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Johnny Inverted

30 degrees C. The warmest it’s been in six months.

A tin shed is not exactly the best place to be, unless you like roasting. After a rather nice and hot spring Melbourne day Rampfest was a little quiet. I mean I definitely was NOT inclined to strap the boots on.  I snagged this shot of Johnny while the sun was still out, strobeless, going for the natural light look and trying to get in closer comapred to the same invert that I got a few weeks ago. I think I prefer this one. What do you think?

Johnny Jensen - Invert RevisitedJohnny Jensen – Invert
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 1600 | 1/250s

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October 31st, 2009 at 2:27 am

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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

October 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Video editing skills (or lack of..)


Sessions from Rampfest, Prahran and Ballarat skateparks featuring Jamie Nicholson, Hayden Golder and a few others of the Melbourne crew.

Over the past 2 weeks I’ve been doing some filming with my digital camera, wanting to see how it would cope with some of the rollerblading antics that we get upto. That plus I really wanted to use the AFI track.. I liked the build up in it and its not crazy long so pretty easy to get clips for it.

Edited in Sony Vegas, Filmed in AVCHD in SH(best) quality. Music bf AFI.

Panasonic DMC-FT1

Panasonic DMC-FT1

Written by Aaron

October 16th, 2009 at 1:43 am

The Jensen Brothers

Johnny - InvertJohnny Jensen – Iinvert
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 1600 | 1/200s
Nikon SB-26 right, on ramp

Danny - Mute
Danny Jensen – Mute Grab
Canon 40D | Canon 50mm(ƒ/1.8) | ƒ/2.0 | ISO 800| 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 right, on ramp

The NZ brothers showing off their vert skills. Love the invert, something you rarely see these days. In fact, I’m still waiting a new wave of vert skaters to pop up..you’d think the amazing skills of the Yasutoko brothers would some sort of inspiration?! Who wouldn’t want to learn how to do a twister (360 double backflip)…

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October 15th, 2009 at 12:53 am

Broskow Downunder

Alex Broskow - Backslide
Backslide – Riverslide Skatepark, Melbourne
Canon 40D | 70-200mm(ƒ/2.8 IS)@70mm | ƒ/2.8 | ISO 1600 | 1/320s
Nikon SB-26 camera right

Alex Broskow - Oververt fish stallFishbrain stall – Rampfest, Melbourne (Thursday before ARO)
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 800| 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 camera left, handheld.

The first shot was one I snagged while Bsmith was setting up for a shoot. Julio was filming it as well..

The latter is from Rampfest, The US guys were down having a peek around and Broskow happens to warm up on this part of Rampfest that is rarely used..Awesome fish stall on the over-vert.

Written by Aaron

April 17th, 2009 at 7:00 pm