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St Kilda skatepark. Trying out some new gear.

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Livnius, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Melbourne served up a brilliant winters day yesterday and gave me a great opportunity to mess around with some new camera gear. (EM1, GX7 and Nikon A)

    Skater kids, bless their shattered little ankles and elbows they are always an interesting subject to shoot.





    Nikon A
    14291977840_18790a98e2_k. St Kilda skatepark-1 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Oly EM1 & 75/f1.8
    St Kilda skatepark-2 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Oly EM1 & 75/f1.8
    14477319122_135bc2b34f_k. St Kilda skatepark-3 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Panasonic GX7 & 12-35/f2.8
    14477395344_acff5e652c_k. St Kilda skatepark-4 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Panasonic GX7 & 12-35/f2.8
    14455503696_f349239564_k. St Kilda skatepark-5 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Oly EM1 & 75/1.8
    14475226141_5592bfe3e6_k. St Kilda skatepark-6 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Panasonic GX7 & 12-35/f2.8
    14291980790_6a9f6a97ec_k. St Kilda skatepark-7 by Livnius, on Flickr




    Oly EM1 & 75/f1.8
    14498730723_629da95688_k. St Kilda skatepark-8 by Livnius, on Flickr
     
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  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Verrry nice! I like the tonal qualities of the shots, but I particularly like the different treatments of the subject: skaters out of focus silhouetted against the background, the detail of the trucks grinding against the concrete, and so forth. These are not shots you are likely to see in a skateboarder magazine but are nevertheless interesting and striking to view.

    In my not-so-humble opinion, this is very much in line with what documentary is all about.

    A few well-written captions, and you've got yourself a photo story. Well done!

    Cheers, Jock
    PS -- I didn't know saints were interested in skateboarding . . .
     
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe


    Thank you. A few fisheye shots would have definitely been a lot more 'skateboarder magazine' for sure. My post processing would probably be considered a little heavy handed by many but I get a bit of kick out of playing with LR so it's an enjoyable part of the process for me. If the image has any inherent character to it or something even remotely like a story to it then the image itself kinda leads the way. I never know what I'll end up with.


    Aa any Melbournian or frequent visitor to Melbourne will be able to tell you, skateboarding is the least of the 'un-saintly' activities that goes on in St Kilda !
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderful shots, especially 3, 4, 5 and 6. Very interesting points of view and quite different from the "norm" :)
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    great set as always Joe. I would have picked these out as yours even if I had seen them somewhere totally different. You have a gift for capturing the light and I like your "slightly heavy hand" in the LR.:bravo-009:
     
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