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    Weekend Pictures

    I did lots of riding, but not many action shots. Today was solo day.

    Yesterday, these are on a line me and james built when we were camping at the spot, its a gap over a hump on the existing trail with an alternate hip line to the left.



    It was kind of dark, but next time I get out there mid-day (the only time there's any real light in these woods) I'll get some pics that really show whats goin on.



    In case ya'll needed additional proof that I rule, I packed that takeoff with bongwater.



    On the way home from the spot saturday evening.



    Today I hauled ass up to Dupont State Forest in NC after work to get a mountain ride in before dark. It was sick, only my second ride with extended DH on this fork. It still rules.



    Waterfall. There's a ten foot ledge in there somewhere....



    Told ya.



    Its fall.



    Hope you enjoy these, I'll have riding pictures this week hopefully, I haven't gotten to do much of that lately.

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    Awsome pictures, looks sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    I did lots of riding, but not many action shots. Today was solo day.

    Yesterday, these are on a line me and james built when we were camping at the spot, its a gap over a hump on the existing trail with an alternate hip line to the left.



    It was kind of dark, but next time I get out there mid-day (the only time there's any real light in these woods) I'll get some pics that really show whats goin on.



    In case ya'll needed additional proof that I rule, I packed that takeoff with bongwater.



    On the way home from the spot saturday evening.



    Today I hauled ass up to Dupont State Forest in NC after work to get a mountain ride in before dark. It was sick, only my second ride with extended DH on this fork. It still rules.



    Waterfall. There's a ten foot ledge in there somewhere....



    Told ya.



    Its fall.



    Hope you enjoy these, I'll have riding pictures this week hopefully, I haven't gotten to do much of that lately.
    pics look nice, what camera are you using? another one of them nikkon d70?

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    Very cool, looks like a great place.

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    bongwater makes dirt 2x as hard...
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    Who's the broham on the blue IMP?
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    sick...

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    Very nice pictures.
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    Great pics. How far do you live from Dupont? I would kill to be able to do afternoon rides at that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider167
    pics look nice, what camera are you using? another one of them nikkon d70?
    No offense but if thats a Nikon D70 is not being used very well.

    Great pictures but not D70 quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
    No offense but if thats a Nikon D70 is not being used very well.

    Great pictures but not D70 quality.

    Whatever you say buddy. I know its not my best.

    Actually I shoot with a rebel XT, but I take it you don't follow my picture posts....not to mention my numerous magazine publishings?

    Its not about the camera, if you think anyone can just pick up a d70 and turn out quality....you're wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaFish
    Great pics. How far do you live from Dupont? I would kill to be able to do afternoon rides at that place.
    About an hour.

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    Sick sunset shot. I just got the same camera as you. Don't listen to freeridedownhiller. I don't know if that kid even rides bikes or takes pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
    No offense but if thats a Nikon D70 is not being used very well.

    Great pictures but not D70 quality.
    ahaha let's see some of your great pics you little punk...

    oh you don't have any

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachdank
    Sick sunset shot. I just got the same camera as you. Don't listen to freeridedownhiller. I don't know if that kid even rides bikes or takes pictures.
    The sunset shot is just cool. I've never been able to get a shot of the sun to turn out that clean.

    Oh and yeah zach i have to agree with you about FRDH
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    love your pictures especially the sun
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    great pictures, and bikes. i want that imperial so badddd. that 3rd pciture looks pretty crazy is it a step down jump? looks like u can jump way down thta hill. great shots
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    Good job!

    Good shots !!!!! I might be back @ the spot today....any other shots from sat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicodude01
    Who's the broham on the blue IMP?
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    Telling!

    "I packed that takeoff with bongwater."

    I'm telling yer mom.

    Those are nice photos. I don't think you need to shoot when there's more light. I think the flash and slow shutter are working great. In fact, if you try to shoot when there's more light you're going to have to deal with a bunch of contrasty, speckled light and shadow. I think these are perfect.

    On the other hand - I've never been there so I have no idea what I'm talking about. Take some winner and show me I'm wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    "I packed that takeoff with bongwater."

    I'm telling yer mom.

    Those are nice photos. I don't think you need to shoot when there's more light. I think the flash and slow shutter are working great. In fact, if you try to shoot when there's more light you're going to have to deal with a bunch of contrasty, speckled light and shadow. I think these are perfect.

