Light Show with James Doerfling by Sven Martin

Light Show
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Available in two standard sizes and as a fine print.

Is there ever a bad last-light sunset in Utah? This is from a 2009 photoshoot out near Green River. We shot some big stunts up high and, as the sun dipped down, James Doerfling surfed the ridge back down to the RV. It was a spontaneous and unplanned — I just tracked him on his way down.

Looking at the image on-camera, it looked like I simply captured a sweet silhouette. But on full-screen inspection I saw that the ‘silhouette’ was actually his shadow on the dust kicked up by the rider ahead. If you look closely, you can see the actual rider in the background somewhere. Magical mysterious moments from the desert.

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When most people had already left the pits, we stayed around and had a beer with the riders. Then we just saw those two chatting in the sunset.

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Available in two standard sizes: 12″ x 16″ (30.48cm x 40.64cm) and 24″ x 36″ (60.96cm x 91.44cm)

Technical information: Our display prints are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper using archival inks. We use Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology to ensure fantastic final print.

  • 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
  • Paper weight: 7.67 oz/y² (260 g/m²)
  • Slightly glossy
  • Fingerprint resistant

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