Backside Corner Ollie Air - Empire Park Skate Park by reflector

Backside Corner Ollie Air - Empire Park Skate Park by 

Back side Corner Ollie Air – Empire Park Skate Park, Newcastle, Australia

Last week I was shooting a simple Skate Video at this skate park and this guy was skating very well that day. But today he was concentrating much more and seemed far more determined to rip it up – he achieved his aim!

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A backside ollie is a skate trick where you slap the tail of the board into the ground/riding surface and then slide your front foot up the board allowing you to get airborne. There are three ways to ride/orientate yourself on a skateboard – straight-on, backside and frontside. Backside is with your back to the turn, frontside is the opposite, and straight (ahead) is just that.

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The shot was taken with a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at:
F-stop: f/5
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 55 mm
WB: Sunny
Shutter Priority Mode
Hand Held

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    great action!

  • Thanks Cheryl! It was a very productive and enjoyable photo session.

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    amazing capture

  • Many thanks! It’s the longest and best photo shoot I’ve had there in the 3 times I’ve photographed the spot in the last 12 months.

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Great action shot my friend. Well done. Tom

  • Thanks Tom! It was a totally worthwhile photo shoot in many ways.

    – reflector

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 2 years ago

    great action shot :))

  • Thank you Trish! :)

    – reflector

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Another great action shot !

  • Thanks Berns! I even managed to spot a very nice candid opportunity I’ll upload in a few days – a father wrestling his toddler.

    – reflector

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago

    Amazing work

  • Thanks for your comment!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Fabulous action shot !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks for your very positive comment Evita! :))xx

    – reflector

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks a lot for your encouraging comment!

    – reflector

  • AlMiller
    AlMillerover 2 years ago

    Another well captured shot James. Great light on the subject and very sharp as well.

  • Thank you Al! Shooting bowl skating is great – you can get an angle for most tricks people are doing.

    – reflector

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 2 years ago

    superb capture!

  • Thanks Solomon, much appreciated!

    – reflector

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