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Sk8erBoi In Action

Sk8erBoi In Action
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-10
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Nikkor 10.5mm F2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme Feb 10, 2012 "In Action" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 11:47
Viewed: 2845
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For this week's theme - I took a photo of my son (Michaelman as he's known here on TL) earlier today outside my house... A fish-eye lens with on-camera flash (Nikon Speedlight SB800) with diffuser... The camera was on the ground with me triggering the shutter.

The first attempt had the skateboard hitting my lens and smashing off the built-on lenshood!!!! Oh well... It's a Nikon so survived as expected ;-)

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To teamill: Summer? Or Winter?WhiteKnight 1 02-13 14:51
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you are one brave man! lol! I would not let my kid skate AT my expensive big girl camera! This is fabulous! You win! Excellent shot, killer extreme angles, flash is a mute point here, love it! No other way! Great shot!

Hi David,
A great composition of this action shot all is amazing,
Light, contrast,action stop in the air ,colors and nice pose of your son,
compliments and very well taken and done.

Excellent picture, conveys a lot of movement and action. Nice colores, very sharp and good looking model. Great job

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2012-02-10 13:17]

Bonjour David,

Excellent action shot, I wish someone would have took you taking this picture, it would have made a great second action shot of WhiteKnight in action. Composition is excellent with a well managed BG, fill flash is also well controled. Glad that your Nikon armor protected you against a possibly fatal impact. But not fatal for the lens as I can see. Excellent contribution to the theme and TFS.


Hi David,
Awesome action shot, everything appears to be perfect: timing, POV, light and even the athlete's look (right into the lens!) is spot on. Impressive result! Will add this picture to my favourites.

Yesssss, now we're in the amazing avenue...))
A perfect example of a true "decisive moment". Everything "seems" right. No odd things that would take away the attention of the viewer. A real pleasure to look at...the kind of shot, you wish, you would have capture yourself "refering to myself".

In the same line of thought...I share with Linda, the idea of having any equipement damage in the process...dream of the day, that wouldn't matter..)))

Beautifull use of fill flash in combination with well exposed background. You're great at what you do David.

Always a pleasure looking at your shots..a true pleasure.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-02-10 16:14]

Hi David,
Amazing action shot. Beautiful colors, great details & sharpness. fantastic manage of light. Very Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Kind Regards,

Hi David, great action shot from a terrific pov. The fill flash worked nicely. i well know the hazards of little accidents when filming kids.. Fiona

A wonderful action shot with amazing focus and contrasts, DAvid!

The light is best part of the picture and colors are nice.
Your son is a great would-be-model, facing the camera boldly.
Well caught emotions and mood in the scene.

A perfect entry to Friday's theme!

Kind regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-11 1:21]

Hello David.

Stunning capture, i love the depth and positioning, very risky im sure but oh so rewarding, you have a keen eye, welldone David. TFS

Stv :)

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-02-11 4:04]

WOW...what a wonderful frog view. Hope he didn't bump into your camera :)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-02-11 12:54]

Hi David,

The most greater shot for the "In action's theme!
Fish eye, fill flash, exposure low, POV and a willing skatter son of course, all things work finely here!


wow hope the lens wasnt scratched! really neat dynamic shot, with such a great point of view captured, excellent exposure of the foreground and background with your flash use,
well done,

Wow!! Now that's capturing the action!!! Great one ... even at the risk of damage to equipment :)
Your timing was perfect, and having Michael look right into the lens is great too. Love tthe (summer) colors. Is this right in your compound?

Fab pic of Michaelman. What an angle and how daring to risk your gear like that! Great lighting of his face and I love the way he is looking straight at the lens.

Familiar BG too!

UNREAL Beautiful result Glad you didnt do permanent damage to the Nikon camera or lens.Certainly god enough to enter a competition. TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-24 5:01]

Hi David,

Missed this one. The lens barrel distortion here is just awesome. Good sharpness & upward pov with excellent colour & saturation. Good graphism against the blue sky of the skateboard boy. Tfs!

The model has had a remarkable influence on the attractiveness of the photo: He seems to know exactly which point of the lens should have he looked at.
Eye catching colours in a full of details image and very good perspective. TFS.

yet another flyer... must be in the blood... Nicely done; again... like a boss. Timing is spot on and I like the aesthetic use of the speedlight... Not a fan of flash meself... but here you use it in a very creative way... very, very hip... yeah... you got the right stuff here Capt Jessop... Man, I wish me ol' man shot pics of me when I was boardin'


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