Picture of the Month - August 2011

Sep 21, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
Picture of the Month is an article showcasing the best Pictures of the Day from the month before. We take the most viewed photos from the previous month, and pick our favorites out of the top 10.<br><br>This month's photos seemed to include a few more that don't fit the 1024 pixel big picture format, so unfortunately a couple of good ones have been relegated to the Honorable Mentions. The number one shot this month is a no brainer for me, it's definitely one of my favorite race shots of the year, Ropelato looks like a rocket ship. My second choice is a photo that was picked mostly based just on style alone, and there was a bit of complaining about my number three choice when it was POD, so I'm sure there will be again, but I'm sticking to it. I think it's a great photo and definitely worthy of being here. Number four is a really interesting shot, and five is just a spectacular crash. I don't often pick crash shots as POD, even though they get a lot of views, and I won't normally pick them here. There is usually nothing great about the photography, people just love to watch something tragic, like a train wreck...
  Picture of the Month is an article showcasing the best Pictures of the Day from the month before. We take the most viewed photos from the previous month, and pick our favorites out of the top 10.

This month's photos seemed to include a few more that don't fit the 1024 pixel big picture format, so unfortunately a couple of good ones have been relegated to the Honorable Mentions. The number one shot this month is a no brainer for me, it's definitely one of my favorite race shots of the year, Ropelato looks like a rocket ship. My second choice is a photo that was picked mostly based just on style alone, and there was a bit of complaining about my number three choice when it was POD, so I'm sure there will be again, but I'm sticking to it. I think it's a great photo and definitely worthy of being here. Number four is a really interesting shot, and five is just a spectacular crash. I don't often pick crash shots as POD, even though they get a lot of views, and I won't normally pick them here. There is usually nothing great about the photography, people just love to watch something tragic, like a train wreck...

....as demonstrated by Mitch Ropelato. Ropelato was absolutely pinned coming over this drop. A few riders pulled up and launched but Ropelato just flat out sent this.
  1. Mitch Ropelato by Colin Meagher - 31,177 views


freeriding big thanks to www.ezobrand.com www.delayedpleasure.com
  2. Josh Lane by Lunatyk - 29,604 views


pumptrack sequence
  3. Ferry Oosterveld by Pedalpark - 30,218 views


From trip to Austria
  4. ZED by Deutschland - 32,630 views


Karl s crash
  5. Karl and Ian by Silvia Films - 46,163 views


<b>Honorable Mentions include:</b>
  Honorable Mentions include:

"Troy Brosnan during UCI World Cup 2011, La Bresse, France" by Vanja. This is our first runner up with 32,147 views, and if it had been large enough to fit into the big picture format it probably would have slid in around 2nd or 3rd place.

"Jorn is hitting this sick roadgap..." by Sebastian Lehmann with 32,930 views is another great shot that would have made the top 5 had it been a little larger. Keep in mind that our big picture format uses images that are 1024 pixels on the long side, any smaller than that and they won't display properly here.

