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Thursday session at the Ring

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Tom Coley-Sowry - FishbrainTom Coley-Sowry – AO Makio
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/4.0 | ISO 500 | 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 upper left, bounced – 1/2th power @ 35mm

Danny Jensen - Freestyle AO FishbrainDanny Jensen – AO Freestyle Fishbrain
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 400| 1/200s
Nikon SB-26 upper right, bounced, 1/2th @ 35mm

Danny Jensen - Top acidDanny Jensen – Top Acid
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/5.6 | ISO 800| 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 upper left, bounced, 1/8th @ 18mm

The Ring of Fire (See here on Google Maps) – A skatepark in the western suburbs of Melbourne, located in at the 234 Fun Galore complex (Fun City Go-karts place)

After you navigate the 3 flights of stairs you arrive at this pretty awesome kidney bowl – two pool ledges, wallride, nice coping and made of MDF – gentle to falls. The only downside, being up on the top floor of this old mill, is that the roof trusses are pretty damn close..better get your helmet on. The second floor also contains a smallish street setup, but if you come here..you’re here for level three.

The light was pretty horrible, and only having one flash at my disposal tonight I decided to bounce the flash off parts of the almost white roof – bigger light source for a less harsh, softer light. Didn’t end up working too badly either as I’m pretty happy with the way these shots came out. Im usually pretty easy going on my strobes typically using 1/16th and above – however as im bouncing the light here, needed to bump it up a bit.

You could argue Tom’s makio shouldn’t really make the cut due to part of his skate cut off from the table…But meh, I liked it.

Written by Aaron Tan

October 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm