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Every Little Thing You Do – Saturday 31/03/2012

Empire Park, Bar Beach – New South Wales, Australia. The old school skaters held a re-union for people that have been skating since the mid to late 1980’s. A local skater called John Bogaerts performs a skate trick called an Eggplant Invert at the meetup.

A normal invert is done by grabbing the board with your leading hand and reaching down with your back hand – planting that hand on the wall or the coping. That movement throws you upside down and your board gets airborne in the process. An Eggplant is very similar but you swap hands to do the trick. Maybe they should re-name it a “Pretzel” because of the way your body twists up on itself to do the trick.

Canon 450D, 18-55 mm lens set at 28 mm and 1/2000 of a second.

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago

    fantastic shot!!!!

  • Thanks for your positive comment!

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Cool Capture and timing!!!

  • Thanks Cheryl! I used to skate with him and his buddies back in the 1980’s and I will be again now the council built this new skate bowl.

    – reflector

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosover 3 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for the feature!

    – reflector

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 3 years ago

    NIce capture James, you definitely left me hanging

  • Thanks Larry! I nearly made a collage with the shot of him landing it.

    – reflector

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Cracking action shot


  • Thank you! I had to work around that guy with the Pro kit but I still got some nice shots.

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Epic! Yeah, that guy with the pro kit would have got a great shot, but your composition is rather neatly balanced with the interaction between these two…very nice, refector

  • I chose to show John in the context of skating the bowl – so you could see where he came from and where he was going to be dropping back in. It was hard to get in front of that other photographer and you’d be pointing into a back-lit scene (I avoid them). Thank you!

    – reflector

  • Chappy
    Chappyover 3 years ago

    Great action shot, well captured

  • Thanks a lot Chappy! It was a very productive shoot.

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 3 years ago

    thrilling action capture J and love the long view of proceedings with the other photographer doing his stuff and the admiring crowd – lovely work my friend

  • Thanks Maggie, John has been doing them for eons but it’s the first time I’ve photographed him. It was a decent turn-out with lots to see and a very nice shoot. :)

    – reflector

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and great timing.

  • Thank you! It was a great afternoon.

    – reflector

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 3 years ago

    Yes! now That is a great action shot, well done :o)

  • Thanks a lot Quinn! :))

    – reflector

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