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DanMilner pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 13, 2021 at 2:29
Feb 13, 2021
Round 1 Voting Closed: 2020 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest
It is indeed an interesting and unique route that PB have gone down. They used to run completely different styles of shots against each other in round 1 and then people complained that they didnt know how to vote as the shots were "too different" (eg, close up roost vs backcountry little rider) - thats what we now get in later rounds. Interestingly, while we photographers might submit a few shots to the comp, with the hope that one will make the 32 cut, it's not necessarily the photographers own fave that makes the 32: thats upto the Pinkbike staff, and yes, they're selected to make the head-to head easier to judge. It's Pinkbike's prerogative - It's their comp. But then photographers can have personal attachment to certain shots, from knowing what went into getting them that can affect a photographers personal fave, that are irrelevant in the comp. Or the opposite. A couple of years ago I reached the semi finals with a shot I didnt even enter. Certainly if PB dropped the like-for-like pairing format, then photographers would feel confident about just entering one, single 'best' shot from the year... but it is how it is. If we land in the 32 its great place to be, whatever the outcome.
DanMilner pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 13, 2021 at 2:13
Feb 13, 2021
Round 1 Voting Closed: 2020 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest
Well, I'm sure you already know all this, but photography is all about story telling. The photo that emerges is the story the photographer wanted or decided to tell, whether thats MTB shot or a reportage of a war scene. Yes, it is 'pretty easy' to get a great shot if you have a banger of a landscape on hand, but how the photographer frames that shot has a lot to play in how its received - ie, how its been framed, cropping out distracting elements, or choosing which elements to include and emphasise the emotion you want from the shot, deciding on long or wide lens and what each would sacrifice or reinforce, colour or B&W - these all change the feel of elements that build the final outcome. It's a lot to decide on at that moment you set up the shot - or maybe thats just me because I have a small brain. Mountainbiking is such a huge genre now, that one audience's cover can be another persons B-roll. It is what it is.
Added 5 photos to POY-2020
Jan 29, 2021 at 2:00
Jan 29, 2021
DanMilner HI-Adventures's article
Feb 28, 2020 at 5:25
Feb 28, 2020
Video: Exploring Himalayan Trails in Bhutan
Yep those dogs. Bless 'em. Take ear plugs for night time!
DanMilner HI-Adventures's article
Feb 28, 2020 at 5:24
Feb 28, 2020
Video: Exploring Himalayan Trails in Bhutan
thanks! Much as I'd like to claim this and revel in the glory, this video is the work of a certain Douglas Tucker. I was merely a cog in the machine to realise it. Glad you enjoyed it though. I shot some chunky photo stories that are appearing elsewhere....
DanMilner pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 30, 2020 at 20:57
Jan 30, 2020
Round 1 Voting Closed: 2019 Photo of the Year Contest
@twozerosix: You spotted that too? This comp has adopted a strange format in which originality is being overlooked to be able to pair up similar looking shots to make an "easier" head to head shoot out.
DanMilner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 28, 2020 at 3:58
Jan 28, 2020
BLM Proposes Oil & Gas Drilling Under Moab's Slickrock
@mark4444: Actually... Scotland produced more than 182% of its total household energy needs (4.4 million homes) though its wind turbines in the first half of 2019. And Portugal has produced in excess of 100% of its electricity needs from pure renewables several times over the last 4 years. Windmills are indeed feasible as is solar and waves and tidal too.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 23, 2020 at 20:01
Jan 23, 2020
Professional Photographer Dan Milner's Decade of Adventure in Pictures
@jmhills: ha ha, I remember taking that shot - grabbing whatever was available from a little village post office and being so knackered we just slumped down on the pavement and ate it right there and then. That traverse was brutal.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 23, 2020 at 19:59
Jan 23, 2020
Professional Photographer Dan Milner's Decade of Adventure in Pictures
Ah, I'd be lying if I said yes, I often hang out with Julia Roberts and she often comes on my trips, but I'll have to confess to that caption was meant to say Julia Hofmann. I'd rather have the Hofmann on my trips, she can absolutely rip on a bike.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 23, 2020 at 19:55
Jan 23, 2020
Professional Photographer Dan Milner's Decade of Adventure in Pictures
Yeah the Lumix 4/3 set up became the solution to getting my kit pared down to the lightest and really compact set up without compromising quality for those 'out there' trips.
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