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2.93 - "Solid" 

We did a motorcycle trip around the entire country of Iceland, and this was one of our stops on the first day. We originally brought the hammock to use between two large pieces of ice at the lagoon at Jökulsárlón, but it made for some pretty good photos here too! The bike barely held his weight on the loose ground (note the big rock we had to rest the kickstand on), but it lasted long enough for a couple photos!

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Mícheál Howard's picture

Great photo. Cant fault it technically. For me though adventure photography should be capturing photos of your adventure and not staging adventurous looking things for photos. This is fine for advertisement work but I think adventure photography should borrow a bit from journalistic photography in that what you capture has to be true to what happened naturally.

Wayne Denny's picture

Totally understand what you're saying. I'm a studio portrait photographer, so my instinct is to try and setup/create the best shot possible, not necessarily catch it as it happens. This category seemed a little vague so I threw this image in there, but you're probably right that it doesn't necessarily fit what they're looking for. Thanks for the kind words!

Marc Castellanos's picture

I actually don't think it's a bad thing it being staged, honestly looks like a fun adventure photograph, and that location has been photographed a lot so I like that you gave it a twist.

Wayne Denny's picture

Thanks! It was the main reason we decided to unpack the hammock - we realized we had never seen a photo like this at the wreck site. We were trying to think of a creative way to incorporate the motorcycle into the shot, and I think this worked out well!