Chasing the Mist with Karley

© Cecile Gambin PhotographyMy original plan was to go deep into the woods and grab some shots of Karley Cunningham of Big Bold Brand shredding the trails. When I saw clear blue skies dotted with dense fog I realised that capturing Karley ride down a rock face would have to wait. Instead…we drove up a mountain road in search of mist.

We stopped at a trail head which I didn’t know existed and had no idea what to expect except the light and conditions were epic – and that was good enough for me. Shooting in the swirling mist however quickly became one of my most difficult shoots as the light and mist were constantly changing forcing me to re-adjust my camera and flash continuously. And by this I mean by every 2-10 seconds. I’d bang off a couple of shots and mist would roll out only to have it come back in again. I must thank Elise, Karley’s wife and my assistant for the day for being there and helping me. She was my live tripod and sherpa which made moving around very easy. Thanks Elise!! Much appreciated 🙂

The photo above is my favourite shot of Karley. The light and the forest greens were magical. I was stoked to be able to showcase the North Shore’s tremendous beauty and technical riding areas.

© Cecile Gambin Photography

Once the fog lifted for good Karley, Elise and myself headed up the mountain and into the blue skies to bang off a few more shots. I’m looking forward to continuing our photo shoot as I still need Karley to ride that steep rock face and huck off one of the shores infamous drops so I can get those ‘live wire’ action shots. Thank you to Karley for this amazing opportunity. Had tons of fun chasing the mist and looking forward to our next outing!!© Cecile Gambin Photography

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