    On the other hand - I've never been there so I have no idea what I'm talking about. Take some winner and show me I'm wrong

    It does seem to be what's working best in that part of the woods, but I have trouble getting cool pictures that show what I'm trying to convey....IE the flow and arrangement of the lines. I can get a nice shot that shows the rider and his style, but typically it doesn't show the line very well.


    Here are a couple older shots that are (in my opinion) more successful portrayals of this same spot.




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    Is that Jesse in your last pic? Looks like him trying to throw down the whack style
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    No Offense

    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
    No offense but if thats a Nikon D70 is not being used very well.

    Great pictures but not D70 quality.
    The camera doesn't determine picture quality. It helps. But it doesn't make the pictures for you. That's like seeing a picture of one of my pitiful jumps and telling me the VP Free is better than that. The jump has nothing to do with the bike.

    ThoughtfulPirate has already had a magazine cover. He's got a lot of practice in and pretty muchknows what he's doing. Those photos were shot in really demanding conditions and he was being creative with the exposure and lighting. They were tough shots.

    I checked your photos and you've only posted one - of your camera. Until your photos start crushing the competition, maybe you'd better just ask for advice. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings - just dropping some science. Hang out and be a little humble and you'll learn some good stuff here.
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    In The Trees

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    I can get a nice shot that shows the rider and his style, but typically it doesn't show the line very well.
    In the trees is always tough. I just did some photos at Soquel Demo and it wasn't easy. Next time I go I'm taking the radio slaves. The light was so crappy that I converted them to B&W to make them look good. I think it worked fine. But I've got plans to do better next time.

    By the way - before you guys start dissing - that's a 29er hardtail with vbrakes and a Suntour fork. Mr. Heim is thrashing it good.
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    nice pics. your scenery pictures are really good. nice camera too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    ....not to mention my numerous magazine publishings?
    which magz?

    nice pics. i like the flash and blurred backgrounds. and of course, that miami vice steezed sunset.
    i also like the water shots, although better natural light would be a bonus. did you use a tripod for any of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter.
    Is that Jesse in your last pic? Looks like him trying to throw down the whack style
    Whack? I whipped that one out to dry by god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    which magz?

    nice pics. i like the flash and blurred backgrounds. and of course, that miami vice steezed sunset.
    i also like the water shots, although better natural light would be a bonus. did you use a tripod for any of those?
    Nah I don't have room in the camelbak for a tripod, so either handheld or rested on rocks (hence the funky angles).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    In the trees is always tough. I just did some photos at Soquel Demo and it wasn't easy. Next time I go I'm taking the radio slaves. The light was so crappy that I converted them to B&W to make them look good. I think it worked fine. But I've got plans to do better next time.

    By the way - before you guys start dissing - that's a 29er hardtail with vbrakes and a Suntour fork. Mr. Heim is thrashing it good.
    I really want to get some slave flash setups, this spot would be perfect for them I think, the jumps through the woods would lend themselves to some long lens shots so nicely, but to get any light I have to be right up on them with flash. I need to buy a nice external flash too, I'm still using the built-in.

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    Slaves

    You don't need a fancy flash if you're using radio slaves. Once the flash is off the camera, it's all manual. Just buy a powerful, but cheap, Vivitar. They're great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    You don't need a fancy flash if you're using radio slaves. Once the flash is off the camera, it's all manual. Just buy a powerful, but cheap, Vivitar. They're great.
    What to I need to get to get the radio setup? I'm kinda low on cash since I threw the 36 on my Foes, but I'm making solid money at work and I'd like to get some new camera gear as that hobby has been pushed aside lately to get my bikes prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    What to I need to get to get the radio setup? I'm kinda low on cash since I threw the 36 on my Foes, but I'm making solid money at work and I'd like to get some new camera gear as that hobby has been pushed aside lately to get my bikes prime.
    Cuttin down on the reefer wont hurt either... (But only if your short on cash...)
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    $500?

    You might have to invest $500. I have the low-priced PocketWizards. They cost about $400 a set, after you buy cables and adapters. Then you need a flash. Any old flash with manual controls will do. You just need to be able to control the output. Getting the exposure right is a combination of moving the flash, changing the output, and adjusting your aperture.

    There are a few options for radio slaves now. Calumet and Quantum make some and Tamrac is distributing a set made by some new company. Those may all be cheaper alternatives than the PocketWizards.

    And cutting down on the weed might actually be good advice. I don't know what it's going for these days, but 10 bags might equal your radio slave kit.
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    bongwater?....whats that?

    Get off yer arse and on yere bike!

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