This shot was about 3 years in the making. Braden Wahr and I shot this about 4 years ago for the first time in sub zero temps. This is a massive up-rooted tree in the middle of a water retention pound. It took about 5 hours to build the half pipe for the original shot. 2 years later (last season) we came back to the tree to get a better shot that we were looking for. This time it was more around pre-season with warmer weather. It only took about minutes to a hour to set up and get ready. The run in for this was pretty gnarly in the dark, through bushes, and around trees!
The light set up was two Elinchrom Rangers and a Nikon SB-800 speed light. One Ranger had two A-heads, one aimed directly at the roots, and the other as a back light from behind the rider. The other Ranger was in front of me to my left with an A-head on it. The SB-800 was behind the roots with an orange gel filter on it. Everything was fired with PocketWizard Multimax's.
1/250th a sec F 5 14mm Nikon 14-24mm
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