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  • 34 2
 thats sweet
  • 15 5
 Yet another well deserved PoD for eric! Props dude, sweet shot, everything here works so well!
  • 9 5
 turnd down all the way
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flag bikeronbowen (May 7, 2009 at 0:01) (Below Threshold)
 Sick gnar
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flag jack-e-DJ (May 7, 2009 at 0:02) (Below Threshold)
 SICKNESS! POD
  • 7 4
 Thats a sick shot, props on that man. POD for sure.
  • 6 6
 thats sweeeet!!! sick trick sick shot!! POD all the way!
  • 3 4
 WOW!!!
  • 5 4
 That is such a sweet photo!! The lighting's amazing! tup
  • 8 2
 i dont even no which way he is goin
  • 3 2
 hahaha i know aye.. i was thinking from right to left?
  • 1 1
 Yeah its definitely right to left, its also definitely a sick shot. awesome POD
  • 2 1
 Wow sweet photo. Definately POD
  • 1 1
 Damn! your hard to catch up with! congrats Eric! Great shot!
  • 1 0
 Thanks guys!
Dennis: Haha Yeah, it was ur turn next... now u gonna have to get 2 in a row Wink

& yeah, he's goin right to left
  • 4 0
 Sick Shot, that pic looks soo sweet with the black sky, props to the photograper and the rider Big Grin Cool
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 How many do you have now Eric?
  • 1 1
 This is No. 9 if my calculations are correct.
  • 2 1
 i do believe it's 9 if i'm not mistaken?
and i'm sure one or two more will come out from dirtopia.
they have to.
there are some AMAZING shots there
really
  • 1 1
 Don't lie Johnty!
  • 1 1
 Yes, Congrats Eric on POD! You are killing the photos at Dirtopia, looks really fun.
  • 1 1
 Thanks man! Ooh, damn man, Dirtopia was sooo good... just too short, need abt 2 weeks of it. Guess there's always next yr.
  • 1 1
 two weeks of dirtopia????
i will not be able to survive that
i barely got through three days.

eric, i'm no lying....
  • 1 1
 Haha, u shoulda come on thursday then!
U just gotta learn to land on those rubbery bits under the bike & not flat on ur side Razz

Oh, sorry, what... I though... nah.
  • 1 1
 oh you thought i was NA! hahaha and those nights dudes. wild times wildtimes
  • 1 1
 yeah man, craziest fun I've had in a while... amped for MORE!!!
  • 1 1
 next year we'll go even bigger
  • 3 2
 GNAR!
  • 3 0
 sick shot - love the background, with the way the clouds are, it looks like they are twisting with the rider!
  • 0 0
 when i shoot in a low ISO its like its not stilling the picture enough. i want vibrant colors yet fast speed. i have a nikon D40 (im just a learner pursuing what i love) with the stock 18-55mm lense. so whatever tips i can get would be great. thanks maan.
  • 0 0
 The best solution then would be to shoot on bright sunny days, or get some flashes.
Also keep your aperture as wide as possible, will give a shallow dept of field, so make sure ur focus is in the right spot, but that will give the fastest speed ur cam will get & unless you have flashes or the sun is nice & bright you might have to push your ISO up to get enough speed to freeze the rider. Try to shoot with the sun as much as possible too so u don't get a silhouette unless you want that.
  • 0 0
 +1 for flashes
  • 0 0
 this pic has a REALLY elaborate lighting situation going on too
  • 0 0
 haha, yeah, I borrowed 2 of Wayne's flashes, so had a 4 flash setup on some of these, was fun to play with
  • 1 0
 so what about overcast or like darker days?

is it more mandatory to get a flash?
I also want to get a new lense but im suuppperrr low on money, what do you suggest?

i really apriciate the help man, your pictures are great.
  • 1 0
 The problem then is there is not much light to get a good exposure with enough speed & keeping ur ISO down on 100. Low light you either shoot slow with flash or fast with high ISO. Flash option is WAY better if you can afford it.

Yeah, flash is good to have for action, coz the sun is not at the right spot 99% of the time & I use the flashes as a fill light on sunny days & then in low light you can really have fun & get ur lighting really good & get the rider to pop & play with other techniques & then ur speed doesn't matter so much coz the flash burst freezes the rider.
Ooh man, in photography anything good is really expensive... you pay for quality... & if you get a cheap lens you get a cheap quality, so for lenses I suggest you save a bit & get summin good.

