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Taylor sage been confiscating bikes in costa mesa since 2003. No Dig no ride taken to another level.

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There is always a compromise somewhere when it comes to choosing the right gear when it comes to size. Usually the built in lens (non interchangeable) type cameras have their limitations due to trying to be something for everything. Either with variable apertures or very small sensors or not wide enough lenses. I use a g7X for some point and shoot style photography (some camera is better than no camera) But nowadays fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your perspective) phone cameras can even do the job used in the right situations.
Ive had full page action shots run in print shot on older model iPhones a few years ago. Considering the medium the shot is to be used or shared via can also determine your specific camera choice too. ever evolving.

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Hopefully future inspiration too. Not dead yet! ha

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Cheers. Its always about the story. The photos are almost secondary half the time. Gary Perkin and Duncan Philpott and I would often have these perfect captions floating around in our heads for certain riders or situations that we were itching to use in a slideshow and just waiting until the perfect photo moment presented itself to run.

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 11/19/2017 8:46 PM
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Yeah you always had the neatest most tricked out bikes. Maybe they were too clean though. LR - too many people using other peoples presets and filters. And that could lead to laziness and perhaps too much digital design and not enough old school photography. I do use Adobe so I'm still keeping you employed dont worry.

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Sorry for the late answer. Finally the seasons work has slowed down and catching up to unfinished business :-)
I used the Olympus Micro 4/3 OMB system for a good couple of years and was pretty happy with it when the light was good and the shots could be somewhat planned or wider and scenery focused VS cutting edge tightly timed action. I now have a sony a6500 which is a good replacement. Better tracking AF for action, better low light performance. I did not go the Sony full frame route a lot of others have taken because i want my "compact" adventure big day set up to be just that. Small and compact. The crop lenses are a bit smaller and lighter. Going any bigger and ill just take my Canon 5Dmkiv. I find the smaller and lighter the camera the more often i will take it along on everyday rides where unplanned photos or light present themselves at random.

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Ha. You did but then we went even tricker for Andrew Neethlings and Ankas custom Worlds Bikes.
I can't remember which Dirt Cover you are referring to but i do have a lot of Josh Bryceland shots i can send you. :-)

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slide seven. Its a butterfly not a moth. Hence the original caption. Float like a butterfly sting like a bee. Come on Spomer!

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Added a comment about slideshow It All Comes Down to This - EWS Action from Finale Ligure, Italy 10/9/2017 1:41 PM
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Well if they asked permission and she was cool with it then yes. Thats what really matters. I obviously ran it past the two of them first and they were fine with it. Dirt posted a double page pic of mine of Peat taking shit at Ft william at the upstairs lift station before one of his race winning runs. Its sometimes all relevant and part of the story. Josh has his penis out so much it is def part of the story. I hope you dont follow him on instgram or watch any of his Insta Stories. Oh and back to Anka, there are published shots of her taking a pee bare bum and all at a long ago Cape Epic stage race she did so i guess its all good.

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Added a comment about slideshow No Easy Win - Enduro World Series Finale Race Action 10/9/2017 5:31 AM
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I'm going to claim my aspen prediction as a bit of classic sports science 101:-reverse psychology. A motivator for Sam to overcome his previous weaknesses. Thus setting up for a finale like this. Basically I'm claiming Sams win! Haha.

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Added a comment about slideshow It All Comes Down to This - EWS Action from Finale Ligure, Italy 10/9/2017 5:24 AM
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Sorry. But it's the internet and there's a lot more of worse out there. But fair point that you don't need to see it here so apologies. We do tend to push the boundaries on vital coverage and get all forms of intimate content/interviews acess with the pro riders this is just part of that I guess and I'm proud of it. Try blank it out next time or get a smaller screen!

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Added a comment about news blog 2018 Enduro World Series Schedule and Race Locations 8/9/2017 3:20 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say too many N American organisers or venues are looking solely for a ROI - there is no passion spirit or risk takers and maybe more importantly little help from host towns and tourist agencies that kick in around the rest of the year. While yes, Aspen could have done another year after their great job it is also good to go to new venues and give venues like Aspen for example to build even more cool tracks like they did this year. Don't solely blame EWS and UCI for not coming to USA but rather the lack of community who are willing to do (like Windham banded together to do) But i do agree it is mind boggling to think there is no stops where a big percentage of the industry has their HQ and you have top riders like Gwin and Rude. Make it happen.

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it came down to available dates next year. Everyone wanted to avoid a clash with CWX slopestyle and DH weekend. Im sure Aspen will be back at some point. It was sweet this year. Often giving some venues a break means even better racing on more new trails the next visit.

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Added a comment about slideshow Big Track, Big Speed - MSA World Cup DH 8/3/2017 6:16 PM
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This is 2017 including 1998 and this year it's 20 years as stated racing here at MSA as stated. You really should double check the facts and maths before commenting like this

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Added a comment about slideshow INSIDE-OUT IN ASPEN - Race Action from the Enduro World Series 8/1/2017 9:54 PM
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yeah, did squash two friends in the save though.

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Added a comment about slideshow INSIDE-OUT IN ASPEN - Race Action from the Enduro World Series 8/1/2017 9:53 PM
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yep. passed a lot of people up the climbs.... Doubt he would/could use it if there weren't chair lifts though. Too bad he flatted the one stage.

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Added a comment about video Crushing, Carnage & Comedy - Vital RAW Enduro World Series, Aspen 7/29/2017 10:43 PM
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for the record that was a joke. i shoot many triple digit plate bros!

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Added a comment about slideshow History Made - Fort William World Cup Downhill Race Show 6/5/2017 12:33 PM
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This is where you are wrong. No one complained about the actual technical sections. It was the man made flat transition sections between. Problem areas and potential problem areas were noted and pointed out to uci after track walk, training and qualifying. Some sub standard work fixing said sections was done half heartedly one of the days. And you would be wrong in thinking it was only a few complaining. These were man made sections that needed work to make track raceable and safe. More than one broken collar bone from the one axel deep rut littered with boulders. Not cool and avoidable.! If this was your marshal area you would not have stood for it and would have sorted it out. Maybe time to roam a bit more

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Yeah, these pics are great, but i refresh vital 100 times a day on race weekends for the slideshow with audio!

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I'm also riding blind with a 15kg camera bag.

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