Greg Watts superman seat grabbing on his way to a win at the 2009 Kokanee Crankworx slopestyle in Whistler, BC.
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Greg Watts superman seat grabbing on his way to a win at the 2009 Kokanee Crankworx slopestyle in Whistler, BC.

175 Comments

  • 38 1
 Love it!
  • 27 1
 thats amazing!! nice editing
  • 15 4
 that is badass! love the focus
  • 12 2
 Deadly shot
  • 9 2
 Holy props to Greg, thats HUGE!
  • 18 2
 Best POD in a while!!
  • 16 2
 man this pic is epic!agree with dhiller best POD in a while!!!
  • 8 0
 Woah!! thats an awsome edit and sick trick
  • 9 1
 This is the definition of POD. excellent choice POD picker people!
  • 5 2
 POD MAN!
  • 6 1
 this is a dialed pod.
  • 5 1
 This photo is way too sick, my mind has been blown!
  • 4 2
 Wow that has to be one ofthe greatest PODS i have ever seen!!
  • 5 1
 That is a good edit, digging the color tone and the soft focus.
  • 4 1
 i love the colors, and im enjoying how casual he looks too POD in my books
  • 3 5
 Awesome Pod. I think it might've looked better in color.
  • 3 1
 ssiicckk
  • 2 1
 ah yeah!
  • 1 0
 holy crap! great POD
  • 3 1
 that looks sooo 300ish, mad props man and congrats
  • 2 1
 rocking out the tilt shift
  • 2 0
 epic pic man awesome shot
  • 1 1
 best POD ive seen in ages mann...i love the clouds Razz ...its a sick edit mate!
  • 2 1
 thats kinda trippy
  • 1 1
 this is cranked!!! best pod ive seen so far
  • 1 1
 mmmm... gaussian blur, you clever boy!!
  • 1 0
 now thats a photo
  • 1 1
 no... its not...
  • 1 0
 It's not Gaussian blur and it's definitely a photo.
  • 3 14
flag mtnbker395 (Sep 10, 2009 at 19:50) (Below Threshold)
 sorry, but I'm going to be the one that bitches about todays POD. the edit is absolute crap and the picture isn't that good either. the jump is wicked but I'm not sure if that qualifies to be POD. there's a lot better our there.
  • 5 11
flag bikebuster (Sep 10, 2009 at 19:53) (Below Threshold)
 ^^^^yeah i dont like it since the scenery is...ummm...dirt!!!!! and the focus is pretty wack!!! and i absolutly dont care bout neg props so bring them all
  • 6 0
 IT not Gaussian blur or any kind of PS effect. Its a tilt/shift lens that creates a very shallow depth of field even at distance which creates the illusion of a different perspective. The only thing this photo can be accused of is good composition. Props dude. Wink
  • 1 0
 wow amazing that's such a cool focus lense set up how its totally focused in the middle i love it
  • 1 6
flag mtnbker395 (Sep 11, 2009 at 16:12) (Below Threshold)
 THAT'S THE POINT! IT'S NOT A FOCUS LENS! it was a picture taken on a little digital camera that someone edited til they thought it looked good.
  • 6 0
 mtnbker395, it's pretty obvious that you didn't read the rest of the comments explaining how this look was achieved. The focus effect wasn't added later in Photoshop. It's fine if you don't like the look but it really shows your ignorance of photography when you talk about things you don't understand. And hey, you're entitled to your opinion, even if it's wrong... Ha!
  • 1 0
 WOW HUGE!....great photo tup ..
  • 1 6
flag mtnbker395 (Sep 12, 2009 at 23:13) (Below Threshold)
 and then show's up timzim with the asshole remark of the day. congratulations, you win.
  • 4 0
 you sir (mtnbker395) are ridicules
  • 2 0
 I agree (artbarn)Smile
  • 1 0
 ye sum mtnbker
  • 1 1
 mtnbker395 is a tool, he just doesnt get photography
  • 5 0
 Whoa, some serious distortion goin on there. sick though, like seeing some sepia here.
