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Skully the Protector

Skully the Protector

[fb_like] Many of the guys (and gals) riding motards on the roads of the Santa Cruz Mountains, especially around Alice’s, will recognize this skull that has been carved into a rock on the side of the road. Did I say road? At only one lane wide in most parts, it’s more like a goat trail […]



Legion of HDR

Legion of HDR

Hang This on Your Wall – Buy a Print! [fb_like] With a short burst of “bad weather” here in Northern California lately, we’ve all gotten the feeling that the extended Indian summer, that is characteristic of our area, is coming to a close. Trying to make the best of it and squeeze out that very […]



Redwood City PAL Award Night

Redwood City PAL Award Night

[fb_like] Last Wednesday I got a call on short notice asking if I was free to shoot at an event the next night. Luckily, I’ve got a pretty flexible schedule and told them that I could be there for the Redwood City Police Athletic League’s 2009 awards night. It was great event with a mixture […]



Drop Everything!

Drop Everything!

Skyline Blvd Sunset, original photography by Joe Ercoli. I got the call and I had to go. It wasn’t a call from God or a deep desire burning inside that pulled me away from the BBQ that I was just firing up to cook dinner. It wasn’t even the call of nature. It was Paul […]



Alleys of the Past Lead to the Future

Alleys of the Past Lead to the Future

Broken Past, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Like my affinity for rat rods and vintage iron, I’m drawn to old buildings, decaying industrial equipment, and other urban elements in various array of disrepair because of the way that they pull me back into the past. Many times, looking at these things helps add to the […]



Dog Days

Dog Days

No Trailer Flathead, original photography by Joe Ercoli. As summer starts to wind down and kids start going back to school, many times I start to think about everything that I didn’t get to or places that I wanted to go. Luckily, in Northern California we don’t get our warmest weather until these later months […]



Mason’s Mark

Mason's Mark

Mason’s Mark, original photography by Joe Ercoli. I got a call last month from my buddy Joey (big daddy there in the white tank) telling me he was getting a new tattoo to mark the birth of his baby boy. I don’t have any ink myself but I thought that it might make for an […]



Coming Back for the Sunset

Coming Back for the Sunset

Redwood City Courthouse, original photography by Joe Ercoli. I remember my first cell phone pics, fuzzy and grainy yet still enough to capture a memory of time and place. Some cell cameras are getting pretty good and the iPhone is one of them. While on my motorcycle most of the time, I try to travel […]



Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants

At the Ready, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Growing up in the SF Bay Area gave me tremendous opportunity to see a hugely diverse range of cool stuff throughout my childhood and even now. One place that I have not tired of (and probably never will) is the Marin Headlands. Just in this calendar year […]



It’s Raining Stars!

It's Raining Stars!

Raining Stars, original photography by Joe Ercoli. No, it’s not a meteor shower or anything else falling from the sky. This is a long exposure that I shot on yet another one of my late nights out and trails of light in the sky are the stars as the Earth moves. In fact, it was […]



Takin’ It All the Way to City Hall

Takin' It All the Way to City Hall

[fb_like] Expecting to see pics from the drag races? Nope, sorry. As has been happening with increasing frequency, my Friday night last week was another late night shoot-o-rama and I just didn’t have it in me to head out to the track in Sonoma with only 3+ hours of sleep. It just wasn’t going to […]



Tommy Gun!

Tommy Gun!

Tommy Hayden, original photography by Joe Ercoli. A lot of entries for the Hayden brothers in the blog, here is Tommy Hayden pulling the train through the Corkscrew followed closely by Mat Mladin, Aaron Yates and others. Getting tired of moto pics yet? I’ve about reached my limit and may just publish the rest tomorrow. […]



Ducati Red, White and Blue

Ducati Red, White and Blue

Nicky Hayden, original photography by Joe Ercoli. I keep mentioning Nicky Hayden and his red, white and blue race bodywork so it’s time to finally show it! During Sunday’s race I was at turn 2 looking down from the track fence. There is a huge amount of run off at that turn and you really […]



The Kentucky Kid

The Kentucky Kid

Nicky Hayden, original photography by Joe Ercoli. I’m a Kawi rider, but I’m also a fan of our hometown boy, The Kentucky Kid – Nicky Hayden. He seems to be a pretty humble dude and I hope that things come through for him on the Ducati. Years ago when I was working at one of […]



Hacker!

Hacker!

[fb_like] As you can tell from most of my shots at this year’s Red Bull USGP, I was really at only two main spots on the track – Turn 2 (the Andretti Hairpin) and the Corkscrew. I moved around a little at each area but that is where the bulk of my shots came from. […]



The Leader of the Pack! For Now…

The Leader of the Pack! For Now...

Stoner Leads, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Coming around turn two early in the race, the field was stacked up close. Stoner leads this chunk of the pack pulling Rossi, Elias and Lorenzo in tow, but the two Fiat Yamaha teammates ultimately pass him. What you can’t see is Pedrosa out in front of the […]



Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden, original photography by Joe Ercoli. If you have yet to see the red, white, and blue bike that Nicky was riding in the race at Laguna this year, this would look like any old race to you. But, this is in fact a shot of him as he was finishing the last practice […]



Bangin’ Bars @ Laguna

Bangin' Bars @ Laguna

Eric Gulbransen, original photography by Joe Ercoli. As a huge fan of the KTM Super Duke, I had to post this pic in lieu of a MotoGP pic today. I had the opportunity to demo a 990 Super Duke complete with Akrapovic pipes for three days and I completely fell in love with that bike. […]



The Doctor

The Doctor

Valentino Rossi, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Until the GP pics are fully processed and ready to go (which is soon), I’ll try to post a photo a day from the Red Bull GP weekend. In some ways I’m just procrastinating writing one huge blog post like I normally do and I’ll just keep stringing […]



Recovering from MotoGP Weekend

Recovering from MotoGP Weekend

[fb_like] Wow! What a weekend! I got my MotoGP tickets at the last minute (thanks to Joe @ Motostrano!) and was able to score a motel at a decent rate in Salinas, CA, about 10 miles from Laguna Seca Raceway. I shot over 2K images last weekend and I’m still attempting the daunting task of […]



Pre-Dawn Adventure

Pre-Dawn Adventure

Before It Awakes, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Phew! Ok, I may still be in recovery mode… Somehow on Monday night, I got a wild hair up my butt around midnight and decided that I wanted to shoot the sunrise over the Golden Gate. After checking to see what time sunrise would be, I figured […]



Shaving Our Way to a Cure

Shaving Our Way to a Cure

[fb_like] Funny story: So, I’m shooting late one night (my usual, about 1 AM) in downtown Redwood City in front of the fountains at the old courthouse square and a car pulls up next to me and rolls down the window. Driveby?! Hardly… Nadine introduced herself and told me that she was organizing a fundraising […]



Flying @ Fort Funston

Flying @ Fort Funston

[fb_like] Question for the locals: Ever been out to Fort Funston? I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area all of my life and I never made it out there. I wouldn’t say that it’s off the beaten path; I’ve passed within a few miles of it every time I’ve driven up the Peninsula on my […]



Big Boys Have Bigger Toys

Big Boys Have Bigger Toys

Western Pacific No. 913, original photography by Joe Ercoli. Anytime that anyone hears that I like trains, they always tell me, “Joe, you’ve got to go to the big train museum in Sacramento.” Even after hearing it several times and looking at the California State Railroad Museum’s website, I just didn’t get what the scale […]