Katrina Strand and Max, Squamish, BC
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Katrina Strand and Max, Squamish, BC

93 Comments

  • 64 0
 dam shes pinned for one leg
  • 17 2
 Damn it to hell! This photo is giving me a headache!
  • 20 2
 can't help but to agree…focus on something…anything
  • 5 1
 ya its not in the best focus, but I think the wave of the chain is real neat
  • 8 19
flag tjet (Apr 4, 2013 at 10:07) (Below Threshold)
 It's called "panning" people,a photography technic where the background looks moved, but the subject it's in focus, so you get a feeling of speed/movement. The focus is on her, OBVIOUSLY...
  • 15 3
 ...tjet thats all well and good when the rider actually IS in focus!
  • 10 1
 The shutter speed for this photo is 1/250. Pans are are typically 1/80 or below. 1/30 would probably be suitable for a low lit forest. This isn't a pan, it's just motion blur.
  • 4 12
flag tjet (Apr 4, 2013 at 11:50) (Below Threshold)
 "motion blur" is not a photography technic, that's just filter that can be found in photoshop now days for people who can't pull off a good panning from the camera. Panning is panning even if he had it done by accident @ 1/250.

Massini64 to me she is in focus, well, a lot more anything else in the picture.
  • 5 2
 The idea is there, but it was not executed properly…...as "POD" should be. I think a FOCUSSED panning shot is easier to achieve with a faster moving subject. perhaps a different technique could have been used here…..
No more sense beating a dead horse….this picture is blurry!
  • 28 2
 we're sure lucky to have so many photography experts here on pinkbike
  • 4 2
 I wasn't even commenting the quality of the pic, just the fact I can't see her left leg :/ It's too weird
  • 7 6
 a lot of "photography experts" on here who sure don't know a damn thing about what makes good and bad photography. Pretty rad shot in what was probably challenging conditions.

And do your homework on the photographer in question before you put your feet in your mouths ;-)
  • 5 4
 Guys I am sorry, but this photo totally draws my vision allover and makes my eyes crossed. The subject is too hard to find because it is out of focus. How did this photo get pod when my pan shot is technically perfect...etc. Hope u guys know what you sound like, take more photos and critique far faar less.
  • 3 0
 I love PODs with dogs.
  • 2 2
 @jcklondon idk what youre smoking but this pan is perfect technically and the subject is in focus... and don't tell people you have a perfect pan shot if it isn't even on your profile for us to view, at least I couldn't find one...
  • 3 0
 @CookiemonsterMan go back and reread @jcklondon 's post again.... I think you completely missed the point ;-)
  • 2 1
 The point is the pod comment section seems like an amateur's haters ball when ppl are arguing over composition and f stops. Ian hylands clones in tight jeans and expensive dslrs and ruining the pod with that sort of passive aggressive horsecrap.
  • 1 0
 I think it's cool because its blurry... it makes mejavascript:; wanna keep lookin at it. good photos create discussion.
  • 51 1
 Ya know what you call a woman with one leg? Ilene.
  • 18 13
 or Peg
  • 6 0
 Madder than a one-legged waitress at an I-hop.
  • 17 1
 know what you call a chinese lady with one leg? Irene
  • 3 1
 What do you call a mexican chick with no legs? Cunsuelo
  • 1 0
 Man hanging on wall with no legs or arms? Art. Same dude in a lake. Bob.
  • 32 2
 Dog is back! We've missed you trail dog!
  • 13 0
 I will pay someone big money if they can find me a trail cat
  • 1 0
 I want a clone.
  • 2 0
 Starve a tiger then ride the train wearing only bacon, it'll follow you. I have a spare tiger if you'd like to borrow it?
  • 8 2
 Get ready for the wave of hate from some people in regards to another trail dog shot! They're just jealous though, it's clearly awesome!Big Grin

Any dog I have in the future will hopefully be able to run some trails!
  • 22 0
 or the wave of love for the trail dogs
  • 6 1
 Luv my dogs as much as my bikes! Great POD!
  • 43 10
 Being from Korea, I'm hoping that you don't mean you love your dogs, with a side of chips?
  • 5 8
 Nah rice man !
  • 11 16
flag richierocket (Apr 4, 2013 at 7:34) (Below Threshold)
 No you DICKS(British). I'm from W.Vancouver, Canada and you all should read a book or two as 90% of Koreans don't eat dog.
  • 15 5
 It's a joke, take it easy.
  • 24 3
 That means that 10% do.

