Added a comment about slideshow ON THE RAGGED EDGE! Enduro World Series 3, Montagnes du Caroux, France 5/14/2018 1:55 PM
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I know. Unfortunately practise sessions were split so no opportunity there then due to start times no opportunity to shoot the masters in the race either. He’s been killing it at CX, Marathon and DH too. Legend.

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Aaron Gwin's YT TUES from Croatia 4/25/2018 2:46 AM
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29" also took up positions 2-6. 5 out of the top six might be saying something. Gwin is an anomaly prob like Ratboy would win on a 26"

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Enduro World Series, Colombia - Sam and Cecile Victorious Again 4/2/2018 2:03 PM
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Unfortunately it was not possible this round, practice was split in two. With top 150 practicing some stages while rest of field (including junior women) were on other tracks. Same goes for race, we were only able to follow top 30 men and top twenty women - some great new talent in junior women - Ella Connelly would have been top ten, in her first year racing Enduro.

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/27/2018 10:21 AM
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Mix of both. Alloy wheels are sometimes easier to fix, hammer and bend back with pliers if need be to continue. I would say it wasn’t the material of rim causing failure at this round rather the random rough nature and sniper rocks combined with long runs high speed lots of elevation and rider fatigue at altitude like never before

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/26/2018 1:51 PM
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Somethings can be fixed and some can’t. Not every flat is the same, some are more tire related and a tube or plug can save the day, others are more severe or rim related and can not be ridden down flat. Once a rider looses a certain amount of time and thus positions they won’t receive any rankings points for that round, so to risk injury in a crash riding non functioning equipment for no points makes no sense. If adrien could have fought on he would have. Oton lost a minute the day before - he was able to plug and reinflate tire and carry on fighting back up to 11th and in the points, so in closing there’s a lot happening out there in these vast stages (not all can be covered or even seen, so info is murky at first) - none of the top guys are unprepared these days - they all want it bad, no one wants to pull out.

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/26/2018 1:43 PM
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Graves wheel gave up on the last stage, he did great to nurse it that far pulling great times along the way. The most DNF’s and flats in any EWS thus far. It’s wild out there, most DNF’s were wheel and it body related, but some great stories out there, McKay Vezina running the Kidson on Sunday and Kiwi Charley riding ALL of day one with only a front brake just so he could be allowed to race Sunday. True grit.

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/26/2018 1:39 PM
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***It was just a few meters before the start of stage four, so maybe a few style points than usual thrown in for the camera out of stage, although he was equally sideways and roosting in Saturdays in stage Stg. 1 shot on vital - and he got third then

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/26/2018 1:37 PM
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Worse when it's happening to a friend. Or anyone for that matter. The camera was put down between the crash sequence and portraits BTW. I scrambled to help until medic arrived (in seconds)
What made it better to stomach, one of the many great race doctors Dr. Nico Thumbb (real name) - Chile’s best hand surgeon was right there and cleaned and stitched Anita up on site. All the doctors getting around the tracks on bikes. Legends.

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Added a comment about slideshow SAM HILL WINS - EWS Chile Race Action and Interviews 3/26/2018 4:56 AM
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Adrian’s flat is mentioned in a Sam Hill photo from stage four. He retitred then and was never seen again hence no photo.

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Added a comment about slideshow DAY 1, DUSTED - RACE ACTION AND INTERVIEWS - Enduro World Series, Lo Barnechea, Chile 3/25/2018 9:54 PM
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Always riding top to bottom, shooting different spots along the way, although had to stop and plug a hole, shot women at that spot then cracked on to shoot the men at the end by the steep tech and crowds.

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Added reply in a thread Over 1000 Bikes Found in SoCal Drainage Tunnel 11/19/2017 9:53 PM

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

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 11/19/2017 9:51 PM
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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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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 11/19/2017 8:49 PM
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Hopefully future inspiration too. Not dead yet! ha

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 11/19/2017 8:48 PM
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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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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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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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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 11/19/2017 8:40 PM
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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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