Sankey’s Portraits of the Greenline
The city of Memphis has learned what many other U.S. communities have discovered for quite some time. Greenways made from abandoned railways are a huge public asset for citizens to enjoy year round. They create a sense of community, better the local quality of life, and have the added and real fiscal payoff of curbing illness and medical costs as the populace gets healthier from more exercise.
Despite the objections of local naysayers who couldn’t learn from longstanding examples such as Seattle’s gorgeous Burke-Gilman Trail, the Greater Memphis Greenline is now a reality, and local walkers, joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters can attest, it’s a major hit.
Not to be left out of the fun, photographers have been actively capturing some of the folks enjoying this public asset. Possibly the most interesting project happening on the Greenline is a photo rig built and run by Joe Sankey of Sankey Photography. In a recent blog post, Joe details a bicycle rig which features, among other things
- A bicycle
- a tow-behind trailer
- a camera (unspecified make and model, presumably a Nikon due to flash units used)
- a video camera (unspecified make and model)
- Manfrotto Super Clamps
- Justin Clamps
- a Magic Arm
- PocketWizard FlexTT5 radio triggers
- PocketWizard MultiMAX radio triggers
- PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller
- Nikon SB-800 AF Speedlights
- Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlights
Sankey goes into some detail about how he set up the rig, and the video shows shots captured of fellow cyclists. Both our readers and ourselves love to see interesting ways PocketWizard technology is applied in the field, and this one definitely is not your typical off-camera flash set-up. Nice work!