I took a quick trip out to the Trout Creek crag just outside of Gateway, OR recently. It was my first time there, and I absolutely loved it. Very peaceful and there were a lot of cool climbers. This place is a little less popular than Smith Rock, despite being really close. I enjoyed the quieter atmosphere of this crag as well as the longer approach.
Description: I spent a week in Telluride, Colorado at the end of August and wanted to get some mountain biking shots to add to my experience and my portfolio.
Objective: My primary objective was to grab some action images of mountain biking as well as capturing some scenics of the general area. The particular trail we chose was called Prospect Trail, a relatively moderate single track for the area. I’ve never been on this trail so I assumed I would be doing some scouting as we went along. I had some ideas of the compositions I wanted to capture, but wanted to challenge myself as I went along to stay ahead of the models and also creatively think with little pre-setup.
The Shot List: – 1 to 2 Action images showing the riders on the trail, going through trees, water. 1 to 2 Scenic images showing the riders in the larger scale environment. 1 to 2 portraits or lifestyle shots.
Results: It was a really awesome time on the trail, and I managed to grab what some action and scenic frames I’m proud of. The lifestyle shots are still an area I need to work on as I didn’t manage to capture anything that really spoke to me.
Hope you enjoy the photos.
“Going to the woods is going home.”
― John Muir
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
― John Muir