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- Marnold – Colony Wallpaper wp.me/p15W8u-108 --posted 4 days ago
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If you saw the first “Into The City” that Focalpoint put out then you know what you’re in for now. Big city vibes, well-filmed clips, grinds, lines and good times. Nighttime footage, gym shorts, street performers. Marnold, Daniel Johnson, Cooper Brownlee, Melbourne.
I’ve said it before- the tuck no-hander is one of my least favorite tricks. However, this photograph transcends my distaste for the tuck and I’m pleased to present this week’s photo. There’s a perfect balance of dirt and trees, with the rider nestled comfortably in the dark area of pine. The red shirt plays off the green background quite amazingly and the small speckles of dark blue evening sky combined with his orange grips round off a pleasing color palette. The lighting is great, the timing is on point and using the dirt in the foreground in the bottom-left corner keeps your eye contained within the image.
“This photo is of my buddy Augie Adee doing a tuck no hander in Bakersfield, CA. I haven’t really shot much at his house this year so, when I got a text saying Mike Saavedra and a group of guys from France who he calls the French Connection were coming to town I grabbed my gear and drove over to Augie’s house. He has an amazing back yard set up going from crazy dirt jumps to a mini ramp. I had to wait until the sun began to go down so they could ride the trails, soon the sun went down enough to shoot. I decided to set up my flashes on the second jump that’s a right hand hip after I got everything set up, I began to shoot a few shots as they warmed up. and like always my cowboy studios trigger began to not want to work on my main flash after I put some fresh batteries in it fired. After I got my flashes figured out Augie threw this amazing looking tuck which he had to do twice. I would like to thank Augie for having to do this twice.
Canon 55-250 lens
Canon 270ex flash (left hand side of the jump)
Vivitar 550 fd flash (right hand side)
Cowboy studios flash triggers
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“Large railhop photo of Marnold that never got used for anything but I was hyped on it. The landing was so shitty for this hop with it being soft dirt in between plants and tree’s. The run up also had issues being such a tight cut in but Marnold got it sorted 2nd shot. You can download the image here to freshen up your desktop background.” Cooper Brownlee
“I’ve been really fortunate to meet up with Ryan Lloyd, Luke Peeters and the crew at Gorge Road Trail in New Zealand during their very last hour of filming for the United video « Aesthetics »… Many thanks to Nathan (the Boss of this piece of paradise) to allow me to snap couple pics here…” -Vince Perraud
Just a friendly reminder that you have a couple more weeks to get your entries in for the Long Lens Shot Contest. This entry comes from our own Nick Jones with a smooth panning zoom out and a nice Dutch tilt zoom-to-the-sky ending. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a ridiculous trick as well.
The rigid composition of this shot (and it’s monochromatic palette) reminded me of Thomas Struth’s older cityscape photos that I was really into when I was first learning about the structure of photography. The verticals are straight and the horizontals are (pretty much) flat. The subtle grind box in the foreground is a nice touch. Quite unusually, I think the shadows created by the flash add to the photo. The lighting is simple yet effective, the trick is good and nicely timed. The shadows aren’t very deep but I like flatness it creates. Last but not least, this is one of the skateparks from my childhood so it plucks a certain chord on my heartstrings.
“We won’t disclose the riders name, he’s an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, so we’re going to give him a new name. John seems fit.
This was another one of those photos that kind of just happened, we headed out to chenga for the 10$ Sunday session. I hadn’t rode with “John” in about 6 months, he himself didn’t ride for that long either. He’s an older guy, I don’t know his exact age but he isn’t 16 and he could possibly be a father to some of these triple whippin’ dew tour champions. Usually when we roll up to a park, its those same kids who are the first ones to say something about his old school 35 lb bike and 7 inch bars, but its tricks like these that usually shut those kids right up. John will be off a bike for months to years at a time, show up at a park and shut it down in 15 minutes before his first smoke break. This is a good example because his first 3 runs at this quarter (that he never rode before), he ice picked the sub rail, abubaca and then foot planted it.
I didn’t even bring my full camera bag, just my camera with the 40mm already on and a flash, no stands, no other lenses nothing. I asked John to foot plant it one more time for the camera. The session in this side of the park was quickly dying, so I literally turned my flash on to half power, laid it on the box jump to the right, focused some where in between the coping and the hitching post and told him to go for it. Within what seemed like 30 seconds we had set up and taken the photo, apparently we nailed it.
550D 40mm 2.8
Yongnuo 560 II ( 1/2 power on the right)”
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