• 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:



  • 02-06-2012
    chillindrdude
  • 02-06-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Nice pictures! Still covered in snow here...
  • 02-06-2012
    Moosey
    2 Attachment(s)
    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.

  • 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.


    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!

  • 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:
  • 02-06-2012
    ianjenn




    Only went out 2 times so far but here are a few....
  • 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:

    Dude that made me LOL.
  • 02-06-2012
    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.


    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
    No real faves, but here's a couple







  • 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
    2 Attachment(s)
    So far this year, I'm liking these. Not so much for the riding content but from the photo aspect, pretty sweet.

    Attachment 672097

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  • 02-07-2012
    Calhoun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndyN View Post
    No real faves, but here's a couple



    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!


    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.
  • 02-07-2012
    AndyN
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Nice Angel Fire shots! The second pic is awesome.

    Thanks man. Can't wait to get back up there.
  • 02-07-2012
    62kona
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here are a few from this weekend in Simi Valley.
  • 02-07-2012
    OffCamber
    Here's a couple shot by my daughter on my iphone. Testing the suspension on my new bike while camping at Santos. Just turned 46 y/o and still just like riding.



  • 02-07-2012
    ryan_daugherty
    My only picture from 2012 so far. .. wait this was from 2011.. so was Gene's.





  • 02-07-2012
    AlsTrance
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OffCamber View Post
    Here's a couple shot by my daughter on my iphone. Testing the suspension on my new bike while camping at Santos. Just turned 46 y/o and still just like riding.




    Nice work man. I'm just a couple of years behind you and would love to work up to these sorts of jumps.
  • 02-07-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Thanks to the mod who stickied this thread!!!
  • 02-07-2012
    bullcrew
    LHere's one I'm digging out right now
    Take off is where bikes at and landing is the board at the bottom below trees, ladders area nono so a plank overhanging a vertical wall that was dug out today and the drop comes in at a couple feet lol.




  • 02-07-2012
    genemk
    Ryan, the photos are winter of 2011-2012. That's close enough.
  • 02-08-2012
    Iceman2058
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OffCamber View Post
    Here's a couple shot by my daughter on my iphone. Testing the suspension on my new bike while camping at Santos. Just turned 46 y/o and still just like riding.

    Pisspot, no pads, 46 y/o and SENDING IT. That's what I'm talking about. Makes me realize there's hopefully many years of fun riding ahead still of me (at 38 I'm just a spring chicken LOL)... :thumbsup:
  • 02-08-2012
    lelebebbel
    This is my favorite one so far this year. I need to get a bit more creative with those jump shots though.
  • 02-08-2012
    aenema
    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:

    Must be Brian Lopes. No shirt and wearing a mask to not get flack from riding a non sponsor bike. Makes perfect sense.
  • 02-08-2012
    danglingmanhood
    Nice shots you guys, OffCamber keep shreddin', and stay young!
  • 02-08-2012
    OffCamber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by danglingmanhood View Post
    Nice shots you guys, OffCamber keep shreddin', and stay young!

    Will do:) Riding bikes is all about having fun and hanging with others with like mindset. I just wish I was closer than 12hrs to the nearest mountains (not counting Cuba). My DH bike would get a lot more use:madman:
  • 02-08-2012
    dirtnut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ustemuf View Post
    2012 so far:

    Any other pics of this ride? Oh and btw +1 rep :thumbsup:
  • 02-09-2012
    mewsck
    second that
  • 02-09-2012
    Dominator13
    Double post
  • 02-09-2012
    Dominator13
    Nice!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
    Nice frikkin drop!!!!!!!!!!

    Any idea how big that was?

    Never seen it from that angle. Actually, never even walked over to that side of it. It is way bigger than that picture makes it seem. Not the most comfortable landing either. Nice work! :thumbsup:
  • 02-09-2012
    William42
    really? I donno, I don't think of it as that big...maybe 7-9 feet high, and 15 out? Having done both, I can tell you its way worse to overshoot then undershoot! I think its relatively smooth if you land in the sweet spot.

    Anyway, I'll try and get some 2012 pictures this weekend, since that was technically shot in 2011 (although I've done it in 2012!)
  • 02-09-2012
    BigBrown27
    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.


    where in wisconsin was the race? im visiting in june, need places to shred!
  • 02-09-2012
    darkzeon
    Nothing really outrageous.







  • 02-11-2012
    ron m.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by darkzeon View Post
    Nothing really outrageous.

    Nice... where is this, bro?
  • 02-11-2012
    cowpatchman6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ron m. View Post
    Nice... where is this, bro?

    Philippines.
  • 02-11-2012
    darkzeon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ron m. View Post
    Nice... where is this, bro?

    La Trinidad, Philippines

    Couple of few more shots...Half drunk most of the time the pics were taken :D











  • 02-11-2012
    scottvt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BigBrown27 View Post
    where in wisconsin was the race? im visiting in june, need places to shred!

    Nordic Mountain in the Wautoma, Wild Rose area. Nothing too crazy, but it's pretty much all we have for DH/FR riding. No lift service, except for special events. Free to ride too, except for special events where you need to buy a lift pass.
  • 02-12-2012
    ron m.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by darkzeon View Post
    La Trinidad, Philippines

    I like how you guys roll, Darkzeon. I knew you guys had to be close to Baguio with those type of trees around you.
    :)