The Great Ireland Roadtrip came about when Tourism Ireland agreed to send me to Ireland as a travel photojournalist. Of course my choice of mode of transport was a motorcycle. Motorcycle Rental Ireland, a company based in Naas, near Dublin also came on board and they gave me a couple of fantastic motorcycles and support for my Ireland roadtrip.
What was the aim of the roadtrip/project?
Inspiring Indians and Indian motorcyclists to discover the world on two wheels.
Showcasing motorcycling in a developed country to the growing motorcycle market in India.
Showcasing Ireland's natural beauty via photos and blogs.
Promoting the general notion of discovering your world, travel and photography.
Producing photographs to be used by Tourism Ireland and Motorcycle Rental Ireland for their own promotions.
My role in the trip as a Photographer
I was using a Canon 500D and a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 70-200mm, 100-400mm IS, 24-105 IS L, 100mm Macro, 10-22mm lenses. Below is a set of pictures taken on the Ireland roadtrip, it is a Flash application. Click on it anywhere and then use keyboard arrow keys (left and right) to navigate between different images.
My role in the trip as a Writer
I was responsible for writing daily blogs and projecting Ireland as a top destination to tour around. I wrote a 1200 words article for Bike India Magazine which was published in Aug 2007.