Morning, shutterbugs! 🙂
How are you all doing today? Have you snapped any photos lately? Over here in Slovenia, it’s still pretty chilly, so I haven’t been too keen on venturing out. Just waiting for summertime. So I’ve been getting into some editing and revisiting old photos, and I came across some dope shots from the Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
Kranjska Gora is one of my favorite places; it feels like home to me. I’ve been vacationing there for years, all year round. As a mountain lover, it’s just pure bliss. There are so many hiking trails and photo opps, I’ll write a whole separate post about the top photogenic spots; they’d be perfect for Instagram or Twitter.
In this article, I will describe my photo shoot in the Bike park Kranjska Gora, but first, let me tell you something about downhill.
Downhill cycling: an extreme sport for adrenaline junkies
Downhill cycling is an extreme sport that attracts numerous adrenaline junkies around the world. It involves riding downhill on very steep terrain, where cyclists reach very high speeds and face various obstacles such as rocky ridges, trees, roots, and rocks.
In downhill races, cyclists descend on a marked course that is full of challenges and compete with other riders for the fastest time. Competitors must have exceptional skills and control over the bike, as even the slightest mistake can result in serious consequences at such high speeds.
Not just a sport
Downhill cycling is not just a sport but also a way of life for many enthusiasts. It requires exceptional physical fitness and mental toughness, as cyclists often risk their health and even their lives with every ride.
It’s also fun
Despite the dangers, downhill cycling is also a very fun sport that provides a top-notch experience and a sense of freedom. Cyclists face the challenges of nature and confront their fears, which helps them grow and develop as individuals.
Although downhill cycling is an extreme sport, it is becoming increasingly popular among adventure and adrenaline lovers. With the right equipment and training, it is possible to reduce the risks and enjoy this type of cycling in a safer way.
Although I miss my Canon EOS 77D, the Sony A7 III takes photography to the next level.
So, I found these Bike Park Kranjska Gora photos, and I remembered my old camera that I used to take these shots. It was my second camera, the Canon EOS 77D (the first was the 1300D), paired with a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. I do miss that camera; I loved the design and user interface. But the Sony A7 III ain’t too shabby either. 🙂
Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: 50mm Lens Challenge
These pictures were taken in August 2019. It’s been a minute! 🙂 They were all taken with the 50mm at f1.8, which means I was able to get really close to the bikers. At some points, they were like a meter away from me. Capturing fast bikers with a 50mm lens is no joke, especially with an f1.8 aperture, which requires super-precision focus. Let’s just say I only posted the good ones.
Bike Park Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Photo Gallery
Here’s the photo gallery. I’ve included descriptions and technical information such as shutter speed, ISO, and aperture under each picture. If you ever visit Kranjska Gora, you’ve got to check out the bike park.
And take some photos, why not? 🙂