  • 4 0
 It's actually the focus, from a tilt-shift lens. definetly gives photos a unique perspective forsure though
  • 2 0
 i like the blured edges Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Tilt-shift photography?
  • 2 0
 Yes sir.
  • 4 1
 I think the landing is at Vancouver International, flight number one arriving at gate 3, non-stop from Whistler.
  • 1 0
 Sick photo, never seen a tilt shift used vertically like that and not sure I like it as much as when used with the bands horizontal, but it's a sick picture all the same. Props dude.
  • 1 0
 My bad... I see the take off now. At first I thought the bike was just pasted into the picture. I would have liked it better without the annoying unfocused sections, but it's still a good picture.
  • 6 3
 Very cool, but a little heavy on the photoshop.
  • 1 0
 I don't think there was actually a large amount of photoshoping, maybe just a bit of contrast and the sepia effect.
  • 1 0
 There's not a ton of processing on this shot. I use Adobe Lightroom and just converted to grayscale, upped some contrast channels and added the split sepia/cyan toning.
  • 2 0
 yesterday we had a black white pic but that doesn't matter I love zimmermann pics especially this one! great
  • 1 0
 holy shit, that photo is one of the coolest things ive seen on pinkbike in a long time, great camera work, awesome seatgrab, awesome focus too!!!
  • 3 0
 SICK
  • 4 1
 Tilt shift..?
  • 5 3
 tought to tell if it's real. i say... yes!
  • 2 1
 Tilt shift faking most likely. You take the photo overlooking the scene for best results then blur the sides or front/back of the photo using Photoshop to remove scale reference. Pretty cool effect IMO.
  • 1 0
 could it be a lensbaby?
  • 6 0
 Sorry guys, It was shot with a Nikon 85mm perspective control tilt/shift lens. No Photoshop fakery was needed. Not every photo you see is faked...
  • 5 0
 ha, yes! give me my props back...
  • 1 0
 Nice! I'm sorry for the assumption!
  • 2 0
 awesome...but why SO much foreground?
  • 1 0
 Why not ???
  • 1 0
 b/c there's nothing there, just gravel.
  • 2 0
 oh my gollygosh!! sweet POD
  • 1 0
 Golly Gumdrops BATMAN!
  • 2 0
 thats a sick pictur nice editing
  • 1 1
 See, now THIS is a better POD than that nac grab that was on here a few days ago! Same concept, but a better/bigger trick and the scenery seems better .
  • 2 0
 finally, a photographer i can give props too. excellent eye!
  • 1 0
 There is a forest fire in the back round !! Sick, if this was in BC I was at those fires.
  • 1 0
 I love it and i love how its a step- up ;p dont see many seet grab step ups
  • 1 0
 is that a tilt shift which one if it was a tilt shift or was it a lens baby??.. looks amazing either way..
  • 1 0
 I used a Nikon 85mm PC tilt shift lens. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Love the tilt shift. Tim is the man. Bummed I missed you when you were here. Ken
  • 2 0
 SWEET
  • 1 0
 i like this! props man props.
  • 1 0
 one with the clouds, very lovely.
  • 1 0
 That's f*cking epic!!
Awesome POD
  • 1 0
 VERY nice! first pod ive faved in months
  • 2 0
 Well Done!
  • 2 3
 the monotone is good, the riding is epic but the Photoshoped blur is gay. i dont think its worth picture of the day because the blur just ruins the picture.
  • 1 1
 my bad, it was actually taken with a tilt-shift lens, however I still dont really like the effect created here.
  • 4 0
 That's all good man. Glad you figured out the effect wasn't faked though. Some people dig it, some don't.
  • 1 0
 thats amazing not shot and great riding, keep up the good workSmile
  • 1 0
 sickest think ive seen today
  • 1 0
 sweet as any one now how big the gap was?
  • 3 2
 give the man a cape. haha sweet pic
  • 1 1
 freakin amazing superman and the photo... omfg, nice art building!!! Love it man. Cheers Cool
  • 2 1
 the blur is caused by tilt-shift not photoshop i think.
