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At the skate park

By jackrobyn1
Just tried some skate park shooting, loving the strobist way of using small flashes etc

Tags: Park Bmx Skate Stunts Ramps Sports and action


Coast 13 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 8:36PM
A striking image, captured very well with plenty of detail and I love the concentration in the bikers face. If anything the fill in flash is a little overdone for me. I always feel with fill flash it should not look too obvious or un-natural and here I feel dropping the flash power down slightly would have given you a more naturally lit feel.

I have tried a slightly different crop on the mod too. Although I like the original composition and it gives a sense of height I also like it cropped in a little tighter to give more emphasis to the subject with the distant tree line retaining the height of the bike in flight.

Nonetheless, good work and an appealing image.
jackrobyn1 12 15 England
5 May 2013 9:43AM
Hi Coast
Thanks for your critique, it's given me something to think about in regards to the flash and cropping etc, I've only done 2 skate park BMX shoots so far so I'm still experimenting, but really loving the results so far. I must admit I really like the bright frozen action look, even though it does look a little unnatural. The contrast and almost 3D effect you can get against a deep blue sky really appeals to me. Next shoot I'm going to try lowering the shutter speed to try to get some motion blur around the wheels, to see what that can look like. Grin

Thanks again.


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