This is a shot of a buddy of mine on our local trails performing a fly-over whilst pulling a whip. A whip is basically whiping out the rear end with the front following suit but the opposite way.
This was a very close ’ to me ’ shot with the rider only being what seemed like a foot or so away. I sat down for this shot and as the rider approached the take off i started to fall backwards so as he was coming over head i would be in the right position.
I took this shot because it is different from the norm. I like to move around alot on a shoot and try different angles. This one paid of for me :)
Because the rider was so close i new he would be travelling at a faster speed so i set my camera to shutter priority and set the exsposure time to 1/200sec. Any more than 1/200sec the rider and surroundings would be frozen and would not look as if he is moving.
Camera settings >
Shutter priority – 1/200sec
Aperture – f/5
Focal length – 22mm
Metering Mode – pattern
Flash – fill flash ( because of the strong backlight )
Exposure EV – none.
It was shot in RAW and later converted in Photoshop CS2. Adjustments were, colour cast, levels, curves and some dodge and burn. It was then saved as a Tiff file for storage and aslo JPEG to upload here.
The location of this work, Moneyscalp Mountain Bike Trails, Newcastle Ireland.
Thanks for taking the time to look and reading how this image came about.