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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.

Stevie

Tags

bike, biking, competition, downhill, extreme, freeride, freeriding, ireland, irish, millgate, mountain, newcastle, nps, racing, stevie

Comments

  • Stevie Mancini
    Stevie Manciniover 6 years ago

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 6 years ago

    Hi Stevie… Were you not scared of him falling and hurting your camera LOL.
    Brilliant shot mate, I like the action…Although it makes me tired thinking about the exercise LOL

  • Yea just a bit more than in the pic above lol

    Thanks alot jason, much appreciated dude

    Take care

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • Stevie Mancini
    Stevie Manciniover 6 years ago

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaover 6 years ago

    Sweet, sweet capture Stevie. Amazing the things photographer do to put some variety in photos. Well done.

  • Yea, ive never really been the one for standing around much lol I like to try different angles. I was once up a tree trying to get ’ That ’ shot, never got it lol.

    Thanks alot man, really appreciate your comments.

    Take good care

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Thanks alot Jeff, much appreciated mate.

    Take care

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • keleka656
    keleka656over 6 years ago

    Another great action shot. Well worth the risk you took to capture this. Im glad you AND the camera got through it ok. Excellent!!!

  • Thank you alot keleka. It sure was a close session that day :)

    Take care and many thanks for popping in, much appreciated.

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • retsilla  sport
    retsilla sportover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture.
    I really admire what you would have done to get this one!!

  • Thank you very much Retsilla. Its always good to here your thoughts on my work.

    Take good care my friend

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • Barbara Caffell
    Barbara Caffellover 6 years ago

    WOW! great shot!

  • Hello there Barbara,im glad you like this one.

    Thanks for the comments

    Take care

    Stevie

    – Stevie Mancini

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Mooreover 6 years ago

    The things we do for our art LOL!! Great capture Stevie.

  • lol down and dirty in this one Sarah :)x

    Thanks alot my friend, means alot!

    TC

    – Stevie Mancini

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 6 years ago

    Congratulations! on some really and truley fine work….

  • Thank you Rita, really appreciate your comments on my work, means alot :)x

    TC

    – Stevie Mancini

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