Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Steve Wyper | Singletrack Bikes DH Team Photoshoot

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It was near the end of summer in 2013, the trails were bone dry and the air was warm. The photoshoot was arranged so I headed on down to the shoot location just outside Penicuik in Midlothian to meet Steve Wyper and the peeps from the team that could make it along. Steve is a professional photographer with an amazing amount of talent so I was stoked he was keen to sponsor Singletrack Bikes and provide us with some photo opportunities.
 
On this first shoot we were invaded by clouds of midges which were chewing eyelids, ear lugs, and every other bit of exposed skin. In the photo above this is probably the longest we had to sit still. Check out the greedy little critters surrounding us!
 
We were keen to keep moving as this seemed the only way to reduce the amount of bites. Some funny dancing went on which provided some amusement but it was time to get down to business.
 
 
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Rebecca Kennedy rails a berm for this great shot kicking up something called 'dust' from a time when rain was rare.
 
 
 
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It was time to get some air and lay down some tricks. The brother rivalry between Chris and Andrew Reynolds kicked in as each took it in turns to go bigger and better than the one before.
 
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Anything you can do I can do better......
 
 

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 No you can't....
 
 
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Yes I can!!!
 
 
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So we put our trust into these hooligans and sat behind a step down while they went off side by side to pose for a group action shot.
 
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From left to right is Andrew Reynolds, myself (David Macmillan), Rebecca Kennedy, Lewis Murray and some other weirdo..... sorry Chris Reynolds just kidding!!
 
We all then went home happy after a few hours looking like we had a serious case of the measles. Big respect to Steve Wyper for having the patience to get some great shots while being eaten by little beasties. Check out his website http://www.stevewyper.co.uk/ to see more of his work. He doesn't just shoot bikes as he produces some fantastic landscape shots, and is also available for commercial shoots and wedding photography!
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