DH biking @ Whistler

Ever since my best friend Brad took me downhill biking at Whistler I was hooked. What an awesome sport - pure adrenaline rush like nothing else! It just made sense to me that it was the next sport I make an effort to shoot. So I did just that. Being all the way in Whistler though, I was hesitant to go all the way there just to shoot photos of random people not knowing whether or not anyone would say anything about me just walking up the mountain with no lift pass or liability waiver. Now that I'm working in Squamish, I'm already two-thirds of the way there so I brought my camera gear up last friday and went on a little adventure after work.

I was a little skeptical at first, worried someone was going to start asking questions and turn me around. To my surprise though, no one seemed to care at all. Trucks drove by, and employees on ATV's barely acknowledged me. I was careful not to get run over as I wandered around aimlessly trying to find the perfect location without having to go too far. Eventually, I made it to the end of A-Line and setup. Tons of riders would pull over, stop, and ask to see their photos. One guy who actually works for Coast Mountain Photography stopped to chat for a good 20 minutes. If you're reading this, I apologize for forgetting your name. Hit me up on facebook! Look up Ryan Mackay | Photography. I'd love to see some of your work :)

Enough babbling. Here's my favourite image of the day. Feel free to provide some feedback on this image. I posted it on the Canon forums and got tons of positive feedback although some were distracted by the strobe being in the frame. Lemme know what cha think. Cheers!