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Captured at Trout Pond Park Roller Skating Rink

Captured at Trout Pond Park Roller Skating Rink
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Runner Up in Two Of The Same Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume11
Peer Award
Outstanding Creativity
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Superb Composition
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Top ClassTM

Two Of The Same Photo ContestTop 20 class
Two Of The Same Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol10Top 30 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol10Top 20 class week 1
Finding Reflections Photo ContestTop 20 class
Finding Reflections Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Shoe Fashion Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shoe Fashion Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 56Top 10 class
Capture Stillness Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume11Top 20 class week 2
Capture Stillness Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 56Top 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume11Top 20 class week 1
Capture Stillness Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 56Top 10 class week 1

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5 Comments | Report
CheriBerry2020
 
Awesome shot, brings back memories.
chiphendershot PRO+
Thank you so very much!!!
Trooper
 
Trooper Oct 22
Congratulations on Runner Up!! Perfect photo for the challenge!
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A Big BIG thank you 😁
Netty PRO
 
Netty Oct 22
Excellent composition, clarity and colors! I love it!
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Thank you for commenting Annette! 😀
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli Oct 23
Fantastic foto love it
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Many, many thanks Stig!!! So good to hear you love this image!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking Oct 23
Brilliant image
chiphendershot PRO+
A huge thank you Phil. I appreciate you taking time comment 😁

Behind The Lens

Location
I have roller skated for over 44 years, so skating is as much part of my life as photography. I shot this at Trout Pond Roller Skating Rink in Muncy PA.
Time
I captured this mid morning, the rink was temporarily closed do to the Corona virus pandemic.
Lighting
I use the rinks overhead lighting as the only light source.
Equipment
I captured this using a Nikon D850 with a Nikkor 105mm lens.
Inspiration
I was inspired by my love for roller skating. Although I am an artistic skater and would of loved to use my competetive skates, I decided to use a vintage, average pair that many skaters would of had back it the day.
Editing
I use several editing tools in post-processing. I import my RAW files to Lightroom and make a few adjustments. After that I am in Topaz Studio where I spend the most time post-processing. I end up with some finishing touches in Photoshop. Most of my life I spent in the darkroom printing for professional photographers. Often you would here professional photographers say a lab can make or break the photographer. That still stands true in today’s digital environment, most photographers now post-processed their own images. I see so many nice images photographers have posted only to end up being a ho-hum, spiritless image due to poor post-processing or even over processing. When I worked with negatives in the wet lab, I would have a final print sitting in my work area that I felt was a winner, the next day I would come in and say to myself "What was I thinking"! It is the same with digital post-processing, sometimes walking away and leaving it for another day can be your best decision.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D850 with a variety of modern lenses as well as vintage film camera lenses with adapters to fit Nikon and Sony E-mount. I recently had my Nikon D700 converted to infrared. I enjoy using vintage c mount lenses designed for 16mm cine camera on my Sony A7R. My favorite lenses I use with my Sony are Kinoptik 9mm, 32mm, 40mm and 75mm. Others include Wollensak, Schneider and Angenuiex lenses. I enjoy free-lensing also called lens-whacking with a Helios 44m, some Russian lenses and any other vintage lenses that will produce nice flares and pleasing bokeh.
Feedback
Personally, I have to take a deep breath and slow down. I’ve struggled with mental focus my entire life, so even at 59 years old I have to really concentrate on slowing down as well as not getting discouraged while shooting. I still think of the acronym FAST - Focus, Aperture, Shutter and Think. I enjoy exploring several different camera points of views to find something that may tell an interesting visual story. Post-process is as important as the capture, invest in creative editing software then learn your software. There are many free tutorials out there that can teach you and give you the edge you have been looking for in your images.

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