Undaunted and challenged to create more of a mood or a style to accompany a certain technical proficiency, I set out today to re-shoot some of the same angles but with a greater emphasis on using more of the in-scene elements. I didn’t necessarily want to silhouette the rider because he’s still the subject of the image and there are certain details I wanted to remain in the image, but I knew the direct sunlight had the potential throw-off the exposure settings. The camera was set to “burst” in order to capture a series of shots as the rider launched off the berm, crossing the line to the sun and this one happened to record just as the rider emerged from blocking the sun.
Ahh, the quest to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment, on the right settings, with the right elements, in the right locations, on days with friendly weather and the time to go back if necessary. Whew…… If you see a photograph you like and determine in your mind that the photographer “got lucky” and snapped a remarkable shot, think otherwise. There are very few get lucky moments.
Side note…must confess I photoshopped this a little in order to bring out more detail in the rider. Don’t hate.