Luka Airlines

I’m not sure if that’s how you spell his name, but I asked this Grommet would he do a few aerials so I could take some photo’s and he did.

A frontside aerial is performed by grabbing the skateboard firmly near the center of the board and pulling up really hard to jump off the riding surface (here it’s a skate ramp), getting air. At the same time you should push down hard with your feet so that you “stick” to your skateboard like Glue. Turn your head and shoulders in the direction of the aerial and then look down at the ramp where you want to land. Let go of the board before you touch down, or you might keep rotating through the air and land a bit sideways causing you to fall or “slam”.

An original digital photograph that 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: 79 mm
WB: Sunny
Shutter Priority Mode
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  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Another great action Capture!

  • Thanks Berns! It was a quick shoot but I captured a lot of good tricks.

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Another nice action shot my friend.

  • Thanks a lot Tom! It was a “staged” shot that worked out well.

    – reflector

  • 1randomredhead
    1randomredheadabout 2 years ago

    Cool clean shot, and great description too :-)

  • Thanks for your feedback Paixao!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Great series… wonderful shot !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks a lot Evita! ;-)xox It’s been a great place to capture skate photos and I’ve started making a new Skate Video that will include footage from other Skate Parks as well.

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Amazing work friend

  • Thank you! I got two sets of sequence shots of this trick, captured about a minute apart. This was the best one. :))x

    – reflector

  • resumi
    resumiabout 2 years ago

    Bravo,James !

  • Thank you! You have no work for me to comment on, yet, otherwise I’d have a look. :)

    – reflector

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