Hey! Welcome to the fifth edition of Gif(t) Images. To simply repeat the premise: this is where I’ll be giving you the gift of several GIF sequences that I’ve shot in recent history. You get the pun, right? Giving you a GIF image as a gift. Or something. Let’s just explain the concept here… It’s quite obvious that the advent of digital cameras and the rapid technical progression of BMX has left photographers shooting more sequences than ever. Sometimes those sequences are just that: a sequence of images meant to be laid next to one another. These days, though, most people try to shoot what some of you may know as a “seamless sequence” or “morph sequence.” That’s basically what you see directly below: several Garrett Reynolds’ in one image, using the “peak action” to correctly show what went down. Much like everything in life, this is done in Photoshop. But, there’s often a lot of frames that get left out of the final image. And there in lies the idea behind Gif(t) Images…
Fair warning: some of the GIF’s are fairly large, so they’ve been broken into separate pages. Wait for them to load properly and every photo is available larger if you wanna click it.
Josh Harrington – Bar-to-pegs El Toro
I have a not-so-funny history with El Toro. I was there when Mike Brennan got broke off trying to barspin it. I was there when Dennis Enarson broke his foot trying to whip it. I was there when Brian Kachinsky bounced off the ground trying to hanger the center rail. But, I have been there to witness some triumphs, like Josh Harrington doing this bar-to-pegs. I shot a single film photo that ran in the mag, but this sequence has never been seen, I believe. Hell, I can’t even remember who shot it for me, but I do remember that I didn’t have a spare tripod so I made them hand-hold the camera making them promise that they wouldn’t move/follow/mess up the composition and just hold down the button—they did a good job. Three tries later, Josh rode the bull down to the bottom.