Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This sunday I got the opportunity to photograph Peter Fitts (wheelie team rider) and friends! When Peter called me asking me to come and take photos of him doing a hand rail that he had set up the night before I had no idea the difficultly of the rail he was about to attempt!
When we got the the location and I saw the rail I just kept thinking "peter has lost his mind" haha. But seriously this rail was gnarly, about half way through the rail it had a TURN! The photo above
doesn't do the rail justice. But you get the idea this rail is not for the faint of heart.
The photo to the on the side shows my set up for the photos I shot. 2 sb900s on stands one that will shoot from behind and another filling from the front. Pretty simple set up but it got the job
So we got all set up, run in all salted up for extra speed photographer and videographer (Dan Clayton) all ready to go. And the skiers started to test speed. One speed test for peter was enough. Then Pete went for it!!
"GREASED IT" First try! Peter is so sick! and the shot turned out pretty good too!
Peter and friends did the rail a few more times and I got a bunch of sweet shots. The shot above was pretty scary for me because they kept coming off the rail and landing right where I was standing. So I would take the shot then literally run for my life to avoid getting landed on. But it was worth it cause I loved the way the shots turned out.
Here are a few more shots of the other riders and some other angles I got. Thanks for reading! :)
Trever Wilson Throwing it down.
Also here is a video Dan Clayton made of the action!