Brian Buell...Man on a Ridge.  Seems we've seen this all before, and the intent this time was actually to shoot from a bit higher-up and to incorporate the Henry Mountains in the immediate background. After a scrambling mission, it was obvious that this was the only vantage point to shoot from, unless the camera was placed on the same plane as the rider. NOT an option... so straight-into-the-sun it was...  Brian packed out his run-in and i scrambled up a chute and onto the deck from where the shot was taken. 
I gave the 2min warning, and with the sun parked right ON the horizon, we had a single run to get it right. 
Another day at the office... 
Hanksville, UT. (sort of)
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Brian Buell...Man on a Ridge. Seems we've seen this all before, and the intent this time was actually to shoot from a bit higher-up and to incorporate the Henry Mountains in the immediate background. After a scrambling mission, it was obvious that this was the only vantage point to shoot from, unless the camera was placed on the same plane as the rider. NOT an option... so straight-into-the-sun it was... Brian packed out his run-in and i scrambled up a chute and onto the deck from where the shot was taken. I gave the 2min warning, and with the sun parked right ON the horizon, we had a single run to get it right. Another day at the office... Hanksville, UT. (sort of)

50 Comments

  • + 33
 very nice! - what are the chances of getting it in a decent (huge) size?? ;-)
  • + 21
 Yeah, WALLPAPER please... =)
  • - 17
flag Draggon (Nov 17, 2011 at 0:03) (Below Threshold)
 Too bad the POY contest already started......I think it would have had a great chance to win imo.
  • + 42
 it made the top 32 if you read it...
  • + 18
 "if i lean slightly more to the right, im going to die, least ill get pod"
  • + 56
 @JaseZ I'm a freakin idiot.....I think I actually voted for it too, just didn't remember, fml. Don't do drugs kids.....
  • + 3
 aha nice one buddy haha
  • + 5
 I found it so hard to make the decision between this and the other shot for POY. i ended up voting for this though.
  • + 2
 Great picture, I also had problems in voting between this one and the other picture, but after some 5 minutes I chose this one.
  • + 2
 WE LOVE POD
  • + 2
 Amazing shot, worthy winner if it does win, and definitely worthy for the top 32!
  • + 1
 Link fail, Picture WIN Loving this shot. gotta say the dust and the sun are just awesome
  • + 4
 The rider almost looks like he's got a vapour trail behind him... Great shot, if I had to choose one photograph to define the word "epic", this would be it!
  • + 1
 so EPIC indeed!!
  • + 1
 Brilliant shot, unfairly placed against another shot that is also of a very high standard in the 1st round of the POY comp. Sadly one will make it through while the other is eliminated, while other shots of much lesser merit in the comp will proceed to the next round. Makes no sense. Congratulations shooter, great work!!
  • + 2
 That's exactly what I was thinking on several of the match-ups. Wishing both these could go through and eliminate another pair....
  • + 1
 yeah there were a few paired up like that, making the choice painfully tough. A bit of a shame for the photographers, but thems the breaks. Hopefully we will still see a good selection down the pointy end...
  • + 1
 Phreak! Whenever there is a good POD i post it to fb, but lately I've had to post every single one! I just need to write a script to automatically post every POD every Day!
  • + 2
 there is a kid making sex noises beside me
  • + 1
 Great picture! Would love to have as my wallpaper! Also an amazing rider and great ambassador for the sport!
  • + 3
 Fanbloodytastic shot!!!
  • + 2
 hahahaha its indeed fabulistic..
  • + 1
 You got my vote Andrew. I like the way the layers in the dirt line up with the suns rays
  • + 2
 This might be the best photo I have ever seen.
  • + 1
 wonderful, it was my favorite in Pink Bike how Photo of the year! congrats! uz!
  • + 1
 at the bottom left it looks like theres a natural berm sick shot
  • + 1
 wow, very nice.....my vote for POY
  • + 1
 This round....lol
  • + 1
 they should have a picture of the century and this should be it
  • + 1
 Wow! Another epic photo from wilzy!
  • + 1
 I'M pretty sure I voted for this one!
  • + 1
 Maybe the best also for the POY, great shot!
  • + 1
 cool Smile Top 32 of the year? xD
  • + 1
 pod!!! this is a realy great shot!! love it
  • + 1
 It is going to be a good day !
  • + 1
 Superb shot - all the elements combine perfectly!
  • + 1
 Stunning shot!
  • + 1
 bigger size please!!
  • + 1
 Tha's big!
  • + 1
 bottom right sorry
  • + 1
 WoW! an amazing shot
  • + 1
 Good luck in the POY!!!
  • + 3
 Are you kidding dude? It's Utah!
  • + 1
 You're a tool. Quit posting that shit ass video.
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