On the way home from the World Cup in La Bresse we found this amazing trail along a waterfall, we had to stop and have a ride, proud to present this photo, picture taken by Sebastian Lehmann
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On the way home from the World Cup in La Bresse we found this amazing trail along a waterfall, we had to stop and have a ride, proud to present this photo, picture taken by Sebastian Lehmann

215 Comments

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 Dam thats what you call a Rock Garden! Great picSalute
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 that photo is immense, that has to be pod.
it such a sick photo. Big Grin
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 soon to be POD
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 ...Sick track O_O Great quality!
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 Material for pod! Perfect shot and trail! Props!
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 I think the city is "Gerardmer" Not far fro a bike parc called "Lac Blanc"
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 WOW that should totally get POd 1 slip up and you are gonna be hurting
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 @bikounet: yeah that is the city, wasn´t sure about spelling when writing it in the description
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 Holy shit that brings tears to my eyes its so amazing
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 haha what trail:P
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 great pic Big Grin
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 One Word..
beautiful, Eek
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 thats an amazing rock garden great quality got my vote!!! Big Grin
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 nice pic
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 gnarly
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 wow! thats such an epic pic
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 The rider stands out caus the backgrounds quite dark... Great photo!! tup
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 that is fucking crazy props
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 i remember the days when if someone suggested riding a bicycle down something like that i would have just assumed they were joking.. oh the joys of downhill
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 This is one of the best PODs I've seen in a while, I mean it just has so much more feel to it and this sense of Aw and badass-ness. Great work for an amazing POD
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 thanks for all the comments so far, and if you like just have a look in my albums...
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 WOW! It's the rock-garden of eden tup
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 That looks like an insane rock section! looks tough too
The colors look awesome aswell and really nice bike!
PODBig Grin
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 WOW Def a POD !!!!!! This is one of those pictures that you can honestly look at and sy this will be POD and there is no way that it won't! Great use of the terrain!
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 this looks like one from the Saint photo sessions
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 Amazing! Why am I not riding there right now???
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 That's a trail? Eek Wow, respect.
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 boulder garden
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 rock forest
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 rock garden
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 so crisp
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 thats gnarly
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 i wouldve never thought that was rideable :O
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 if his blue shirt was white, he'd kinda look like a storm trooper on a bike, lol
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 ^^NNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!! Props go here --->
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 Nice colors in the pic. But this is one of those beautiful places where just because you can ride it, doesn't mean you should.
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 I'd happily have that garden in my backyard, it would do more good than a few tomato's the size of golf balls
thats a pretty legit rock gardenSalute
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 When I saw all those rock, when I was there, I just wanted to take my bike and have a ride!!!! Big Grin
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 rock garden of the HELL!
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 Damn dude, that's hot!!! Love the shot, trail, lighting & colours on you work really well to make you pop. Props to both of you for this... def got my vote for POD, got all the ingredients!!!
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 thanks eric...
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 eric said everything what i would like to say here... mtb for life! : ]
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 Yup, summed it up perfectly. Salute
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 Is that really la bresse? If it was, why wasnt this in the worldcup course? This looks sick!
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 it was approximately 10 kilometers away from la bresse...
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 That's a shame. This would make a insane worldcup event!
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 if it would have rained like it did sunday it would be impossible to ride, it was also relative short...
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flag spankthewan (May 19, 2009 at 0:31) (Below Threshold)
 Looks a lot like hell to me.
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 I'm pretty sure last time I saw the saint ad, it was mirrored so the rider was coming in the same direction as this guy! I though it was the same photo from the thumbnail!
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 Nice picture but please...Make up different story. I am quite sure that rider is simply cut off from the other picture...Just take a look on shadows of helmet and frame on his shin and right arm. There is no sun in this forest, otherwise wood and stones will be bright(as rider is). Pay attention on proportion in size. That's it...
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 envy? once again for you, external flashes were used to pop me out, like allready mentioned before, the shadows on my body are caused by the flash from the right, and are shadows of the frame. I uploaded another photo, and in the next days there will follow a few more, nothing is manipulated, I rode this trail, WORD!
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 Have had to check. It all looks like that, and its not only my point of view...Rider is just too bright and it really seems like a fake. Sorry about it. But if you have managed this rocky garden - I do appreciate that.
