Thursday, July 24, 2008
Close, but no cigar
A good sign of my stupidity on assignment is this photo. I asked a six-year-old dirt bike racer to drive as fast as he could by me as close as he could as I crouched on the ground with my camera. This is the full frame, uncropped view of one of the frames I shot with a 16mm wide angle lens. I was too close to capture the whole bike as it flew past me. I actually like the image but it was not the safest shooting position. It’s like I told the editor, if I die on assignment all I want is oak. No satin or any fancy linings, just oak.