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July 05, 2009

Mountain biking at Tokai – Flickr pic of the day




Mountain biking, a fast-paced sport, is hard to capture on camera. But our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Eric Palmer has shot this beautifully.

Eric says, “I was asked to get some shots for Morewood Bikes, a local cross-country bike company. One of my good friends, Pierre van der Merwe, is sponsored by them and rides like a machine.

“The trails are under construction and nearly done. I needed to get a few wider shots to promote the trails and the bikes. I enjoy focusing on the action and the amazing locations we have here.

“After quite a hike up the mountain with all my gear, we found a few great spots and the shooting began. But I wasn’t managing to get the lighting I was after. This spot was the last one we hit and luckily I could get the lighting just how I wanted it. I am really happy with this shot.”

Tokai Arboretum is a park-like area on the slopes of Constantiaberg near the Silvermine Nature Reserve. Here you can walk and ride bikes among the many species of trees, including oaks and even Californian redwoods.

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Image © Eric Palmer 2009

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