• 02-06-2012
    Iceman2058
    The 2012 DH/FR Your Best Shot of the Year Thread
    Since we did one of these last year, we should make it a tradition. It's only February, lots of you guys will be snowed under still, but I'm sure there's already some great shots out there. I'll start us off, here are a couple of me, taken yesterday by my good friend Reuben Shaul:

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7681129/p4pb7681129.jpg

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7681148/p4pb7681148.jpg
  • 02-06-2012
    chillindrdude
  • 02-06-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Nice pictures! Still covered in snow here...
  • 02-06-2012
    Moosey
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    Mine so far... These were just simple shots, I'll try to get some better ones later.

    Attachment 671895

    Attachment 671900
  • 02-06-2012
    dankist4x4
    This is from a race up in Wisconsin. Funny thing is I didn't realize I was putting any style into any of the jumps till I saw this pic.

    http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/d..._4901825_n.jpg
  • 02-06-2012
    William42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dankist4x4 View Post
    This is from a race up in Wisconsin. Funny thing is I didn't realize I was putting any style into any of the jumps till I saw this pic.

    http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/d..._4901825_n.jpg

    gonna be the ******* here, but if you don't realize you're doing that in the air, you're probably not very good/riding dangerously stupidly, and probably shouldn't be in the air that much.

    But honestly, I bet you realize that you're steezin, and you just didn't realize you were getting it that steezy, in which case I take it all back!

    edit: also, because opinions are like a5sholes, heres some content of my own!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...98494058_n.jpg
  • 02-06-2012
    dankist4x4
    haha, yeah I guess I knew I was putting some style into it I just didn't realize I was throwing the steez down.

    edit: I just realized that this is for 2012 pictures and not last years
  • 02-06-2012
    genemk
    3 Attachment(s)
    Here's a few.
  • 02-06-2012
    William42
    I really like that second one genemk, it looks rad.
  • 02-06-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am humbled...can't even put any of mine up....great photos !!!
  • 02-06-2012
    ustemuf
    oh come on william.. that picture isn't from 2012, who are you tryin to fool!

    2012 so far:
    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p5pb7686724/p5pb7686724.jpg
  • 02-06-2012
    ianjenn
  • 02-06-2012
    William42
    hahaha, I only have video of me esploding my wheel on that drop in 2012, no pictures, but you called me on it so I guess I should go produce a 2012 pic.
  • 02-06-2012
    bullcrew
  • 02-06-2012
    Will Goes Boing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ustemuf View Post
    oh come on william.. that picture isn't from 2012, who are you tryin to fool!

    2012 so far:
    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p5pb7686724/p5pb7686724.jpg

    Dude that made me LOL.
  • 02-07-2012
    Moosey
    1 Attachment(s)
    does it look better after some editing?

    Attachment 672044
  • 02-07-2012
    Iceman2058
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    does it look better after some editing?

    Much better colors, yes. But I don't think the cropping works with the fence, you'll need to leave at least a little sky in there still. The original has a nice sense of size and scale to it, there is room for a little cropping for sure, but maybe not as much as your second version. My two cents'...
  • 02-07-2012
    scottvt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dankist4x4 View Post
    This is from a race up in Wisconsin. Funny thing is I didn't realize I was putting any style into any of the jumps till I saw this pic.

    http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/d..._4901825_n.jpg

    YES! I was racing that day too, all the pics Joe took of me were on the steeper rocky part just before this jump. Sounds like they will be bumping the race up to early spring this year.
  • 02-07-2012
    Moosey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iceman2058 View Post
    Much better colors, yes. But I don't think the cropping works with the fence, you'll need to leave at least a little sky in there still. The original has a nice sense of size and scale to it, there is room for a little cropping for sure, but maybe not as much as your second version. My two cents'...

    noted, thanks for the advice, i was thinking the same thing, but wanted to try this too. I'll work on the cropping a little more.
  • 02-07-2012
    AndyN
  • 02-07-2012
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    noted, thanks for the advice, i was thinking the same thing, but wanted to try this too. I'll work on the cropping a little more.

    Agreed with other poster - colors yes, composition:no...

    Moosey, check out the photography rule of thirds and keep it in mind when you are cropping. This is a very elemental form of adjusting image composition to make it more appealing to the human eye.
    Rule of Thirds
  • 02-07-2012
    eabos
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    So far this year, I'm liking these. Not so much for the riding content but from the photo aspect, pretty sweet.

    Attachment 672097

    Attachment 672098
  • 02-07-2012
    Calhoun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndyN View Post

    Nice Angel Fire shots! The second pic is awesome.
  • 02-07-2012
    B-Mac
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by William42 View Post
    edit: also, because opinions are like a5sholes, heres some content of my own!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...98494058_n.jpg

    Nice frikkin drop!!!!!!!!!!

    Any idea how big that was?
  • 02-07-2012
    genemk
    Thanks William42. Your drop photo looks sick! Would love to have stuff like that to ride.

    Ustemuf, that photo is too amazing for words. Thanks for a good laugh.