Sweet man, pleasure... hope it's helping & that I make sense.
Peace
  • 1 0
 DUDE. this has been amazingly helpful. Im basically taking notes. haha

i will definitely take allll of this stuff into consideration, oh an one more thing:
what type of lens do you suggest?
wide angle?
  • 1 0
 Hahaha Cool! Wink
Yeah, wide angle is cool. If I could have 3 lenses for the action shots I'd have to go for a 10mm fisheye, 24-70mm f2.8 & a 70-200mm f2.8.... they all pretty pricey, but as I said, you pay for quality & a good lens can last for life if you look after it.
  • 2 0
 I Love high definition range pics! and even more when it comes with a sick trick! =)
  • 4 1
 That so sweet, bigger than 90. Big Grin
  • 2 1
 dope POD! congrats for putting RSA on the map again... and again... and again... you should get sponsored by the government for representing RSA
  • 2 3
 Good pod choice today, a great trick and theres a whole backround to compare the rider to not just a close up image of the rider. the lighting is great and the angle of the camera is also good, over all one of the best POD's in days thanks dhrider
  • 2 1
 good critique.

Eek are those starssss?
  • 1 1
 Wink the lil white spot top right is the moon... the rest is just cloud
  • 1 1
 what about the diddy light to the left of the photo?
  • 0 0
 I think that's the reflection of my flash on a car's lights
  • 2 0
 what am i doing wrong? your colors are so vibrant and good. can you give me some advice on some setting i should use?
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 Um, it will differ slightly from cam to cam, but I normally have my WB on shady to warm the shot up a bit. I do push the colours a bit in post, but not all that much coz it looks really cheap if you push them too far. You could also check in your cam's menu & push the saturation up a notch. Otherwise I just try to get my lighting & exposure right & that helps the most I think.
  • 0 0
 also shooting in a low ISO will help bring out a better black color with less noise and more vivid shots. also what i like to do for a cool effect is set up a tripod and shoot the frame in HDR and then regular exposure with the rider in it and either use the rider photo in the HDR combination or brush the rider in on another layer.
  • 4 1
 Very Nice ;D
  • 3 1
 i'm tired of all this comments....but photo is nice Smile
  • 2 0
 sick! zajebiste zdjęcie tup
  • 2 0
 Go WAAAAAAYNE! Nice pic, Eric.
  • 2 0
 THAT'S A POD. Sick SHot. Amazing Colouring, and Amazing turn down
  • 4 1
 BORANG.
  • 3 1
 very nice jumpy tricky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 yet another pod!!!!! nice pic
  • 2 0
 Great shot, love the lighting
  • 1 0
 nice work there mr. palmer, i could just sense a dirtopia-POD coming along
  • 0 0
 Yeah cool thanks maan! hey i just made a blogspot with my pics on it. check it out! www.pedalpix.blogspot.com got some pretty good stufff on it.
  • 1 0
 Sweet man, it's looking good so far!
  • 2 1
 SICK ERIC POD ONE 4 to go
  • 2 0
 well good.. nice jumps
  • 3 1
 awsome!!!
  • 3 1
 Dude ! thats gnarly
  • 4 4
 I have to say that is relly nice. But i am still going to go back to the to many dj pods!!!!!!!!
  • 6 2
 Well, I spose it's either that or someone bitching about too many berm shots... always someone to complain, so thanks for being today's.
  • 3 1
 sickSmile
  • 2 1
 POD... Love the angle and thebclors.
  • 2 1
 good hdr it doesnt look to fake
  • 2 1
 looks grainy but i love the angle, color, lighting.
  • 1 1
 Thanks man!
There is a bit of grain in the top corners & darker areas from the HDR trying to lighten it too much. The rest is just from jpg compression...
  • 2 1
 ERIC!!! GO AWAY WITH YOUR PODS, Told you it is getting annoying Wink
  • 2 1
 Congrats though, i'm sure this is only one of many more to come.
  • 1 1
 hahaha, sorry man, my bad! I won't do it again!!! Razz
Thanks, lets hope so!
  • 1 1
 That's a lie and you know it, POD's come natural to you now. Wink
  • 2 2
 nice m8 amazin pic deff got got my vote fr pod Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
  • 1 1
 thats one sweet turndown
its sick like dan lacey's turn but not as good
but your getting there keep it up
Beer
  • 2 0
 nice shot
  • 1 0
 about as far as it can go without dislocating something
  • 2 0
 sweet POD
  • 2 0
 sick POD
  • 1 0
 which one was the landing
  • 0 0
 left one
  • 1 0
 now thats frikin extention
  • 1 0
 damn how many POD you have??

