This is a typical shot of our day riding. Hit the trails and push back to the top for another run. Each run, you try different tricks, some make them some dont, some even fall.
This was taken on a very beautyful summers day in May which turned out ideal for a trail shot. On a normal day, there is not much light gets onto the trails, well not enough for a shot like this anyway.
I didnt have my tripod with me on this occasion so i opted to hand hold the camera. A mixture of my hands moving and some of the riders moving gave the results you see here. Sharp were it needs to be, and blurred else were.
Camera settings >>
Shutter speed >> 1/40sec
Aperture >> f/4.5 ( to allow more light onto the censor, without using the ISO )
Focal length >> 62mm
Metering mode >> Pattern
Flash >> no flash ( none needed )
It was shot in RAW and later converted in PS CS2. Adjustments made were, levels, curves, hue/saturation, reduce noise. It was then saved as a Tiff file for storage and a JPEG for uploading here. All this work was done using Layers.
The location is ’ Mary Peters Jump Trails ’ Belfast, Ireland.
Thanks for taking the time to look