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Marlfox87 glg-photography's photo
Mar 3, 2015 at 8:31
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Where's the link to nominate for poy 2015?

Marlfox87 rachellefrazer's article
Feb 27, 2015 at 13:43
Feb 27, 2015
Photo of the Year 2015: Five Minutes With the Finalists
Both photos are great, and honestly, not liking a photo because it just doesn't sit well with you is fine. But remember, if you open your mouth to trash someone's work without first trying to figure out why the photo makes you feel that way, you'll probably be the one who comes off looking foolish, In closing here's a quote from above, "Some of the comments are also cruel and ridiculous and I wish some of the readers could one day see how much effort all these photographers have to put into their art to make these images shine for you."
Marlfox87 rachellefrazer's article
Feb 27, 2015 at 13:43
Feb 27, 2015
Photo of the Year 2015: Five Minutes With the Finalists
I agree with rc3kartusa. But here's my two cents. Judging a work simply because it doesn't adhere to such a vague notion as "the essence of biking" is a weak excuse at best. Especially when in reality all professional shots are "set up" to one degree or another. No photos happen spontaneously, and the best photos, (for me it's the ones that inspire you to get out there and ride your bike) often taken hours of planning, set-up, and processing. However, the way people talk on these forums it's almost as if they believe only "truly authentic" mountain bike photos are captured by mystical woodland fairies who only emerge to take pictures when the rider has reached a predetermined level of rad. Such judgements are unrealistic and to a degree delusional simply because they prescribe a romanticized illusion to an object rather than acknowledging the reality of that object. And unfortunately when that illusion is shattered by the reality (which will almost always happen), they complain that the artist did not do a good enough job of sustaining their illusion. The illusion that the number of tries it takes to get a photo reduces its value just doesn't work. I would bet my life savings that even though Laue was lucky enough to have gotten his shot on the first try (congrats to that man), if he hadn't he would have had those riders running that section until he got it. Just like what Lorence had Hunter do. That's simply what great photographers and riders do. Also, the notion that one photo is deemed of lesser value because of it's commercial or "advertisement" qualities is just rubbish. Especially since Laue's photo was taken whilst shooting as for Scott's product launch, and Lorence's photo originated from an artistic collaboration between a rider and a photographer.
Marlfox87 laurenjenkins's article
Feb 25, 2015 at 8:11
Feb 25, 2015
Video: The Hobbit Goes Heli Biking
Should've been dropped off by an eagle.
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Marlfox87 joakimandreassen's photo
Feb 3, 2015 at 7:07
Feb 3, 2015
Very nice shot. Technically speaking I'm not sure why it's so strong, but soon as I opened it I felt the pull of an amazing photo. Good work.

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Jan 31, 2015 at 14:18
Jan 31, 2015

XFusion Hill dropper ppst

$50 USD
Well used but fully functional dropper post. Needs cable and housing but those can be picked up at a bike shop for dirt cheap. Seatpost has 125mm of travel Seatpost clamp diameter is 31.6 Buyer pays shipping and PayPal fees.

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Jan 31, 2015 at 13:59
Jan 31, 2015

Marzocchi Bomber 55 ata

$250 USD
Newly rebuilt Marzocchi Bomber 55 ATA. Was used very lightly before being replaced. Had been stored in a fork box since then. Some small scuffs around the crown, but stanchions are in pristine condition. 20mm thru axle. 125 to 165mm travel Air spring Steerer was cut at 8.5"

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