While my interest in photography has waned slightly this year with a lack of interesting subject matter, something had to fill the void. For me it was mountain biking, after the purchase of a new bike at the beginning of the year I have been riding religiously almost every weekend and sometimes in between.
One of the reasons it's so addictive for me is that I am lucky to live 5 minutes from one of the better MTB tracks in New Zealand. I still remember my first ride through the ferns thinking this way the best way to get fit - having fun and amongst nature.
I finally took the camera (the D70 - not the D2X) along for a sedate ride, but being limited to my tiny 50mm f1.4 lens meant I couldn't capture the trail as good as I wanted.
Shot using three bracketed exposures - hand-held, converted to TIFF and HDR created in PhotoMatix, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Dogde & Burn and Vignette in Photoshop. The EXIF is missing due to HDR conversion - I am looking into editing it.
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