JASPER DA SEY­MOUR

Australian Mountain Bike - - Shimano -

Canon 5D Mk3 70-200 lens at 200mm F2.8 ISO640, 1/4000, Man­ual fo­cus

“I shot this im­age on my 5D Mark 3 that has been sub­merged on more than 1 oc­ca­sion, us­ing a canon L se­ries 70-200 2.8 be­tween the masses of the Joyride course this year at Crankworx, Whistler. Wow, was this the most in­sane event I have been lucky enough to have my cam­era with to cap­ture! I perched and waited for each rider to place them­selves within my frame, and pa­tience paid off.

I chose this im­age as there is so much hap­pen­ing amongst the chaos of the event, but through it all a sin­gle rider be­comes the to­tal fo­cus of the thou­sands of spec­ta­tors and forms a beau­ti­ful com­po­si­tion of its own, framed by Whistler moun­tain and the fans them­selves.

There were so many in­cred­i­ble en­tries and pho­tog­ra­phers for the AMB Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards this year, the light cat­e­gory looked so strong! There were a lot of in­cred­i­ble mo­ments cap­tured and work put in.

For me, pho­tog­ra­phy is a re­lease, it is cre­ative free­dom, it is some­thing I love and am extremely pas­sion­ate about. Pho­tog­ra­phy to me is an en­abler, it has en­abled me to venture into ar­eas of my­self I didn’t ever imag­ine pos­si­ble and dis­cover things I never knew were there. It is more than just a photo, it’s the jour­ney to get there and the sto­ries be­hind them that has me al­ways want­ing to shoot more.”

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