to a photographer who knows nothing about skateboarding, i can understand this being a great photograph. when skateboard photographers look at something like this, it's absolute crap.
It is almost unreal the way the pigeons played into this shot especially since they don't cast any shadows.
The shape of the wings on the pigeons show that they are both accelerating to flee the commotion created from the impromptu movie set. Their wingspans seem preternaturally wide. In contrast the wingspan of the skateboarder seems much more modest, but if you look at the shadow of his arms on the wall then it is possible to imagine him really taking flight.
The background is plain functional concrete. It is harsh and even a bit ugly. It is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful ambition of the young men who are pushing themselves to the edge of their abilities.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 8/10 zoom lenses
it isn't easy ti use skateboat it's more difficult to be both skateboader and camera man at a time! great!
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