Aaron got last sun on his quali run just before it started to rain heavy for the other qualifiers. A second later the takeoff was dark.
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Aaron got last sun on his quali run just before it started to rain heavy for the other qualifiers. A second later the takeoff was dark.

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 the problem is that pleople say" wow, best mtb photography i ever seen" and than in the "2012 Photo of the Year" - Round 3 the pic was eliminated by an other pic not so good
  • - 39
 I think that was a really good comment... That was kind of an intelligent observation... Mhm... You must be smart... MAH! someone already gave you a neg prop so Nay! You are so full of shit! HaterS gonna hate!
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 My question is simply, why this picture has been eliminated? 23.6% against 76.4??!! WTF??! I don't understand how a worse pic have much more votes than this! clearly that is the photo of the year .. hence have commented that way!
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 I was just sarcastic, I agree with you 100%. If something is too big for people they just turn on defensive program calling the critic a hater.
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 THis pic wasnt in poy contest
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 This is great photo, but a mountain bike photo contest should focus on the mountain biking, not the scenery.
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 brendog whip is epic. you can say it worst than this photo, but I won't.
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 @UtopianDream : a photo contest is a photo contest (by definition right?). So I guess it should have nothing to do with scenery, only a bit with biking, and a lot with photography.
But no, this is definitly not a good shot. Composition may be original but is a clear fail. There was another from Val d'Isere (with Minaar I think, or maybe Gwin again?) which was REALLY impressive.
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  • + 21
 Ridiculous photo! It's truly original. It was such a great race and great place!
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 I like where this trail is heading.
  • + 12
 ok one does not simply bring it up.. i thought i told you before haha
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 Shouted "Bloody hell!" as soon as I spotted the bike. Fair play.
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  • + 15
 this is possibly the best mountain biking photograph I've ever seen.
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 HOW DID THIS LOSE IN THE POY VOTING??????
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 i was wondering the same thing.. i voted for this one
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 I guess people didn't see the rider, so they tought it was just a landscape pic...
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 You know what? I didnt really like this photo much.... until i viewed it in X large. It is way better bigger. I did vote for the whip off pic because I was there and the pic captures the energy sooo well.
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 the whip pic i probably better riding wise anyway .. there is not much happening here
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 sooo completely off-topic, but did anyone else notice the Portal/Aperature Science logo in the middle of the "POD" at the top of this page?
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 haha that's awesome, can't beat a bit of portal. well you can actually, going out riding...
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 gclarida- I feel ya as much as it appears to be unpopular. It's almost as tough to spot the rider as it took for him to get there (slight exaggeration I know). I'd rather see the expression his face at that moment. Props though.
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 Amazing landscape but I peronally like photos that show the rider in more detail. show this to the average joe and he will think its just a picture of a mountain. only true bikers can appreciate the intensity of this shot.
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 This is amazing. That trail looks like alot of fun! Anybody who has conquered a killer climb knows this is what its all for.
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 probably the best dh racing photo ever...
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 Only one thing wrong with it " i aint there" but i love it anyways
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 Maybe a parachute was a good idea today....
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 simply incredible, one of, if not the best photo I've seen for a long time...
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 wow....is that the site for the next Red Bull Rampage????
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 Thats one step drop!!!!!!!!
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 and is that another network of trails to ride on the other side there?
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 Just incredible
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 Now thats a backyard!
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 Like a game of wheres wally!
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 Some backdrop thats for sure, Sickness
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 THIS SHOULD BE THE PHOTO OF THE YEAR!!!
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 I honestly can't stand pictures like this. It's almost like playing find the rider. I get what's its trying to accomplish but it annoys me. I dunno just my opinion
  • - 3
 I agree, I prefer pictures in which the rider is the center of action haha
  • + 5
 You can't appreciate the scope and context it puts our sport into? When I actually saw Gwin, and took in the whole photo, the photo painted a mental image of the true mountain slayers these DH racers are. There's something of an "epic" quality that the composition provides, like watching a man take on a titan almost.
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 Amazing photo!!
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