbara. The creative side of my brain really loves to see the world as abstract squares, so I’m often running away from the group here and there to capture the square abstract in my mind. Here’s some of these from these two days in this area.

Coming up, I’ll share more images from our ride through California (part 3), then our ride home through Death Valley and the Utah Salt Flats (part 4).

In the meantime, it’s back to school week here in Utah. It’s time to updated kids’ photos as well as your family portrait before the beautiful summer green dies off.

Give me a call at 801-728-3317 and let’s set something up.

And until next time, America.

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