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Backside Melon Air by reflector


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Backside Melon Air – Empire Park Skate Park, Newcastle, Australia

A young local skater (they’re called “Grommets” in both Surfing and Skateboarding and other Adrenaline Sports) performs a skate trick called a “Backside Melon Air” in the deep end of the skate bowl at Empire Park skate park, in Newcastle.

An Artist on Red Bubble called “jammingene” told me that his favourite band is called “Testament”. I watched some video clips that he told me about and I immediately found a new band to listen to – they play excellent Heavy Metal music. Their music reminds me in some ways of Metallica and Megadeth.


Testament – Into The Pit

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Action Shot – Monday 26/11/2012

An As-Is and Untouched digital photograph that was taken with a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at:
F-stop: f/4
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

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Just OMG! He is rockin this one. Oh and you did pretty good too. ;)xx

  • Thanks very much! :-)x It’s not really well exposed/lit though – too close to straight on into the sun, which I usually avoid at all costs. He’s only about 12 years old but he’s a dedicated skater.

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic action shot !!!! ☺♥

  • Hi Evita. where have you been? :))xx Did you have an Offline Holiday, perhaps? I had one to do a major PC Spring Cleanup. Thanks for your support.

    – reflector

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    I love the action in the foreground and the guy asleep in the background!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot! That guy wasn’t asleep – it was very sunny and he was sending a Text Message or something.

    – reflector

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 2 years ago

    Great shot…try to crop off the white car and than from the right till nearly square…will enhance the WoW factor :)

  • Thanks for your comment! Nowadays, I crop maybe only 2% of my photos using Photoshop or other software. I always frame things up so that anything I really don’t want to be visible in the shot is never framed-in from the moment of capture. Digital cropping diminishes (slightly) the images resolution and it’s overall quality and I hate that possibility. In a full scene like this, it’s inevitable that there might be some visual distractions present somewhere in the image, but your eye is drawn straight to that kid doing an aerial trick so those unwanted elements are fine by me in these situations. I still appreciate (and understand) your viewpoint.

    – reflector

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    November 26,2012

  • Thanks for deciding to make this a featured image, Ann!

    – reflector

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