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The Skater

By TrevBatWCC    
Happy New Year again to you, and hope you all had a good 'un! Smile
Heading away from Norwich Castle I spotted this outdoor ice rink nearby, and quickly grabbed the shot in V1 whilst the young lady was showing off her skating skills! V2 was shot when I got a bit closer, showing a wider view.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Norwich Ice rink Skaters Christmas eve Sports and action

Voters: RonnieAG, sable, CarolG and 25 more

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RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
2 Jan 2014 10:55AM
Love the action shot at V 1, Trev, with that daringly dressed (for the weather) displaying her skating skills.
Two fine winter sports captures.
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 10:58AM
Two excellent shots well spotted xx
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
2 Jan 2014 11:19AM
That looks fun, Trev, I used to skate regularly at an ice rink, but it must be so much more enjoyable doing out outdoors. Carol
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 12:52PM
One skater, the rest shufflers. As usual. I was a dedicated shuffler myself on the few occasions I ventured onto the ice Blush
V1 is well timed, the movement in the girl's hair really setting the whole scene alight, so to speak.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 12:58PM
V1 is wonderful, two people in (quite different) worlds of their own.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 1:02PM
I love the action captured in V1 but the busy scene in V2 is my favourite.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
2 Jan 2014 1:26PM

Quote:Love the action shot at V 1, Trev, with that daringly dressed (for the weather) displaying her skating skills.
Two fine winter sports captures.

Have to agree Trev.


2 Jan 2014 3:15PM
Have studied the group Trev, don't recognise anyone.. Two great action shots, must admit I haven't been there yet, last time it was in the City it was outside the Forum. Did you visit the Market and the Forum?

SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
2 Jan 2014 3:44PM
........................... Coming Through .......................................................................

Top shot.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
2 Jan 2014 4:42PM
Very festive Trev, I like the movement that you've captered in V1 Smile

Sarah *
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
2 Jan 2014 5:02PM
Looks like she is showing of more than her talents here Trev !!
Good shots.
2 Jan 2014 5:59PM
I love these images, Trev - such brave souls!!Smile
Is the girl on one leg going backwards or forwards?
If she's going forwards then it must have been pretty windy, looking at the way her hair is blowing!!Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Jan 2014 7:14PM
Ruth - yes, took a couple of images of the Forum, but didn't go inside.
Richard - I believe she was doing neither, but spinning around...and being on high ground it was a bit blustery!
Trev Smile
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:15PM
Whilst image one is wonderfully captured, I rather like the longer shot allowing one to take in the fun and atmosphere of this outdoor rink. "Superb Trev"

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
2 Jan 2014 8:51PM
Love the movement in v1, Trev, as shown by the hair. I likewise thought there must have been a strong tail wind but now stand corrected. I tried ice skating a couple of times (Billingham and Queensway(London)) in my youth. Okay going straight, in fact I could get up quite a speed. The problem came when stopping or changing direction.... with the inevitable consequence. Fortunately 'You've been framed' had yet to be screened!!

Happy New Year to you, all the best for 2014, Trev.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2014 9:18PM
Eat your heart out Torvill & Dean WinkGrinGrinGrin

very seasonal
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 6:05AM
Cracking shots Trev a well spotted opportunity and nicely taken.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 8:37AM
Super movement captured in V1Smile
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
6 Jan 2014 8:53AM
V1 is practising for the winter Olympics me thinks.
She is dressed for it anyway with the lovely skirtů..WinkWinkWink
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 5:13PM
Missed these Trev
two well timed treasures here
well done
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 11:03PM
Romantic. Very romantic.

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