Self-portrait dropping into Neihu District.  There's about a 15 minute window where the light is right to get this shot, on the 4th night I nailed it just before a thunderstorm rolled in and it rained for a week straight.  *Despite the appearance all the lights are actually mounted backwards under the seat and behind my helmet to leave a trail while riding away from the camera.  20 second exposure on a 10 second delay, flash remotely fired from my handlebar.
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Self-portrait dropping into Neihu District. There's about a 15 minute window where the light is right to get this shot, on the 4th night I nailed it just before a thunderstorm rolled in and it rained for a week straight. *Despite the appearance all the lights are actually mounted backwards under the seat and behind my helmet to leave a trail while riding away from the camera. 20 second exposure on a 10 second delay, flash remotely fired from my handlebar.

33 Comments

  • + 58
 And I cant even take a good selfie
  • + 8
 Photo of the year for sure!
  • - 5
flag EricThiessen (Sep 10, 2014 at 17:20) (Below Threshold)
 Is this photoshopped or something??. look at his back.... it's completely see through lol not being critical this is a wicked shot but this seems odd
  • + 0
 Normally you can use a flash to freeze the action in a certain point. which i blieve he wouold have done here, but i dont know if you can do it for such a long exposure
  • + 5
 His back is see through as it is a long exposure shot, as he has since moved since the opening of the shutter, the camera also had time to capture some of the background of what was behind him for the rest of the shot after he triggered the flash.
  • + 7
 At a guess;
Long exposure on the city scape and the light trail which highlights the trail.
Manual flash burst when rider comes into shot...

No shooping IMO - other than the normal colouring / levels etc.

Simplified, but so well thought out and executed.

Great work.
  • + 1
 I don't understand any of these photograph terms, so even more respect to those behind the lens
  • + 6
 With it being so dark a single flash can easy freeze motion on an exposure this long. My back is transparent because the flash is hidden in the rocks below and in front of me on a slight angle, thus no light ever hits my back or the very top of my head. A second flash behind might fix this but it would likely be visible in the shot and possibly light up too much of the surroundings, both of which I very much wanted to avoid. Though not completely intentional, I rather like the 'ghost' look to it and in fact once I figured out how to set everything up over the first few nights, the biggest challenge was getting a shot with just the right balance sharp rider and transparency (I have quite a few headless looking outtakes). Again, this probably would have been easier if this wasn't a self-portrait and I didn't have to fire the flash from my handlebar while bouncing over the rocks.
  • + 1
 that deserved my first nomination, didnt hesitate.
  • + 1
 Thanks for the info fellas!! One of my favs for sure
  • + 15
 Probably one of the best pictures I've ever seen on PB!
  • + 9
 wicked shot, Man!! well done!
  • + 3
 It's amazing when you can combine two things you really love: photography and mountain biking. This is a fantastic shot. Extremely well executed.
  • + 2
 I wonder how many times you tried to get this one with a remote controller in your riding hand?
great pictures, Lee!
  • + 3
 This is what i call a SICK POD!
  • + 3
 There is a lot going on right there.
  • + 1
 I have been visiting this site for a few years and I have never nominated a photo for poy before but I had to for this! Stunning!
  • + 3
 Love this little trail. Short but great view. Great shot Lee!!
  • + 5
 This section might be short, but ridden in its entirety the whole trail is 11k. Doesn't hurt that it ends at my doorstep either!
  • + 2
 Holy sh*t on an altar, what a shot!!
  • + 3
 POY?
  • + 1
 Can some one please tell me how to upload photos and such, i just made my account.
  • + 1
 Is he riding a banshee rune?
  • + 1
 Ya, it's easy to tell if you put the picture size all the way up
  • + 2
 One of the best
  • + 0
 Sounds like all that set-up, took away from the shredding.
  • + 1
 wow best pod for a while
  • + 1
 Epic man !
  • + 1
 Droppin!
  • + 1
 holy toleto!!
  • + 1
 I love this
  • + 1
 Legendary Photo!!!!
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