Skateboarding in Newcastle

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by AdamThirtle, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    New member here that documents skateboarding on a daily basis. All the following are shot on E-PL1 with Pentacon 50mm f1.8, and one is shot on a 110mm tele-auto lens
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  2. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dawn
    nice photos...I especially liked the action shots
     
  3. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I'm always in awe at skaters and their documenters! Same with snowboarding. Rock on!
     
  4. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nice set,really like the onwe of the two blokes walking away from the camera.
     
  5. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

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    The action shots must have taken some thought and patience to set up with manual lenses. Great captures!

    Love the light and the mood in these. Some of them would fit nicely in the Street Thread.

    Tried Nik Silver Efex on any of them?
     
  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Number 1 : Man climbs wall backwards.
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    This one looks totally (dude) like an old 50mm lens shot ;
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    This is why I got an old 45mm permanently on my G1.

    Adam I'm assuming you're using the EVF. If not, can you describe your technique?
     
  7. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Thanks for all the great comments! I'll be sure to post some more soon.

    I don't own the EVF no, although would love to get my hands on one. I just the zoom button on the E-PL1 to focus on the obstacle before hand in the action shots. Also a lot of trial and error, and usually the skateboarder won't land the trick first time, so you usually get a few chances at capturing the right shot. The tele lens is a nightmare to use without an evf, but I love the depth you get when you get it just right.
     
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Adam I'm assuming you haven't tried a Lumix G-something, with the viewfinder.
    Next time I'm down your way I'll let you have a go with your lenses on one of these G1s so you see what I'm getting at.
     
  9. in the third shot love the lighting.
     
  10. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

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  11. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I love these shots. To me it shows the "quiet" moments in an otherwise "noisy" activity (can't find the correct adjectives, so I went with these :smile:), but doesn't stray away from the subject - just a different point of view. :2thumbs:
     
  12. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

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    Great shots. Can't believe the crispness you're getting shooting manual. Keep em coming.
     
  13. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Newcastle, UK
    E-P1 50MM 1.8


     
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  14. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Keep 'em coming! Great shots -- love 'em!
     
  15. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Not really a fan of the sport, skating was always more my thing :smile:, but I absolutely love this ^ shot :2thumbs:
     
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  16. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    This is now the official skateboarding thread ... wish I had some pics too.

    Keep 'em coming!
     
  17. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Newcastle, UK
    I spent the day shooting with the Adidas Skateboarding lot you other day...

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    I had a few action shots of tricks too, but won't be able to share them with you just yet.
     
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  18. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sunderland, UK
    Are this last 2 from Gateshead town centre? Just opposite the civic centre, think most of the buildings are solicitors.
     
  19. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

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    this is why I'm always following young photogs, you guys push the limits of creativity and are always impressing and inspiring me to be better
     
  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I like the third. Nice lighting.