Tuesday, September 27, 2022

 You can click here at any time to see your 2022 Fall photos

JoeRides 2022 Panama City Beach Spring Rally shooting schedule is as follows

Wednesday 9am - 12n
Thursday 9am - 12n
Friday 9am - 12n
Saturday 9am -12n
Sunday 8am - 11am

Be advised that all times are weather permitting
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2022 Fall Update: As much as I hate to say it, this might be my last shoot at Thunder Beach. It's hard to believe that it has been thirteen short years since we first started shooting here. We've had a blast taking all of your pics and I hope that you've enjoyed them as much as we have. I haven't made up my mind yet, I'd love to get to fifteen years. In the mean time, look, smile and wave safely so that I can shoot one of my best shots of you.


 JoeRides Future  : With regards to the future, I'm not getting any younger so I'm just not sure what the remainder of 2022 holds for JoeRides. I pray that I will see you fine folks back here in the Fall. But if I don't, it's been a great ride since 2009. I've been so blessed to have had the opportunity to shoot the pics of so many fine folks along the way. I hope that you've enjoyed this ride as much as I have. Praying I see you in the Fall.
Ride On and Let Your Soul Shine! JoeRides

Shooting Status : If our tent is in the fully raised position, then we are open to shooting. However, I am human and occasionally nature calls and I must make a rest room run so if the tent is up and I'm not out there, I'll be right back. If the tent is in the lowered position and I'm not out there at all, then we are closed for shooting at that time. I have been known to slip out around Sunset to shoot some of Panama City's most beautiful sunsets. So look for us and if were lucky, we might just catch you in a sunset.


Shooting Schedule : Why don't we shoot longer each day? The Sun and it's position plays a huge part in the quality of the shot that I am able to provide you. I have found that shooting in the afternoon produces dark faces and bikes and there is an extreme glare coming off the ocean thus making for a poor quality pic. I have tried on numerous occasions to shoot in the afternoon and it just isn't worth it to you. I strive to provide you with the best quality shots to preserve your memories of your trip and I hope that you understand. 


Shooting Note : I shoot and publish thousands of photos each day so please take note of the of the day and the time that you ride by as I publish photos by day and time and this will help you find your photos faster. We strive to shoot as many pictures of you that we can however there are times when this simply isn’t possible due to traffic along front beach road. Saturday is a particularly heavy traffic day, so for best shots, come earlier in the week and earlier in the mornings if you can. Approaching from the west headed east provides for the best shots so you might consider this when planning your ride by.


Don't forget to smile and to wave SAFELY as you ride past: If you are unable to find your picture, it is possible that I missed you or car prevented me from making the shot. If we have missed you, I truly apologize and I look forward to the next shooting time or rally when we can try again to capture that special moment of your cruising Front Beach Road. We do not advertise our service, instead relying on your good words. So please, tell a friend to ride by along front beach road about a quarter mile east of Hidden Lagoon PuttPutt golf. 


YouTube Videos: This Fall I'm experimenting with shooting videos at various times and locations around the rally and I will be posting those videos up on my YouTube channel. Click Here to be taken to the Joe Rides YouTube channel. Be sure to click on the "Subscribe" button and click the notifications bell to be alerted when any new videos are posted. Please be sure to share this with your friends and don't forget to click that "Subscribe" button.


Safety and safe riding: Front beach road or any street for that matter is not a place for wheelies,  burnouts and unsafe riding practices. Therefore, out of respect of the other riders around you, the folks that live in the area where we shoot and for the Police Department of Panama City Beach, I will avoid shooting those shots of you doing anything that I consider unsafe. I hope that you understand and that you will consider your safety and the safety of those around you. Speeding past me doesn't make your pic look any more dramatic or exciting as the best shots are those where you and your passenger are relaxed and not hanging on for dear life. So please ride safe and enjoy the views.


Photo Publishing Note : I try to post all my pictures up daily and overnight so if for example I shoot you on Wednesday then your pictures should be up for viewing either Wednesday evening or Thursday day and so forth. Again, if I missed you, I truly am sorry and I do hope that you will ride by again for another shot. If you find your picture and there is an unwanted object in the picture that might be discouraging you from purchasing it, please email me with the complete file name (name found below the picture) and let me have a look at it as I have some capabilities of removing unwanted objects from pictures.


Note of patience and understanding: The folks of Panama City and surrounding areas are still recovering from the devastating economic impacts of the China Virus and shut down and social distancing in some areas may still be in play. If you experience delays or inconveniences, please be patient and understanding and give these fine folks a break and room to breathe.  I know that they will greatly appreciate it.

Schedule of rally events: The folks at Thunder Beach Productions are a great group of people and they have worked really hard to make this fall rally happen. They will have the best handle on the events of the rally and therefore I advise you to consult their page. You can CLICK HERE to be taken to their rally schedule page or click on Thunder Beach page to be taken to their events page.


Ride Safe. We look forward to seeing you on the beach.


Anonymous said...

I saw you Wednesday 10/19 right at 12 but I can’t find my pic in the albums

Anonymous said...

I rode by all 3 days and cant find me or my friend in any of them and I know sunday between 10 and noon we rode by

Anonymous said...

I paid my 20.99 but never got my pic without your logo.