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Picture taken at the festival "Urban Geneva" 2013

Picture taken at the festival "Urban Geneva" 2013
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kiwidragonfly PRO+
 
kiwidragonfly October 04, 2015
A wonderfully eye catching image. I love the pose and use of the background to isolate the rider. Nice work. Thank you for entering my challenge.
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kiwidragonfly November 07, 2015
Congrats on winning my cycle challenge. This was in the running from the moment you entered. Nice work.
LoicBoulanger
LoicBoulanger November 12, 2015
thanks again

Behind The Lens

Location
I took it in Geneva, Switzerland, at the new skatepark of "Plainpalais", during an urban sport contest.
Time
It was in the afternoon, while a contest, I remember that i was there from Ten a.m. until 6 p.m. I had took a lot of pictures already, but I wanted one in the bowl with this concrete background, and at least, that kid, one of the last concurrent, made a perfect trick in it. I had already some good photographies, but that one was the one I wanted to do.
Lighting
The sun was playing at "peek a boo" with some clouds, that was perfect to have a diffuse lightning in accordance to the uniformity of the concrete of the skatepark.
Equipment
I used a nikon d3100 and a Nikkor 18-300mm 3.5 - 6.3 for is flexibility, I just took a few pictures of the day with a 50mm, but for that, I needed to be the most reactive I could be. The skatepark is really big, I know it well, and for this angle I had to take the teleobjective from the other side of the skatepark to point that place.
Inspiration
I was thinking about that fmx is like dance with a bmx, and I wanted to show that, the movement of that kid in symbiosis with his gear, was just awesome. When I saw the result at home, for this one, there was no doubt that I will work on it first.
Editing
I erased a black line in the top, which was the edge of the bowl, I wanted to have only the immaculate concrete. When I did that, I just had to reinforce some local contrast due to the "grey light" on the subject, I worked on the uniformity of the concrete, with some brush I increased a little bit its smooth aspect, the natural vignetting of the objective has been kept to highlight the runner.
In my camera bag
Now I always take a nikkor 24-70 2.8, I really love this optics, i also take a 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.8 in reserve if there is some problem or if I need more light. it depends what I'm going to do with. The 18-300 that I used here, I take it only when I go for animals pictures or events where I can't easily or quickly be near my subjects. His sharpness is not as good as my other optics, but I think it is better to sucess the picture that I want, than have a better quality and miss it.
Feedback
You need to know your environnement, go on place before the day and have a lot of patience. A good thing to do is go there some days before the event, take pictures of the scene, then imagine your subject in it. Usually for that kind of contest, I should say, you have to move, change point of view, go to different angle, but this day, I wanted a picture at a specific point of the skatepark, so i choose an angle on it, but where I could take some other pictures too. I had a view on the most part of the place. And patience make that happened, when I finally had it after some hours to stay like a picket, I started to move, happy to have done what I was came for. Imagine if I had moved just at this time...

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