  • 1 0
 nice pic looks sick in black and white
  • 1 0
 massive! Such a tight POD!
  • 2 1
 PROPS GREG U KILL IT GOOD JOB THIS YEAR POD
  • 1 0
 Nice shot, great DOP effect.
  • 1 0
 What bike is that he's riding? A roscoe?
  • 1 0
 did anyone else get dizzy when the looked at the focus?
  • 2 0
 WOWBig Grin
  • 1 0
 Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! Love the use of the aperture!
  • 1 0
 I like the Vaseline on the lens. Classy black and whites are great.
  • 1 0
 my eyes hurt but in a good way deserved pod
  • 2 0
 big saetgrab
  • 1 0
 i love how you can't rele see the jump.
  • 1 0
 oh my thgast right mint!!!!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit, that's too epic
  • 1 0
 omg that is soooo amazing
  • 1 0
 kind of annoying focus, but man, it's still an amazing pic
  • 1 0
 were you using a lens baby?
  • 1 0
 No, I used an 85mm Nikon perspective control lens.
  • 1 0
 oh sweet. looks great!
  • 1 0
 thats not badass enough (guys this is sarcasm just incase)
  • 1 1
 This is the great pic ever !
  • 1 0
 hdr?
looks good
  • 1 0
 sick shot ... nice trick
  • 1 0
 Fuck that's HUGE!
  • 1 0
 dirty!
  • 1 0
 WUNDERBAR, VOD!!
  • 1 0
 Nice Big Grin
  • 1 1
 this pretty fucking nice!!!!
  • 2 1
 The blur ruins it.
  • 1 7
flag flowzone (Sep 10, 2009 at 5:34) (Below Threshold)
 exactly what I think. great shot made worse by photoshop
  • 4 0
 Sorry guys, the tilt shift wasn't faked. It was done with a proper tilt shift lens. No worries though, the effect isn't for everyone.
  • 1 0
 oops. my bad. then I won't complain ;-)
but it's still a little bit to much blur for my liking...
  • 1 0
 o f*ck nice!!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 zacnie Big Grin POD
  • 2 1
 wow!Smile
  • 1 0
 crazy POD! Smile
  • 1 0
 WOW. im speachless
  • 1 0
 Now that's photography!
  • 1 1
 woooow!!!!this is war picture
  • 1 0
 focking great Smile
  • 1 0
 gnargnar bra!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Best POD !!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 GOOD POD! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Awsome POD
  • 1 0
 love it!
  • 1 0
 AMAZING !
  • 1 0
 That is sweeet
  • 1 0
 wow!!!
  • 1 0
 :O AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit, incredible!
  • 1 0
 wow that's super sick
  • 1 0
 sick
  • 1 0
 AMAZEING Deffinetly POD
  • 1 0
 sick pic
  • 1 2
 ok, cool.... so where the hell is the landing? ...or take off for that matter?
  • 1 0
 The takeoff is right next to the dude on the right and the knuckle of the landing is at the top of the Monster banner. Just keeping you guessing... Ha!
  • 1 0
 SWEET!
  • 1 0
 all riiiiiight
  • 1 0
 SICKK!!!!! P.O.D!!!
  • 1 0
 sweet pod
  • 1 0
 Holy SH*T! Thats big!
  • 1 0
 oh my gosh
  • 1 0
 ya tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 finally a decent pod
  • 1 0
 awesome pic sick trick
  • 1 0
 shwet air
  • 1 0
 wow epic shot sik pod
  • 1 0
 amazing...POD!
  • 1 0
 !!!PEE OHH EFFIN DEE!!!
  • 1 0
 fixe a foto.....
  • 1 0
 amazing
  • 2 2
 amazing POD =D
  • 1 1
 yea comment 100!
  • 1 1
 G N A R L Y ! ! ! !
  • 1 4
 best POD of ever
  • 1 1
 Been there, not worth it.
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