the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

November 20, 2013

MBR cover this month – it’s more than it seems

Filed under: bike — Tags: , , — danmilner @ 11:10 am

Landed the MBR cover this month, with a shot from this time last year riding from the Emmosson dam in Switzerland with friends Lucy and Phil from Bike Verbier. This was a week after we returned from our India Pindari trip.

mbr december

Leica M9, Zeiss 21 2.8.

The call-in for coveresque images came in from the mags ed’ wanting ‘Alpine possibilities’ to fit in with a big feature on the Savoie Enduro race. What makes this a fresh take for me, is that it’s actually a landscape shot that I’ve cropped to fit the portrait cover format. It’s not something I do regularly (or colour-swap a rider’s jersey colour, I leave that to the art ed’s of the mags) but every now and then, it’s hard to lose out on the credibility (and cash) of a cover shot because I’m clinging doggedly to some on-location perception of art or composition.

But in case you’re at all wondering what the original landscape looks like, here it is. And yes of course I prefer the landscape shot, inversion cloud and all. That’s how I shot it. God, what a sell out.

Leica M9, Zeiss 21/2.8, @ 1/100th, f4.8

Leica M9, Zeiss 21/2.8, @ 1/1000th, f4.8

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1 Comment »

  1. Going to hell for this one !!!! (I know I know, probably going anyway…)

    Comment by marcgasch — November 20, 2013 @ 3:10 pm


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