Monday, December 22, 2008

Moab Madness



In November I got to test some new ATV's in the Moab desert. Unfortunately,  I only got to ride/shoot for one day due to my teaching schedule, I could have spent a week there, it was one of the most insanely beautiful places I have ever been
This was also the first time I really had trouble with the limited dynamic range of digital capture.  I tried some "psuedo" HDR but I couldn't get them to look right.  The "recover" tool in Lightroom saved me.  There are times (and photographs) when you shouldn't be using a digital camera to do a film cameras job.  I wish I'd brought a Mamiya 7 along.
This is me.  It doesn't look too bad until you realize that the "hill" behind me is actually the level ground.  I'm basically driving straight up a wall, with all my cameras strapped to the front of the ATV.  Give it a little too much gas and we are both flipping ass over teacup down a cliff.  Having John Malley, one of the development riders from KTM,  along for the ride, gave me the confidence to try things that would have been insane on my own.

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