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New York City, February 2012

New York City, February 2012
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Outstanding Creativity
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20 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 28, 2014
Great action shot. Congratulations.
Timbo
 
Timbo February 28, 2014
Very brave young man....
robheath PRO
 
robheath March 01, 2014
Painful landing? Great shot!
HomaNajjarian
 
HomaNajjarian March 01, 2014
very good
Darren_Almond
 
Darren_Almond March 01, 2014
Awesome shot, congrats.
Txlanphear
 
Txlanphear March 01, 2014
LOVE!
GordonD
 
GordonD March 01, 2014
well done, excellent creation
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 01, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 01, 2014
Very nice shot.Congrats!
WileKyK Platinum
 
WileKyK March 01, 2014
Great use of color and composition! Congratulations on your Feature!
jamesnewton
 
jamesnewton March 01, 2014
Congratulations on being Featured and well done on the Awesome capture :-)
3ShadesOfGrey
 
3ShadesOfGrey March 01, 2014
very creative
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios March 01, 2014
Very nice Stop action shot, Great Edit as well the shot has an excellent Urban Street feel to it! Well Done!
redwriter Platinum
 
redwriter March 01, 2014
Great creative shot. Congrats. - Jake
DanielJamesHealey
 
DanielJamesHealey March 01, 2014
is this in Adelaide??
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 March 05, 2014
Nice action shot! Congrats!
joshuashannon
 
joshuashannon March 11, 2014
great contrast with the pink just popping out!
Chasingthelight_67
 
Chasingthelight_67 March 12, 2014
Lovin' this!
StefanSuchev
 
StefanSuchev April 27, 2014
cool!
Shellbell2512
 
Shellbell2512 March 05, 2015
Excellent creativity, love the post processing too, works well with the street scene

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in an alleyway in Chinatown in New York City. It's about one block away from the hustle and bustle of Canal Street, and this street was completely empty when we started shooting here.
Time
It was late morning, around 11am. It was cloudy so it didn't really affect the lighting, just gave it a nice even light on the stairways in the background.
Lighting
I used all off-camera lighting: one flash (Nikon SB-900) on camera right with a Lastolite softbox, and on camera left a bare SB-700. They were both triggered by my Nikon D700's CLS system.
Equipment
Nikon D700 with 24-70mm 2.8 lens, two off-camera flash units (SB-900 and SB-700) on light stands and a softbox on the SB-900 to diffuse the light.
Inspiration
When I take dance or athletic photos, my goal is always to capture the most impressive part of the action. Levitation is always something that makes a photo stand out, because it's not humanly possible to fly. So to catch that kind of action in the air is something only a photograph can achieve. It makes you wonder: how did he get up there? The subject's outfit made that effect even bigger.
Editing
Yes, general corrections in Lightroom and a some color and contrast adjustments in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Without any shoot on the schedule, I typically walk around with my Nikon D810 and a 50mm 1.4. For portraits, I usually bring my 85mm 1.4 as well as a 24-70mm 2.8, some flash units and a softbox.
Feedback
Have a subject that can do amazing things mid-air, and take your light off camera!

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