lunes, diciembre 20, 2010

best action photos

see the biker Mike Hopkins, falling down center left

Derek Frankowski
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We had been scouring the landscape looking for unique lines to ride and shoot for the film Life Cycles. This opportunity was spotted from pretty much the angle this photo was taken from, on an opposing ridge. The large hoodoo type formation in the foreground is massive. I love the sense of scale that I get when I look at the size of the rider compared to where he is riding.

A lot of things need to come together to get shots that really work and this one had all of the elements. To get it, we came back on a sunny day, waited and watched the evening light transform the shapes of the desert landscape into a more interesting world.

The rider is a professional biker, but also a ski athlete, so the line catered to his style. It’s really important to be working with people that can help you achieve the results you’re searching for. What I think this photo has done well is show mountain biking in a slightly different context and hopefully it has a nice balance of nature and action.

Photographer: Derek Frankowski
Athlete: Mike Hopkins
Location: Big Water, UT, USA

Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8
ISO: 200
F-Stop: f 4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/1000

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