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SK8's tricks

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Serge1975, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Serge1975

    Serge1975 Well-Known Member


    One action shot for you appraisal from the evening session with skateboarders from Maidstone :)


  2. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    nice. a bit more ambient light would be nice, or more light on the guy laying down, but then maybe the shadow on the wall woudn't be so strong, and the that would be a shame as the shadow is ace.
  3. Serge1975

    Serge1975 Well-Known Member

    Well spotted lfc1892! :) I have many pictures from this session but picked this one up just because of this shadow on the building behind :)

    Thanks for your comment.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Think you will find the shadow is dense enough to benefit greatly from upping the levels overall, so it will be clearer on all monitors.
  5. NosamLuap

    NosamLuap Rebmem Roines

    I agree - I have a calibrated IPS monitor (a cheap one, I'll admit) and found that shadow barely visible...

    There's a lot of nice detail lost in the background that you can retrieve - something like this might have more impact?

    Sk8 by NosamLuap (aka Paul Mason), on Flickr
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Given a choice between navigating Maidstone's traffic system and letting my mate run over me on a skateboard...

    Yes, tweak those levels, because the shadow makes it, and maybe splat the reddish glow through the doorway just to concentrate on skater and shadow a bit more?

  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    The altered version is so much better, you can see what is going on and the context is clear. A nicely caught move.
  8. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    after Pauls worked his magic fingers over it great shot ....very nice
  9. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    Nice edit.
  10. Serge1975

    Serge1975 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your comments and thanks to Paul for his edit - it makes this picture much better. I need to adjust my monitor then - it is too bright I guess, as I could see this shadow without any problems... But now I can see it even better :)

  11. dachs

    dachs Well-Known Member

    yes to the shadows discussion (monitors? who knows?)

    but shouldn't that be a portrait format?
  12. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    but then surly you'd loose the great shadow on the wall...maybe square crop ?? to loose the archway that really doesn't do much for the photo
  13. dachs

    dachs Well-Known Member

    yes agree
  14. Serge1975

    Serge1975 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for more comments. First picture isn't a great candidate for portrait because, as southonline mentioned, I'd loose shadow. But :) There is another pic from that day and it fits portrait in my opinion very well :)


  15. Myopic George

    Myopic George Well-Known Member

    yeaaaah! that second one is much better for me. the colours, composition, pose, face and shadow are all better. needs lightening a tad again though...

    wicked photo.

    sk84_edit by Myopic George, on Flickr

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