What a nightride – 1st real one of the year!
Had my first real nightride since last December last night. Set off about 6pm and climbed until about 8pm with the sun setting over San Sebastian behind us. It was properly cold, must have been below 10degs, so the air was totally clear and we could see for miles and miles and miles. By the time we reached the descent it was totally dark so we lighted up, I took my first ever nighttime photo and we descended for about 35mins to the lights you can see in the photo.Posted 8 years ago
I'd forgotten how much fun night rides are, it's a trail I've done a lot but it felt amazingly different and the sensation of speed was amazing. My friend Carlos hasn't done much night riding but he was on my back wheel the whole way down and is a definite convert!
Advice on the photo would be fantastic, I'm keen to get some better night photos. I used 1st curtain flash, 3s shutter and set the apperature and ISO to get the right exposure. Maybe would have been better without the flash?
Ahh, Dalbeattie is great for a night ride. I've only done it once and it was as a night ride. We camped around there for a weekend a good few years ago. I remember we rode some parts of it back to front and it was fantastic.Posted 8 years ago
I'm in the Basque Country, north of Spain on the Atlantic coast. This is a local hill called Jaizkibel just on the Spanish/French border.PadowanMember
I love the photo. The silhouette of the rider sitting ghostly behind his lights is a really great and refreshing perspective.
Although the light trains you can get from a early or late flash are interesting to demonstrate movement, I think that your shot captures a feeling of "the unknown lying in wait ahead of the rider" that other shots don't capture.
Exposure-wise I think it's perfect and your use of flash works very well in this instance. Any longer you'd burn out the area in front of the rider, any less and you'd probably miss some details like the coastline.Posted 8 years ago
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