Thursday, November 19, 2009


Post by Steve Temple

So you may have noticed that we've been absent for the last couple days weeks months. We have really good reasons though. After a loooong Sturgis, both Michael and I needed to take breaks. I took off with my wife to Europe for a 12-day cruise through the Mediterranean visiting Venice (Italy), Dubrovnic (Croatia), Athens (Greece), Santorini (Greece), Naples (Italy), Rome (Italy), Florence (Italy), Cannes (France) and Barcelona (Spain). It was an incredible trip and cruising was a great way to see so many places without ever needing to unpack and repack over and over. There are pics from the trip at the bottom of this post.

Michael hit the east coast with double duty, a vacation with family from abroad and shooting The Gypsy Run that wound it's way through Vermont, New York and New Jersey. With 2 weeks of time off, we were both ready to dive back into work. We had a few non-motorcycle commercial shoots in Sept. and Michael ended the month with a trip to wine country in CA for a Charity dinner and Doobie Bros. concert.

October came and went in a flash. We had a few commercial shoots for a manufacturer of stainless steel and copper hot tubs, but we also went out to CA for Custom Chrome and shot their 40th anniversary party and two new bikes commemorating the occasion. Included as part of the shoot, we took a group of CCI employees and friends on a ride down Highway 1 along the Pacific Ocean to get some shots for their catalog. The day wrapped at Johnny's Bar in Hollister for a post shoot beer and group shot against the mural alongside the bar. Check out the pics at the bottom of this post.

As for November, I cannot believe one week from today is Thanksgiving! The older you get and faster time flies by. Anyway, as we entered November Michael had just returned from shooting the Lone Star Rally in Texas. The attendance and vibe were off the charts this year! Back at the studio I was prepping for a shoot with Sucker Punch Sallys. They finished Flos Flyer and another bike for Progressive Insurance and wanted them shot before hitting the shows.

I know I mentioned Laconia in the title of this blog post, so here it is. Laconia 2009 has been posted to our website here. Check out all the pics Michael took at this years rally in the Weirs.

Custom Chrome 40th Anniversary:

My photos from our cruise in the Mediterranean:

Gondolas in Venice.

Walkways or streets that wind through Venice.

The Acropolis in Athens.

Nice view in Oía, a small village in Santorini, Greece.


Wall painting inside Pompeii's bath house.

The Coliseum in Rome.

Inside St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican City, Rome.

Dress in a window. Eza, France.

La Sagrada Familia by Gaudí.

Passion facade. La Sagrada Familia.


Whiplash Photog Blog said...

good job as usual guys - glad ya'll made it back.

John E. Adams said...

Welcome back and thanks for a glimpse at a beautiful set of images! Only wish I had been traveling the world as well instead of the same highway in rural SE Georgia daily for the last couple months!


John E Adams

Mad River Motor Company said...

Bring on the Gypsy!!!

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