You can never tell what an art director will do with your images…
Sometimes it is frustrating, sometimes it looks amazing.
On this 2-stroke v 4-stroke MX test I had lined up some cover possibilities even though the weather was about as bad as it gets… however the photo that finally went to cover was the final shot of the day… no flash, average composition, not a huge amount of thought and definitely not a perfect rider setup.
It was a dodgy narrow corner with only one line but I asked the riders to see if they could find two lines in the corner and then to ‘get on the gas’ out of the corner to create some energy.
After about three attempts it became a competition as to who could best pull off the impossible and 10 attempts and one over-the-bars later we managed to get a photo I thought would suit an A4 opener in the article… BUT instead it went to cover.
Who would have guessed – typical art directors!!!
But this time I am reasonable happy with the results, even if it wasn’t shot for a ‘cover’.