In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…
Shooting a cover feature at sunset is way tougher than some may think. Yes, the light will be magical, but in this particular shoot with Jordon Smith it was magical for no more than about 20-30 total minutes due to the surrounding hills of Zaca Station MX. We did get plenty of magic, but that didn't come without an extreme amount of hustling from all involved. This particular shot was rad, especially because Jordon kind of directed it. "There's a pretty sick flat-track style corner over there if you want to check it out!" he mentioned, as I looked around thinking, "The fire road?" After I realized his vision, the light was actually badass in that area and we shot it. This was the result and although it never got used, it's still a favorite from the day. It sucked to see Jordon get hurt right around the time that the issue came out, but he's young and shows great promise for next year – he'll be one to watch, for sure!
PHOTO INFORMATION Photographer | Mike Emery Camera | Nikon D4s Lens | Nikon 300mm f2.8 Shutter Speed | 1/1600 Aperture | 3.2 ISO | 50
Flash | Not Used