After enjoying the 14kms of winding road, what greets you at the end of the trip is the most breathtaking view I have seen in NSW. My average phone pictures don't do it justice. Do yourselves a favour and head out there. Next time I plan on taking my DSLR to capture some better photos.
For now, enjoy the view.
It seems that where you ride is more important to you than what you ride, as it is with me. Some great shots.... with a nice bit of motorcycle porn to end with.
I'll be interested to see what you can capture with a DSLR.
At the moment I am using a water and drop resistant point and shoot, which is easy to carry, and I have enjoyed using it in a range of situations. On sale to clear out stock for the new model I picked it up for a song. However, unlike the rangefinder film cameras I had years ago to shoot relatively unobtrusively, the lens is mediocre, the sensor is tiny (compared to 35 mm film) and the minimum aperture is quite large..... not to mention considerable shutter lag.
A big lens, a small aperture (f16 or f11 where possible), and a decent sized sensor can capture detail a lot more sharply. I have been photographing some sports events (and have often had pictures used in the local newspaper), but with the shutter lag capturing the moment is more down to chance than anything.
Sooner of later I will go for something better, with an optical viewfinder. Something like the Fuji X10 or the Canon G 15 would retain the unobtrusiveness, and ease of carrying, though would not be as rugged as what I have now.
A DSLR would be still more delicate, and quite bulky to carry and use. On the other hand with a full sized sensor, good sized lenses that can be changed, range of adjustment available and lack of shutter lag, they have some distinct advantages. Over the medium term I'll have to make a choice, but in the end I could well land up with both!