Roost, Sun, T Shirt... Spring is here. Matt grabbing the last opportunity to shred this trail before its hidden under a blanket of green as the bracken arises from hibernation. 

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Roost, Sun, T Shirt... Spring is here. Matt grabbing the last opportunity to shred this trail before its hidden under a blanket of green as the bracken arises from hibernation. samneedham.co.uk Follow Me... @SamNeedham_couk

40 Comments

  • 48 3
 real apocalyptic looking... too sick.
  • 7 3
 thats a frozen roost if ive ever seen it, sick shot!!
  • 5 2
 The snow needs to gtfo...
  • 3 1
 this picture almost looks in motion. such a sick shot
  • 1 3
 the picture is black and grey, some dirt spreads. Apocalypse. yuuuuuup Big Grin
  • 2 1
 Totally, I like how he's glowing a bit too. Sick vod.
  • 9 2
 Theres not that many times when you see an all mountain POD and VOD.
  • 10 4
 There's a reason Wink
  • 5 1
 Dude, he's getting the Real Deal Drifty Feel !!!
  • 6 1
 The angle is perfect! I like the fact that he's just tearing it up like no ones business
  • 6 6
 Maybe I am just getting crabby in my old age, but I still think B&W should be shot on film, not rendered in post processing on a computer. That said its still a sick shot.
  • 27 3
 Don't be such a hipster
  • 1 3
 I agree with sortafast. If these was done of film 35mm or medium format you could take this photo (with the light-meter set one stop down from your ISO to give it more contrast, always good to overexpose on film) and make it just as sick. Plus you would just scan it in anyway from he film to a digital file. But thats why doing this on film is good because youll have the best of both!

Film is not dead anyone that can shoot film is just going back to the roots. And thats fine with me Smile
  • 1 2
 Whilst I agree that film does give a real natural warmth to a photo, it doesn't take a lot of effort in PS to make a digital image look really good in B&W. Hitting the B&W button just doesn't produce the best results I've found. If you play around with levels and curves you can get a really good picture. If you enhance the shadows (I dropped the shadow input to 0.20 when I tried it a minute ago), leave highlights the same and bias the mid-tones towards the shadows, then use a curve to take the brightness up in the sky only (without blowing out the sun) and it does improve the photo.

That said I love this photo, gives a really good view of what English riding is like!!
  • 2 1
 I think that film is the way to go if you have the intention of shooting black and white and the resources to develop your own film and print the negatives. However, shooting in digital is way easier and more time efficient and if you find out afterwards that a particular shot looks better in black and white, then by all means go for it.
  • 3 1
 That is like the best POD I have seen in a while. SOOOOO SICK
  • 3 2
 So sick! Great mood and depth plus crisp action. Must be POD!
  • 3 1
 wheres the scarecrow????
  • 1 1
 Epic shot.. This loose soil and flying roost is the main reason why spring and automn are my favourite riding seasons.
  • 2 1
 love roost shots. butt shots, not so much.
  • 2 1
 Sick birthday pod for me Smile
  • 1 4
 i like it because the lack and white keeps you focused on the rider really well, but if you look closely the rider beens photoshopped to have a white glow. Not saying its wrong because without it the rider wouldn't attract enough attention. All im saying is basically dont over-photoshop, just turn the glow down abit.
  • 3 2
 SIIIICK DAWGGGGGGG!
  • 2 1
 Mint shot!!
  • 3 3
 brrraaaaaaapppp........ thats all i can say tup
  • 1 1
 He is escaping the end of the world...
  • 2 1
 sexy as hell photo :O
  • 1 1
 Ok now this is a sweet pic....P.O.D...
  • 1 1
 Perfect drift .. Awsome Photo Wink
  • 2 1
 Love it! Very nice!
  • 1 0
 l;5 54
  • 1 1
 Yayyyyy RoosterSmile Great Pic!!!!
  • 1 1
 well done on pod sam and mint pic of whitey
  • 1 2
 Wonderful Photo! One of the best on Pinkbike. If there's going to be some photo contest, this photo will be the Winner
  • 2 3
 Not sure how you're seeing color in a B&W photo, Ian...
  • 1 1
 Thats a wank POD :S
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