Photo Story Research
I like the distorted colours in this image, I think this was achieved by green tints used over the flash guns but I would be interested to see if I can replicate this by photo editing.
As trail builders like to keep their trails secret its very hard to find photo research just of trails or people digging etc. Because of this the only real signs in the images are the trails,riders and their bikes. Although there are plenty of images of people riding the trails. Due to this I think it would be interesting to try and communicate the building/maintenance side of trails as well as riding.
I like this black and white photo and think it works well at establishing the setting. Although this setting is not very rural I think the location of our trails will make a nice scenic establishing shot.
Black and white images seem to work really well with the woodland locations of trails. The trails are nicely exposed whilst the contrasting white sky is effective at framing and making the rider visible.
I really like the colours in particular in this image. The slightly desaturated/washed out colours work really well with the jumps and greenery. Judging by the colours and shape of the image I think it was shot on film, although I would like to try and recreate this effect in photoshop with my some of my images from the trails.
The warmth of this image works really well with the trails, the trees against the slightly blown out sky.
Again I think black and white works really with the contrasting woodland and sky. I feel the slightly blown out highlights in this case create a more interesting image and draw the eye to the rider. Also the distortion from the fish eye lens looks attractive with the tress.