It's all too easy to get stuck in a rut. Doesn't matter if it's five inches of travel, autofocus or a favourite trail... every once in a while it's good to get out of your comfort zone.
Shank's pony. Nikon D3, 14-24mm f/2.8, 1/1600sec f/6.3 @ ISO200
So yesterday I did something I've been meaning to do for a while. I packed minimalist camera gear, roped in a willing companion / model, and tackled a mountain route from an old guide book that's been beckoning for the past few months. Partly for fun, partly out of curiosity. Described with characteristically British understatement as 'very severe', I was curious to see if 22 years of mountain bike development since the route's publication would make the going any easier.
It goes much bigger if you click on it. Nikon D3, 16mm f/2.8, 1/320sec f/6.3 @ ISO200
How did we get on? There are a couple of clues in the 'B' roll pics here. For the rest of the pics - and the full story - you'll have to wait until later in the year. It's probably not what you're expecting.