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  • 32 3
 holy shit Karl, this is an unreal shot! sick perspective!
  • 10 5
 This screams for POD !!
  • 7 1
 thanks man!
  • 4 2
 Yeah man, defenetly a sick pic!
  • 4 3
 i like this picture.
  • 8 2
 I have those tires!
  • 5 3
 Karl! Congrats bro! Who knew this was gonna get POD. Hahahahaha, sick!
  • 33 3
 Humm... Your tire is 23.8% used.



Sick picture!!
  • 19 8
 it's a cool picture guys, but it was the camera man that had to suck up fear for this one, and i believe pod is about so much more than a brave camera man... And for in afew hours cheers for all my negitive props ...
  • 11 3
 "well it is picture of the day", not "best bike trick caught on film of the day"... but i see where your coming from so no negative props..... but think of all the pods that have been even more lame in the past like guys hittin berms with little roosts comin up behind them... i think the pod is 75 percent the photo 25 percent the person on film.

Either way i like the pic, and i suck bahlls at tricks so thumbs up to the rider and the photo-grapher...
  • 3 14
flag marinrockyridge (Mar 17, 2011 at 1:50) (Below Threshold)
 ^^ the only i positive propped u is to make u wrong woody. -- nice photo.
  • 10 9
 A while back they had a photo similar to this: www.pinkbike.com/photo/6139254
Even further back they had this one aswell: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5659446

IMO both of these are better than todays POD, in both the rear tire fits the thirds rule (horizontally or vertically), compositionally more of the rider is in show and in both of them its obvious what hes doing/landing. Also the colours in the first one are sweet as and most of it is infocus, whereas the only thing that isn't blury here is his head and the rear triangle...
  • 5 0
 its cool and all....but '...Meh...' is the only thing i thaught when i saw this....
  • 6 0
 nice tire, but wheres the rest of this picture
  • 2 1
 strange angle..
i like it! Smile
  • 4 4
 at first I thought "original", then I checked out the two links from Tom-Ryde . . . . . . .Its been done before and with alot more style ......sorry but I agree with Tom, its rubbish Wink
  • 9 4
 I don't think either of those are better than this, the perspective on this is much different than the 2 links posted. I love on this one how he is shooting straight up the bike so all you really see is the face, shoe and his front tire from the clicked table. Yes, it is similar to those other 2 posted, but Karl has still put a unique twist on it... and if you've ever shot in kamloops, you'd understand why there isn't much color!!! The reason the rest of the photo isn't in focus is because it's a pan, making it even more impressive. Sorry, but just because it doesn't follow the rule of thirds doesn't mean it's a bad photo, please leave the critiquing for Hylands and carry on with your day.
  • 5 3
 Seen better pods. not enough 'going on' for me, and not simplistically clean enough either...
  • 2 0
 Ian Highland didnt have anything to say about it... lol Amazing picture man, insane angle.
  • 6 3
 Brock
please leave the critiquing for Hylands and carry on with your day.
This makes me angry.
I said IMO. Photography is art, art is your opinion. The reason Ian didn't leave a comment is because, and i quote:
"I didn't comment because I wanted to hear what people had to say about this in the absence of my description"
i said what i thought, you said what you thought, but that gave you no reason to say i was wrong.
  • 1 1
 thats sick.....I think im in the picture (backround) Razz but i could be wrong
  • 1 0
 sweet shot!
  • 6 1
 Actually it does follow the rule of thirds fairly well, 2/3 sky 1/3 dirt, rider (wheel) in the top 1/3 pretty much on a third line. As far as blur goes... the rider and wheel look to be completely in focus which is not easy, the wheel is blurred because it's spinning and it was only shot at 1/400. The background is blurred a tiny bit because as Brock said it's a pan, but it's a very quick one at 1/400, most of the background is blurry because it's actually out of focus as well. I happen to like the muted/desaturated looking in colors in this, that's just my opinion though, everyone likes different things as we can see from the mixed comments...
  • 4 0
 Tom-Ryde
I didn't mean to come off as a dick, and no where did I state that my opinion was "right" and yours was "wrong". I said this shot is much different, not much better than the links you posted. I just don't think you can compare this photo to the ones you posted, or atleast the first one (ass shot from behind in a forest). The second one is similar in the sense that the trick is happening towards the camera and you lose a lot of the bike to the angle, it also has a similar pan. It just bugs me when people say, "oh these shots are better" and leave it at that, you did say why you liked the other shots better, but you said next to nothing about TODAYS pod. Karls a friend, I felt like you were trying to take away from his POD so that is why I commented. the "please leave the crit...." comment was pretty uncalled for, so I'm sorry for that.
  • 2 0
 Its cool man, the more i look at this photo the more i like it but theres still something about it that i just cant get, but as i said its all an opinion. After yours and Ian's comments i guess it was a crap critique, but i just found it easier to say what was right about the others than whats wrong with this, mostly cos there isnt much wrong lol
Edit: about the right/wrong thing, that was just me misunderstanding what you said.
  • 2 0
 i thought it was a unicycle at first glance! very interesting angle indeed.
  • 1 0
 nevegal FTW
  • 8 1
 this shot rocks!
  • 5 0
 whip it !!!!!!!! ,thats a awesoem shot ,props to the photographer !
  • 1 0
 awesome pic
  • 10 0
 Kamloops: the town with more PODs than anywhere else in the world.
  • 1 0
 sweeet angle shot!
  • 2 0
 Thats pretty original in the way you've actually got this shot right as opposed to a lot of others! No monologue from Ian Highlands though? :/
  • 9 1
 I didn't comment because I wanted to hear what people had to say about this in the absence of my description. And while there are the expected few people that don't like there are also a lot that do, and not just because I explained why I thought it was. I really like this shot, and I think it's well done. I think jthefoo said it best for me "when ever i try to take this picture it always comes out hella blurry, this guy must be Ansel Adams or something" I've tried to shoot tricks like this from the side before and they have never come out this crisp and clean, and well composed as well...
  • 3 0
 Haha yeah thats what I was trying to get at - I've seen this shot a lot but nobody has cracked it like this.

