I chose this photo because it’s fairly simple and pleasant to look at. The lighting is plain but very clean. I really like the way the rider mimics the form of the buildings in the background, and also the way the rider is composed next to said buildings. The sunset has very nice tones and isn’t too powerful. Overall the photo is simple, clean and easy on the eyes.
“I took this photo of Evin Reed at Chuck Bailey park in Surrey, BC. Honestly I don’t remember the exact date or time, but I took this picture sometime in the summer last year. I’d say it was around 7PM. I used my Canon 7D with my Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 and a single Canon 430EX flash for this shot. Settings were 1/250 at f.7.1, ISO250 at 20mm. I was cruising around the park with Evin and saw the way the sun was setting and immediately ran to my bag, haha. It took a couple tries to get the exposure right and the shot to “his footjam standard,” but it turned out great nonetheless. We were both pretty stoked on it.”
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If you saw the first “Into The City” that Focalpoint put out then you know what you’re in for now. Big city vibes, well-filmed clips, grinds, lines and good times. Nighttime footage, gym shorts, street performers. Marnold, Daniel Johnson, Cooper Brownlee, Melbourne.
Posted in BMX, Video
Tagged Adam Stone, Bolts, Cooper Brownlee, Daniel Johnson, Dave Dillewaard, Diz, Focalpoint, Jack Kelly, Lachy Swanton, Luke Vandenberg, Marnold, Melbourne, Rhys Yeomans, Troy Charlesworth
I’ve said it before- the tuck no-hander is one of my least favorite tricks. However, this photograph transcends my distaste for the tuck and I’m pleased to present this week’s photo. There’s a perfect balance of dirt and trees, with the rider nestled comfortably in the dark area of pine. The red shirt plays off the green background quite amazingly and the small speckles of dark blue evening sky combined with his orange grips round off a pleasing color palette. The lighting is great, the timing is on point and using the dirt in the foreground in the bottom-left corner keeps your eye contained within the image.
“This photo is of my buddy Augie Adee doing a tuck no hander in Bakersfield, CA. I haven’t really shot much at his house this year so, when I got a text saying Mike Saavedra and a group of guys from France who he calls the French Connection were coming to town I grabbed my gear and drove over to Augie’s house. He has an amazing back yard set up going from crazy dirt jumps to a mini ramp. I had to wait until the sun began to go down so they could ride the trails, soon the sun went down enough to shoot. I decided to set up my flashes on the second jump that’s a right hand hip after I got everything set up, I began to shoot a few shots as they warmed up. and like always my cowboy studios trigger began to not want to work on my main flash after I put some fresh batteries in it fired. After I got my flashes figured out Augie threw this amazing looking tuck which he had to do twice. I would like to thank Augie for having to do this twice.
Canon 55-250 lens
Canon 270ex flash (left hand side of the jump)
Vivitar 550 fd flash (right hand side)
Cowboy studios flash triggers
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“Large railhop photo of Marnold that never got used for anything but I was hyped on it. The landing was so shitty for this hop with it being soft dirt in between plants and tree’s. The run up also had issues being such a tight cut in but Marnold got it sorted 2nd shot. You can download the image here to freshen up your desktop background.” Cooper Brownlee
“I’ve been really fortunate to meet up with Ryan Lloyd, Luke Peeters and the crew at Gorge Road Trail in New Zealand during their very last hour of filming for the United video « Aesthetics »… Many thanks to Nathan (the Boss of this piece of paradise) to allow me to snap couple pics here…” -Vince Perraud
“Last Hour in NZ“