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    La Defense Skater

    [IMG]La Defense Skater[/IMG]

    My first post so please be gentle!

    While in Paris I came across this guy skate boarding... what amazed me was he was skating on the glass roof of an underground shopping area and jumping a two metre gap to another glass roof! crazy stuff but great to watch and photograph.
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    Steve, that is a great photo. Lucky to come across an opportunity like that.
    Bit busy with the people below him. Hope you don't mind but I cropped the image to isolate the focal point being the skater.
    What do you think?
    Seriously, that is a great image
    Cheers, Greg

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    Steve,

    Excellent image. I initially thouhgt Greg's crop was a good idea, but perhaps a just too extensive to allow the danger and unique setting to be appreciated. I thought a crop just above the girl's head would work, but still that negates the fact that the skater is skating ABOVE people's heads. I guess I vote to leave it as is, except to enhance the saturation and contrast as Greg did.

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    Thanks for the comments Greg

    Yes I initially also did a tighter crop but changed it as I wanted to show what he was skating on. This other pic give's a better idea.

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    Great image Your original is the one that works for me I really think it needs the context

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    Agree with Dave.

    First one for me and with your original saturation and contrast too..there is a coolness of colour that I think works well with all the glass.

    It's a 'cracking' shot ( pun intended!)

    Really good work.

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    The original also works for me but, I like them all. I envy persons who have the skill and agility to do things like that. Even in my younger years, I never had that kind of skill and muscular coordination - OR THE COURAGE to attempt stunts like those...

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    Steve....the contrasts and colors in this are perfect. If it is an HDR which I am not sure of, then it was done beautifully. This is the kind of appearance I shoot for most of the time, but fail to achieve, most of the time. What software did you use for this image?

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    I echo everything that Sharon said.

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    I too prefer the original. Great image. Was this a quick run or did he stick around for a bit. I think here he would have been arrested fairly quickly. Either way you were in a the right spot at the right time and made good use of it.
    I am betting he would love to have a print of the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimFred View Post
    Steve....the contrasts and colors in this are perfect. If it is an HDR which I am not sure of, then it was done beautifully. This is the kind of appearance I shoot for most of the time, but fail to achieve, most of the time. What software did you use for this image?
    Hi Jim.... Thanks for the comments, I used Lightroom 4 for processing and its a look I like and use quite often, its not HDR haven't tried that yet but planning on trying it soon. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I too prefer the original. Great image. Was this a quick run or did he stick around for a bit. I think here he would have been arrested fairly quickly. Either way you were in a the right spot at the right time and made good use of it.
    I am betting he would love to have a print of the first.
    Hi Paul....you are spot on! as this pic shows.....they gave him a warning but didn't arrest him.

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    Superb subject (kickflip) frozen perfectly, great comp/background.
    i really like it!

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    Great image! I love that my eyes keep being drawn to his hat and "skate more" LOL!

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