10 PM, almost middle of the night in the remote village of Casteluccio in the Norcia region of Italy. The entire village was built from stones and perched on a hill. The night was cold and chilly. There was not a soul in sight and the lighting was perfect. It seemed that the entire village was a studio for just us and the bike, which in this case was the Ducati Streetfighter, one of the most beautiful bikes I have set my eyes on.
A few more pictures from the same day:
Here is the approach to Casteluccio at 9 PM in the night:
And more shot:
You can see lots more here: http://www.xbhp.com/gitr/travelogue/?p=164
This is Rok Bagaros, an upcoming stunter from a small town in Slovenia. This photo was shot during my ride on the KTM Adventure 990 in Europe in July 2011. Here Rok can be seen sitting in his garage and the KTM125 in the background. Later on we went to the town of Maruska Sabato where I witnessed some fireworks from Rok and his KTM!
The Story behind this photo
As I was riding from Canberra to Sydney on a country road, I entered a village zone where I slowed down. As I was admiring the pretty rolling hills something caught my eye. It was a small airfield with a dirt runway. On its side there were some beautiful horses. One of them was pure white, and the other jet black. My neurons did not had to work hard enough to realize that it is not everyday you get to ride a beautiful white MultiStrada and you also see a beautiful white horse *besides* a road. So no trolling into farms and no trespassing signs. There I went, after some careful maneuvering I parket my MultuStrada just besides the fence that had the beautiful mammals on the other side. Lucky for me, they were used to humans and both of them came strutting down to me, almost nibbling on the MultiStrada as if it almost knew it had 160 odd horses hidden inside it somewhere for company. I just backed a little and shot away using my Canon 5D with the 70-200mm f2.8. This is one photo moment I will cherish forever!