congrats dude Big Grin
  • 0 0
 haha, have 10 so far Wink

Thanks man!
  • 1 0
 not bad not bad!
  • 0 0
 Then im on the right path. i have a d40 and i am on my way to buying a d70 with a zoom lens.
  • 2 2
 hell yes, sick skill, amazing colours, POD
  • 2 1
 real nice
  • 2 1
 Allover skills.
  • 1 0
 ohya
  • 1 0
 clicked!!
  • 1 0
 Tom Tit
  • 1 0
 sweet
  • 3 4
 f*ckinsweet
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sweet
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  • 2 1
 cool
  • 2 1
 whats turndown is huge
  • 2 2
 nice sky and jump of curse too
  • 2 1
 I saw this making POD Wink
  • 2 2
 WOW my vote on pod i here tup
  • 3 2
 pod... of like the year
  • 1 1
 Worthy POD. That like a 110* whip?
  • 1 0
 Vnice POD
  • 1 0
 100th comment... yes
  • 1 0
 that is gnarly
  • 1 1
 not a turndown, that's a look back.
  • 1 1
 no, it's a turndown...
  • 1 0
 no.... that is a look back, check yourself.

this is a turndown: www.interbmx.nulld.com/img/0704/InterBMX.com.3854.05.224854.jpg

this is a look back: www.randombmx.com/blogger/uploaded_images/Muzza_Turndown-782338.jpg



turndowns are supposed to up and down, not sideways.
  • 1 0
 even though the second photo is labeled incorrectly as a turndown, you should be able to see the difference.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt2YiEm7zIc&feature=related
  • 0 0
 Thanks... then this is a turnback & lookdown, coz he was abt 45 degrees Razz haha
His back end was def dipped a bit & the fisheye makes it look a bit more level than it is, but I guess this one is between a turndown & a lookback then?
The only way I'm 100% sure of them is on quarters, turndown wheels up & lookback wheels down... on jumps it's kinda tricky, coz there is a "no trick zone" between level & straight up, so what goes on there?
  • 1 0
 ahhh, yes there is the odd zone... maybe everything in that zone is just a tweak of some sort?



I love the picture, just thought it was labeled incorrectly, after going back through some of my pictures, I can see how that angle does throw things off a bit.
  • 1 0
 I just looked for a lookback vid too & they only show them on quarters & most of the guys there didn't know the diff between the 2 anyway haha aah, all of them are on quarters, cant find any over straight jumps. Frown

Who invented them, I'll send him an e-mail & find out, it's buggin me now haha
As far as I knew, over straight jumps anything other than level is a turndown & lookbacks are level, but if BMXers get confused about it how the hell am I (a fruitbooter) gonna work it all out?!?!
Thanks man glad u like it & thanks for the help, I was completely clueless a few months ago, but am learnin pretty fast.
  • 1 1
 yyyeeeeyyyy ..... bmx fo sho


FINALLY
  • 1 0
 Very nice
  • 1 0
 wow, THAT, is a nice POD
  • 1 0
 Thanks bro, means alot.
  • 0 0
 what camera are you sporting?
  • 0 0
 I have a D70 & mainly use that for the action & a D200
  • 1 0
 yer man, verry nice
  • 5 5
 omfg pod
  • 2 3
 Sick photo. Truly deserves pod .
  • 1 1
 sick!
  • 1 2
 hittin up the african soil. nice =D
  • 2 2
 coolos
  • 1 1
 sweet
  • 2 2
 Lekker boet!
  • 3 4
 Nice, defo POD
  • 1 2
 Nice Smile
  • 1 2
 Yeah! Sick shot!
  • 1 3
 NICEE !
  • 1 3
 WTF?!! sweet POD dude

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