Saturday, September 22, 2007

Swarm the Pier II

I posted up pics from the insanely awesomeness ride "Swarm the Pier II." It was a big mass ride starting at the Bicycle Kitchen in East Hollywood, winding down to meet up with more West Side ridazz in Culver City, then off to Venice Beach and finally north to the Santa Monica Pier. To keep with the swarming theme, some came out in insect attire, with bees the popular choice, and kazoos and other noise makers were handed out to make some buzzzzzzzz!!!

Midnight Ridazz Flyer

Flickr Set: Swarm The Pier (139 pics)

Ride Start Location

Swarm The Pier

Culver City Meeting Point : Panorama

Culver City Meeting Point

Venice Traffic Circle

Final Destination: Santa Monica Pier : Panorama

Santa Monica Pier

BMX at the Pier

View Atop Santa Monica Pier: Panorama

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Flickr Set: Swarm The Pier


  1. Hey Gary...

    digablesoul from the ridazz... Great pics man. I'm trying to learn how to take night shots and your stuff is awesome. Real quick question.

    Using a fixed 50mm lens that has the ability of getting that f/1.8... is that what gives you that ability to have the exposure at 1/200? Your shots are crispy and I need that. I've got a D40x and put an order in for a 50mm f/1.8 so maybe it'll help me out. Thanks in advance...


  2. I shoot with a 50mm 1.4 and do most of my shooting in RAW so I can boost exposure some in post without clipping out detail. For night shooting I recommend getting the widest f-stop you can reasonably afford.