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Gravity and Pavements by Pete-B Gravity and Pavements by Pete-B
Please Full View on this as the smaller image looks rubbish.

Yes it is an awkward composition that places the main action in the centre of the image. I could have done with more space on the other side and had him falling towards the edge of a frame. Why do skaters never perform as you want them too.

But I still like it as an image and it may appear again soon as part of another image if I can capture the rest of the component images that match the idea in my head.
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Conner999 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007   Photographer
Haha nice, it looks like he's throwing into a MEAN Toprock! =D
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Cheers bud
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recklesslibertine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Photographer
LOL great shot! love the shadows!
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Thank you very much. I always get great shadows on this patch of land. It's perfect for them :D
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recklesslibertine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Photographer
well it works well! great shot!
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kolla85 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
exactly the right moment... the shadows are great and so is the lightning. everything is just clean and perfect. :thumbsup:
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Thanks bud. I shot this for a manip. But it has merit on it's own. I'm still a bit confused by the composition though.
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kolla85 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
hehe... yeah, it's a bit weired, but it has something special on it. I just realized that the boy could also be dancing :-)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
well spotted bud. I nearly cropped the Board out so it just looked like he was doing a little dance. But the composition just looked too odd.
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kolla85 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
well, it good like that :-)
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Morgan-Wolfe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Because skaters smell. :p
But good shot ^___^ Nice and crispeh :) I like his pose and face lol, looks like he's walking on the moon XD *does astronaut walk*
Yeah...
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Stop doing astronaut walks. They will lock you up or send you into space :D
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:iconmorgan-wolfe:
Morgan-Wolfe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
They already locked me up :D
Only I escaped...
Didnt say that *whistles*
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Why am I not surprised :p
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Morgan-Wolfe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Because...
LLAMA.
:llama:
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thephotoshot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Amazing shot.
Lovely textures on the ground, and shadows.
I really like it.
Goes to my next journal feature ;)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
:dance:

Cool I'm going to be featured :D
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thephotoshot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
lol... by me

(crap!)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Give it time bud. Big things will come. Just keep smiling at people and you will soon be the most popular photograher in the whole of Portugal :D
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thephotoshot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Thanks mate.
That's very nice from you.
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Oh the kudos that would bring :p
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91stang Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
exceptional titling. I can feel the impact looming!
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
There will be blood on the dance floor :D
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91stang Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
that i believe!
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eugenmales Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
good moment caught
i guess you'd be a good sports photojournalist
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
lol

I'd be a terrible sports photojournalist. I would find the crowd much more interesting :D
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eugenmales Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
that could be part of it too
crowds are also good for sports photos:)
keep it up!
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LordSaddler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I would love to take such pictures, maybe there is a skateboarding event in Basel this summer... :D
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
It's odd. But the skateboarding part of what they do doesn't interest me. It's the shapes their bodies get into as they balance and shift their limbs. Marvelous. :D
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LordSaddler Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
I tried it once in a Halfpipe, the first and the last time... :D

Why don't you ask these guys if they want to buy your pictures? They look amazing and the skaters would be very proud if they could hang such cool pictures of themself on their wall! (Just an idea...)

:wave:
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
I'm getting some cards made up. So that might just happen :D
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LordSaddler Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
That's great Pete! Please let me know if the business works... :-)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
lol

Hardly a business, just a service :D
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LordSaddler Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
You never know how things turn out... :D
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
indeed :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
WHY AREN'T SHOTS LIKE THIS MORE APPRECIATED ON DA?

This is an awesome capture...to have got the compostion this good (beautifully frozen pose, airborne board), along with such great lighting on his skin...This is such a great shot.
I'd fave it more times if I could...sorry it can only be just the once.

Outstanding work :-)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Thanks Andy. :D

I somehow thought this might grab your interest. It took me about an hour to get this shot. I was watching him practice a trick and he kept falling. You have to admire such perserveance. Luckliy for me he didn't get much better and after about 50 goes I managed to get a shot of him at the point of just losing control without anybody else getting into the shot.

My only regret is that I haven't got a bit more space on his right. I was going to stretch the shot, but it would have ruined the texture of the ground.
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Orangedestroy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
Lol it looks like he just performed some karate move in anger with his board :D I agree with you about the composition, but its still a nice shot :)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Cheers bud. :D
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Sweathog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Good still.
You've cxaught an unguarded moment very well sir.
As you say, the composition's a bit funny, but it's just about worth it for the shot.
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Indeed. I'm glad you agree :D
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
nice freeze!! I like it as it is!!
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Thank you. On reflection so do I :D
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patstome Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
it looks like dancing ;)
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
IN a mad way it just might be :D
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igorizzy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
great moment...just second before and shadow will be separated from the body....it's great anyway...
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Thank you very much :D
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scouros Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
lol, damn gravity. so hard to tame :D
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