A new sport graces the pages of 1water1coffee1beer: mountain biking! Kelly talked me into this madness over the spring and it’s getting to be nearly as much of an addiction as skiing – and that’s saying something. A few weekends ago, Kelly was in a race, and I decided to get creative with some cameras and gadgets. After consulting Dad I set up my Canon point-and-shoot to a low ISO and a f-stop of 1/60 or 1/40; if you can manage to track the target during the exposure, you can get a relatively clear subject and a blurred background, giving the feel of rapid motion. It’s going to take some practice, but some early action shots are below.
Also thrown into the mix is some remote controlled GoPro. By hanging the GoPro from a tree and posting up, down the trail a bit, I could snag a few stills with my point-and-shoot before firing a 30-shot burst from the GoPro using the Android app, allowing me to capture a few choice angles of the action without having to be everywhere at once. Check it out!