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 I will drop you a note when the other photos are uploaded...
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 must of been a little slippery haha, but nice pic, its not something with a huge trick but its one of those pics you dont get very often just nice relaxing and scenic well sorda
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 Like it , Like it ! I'm lucky enough to live not too far away from there and the place is full of these sort of trails ... a real hidden treasure ! This pic does it real justice.
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 POD man! great pic great story.
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 nice not a dj for once sick !!!
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 SICK no doubt this is one of the coolest thing i have ever seen
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 awsome! DOP! POD!
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 BEAUTIFUL PHOTO! I REALLY LIKE IT. RIDING IN THE FOREST MEKES ME FEEL CALM LOL....SHOULD BE POD TOMORROW
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 it looks just like an add for shimano saint in my bike magazine, making it pro qaulity pic!
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 Duuude this Photo is soooo great But never possible without Photoshop. Its soooo perfect. I want to get theses Photoshop skills too... FUCK YEAH o0
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 hopefully you realize who silly you all are, he´s the photographer, Sebastian Lehmann/avedis
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 Now that is what i call an EPIC POD!!
Deffinately one of my favorites!!
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 coolllll shot:P
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 Look really good deserves pod but there has definitely been some digital editing to the photo Negative props here i come
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 more of a grave yard than a rock garden
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 Best pod in a long time. That rock garden is crazy!!!!!
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 My pro retouch friends are laughing at the PShop, I'm kind of gutted but I think they might have a point. Check the shadows on his legs and shoulders and lack of flash on the rocks.
Worth looking a little closer maybe?
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 that are shadows of the frame caused by the external flashes from the left and right... man, everytime someone has to come, claiming it would be photoshopped...
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 its like everyone thinks these photos are some kind of riddle that needs to be discovered. and by somehow identifying it as photoshopped gives them a sense of insight or or self accreditation that in a way belittles the photo itself. hey guess what, michaelangelo used artisans to carve most of the statue of david. does it make it any less a piece of art?
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 The RAW file was tweaked, fair enough.
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 it's a great pic man, really super!!!!
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 Now that is what i call good use of the terrain,,, i mean look at that, it looks like that is not even a trail... just straight rocks!
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 Holy crap! Roughest rock garden I've ever seen! Eek
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 great photo, looks tough as hell, Did he actually make it without touching down?
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 dudeeeeeeee that is awesomeeeee maaaaaaaaan
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 sorry to rain on everybody's parade but that's no trail...that's a damn waterfall! WOW props to rider
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 rock on.....
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 nice photo and beautiful stones - it must be fun Big Grin
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 is that even a trail? haha
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 moochin el Razz , gnarly shiz man Razz , unreal
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 ZOMG! :-O
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 So sick!!
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 Great shot! the contrast of the rider looks great!
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 sweet colours and pic
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 just awesome!
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 Great photo! It reminds me of what I love about riding my favorite trails: being in spectacular wilderness. Thanks.
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 BOO i hate watermarks sick photo though
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 Sick track O_O wonderful
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 sick POD!!! very nice trail!!!
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 is that picture pod? else it hafe to be right now!!!
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 Nice one! Congrats with POD! See you soon!
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 Great stuff! POD all the way.
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 POD sick shot nice colors and props to rider
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 if i was on there i wid be off in two secs
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 nice rock garden bumby
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 Waaaa , Waaaaaa , Waaaaaa me wants a bmx pic me a big baby if me dont see bmx !
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 Damn thats one hell of a rock garden!
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 GREAT POD..AWESOME PLACE!
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 awesome photo!
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 thats a pretty sick rock garden
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 MINT is all i can say to that Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Wink
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 thats a nice trail what a fuking awesome place ,POD
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 that looks fucking awesome
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 beautiful picture,and awesome trail!!!
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 this took a really short time to become POD like 1 day
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 EPIC POD!!!!!
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 aweosome pic.. props por the rides
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 I want to ride a Rock Garden like that!! Big Grin
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 Really???
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 who wouldn't, its massive
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 i would die probably
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 wow! what an amazing rock garden!
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 siiiiiick forest, awesome photo
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 sick that looks very technical exactly wat i like!!!