Edit: Apologies for misspelling your name Ian.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the comment guys! This was a lucky shot, pretty stoked on it. Didn't even have to crop it at all Smile
  • 3 2
 SICK PICTURE!!! my only complant is the back tire should be a Kenda K-rad Razz
Also for everyone saying its not completly in focus, who cares its a sick picture shot by some guy no different than any of us. Save the perfect pictures for the mags.
  • 2 0
 karl takes sick shots wether hes filming or snappin pics they aree always amazing
  • 2 0
 Not in focus means alot for POD, its picture of the day, so if the picture is not in focus... That being said I like, nice perspective. I like to get shots like this, but being an amteur with a point and shoot, they don't even come out at this quality.
  • 2 1
 No it's totally in focus, or at least the rider is from tire to head, which is no easy feat. The wheel is just blurred because it's spinning and it was only shot at 1/400. As for saving the perfect pics for the mags, hopefully the photos on Pinkbike, at least some of them, are as good as or better than what's in the mags...
  • 1 0
 Do you think the "bluriness" of tyre makes it look better, if the rider just braked as he/she went over then i think it'll look a bit dull :/
  • 2 1
 I definitely like a bit of selective motion blur, it makes it look like something is moving, not just all frozen looking...
  • 3 0
 when ever i try to take this picture it always comes out hella blurry, this guy must be Ansel Adams or something
  • 4 0
 is it just me or are the pods getting shitter by the day?
  • 2 0
 its not just you.
  • 1 0
 it is different..that is why it is POD..maybe a dirt jumper doing a whip would be better?..keep up the good work Karl another great shot..and yes Kamloops IS the home for POD's
  • 3 0
 Such a dope picture!! easily gonna get POD
  • 2 0
 well thats 1 way to check how much tread you have left on your tyres, also a more fun way too Razz
  • 4 2
 umm why no more good pods kool pic tho
  • 2 0
 agreed. for all we know he could be crashing...
  • 1 0
 chalk another one up for CAFE!
  • 2 0
 what's going with the drive train? as in where is it?
or is it just me??
  • 1 0
 it's there but it's hard to see, single cog and a chain...
  • 1 0
 I usually refrain from using such language but I'm going to go ahead and say it.... That's a sick pic!
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Uni at first!
  • 2 0
 Here's dirt in your eyes!!!
  • 1 0
 I never comment on POD's but this is deff. a different perspective. Awesome shot. Gets my vote.
  • 1 0
 ehh.. its koo.. i dont love it and i dont hate it.. if the tire was infocus imho it would be better
  • 2 0
 No where worth POD. no no no
  • 2 0
 omg! pods going worse every day ... this pod sucks balls
  • 1 0
 did anyone else think the tire was gonna hit them when they first saw this pic.....i did
  • 1 0
 kenda nevegal? right? btw, great angle!
  • 1 0
 the kid in the bg is totally amazed too! nice shot bro!
  • 2 0
 POO FACE!
  • 1 0
 a wheel. what a great pod... Big Grin
  • 1 1
 an amazing picture! love it sooo much. thank you Ian for the fantastic choice!!!
  • 1 0
 Nice foto ;D

