Picture by Christophe Bortels
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Picture by Christophe Bortels

65 Comments

  • 17 1
 The belgian POD factory is back for 2011 !
  • 22 8
 As much as its a great shot, i don't think the focus is spot on, and in my opinion i think there are many photos on pinkbike which are more pod worthy than this one. It seems as this sort of shot is pod a lot. I would like to see a vary day to day.
  • 34 4
 matthew10, you should take a look at the "more PODs" page that shows the past 24 PODs. I think you'll find that in the past 24 PODs this is only the 5th racer or race style shot, there have also been about 11 dirt jump shots, 4 trail riding shots, and 4 freeriding shots. So really that's a fair bit of variation, the only thing that there is a lot of is dirt jumping shots. Perhaps you've only looked at the site on the days that there were race shots and haven't seen all the rest?
  • 7 1
 look at her eyes. she looks like shes falling asleep.
  • 3 1
 check out this guy's album, all his shots are ridiculously good
  • 3 0
 the lighting is REALLY good...
  • 3 4
 Well done you can take an epic shot!
  • 1 0
 Christophe Bortels again... Great shot!!!
  • 2 1
 @ matthew10... maybe u should email hylands ur favorite shot of the thousands or however many pics there are on pinkbike... and u want vary? y dont u and all ur friends do a nitro circus style shoot... ya kno the first season were all o the riders and drivers flew past each other? have every discipline of biking do that and see how it comes out... obviously on a smaller scale but i would be awesome if it came out good... thats what i was thinking of doing
  • 1 0
 Lush pic tup
  • 1 0
 The big perfectly exposed tree makes the shot not work (as well as it could) IMHO. If possible no flash hitting that tree would have made the shot focus more on the rider....I find the bark detail, and even the string very distracting.
  • 1 0
 agreed^
  • 1 0
 Yeah what he said...
  • 1 0
 I agree with @matthew10
I don't think the focus is quite right. For example the tree on the left is sharper than Tracy herself. But it does follow the rule of thirds pretty damn well.

It's still a pretty nice picture to look at Smile props to bortels
  • 1 0
 well yes but she also look out of proportion with the tree... i mean she does look a little small right
  • 1 0
 Are you not realizing that any human would look small beside that tree? it's huge!
  • 1 0
 exept for the tallest man in the world
  • 1 0
 lol yea i guess, there is a bigger tree in sacremento or something that you can drive through, tallest guy in the world has nothing on that tree.
  • 1 0
 well wouldnt that be a redwood?
  • 1 0
 For some reason the gnarly tree catches my eye more than the rider and the flash shining of the helmet is distracting plus i think the colors could loo better if they had a bit more contrast and they seem a bit over exposed especially on the rider.
  • 1 0
 Again, again and again. . .


I think that you're the guy that have the most PODs on PB.
Your pictures are just perfect.

Directors from big movies, this guy is your futur photograph !
Let's go to the beautifulest trails on the earth !

You're the best.

Friendly. LĂ©rot
  • 3 0
 sick picture!!
but i think the rider is a bit to far on the right side!
don't understand me, it's a great picture! Wink
  • 1 0
 Great shot - It highlights the rider with great attacking position, and the well exposed tree routes which are part of the course to overcome. This is improved with the aesthetic of bokeh!
  • 3 0
 Enfin! Il nous remet du Bortels! POD!
  • 3 0
 superbe encore... POD
  • 6 0
 you go Girl!! totally charging it!!! nicely done.
  • 1 22
flag pawl (Mar 3, 2011 at 0:05) (Below Threshold)
 CIC!!!!(chic is crazy)
sweet pod
  • 2 2
 Sweet shot, great colours
  • 3 2
 pin it to win it girl
  • 3 2
 I don't know why everyone always has to raise the point when a woman gets a POD; they can be extremely sick to, so why make a big fuss about it? Sick photo btw and a very good POD!
  • 4 2
 because its not often that you see a woman get pod....duh
  • 1 0
 but why does it have to be such a big deal?
  • 1 3
 its not a big deal, but its not often that a woman gets pod.....why are you making such a big deal out of it?
  • 3 0
 Tracyyyyy!!! POD!!
  • 3 0
 PODDD !!! Smile
  • 3 0
 Nice !! POD!
  • 3 1
 why is there like no comments?
  • 8 0
 it's was 12:02am when you posted. It was only up for 2 mins.. on that note.. Good morning, England. have a good Thursday!
it's been a long Weds.. i'm headed to bed now.
  • 4 0
 have a good night
  • 2 1
 HOMO(people who try to make acronyms for every pod)
  • 1 1
 +1000 bbrane
  • 2 0
 I like the description we get with Ian, the other guy just leavesit blank.
  • 1 0
 yea thats the second thing i look at after the pic
  • 2 0
 Pinner!
  • 2 1
 Fair play she looks pinned. factory aswell. Nice pod.
  • 3 1
 So much tree.
  • 1 0
 Good pic , couldnt help to notice the huge tree with the micro pad !
  • 1 1
 POD? why? cus it's a girl? (neg prop me all you want- does not make this picture any better)
  • 1 1
 Having been chosen by Ian Hylands himself made this POD more valuable. Once again, well done Tof Wink
  • 1 0
 nice foto Smile i like fox 40 ^^ pod
  • 1 0
 wow..what kind of lens did you use? its so clear.
  • 1 1
 canon 70-200 2.8 + a flash on the right and the sun in her back :-)
  • 1 0
 POD.. nice..TREK..xiiiiiiiiiiiiii...Smile
  • 2 0
 Finnaly a DH POD...
  • 1 0
 Great shot! Congrats...
  • 1 0
 like it !
  • 1 0
 Sickk
  • 1 0
 sick hptos
  • 1 0
 awesome photo
  • 1 0
 its a great POD bros
  • 4 7
 This POD sux ..
  • 3 3
 yeah :/

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