This shot was made at the 1st round of the British NPS ( national points series ) which was held at Ae ( A ) forest, Dumfries Scotland!
I darkend the areas surrounding the rider to give the overall image more impact, more so on the rider! Fill flash was used just behind the rider to make him stand out more from an otherwise sublte backround.
Dodging and burning is what i used to darken the areas down. I also used Levels, Curves and Reduse noise as this was shot in RAW.
Camera settings >>
Shutter speed >> 1/60sec ( while using Panning to create movement )
Aperture >> f/4.5 ( using this aperture kept the rider in focus while
blurring the backround )
Focal Length >> 50mm
Metering Mode >> Pattern
Flash >> fill flash ( as explained above )
Thanks for taking the time to look