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 Fantastic pic but the photo signature ruins the photo, for me...
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 .. that's a good way to prevent that photo from getting claimed by somebody else..
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 ...and unfortunately necessary here on pb...
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 I now realize that I have never ridden through a real rock garden...
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 dude iv seen this photo before
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 where? cause here is the original
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 he just looked away from his screen & looked back at it & was like "woah! dude iv seen this photo before" Wink
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 Hang on, I've read that comment before!
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 amazing POD!
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 fantastic nature! POD
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 That would be hella tight to ride. Great POD Smile
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 Bien joué mec xP POD !
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 amazing....
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 orgasm
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 epic!
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 Insane stuff
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 f...ing sick trail.
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 amazing trail !! awsome photo !! I congrats with POD !!
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 is that a real trail?
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 one crash and the bike would be scratched to shit full armour good idea
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 sweet find! sick photo!
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 sick pic
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 Rocks
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 nceeeeeee
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 rock garden
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 I love the Photo!!! :p
Is beutifull!!! LOL nice photo
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 is that even a trail?
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 hell yeah its a trail , we love that kinda stuff to ride . look into "dunkeld sda"
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 That sure looks amazing, kinda reminds me the views seen in LOTR.
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 Great photo. What lens/settings did you use?
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 holy shit..nice pic dude
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 That is an amazing rock garden even if photoshoped!!
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 Epic! Sic Pic!
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 geile scheisse
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 epic,intense,ra.....
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 amazing place ,
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 SO FUCKING PHOTOSHOP
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 thats a sweet shot!!!
but just my opinion it looks fake/photoshoped!!!
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 yeah dude your a little right, but it's still beast
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 Crazy good photo dude
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 mt fix very nice
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 tu ta tu ta tu ta ta !!!!
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 Awesome
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 Damn hot!
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 crystal clear.
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 shit compared to yesterday :/
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 looks like windrock,
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 that looks fun to ride
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 Smile ..::POD::.. Smile
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 awsome, I dont see no track, only rocks Big Grin

looks kinda epic ^^
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 that is so epic
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 that´s a river!!!
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 nicee
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 great in all aspects!
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 have to love that!!!
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 so nice POD
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 nice
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 POD!!! pod for sureBig Grin
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 sick!
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 Really nice location and the lighting excellent. 100% POD worthy Big Grin
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 EPIC !
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 huuuuummmmm.........
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 nice
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 sick
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 wow , sick trail :O
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 great photo, props.
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 nice scenery aswell lol
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 ahahah french lol
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 Frickin' insane !!
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 I wana ride this! looks like fun! POD
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 ya its cool... but photoshoped....
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 that looks like its been photo shoped
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 is it a mark of being clever to analyse wether or not a picture has been photoshopped ????
all great pictures nowadays are post-treated. As no captor in the world can capture complete beauty of lights and shadows...
So why not forgetting about the ability to analyse if there's posttreatment or not.... This drives me crazy each time to read such comments
  • + 5
 one external flash behind the big tree in the middle, the other flash on the right (not on the photo anymore), posttreated but not photoshopped
  • + 0
 thanks for that. i appreciate the photog's sharing their info. great photo. beautiful site. sublime experience captured on film.
still not sure what "photo shoped" is though. jk
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 Photoshop is not just a photo altering program in Case you didn't know konajoe94! Photoshop can also be used for post processing and many pros use it for that!!
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 Congrats m8!
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 nice but hasnt this already been POD???
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 What are you talking about,it's the first time that this picture is POD
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 looks so fresh
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 great photo, is there even a track there?
good effort
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 Photoshop can make good Pod's ! This is a fake 100%
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 tell me how you get this opinion, I explained it often enough, ask every other good photographer, and he will confirm you that this is not shopped
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 Some photos are blatantly "photoshopped;" cut and past, drawn, manipulated,...whatever.
I'll take his (your) word for this picture. Flash work and postprocessing, that's composing and developing, ...not "photoshopping."
Regardless, it is not like anyone is trying to "fool" us here. This isn't a guy dropping a 10 story building to flat, or gapping the English channel. This picture IS possible and I believe it is real.
Fantastic picture!
Thank you for sharing it.
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 ...and thank you for your statement
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