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Urban Skater Boy

By AlleyCatz
Good evening folks...

An HDR shot combined in Photomatix and tweaked inPS ( not everyone's cup of tea.... vicar! )
I think that this image would benefit from being viewed large....Thanks

Rob's (look in my PF) boys called round today to see if my son was playing. They had thier skates on and thought I would really like to get some shots of them infront of this old building thats just down the road from us. Wanted to give it a bit of a mean and moody look and thought it would suit HDR.

Thanks for stopping by
C&C welcome


P.S Just thought I would add....That I got permission from the owners of the house before I took any photo's.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: pablo69, twainey, Briwooly and 83 more

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twainey 11 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 7:16PM
fabulous shot!!!love it.....................Trev

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cassiecat 11 39 46 England
27 Aug 2009 7:19PM
the slightly run down look suits the hdr a treat.lesley
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
27 Aug 2009 7:19PM
Great Alison excellent in HDR a real urban feel to it (winterton Smile Smile )

qosmio 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 7:21PM
Great image - certainly captured the mean and moody look.
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
27 Aug 2009 7:21PM
Some great textures the door !
liparig 15 233 United States
27 Aug 2009 7:24PM
fantastic portrait love the pose and lighting, texture on building
blackforce 14 82 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 7:25PM
Great capture. Love the treatment.

Those skates on him look MASSIVE!!!!!!!
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
27 Aug 2009 7:27PM
Large is excellent Alley. Ron.
27 Aug 2009 7:29PM
stuning moody image, well done!
27 Aug 2009 7:29PM
This is excellent work ! Well done

Cormy 12 3 England
27 Aug 2009 7:35PM
Pure magic,Alley.
Wooly 14 112 4 England
27 Aug 2009 7:47PM
Excellent Alison, great bit of PP.

Alan X
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 7:52PM
brilliant shot........
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
27 Aug 2009 7:53PM
Excellent work!

AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 7:54PM
Thanks for stopping by everyone....

I got some photo's and the kids got loads of sweets!

LesF 13 182 9
27 Aug 2009 8:03PM
Terrific urban photography

POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 8:05PM
Fantastic Alley!

27 Aug 2009 8:06PM
This is brilliant. Great textures and colouring
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 8:14PM
Thanks Les,Pooch and Ali....appreciated Smile

leedighton 12 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 8:26PM
Fantastic shot,

ChristopherG 13 53 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 8:27PM
certainly good shot but for me looks "overworked" but then, I'm not (to say least) a fan of HDR.

I think the subject, textures and comp would work excellently as a "social comment" mono.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 8:30PM
Thanks Lee and Christopher Smile

Christopher: No not everyone likes the "overworked" look....but sometimes I feel an image suits or needs it. Thanks for stopping by Smile

JouŠo 15 56 Finland
27 Aug 2009 8:33PM
excellent HDR!

27 Aug 2009 8:47PM
Super use of HDR to bring out all the textures. Rgds Paul
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 8:59PM
woah , what a great see saw of balance here Alley !

Perfect subject for the treatment , gives it the edgy urban fun.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 9:01PM
Thanks for stopping by Jouko,Paul and Dave Smile Smile

backbeat Plus
14 134 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 9:26PM class shot and processing here Alley...deserves all the plaudits it will get


bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
27 Aug 2009 9:27PM
Love the processing Alley - great biker boy pose in a great setting.
Top shot.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 9:30PM
Thanks Phil and Bri...This kid is a real card....he was so funny getting into poses that he thought were the cool thing to do!

A great kid...who got the sweets he needed Smile

wenlock 14 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 10:23PM
Great image
TelStar 15 116 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 10:32PM
Beautiful mood and textures, Alley.

Thanks for the good wishes.

SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
27 Aug 2009 10:38PM
Fantastic... I would love to try this one day... superb work Alley

AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
27 Aug 2009 10:42PM
Thanks Phil...Tel and Jon....Much appreciated Smile

Jon: Thanks so very much for your UA....means alot.
Pity your not nearer we could do urban HDR's and shroom shots galore!

Sezz 15 619 15 England
28 Aug 2009 12:32AM
Looks great to me Alley, love the effect!

Sarah *
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
28 Aug 2009 5:58AM
Awesome this image. Super work.......Sandy
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2009 7:42AM
As in many of your images the balance is perfect

Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
28 Aug 2009 7:49AM
Brilliant Alley ...when do we get to see the mono ...please ...
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
28 Aug 2009 8:16AM
Thanks gang....always appreciate you stopping by Smile

Nick: Never thought about a mono...but just might now Wink

Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2009 8:49AM
Wonderful Alison. You are a master at these HDR's. Wonderful urban feel and look to the shot.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
28 Aug 2009 8:57AM
Thanks Glynn....Have you got a suntan yet? Smile

EllieEdge 12 15 42 Norway
28 Aug 2009 12:57PM
Well if an image "needs" overworking it is a sign that the image is not strong enough as it is taken.
Personally I think this is a great shot and would love to see a gritty b/wh version.
I think this cartooning of images will not stand the test of time but understand that it is a fun technique to try.
This great pricture is an example of where you could upload the original as a v2 and challenge people to upload a modification the way they would have loved to see the shot processed.
To get inspiration!
- Ellie
oll1e Plus
12 57 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2009 12:41PM
excellent image and i think really that the processing has brought out the textures in the building very well Smile
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2009 11:38PM
oops! a bit late on this
anyways, fab! the HDR is great for it Smile
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
4 Sep 2009 12:49PM
Someone should tell that young man that there is no way you can look mean and moody whilst wearing silly boots. Suits the heavy tone-mapping a treat though Ms Catz.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
4 Sep 2009 4:13PM
But love daft things and of all people should know that! Wink

Thanks everyone Smile

49er 13 564
12 Oct 2009 3:18PM
User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
14 Aug 2010 6:19PM
Great composition and colors.

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