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Sam Beckett takes 2nd place

By Jools_jti  
Sam Beckett is the UK's No1 on the vert ramp. He took 2nd place at the 2009 Vans Boardmasters competition behind the world No1 Alex Perelson. A great achievement considering the quality of the competition.

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: Aggers, tttfoto, CurtainTwitcher and 10 more

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Aggers 12 2 1 Guernsey
29 Sep 2009 1:32PM
Good action shot, presume you had to have special permission to be up there ??
tttfoto 19 592 Poland
29 Sep 2009 1:32PM
I wish my camera would work that quick ,,,well done .
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 1:44PM
great action shot well timed
29 Sep 2009 2:00PM
great action shot
Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 2:16PM
Thanks folks.

Aggers - Yes, I get official accreditation to all the sports events I shoot. It often gets you access to better positions, but sometimes just means you have to wear a silly bib Smile

This will be the last skate shot for now, unless people want to see more. Basketball or the Tour of Britain next.
DSV 13 2 Denmark
29 Sep 2009 2:23PM
Great capture ;o)
29 Sep 2009 2:43PM
Excellent shot - well done.

Shootme 11 England
29 Sep 2009 3:28PM
Nice action shot, well captured.

motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 4:04PM
Very well ti,ed.
colin beeley Plus
18 1.2k 10 England
29 Sep 2009 5:28PM
why didn't you shoot wide open ? to much background for me.
Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 7:53PM

Quote:Why didn't you shoot wide open ? to much background for me.

I think I did, haven't check the exif but all these shots were at 2.8 and pretty much at 16mm?

I know this one could be cropped more but I like the depth insinuated by the lens distortion on the ramp. I felt it added to Sam's facial expression. Good point though.

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