March 9, 2012
As spring draws towards us in fits and bursts, it’s the time of the year to start looking ahead to adventures new, planning missions to escape and enjoy in the year ahead. To help give a spot of inspiration, we’ve once again got regular Singletrack contributor and snapper Benji Haworth to look back over his archive of photos, select one of his favourites and tell us the story behind the shot.
Every month he’ll bring you a high resolution image with the story behind it, with a downloadable wallpaper (including iPad sized version) to cheer up your computer screen..
It was constantly changing up-down-camber-up-down-camber-lip-repeat-until-heart-gives-out. It was truly great, all-round technical riding.
“Taken during a week spent roadtripping around Norway a couple of years ago that ended up as feature in Issue 52. This shot was taken during our first day’s riding there. Our guide, Truls, showed us around his local patch. It was straight into the tricky stuff. There were no big climbs or big descents. Of any extended sections of anything. It was constantly changing up-down-camber-up-down-camber-lip-repeat-until-heart-gives-out. It was truly great, all-round technical riding. The light wasn’t great so there had to be a bit of a compromise with the exposure settings. The main thing was that wanted to keep a fairly deep depth of field to get all that exposed bedrock and pine needles captured in all its glory. This meant I had to come down a bit in shutter speed, go up a bit in ISO setting and put up with the resulting slightly motion-blurred rider and a bit of pixel noise. It’s a compromise that worked I reckon.””
(1/160th @ f6.3, ISO 400)
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As an extra bonus, here’s a bit of video from the Norway trip…