Shane Weston: Eclat Advert
I’ve shot a ton of photos with Shane over the years. Its usually either extremely tech and low, or big and burly like this barspin. I was super lucky-as sometimes happens to the benefit of the photographer and detriment of the rider- to get multiple attempts at shooting this because he kept missing the second part of this line (doing this trick followed by another afterward).
I shot it like this seen first, then with a 2 stop ND filter so that I could blur the shrubs in the foreground, then having shot both those nicely timed picked up my Bronica SQ-a and got two attempts on film! The top one is the digi with no ND, followed by the film timed a hair late in sunlight, then timed OK but in the shadows. (My ND filter is pathetic and the photo was too soft to use, I really need to get a nice one).
In the end as usually happens (to me at least), the digi shot is what ran in the advert; I waver, but today I like the 3rd one the best.
Tech info: Canon 1Ds mk III and 50mm 1.4, 2 Einstein strobes on Action setting, one little nikon speedlight behind the pillar for the ‘butt light’, and one little nikon speedlight in the hallway to show how Shane had to start far back and hit a tight corner before this hop.
Here’s the video footage.
Also, after we shot this barspin we took a break for dinner then shot this. It was a good day.