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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by stiksandstones, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. stiksandstones

    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    Went to fontucky to shoot Kovarik for DIRT-MBUK-Chain Reaction, I am not posting those, but here are some 'quality snaps' of some amateur dudes if anyone gives a phluck. These guys were all guinea pigs for my flashes, hence the lame flash positions and settings.












     

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    How could we not care - always good to see people riding. Especially being sick the whole weekend stuck in the apartment.
     
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    That flash really shows all the bling-wear.

    except for the poor KHS guy.
     
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    Great photos, I think I need a white frame this year. lol
    What camera/lens combo are you using?
     
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    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    I think even my flash was snobbish and said "I dont wanna pop for that roachy khs bike" ;)

    And for the person that asked about my gear, a bunch of canon things and profoto in studio.
     
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  7. Damo

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    Did roost guards come into fashion while my back was turned?

    First kid in the dancing slippers looks pinned .

    Best pic there however is of your wee kid stik... Cute...:thumb:
     
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    TLD moto pants are so this year?! Earthed 5 and Sam Hill trends have already shown up
     
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    welcome back, where have you been??

    Great shots- did you stay in the RV?
     
  10. ianjenn

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    He has been running pants about 2-3 years now. Not sure if those are 08 or 07 versions! The overall pics seem a little dark not sure what you like your whites at but using flashes makes that an entire new pain to deal with!
     
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    Me likey. Is that an all white (including linkage) Demo? So who won flashiest kit?
     
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    Good shots there. Those kids are pinners.
     
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    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    In regards to ridemonkey? I bailed from this joint after the worlds because there was no more racing to bitch about...but I am getting excited for 08' race season so I began lurking.

    I just ran out to fontana with Nigel yesterday, had to be home at 4:30 for a charity event that the wife and I were headed to, I got home at 5:30.....wife was stoked.

    No RV in tucky, Next MTB RV excursion will be sea otter.
     
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    I think the pics overall are kinda gay, I wouldnt say dark. At fontana if you underexpose a bit, the dead flora and fauna doesn't seem to appear so gross. I see everyones 'properly' exposed fontana crap and it looks disgusting. I have never ever seen a rad photo from fontana, I wish flipper or someone could go out and show me if it is even possible.
     
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    I know what you mean about the brown, and light yellow "plants". I can usually get the rider right but the background is awful looking either to bright, well recently just too bright. What about using a 3 stop stop or so ND filter and running like F2 and blur it all away? I think your pics are good as always the riders are bright and pop real well and you got that wheel motion in, I cant get that real clean usually!:disgust1:
     
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    What have you been doing? Going to be around for BMR on 3/2? Or what!
     
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    If they allow you to park it. ;)
     
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    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    haha, no sh1t.

    But, the 'lady' emailed me yesterday and found me a large spot, so its handled-despite the extreme cost! ;)
     
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    Hey Ian, your shots have really been improving, and especially so over the last year. They were good back in '06, but now you're getting some great photos very consistently. Props!
     
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    love the eyes and exposure in the first one... money.
     
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    Just curious but why are so many people wearing roost protectors?
     
  22. altix

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    Connor Bloum
     
  23. -FLUIDRIDE-

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    Let's hear some updates.

    Pro men DH & Mtx?
    Jr x DH?

    What's going on down there?
     
  24. ianjenn

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    Ben whats up how did it go? See Leland down there?
     
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    Kovarik and Aiello. I can't recall the rest.
     
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    How close was Aiello? Good enough for a podium in pro again?
     
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    No idea. Sorry.
     
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    Mainly today it was due to how quickly the rock section could tear you apart, Alot of crashes there yesterday and today. Not that is was super bad, Just real easy to get knocked off your line and find yourself on the wrong side of the bike.....





    Hey Stik, was that you grabbing your flash up in a hurry when I Went through the rocks??? I got knocked off My desired line, had to make up a new one, Not sure who it was, but someone was panic grabbing up a flash as I went through
     
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    kevin was 1:51:80, 8th in pro, 1st in Jr.
    i was 1:51:65, 7th in pro
    kovarik was 1:47...somthing

    2nd thru 8th in pro was about a 2 second difference

    yup i saw and rode with leland at least once Ian, good fun. he was down in the 2:00s or something. i forget his time
     
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    So no DH bike riding the last 3 months wasnt a good idea for him!:busted: J/K
    We will see what happens on F#@%..... you will be there right?
     
  31. altix

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    naw, i dont ride that trail =] i think i might come watch tho
     
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    Great shots Stickman, I've been trying to learn to shoot with my flashes and so far they've been coming out terrible...every time I think I have it figured out I find a new way to screw it up. lol
     
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    Naw dont be too hard on yourself, You've put up some greta shots here
     
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    Couple shots My Brother Got today, More to follow later, Snapped a Picture up top


    And he snapped a Pic during practice

     
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    Doubt it, if it was today, not a chance-because I could not be bothered to go out today...and yesterday I did not shoot in 'the rocks' because the section looked incredibly lame on film.
    But if I am mistaken and I did get in your way, I do apologize.
     
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    Naw it was today, no apologies needed Even if you did. Was just curious if it was you or not.


    My Bro was thinking the same thing about "The rocks", that and he was catching alot of attitude from the Mass of Spectators at that particular Location, He was hanging out up by the water tower
     
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    Some of my photos from Sunday...

















     
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    I took some photos Saturday afternoon. I have a bunch of homework before I have time to get them though...
     
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    is that Dylan?



    if it is...raise that visor.:busted:
     
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