I like it Smile
  • 1 0
 next "support the whip" top five!
  • 1 0
 very nice for tomorrow, but today the race face logo
  • 1 0
 thought it was a unicycle!
  • 1 0
 could you just check ma back tyre lol
  • 1 0
 all I can think of is "In your face!" sweet photo
  • 1 0
 fackiin gnarly shot. sick perspective
  • 1 0
 holy f**k amazing shot props to who ever took this man
  • 1 0
 vod and pod for matt? he's killing it, especially karl!
  • 1 0
 nice, ill be riding the ranch monday!!!
  • 1 0
 Thats a sweet angle ! But I don't think it should be POD! ^_^
  • 1 0
 That must of been hard to get that pic at that angel.Sweet pic
  • 1 0
 props to the rider and the ballsy camera man but why is this pod?
  • 1 0
 absolutely amazing! love it!
  • 1 0
 WOW!!!! excellent photo,, greetings from Ecuador
  • 1 0
 nice pic karl very epic
  • 1 1
 10 / 10 for unique-ness. Very, very sick!!!!
  • 1 1
 OHAI!! Jens's brudah! Gratz on POD!
  • 1 0
 Legitly awesome!!
  • 1 0
 shocking
  • 1 0
 epic shot
  • 2 1
 awesome POD
  • 1 0
 Nice shot, congrats!!!!
  • 1 0
 Nice
  • 1 0
 nobbies !
  • 1 0
 great shot!
  • 1 1
 holy shit!!!! the guy who took this pic had serious skill and balls!!!
  • 1 0
 Nice shot!
  • 1 0
 so cool
  • 2 1
 Kamloops owns PODs
  • 1 0
 Unturndown?
  • 1 0
 Yeahh Matt and Karl!!
  • 1 0
 good
  • 1 0
 lush just lush
  • 1 0
 Looks wierd but cool
  • 1 0
 Pretty cool.
  • 1 0
 mad decent!
  • 1 0
 f*ck me 8-)
  • 1 0
 nice
  • 1 0
 kenda ?
  • 1 0
 ...GREAT!!!!
  • 1 1
 Sweet POD!
  • 1 1
 awsome POD Smile
  • 1 2
 probably the gayest picture on pb. plus its blurry as fuck
  • 2 0
 werd
  • 14 16
 how did this get POD, its SHIT!
  • 10 6
 agreed
  • 2 0
 hmm its a good shot as far as technicality goes but tbh its not a great shot
  • 2 2
 Not the best shot, but I'm sure there will be better ones selected soon.

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