Which is over 3 times the amount of people who can ride rock shock's new rear shock.

Alarming.......
  • 4 4
 That's 5,000,000 people eat dogs!? What about cats? Do they eat cats? Cats I wouldn't have a problem with.
  • 4 2
 *cough* butthurt *cough*
  • 10 0
 If you're from west Vancouver, you should know very well what our canadian flag looks like.
  • 2 3
 I live here for work Ontario. Thanks for your weak two cents..
  • 8 0
 she has a bent chain, i would get that fixed.
  • 4 0
 Awesome... I've had a previous POD of Katrina as my background on my work computer for a while now: www.pinkbike.com/photo/7926343
  • 3 0
 i like that shot better. Thanks for sharing
  • 5 0
 Trail dogs are fine unless the person who's got one is slower than you...
  • 1 0
 true'dat.
  • 4 1
 Finally! A POD when I don't have to search for the rider! Plus a trail dog!
  • 6 2
 Perhaps the "auto focus" option should be considered here
  • 1 1
 good thought, but many times, autofocus wont know what to do with a biker, as there are so many gaps in an image of a person biking, so a lot of time, it will end up focusing on the background instead.
  • 6 2
 Trail dogs!!
  • 2 2
 Hell yeah!!
  • 3 0
 all i need is a trail dog. i want one for my birthday
  • 2 0
 I could totally see Bigfoot rompin behind him
  • 2 0
 Yeah Katrina! Yeah MAXIMUS!
  • 1 0
 Nice shot, glad to see a XC pic get VOD, this site could use a little more of that.
  • 1 0
 This shot is so far from POD Quality and composition - I don't have to be Ian Hylands to know a good picture. POD - Fail.
  • 1 0
 I think Cannondale could set something up here with their Lefty fork...
  • 1 0
 Return of the " Trail Dog "
  • 1 0
 Katrina? where's your other leg? xd
  • 1 0
 Yeah Katrina. Raven says woof.
  • 1 0
 @GrzesiekRadon what are you even on about?
  • 3 2
 POD Tomorrow!
  • 3 0
 Off by a day Wink
  • 1 1
 sick shot! I like the dog in the back too
  • 1 1
 yeesss!!! more trail dog PODs Big Grin
  • 4 4
 Nothing Special We Need some gnarly stuff
  • 2 2
 That is your mission, if you choose to accept it. The secretary will delete any knowledge if you are any of your team is caught or captured.
  • 1 1
 Dogs and Bikes and Dogs and Bikes and Dogs and Bikes and Dogs and Bikes!
  • 3 2
 This is the worst od
  • 1 1
 Watch OUt! The Hound of Baskerville!
  • 1 0
 someone follow me
  • 1 0
 #followforfollow?
  • 2 4
 her riding stance looks really wierd...almost like her other leg is gone. Anyways, sick shot!!!
  • 1 3
 You're right... it looks like she has one leg.
  • 3 0
 You comment Soooo much on the pods..
  • 2 4
 lol still not as much as you
  • 1 3
 Turqoise, (which is spelled wrong, you need a "qu") is a prop hunter, thus he comments a ton on every homepage trying to get top comment.
  • 3 1
 Ok bud. If you really wanna sort through the homepage then go for it. The last "homepage" thing I commented on was March 26th on BigTimber's article "Is Enduro the One?" www.pinkbike.com/u/BigTimber/blog/Is-Enduro-the-One.html

PS I'm entitled to comment on whatever I like and if you have a problem then ignore me.
  • 1 1
 I wasn't you accused me first...
  • 1 1
 ya and I can comment on what I want, so don't tell me I comment sooo much cause I can if I want
  • 1 1
 Why...just why, would you start another one of "these"
  • 4 5
 Honestly, not a huge fan of this shot. No offense, just not my style.
  • 2 4
 Gangnam style!
  • 1 1
 seen better pod's
  • 3 5
 this is POD????? pathetic
  • 2 1
 so true...
  • 3 4
 who selected POD? blind person?
  • 2 0
 I think this has been selected as POD for the subject of the picture over the quality. Stop yo' moaning and appreciate that trail dogs are cool and therefore this is POD. The quality isn't even THAT bad!
  • 1 4
 every POD should be amazing. This picture does not do crazy. You stop moaning kid, go watch the fairy tale and then go to sleep
  • 1 3
 Is this session?
  • 1 3
 Nope, but it looks like one!
  • 1 0
 Fuel EX 8, maybe '10 or '11
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