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73 Comments

  • 132 2
 I like number 5, it reminds me of myself..
  • 22 2
 giant makes a glory...i guess " the agony of defeat " didn't fit on the downtube!
  • 31 2
 Yeah, "the agony of defeat" really wouldn't "fit" on the downtube of Danny Hart's Glory.
  • 7 0
 i feel like num 4 would have been infinitely cooler if the other rider was riding the rear berm
  • 13 0
 WHERE IS DANNY HARTT!!!!
  • 31 2
 number 3... that blurry ass piece how did it make it?
  • 15 2
 i think its not blurry enough, i can still make out part of the bike
  • 12 2
 How the F*uck did number 3 even make in to POM!
  • 7 0
 agree w/ sessionman. How did Hart's brutal whip from the worlds not make it on POD or POM?
  • 1 0
 number one all the way it is so sick
  • 4 1
 if your hating on three you dont understand the technical aspect of the shot, so just shut your mouth, i think ian knows a thing or two so just lay off
  • 1 0
 are you talking to me?
  • 1 0
 ^Where you hating on #3?
  • 1 0
 love it how theres 4 glorys in 5 of the pics Smile
  • 1 0
 ^second that!
  • 1 0
 no i was just saying i liked pic number one haha??
  • 2 0
 You're just clueless aren't you.
  • 1 0
 what the hell why are you trying to talk shit you dont no me and i was just saying that i liked pic number one like every one else saying wich one they liked.
  • 2 0
 That guy obviously was not talking to you, as all you said was you liked the first one. I tried to help you realize that but I guess that was out of the question.
  • 1 0
 the frog one looked cool, the blurry one genuinely hurts my eyes
  • 10 5
 Don't get what people hate about num 3, personally I think it's freaking awesome .
  • 5 1
 Maybe its because its the only picture without a full-face helmet?
  • 16 2
 I think people are hating on number 3 because the shot is almost all about the photographic qualities and not about the rider(s). I know very little about photography so to me it simply looks like a blurry berm shot. I know its called "Photo" of the day but since its on a website like Pinkbike, shouldn't the photo be more about biking and the rider than just photographic qualities? Just a thought...
  • 2 1
 I like number 3, just can't figure out if there's only two different riders in the shot or more.
  • 4 0
 If you look closely there are two different riders, one with a white shirt and one with a black shirt. It's a sequence of them ripping through the berm at pretty high speed, it's shot at 1/250 as a sequence, and you need to be going pretty quick to get that much blur at 1/250...
  • 1 0
 I thought there was two, I think I was just hoping for more.
  • 6 1
 why isn't j-peters doing POM anymore?
  • 5 0
 PB is abandoning Californians
  • 1 1
 No, he abandoned it, hadn't been done in several months when I took over. And I'm from San Mateo originally if that counts for anything...
  • 1 0
 oh ok, thanks for responding
  • 1 0
 What! Ian Hylands you're from San Mateo? That is sick. Reppin 650. Bay Area Legend, I'm legitimately stoked
  • 1 1
 Yeah that's what is says on my birth certificate, long time ago though...
  • 10 8
 YES IAN YOU SUPERSTAR! Thankyou for putting number 3 in there. I totally agree with you about it being an awesome shot. It was really well captured. but i guess haters are gonna hate. But an all round good top 5!
  • 1 2
 Damn straight, JaseZ. If it was an intentional shot -- awesome. If it was a serendipitous shot -- also awesome.
  • 4 2
 Photo number 3 still sucks...
  • 3 1
 All dh photos, apart from one.. There should be more variation! bmx, mtb(from dh to street), Trails and even Road riding..
Everything seems to evolve around Dh which isn't right.
  • 2 0
 The images are picked based on the most viewed POD's from the previous month, there is no thought or input about what genre of biking they are. So the top 10 are chosen by number of views by Pinkbike users, and then I choose from there...
  • 1 0
 Ohh. Its still a shame there isn't as many dj/street PODs..
  • 2 0
 Number 5 captures the essence of the sport. We've all done it, might as well embrace it.
  • 1 0
 I love the way #5 managed to keep his hands on his handlebars... I believe that #5 is the best, then #2 but all of them are amazing...
  • 4 0
 when i was a kid i would use my foot on the front tire as a break , ahhh the good ol days !!!!
  • 2 0
 2. Josh Lane by Lunatyk - 29,604 views
  • 2 0
 Sick Orlando with your Third place! Keep it up bro!
  • 1 0
 Hell Yeah!
  • 2 0
 3 of the photos contain a giant glory Big Grin
  • 1 0
 hope pinkbike read all the comments that where on #3...but otherwise good choices. but danny hart...wheres he in all this?
  • 1 0
 Troy Lee Designs helmets in nearly every shot, and taking the top 2! holla!
  • 2 0
 number 5 looks like a broken leg OUCH !!!!
  • 1 0
 Number one is a burner! A pic of Troy and Danny in the mix would've been awesome .
sick POD's above thoughSmile
  • 1 0
 im pretty sure DH isnt the only type of biking pics on this site... i think they need to start branching out
  • 1 0
 I really like 4 and 1, but they're all sick!!!
  • 3 0
 1 is my favorite shot on PB
  • 1 0
 Who's shooting at Josh Lane..
  • 1 0
 #4 would make a for an amazing DS course
  • 1 4
 In fact, those images are presented with 'a hypothetical sequence'. Let's assume that is the same rider in all pictures:
n.1 Attacking the trail
n.2 A fast 'manual'
n.3 Nailing the berm
n.4 Slopestyle
n.5 An encounter with a log
Just an assumption.
  • 1 0
 i like number 4, i wish i could ride a track like that! Smile
  • 1 0
 i think 1 pic is very good~
  • 1 0
 #1 is better then all the rest in every way. POY?
  • 1 0
 2 ftw
  • 1 0
 poor giant glory...
  • 1 0
 pic 5
  • 1 1
 Im going for number # 5, or number # 1
  • 1 0
 More res for wallpaper !
  • 1 0
 i think either 1 or 2 Smile
  • 1 0
 No.1 gets my vote.
  • 1 0
 ost najlepsze
  • 1 0
 3 out of 5 are glory's
  • 1 1
 The third is very original, great picture!!
  • 1 0
 sick!
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