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2009 Favourites

2009 went by pretty quickly. Here’s some of my fave captures of last year.

Alex Broskow - Backslide

Tom Coley-Sowry - Disaster Back Sav

My Aragon 2 boot.

Alex Broskow - Oververt fish stall

Danny Jensen - Stupid high Sweaty

Brian Aragon - Huge 450 Top Acid

Robbie Pitts - Abandoned Pool Fishbrain

Written by Aaron Tan

June 8th, 2010 at 1:43 am

Rampfest with Tom and Golder

As promised. Went to Rampfest today armed with my new CyberSync triggers to get a decent sequence shot.

Tom decided that a disaster back savannah would be sequence worthy..and it was huge! Loved how he crosses his legs WAY early. Came out pretty good. Cybersync’s did well triggering away at 6+ fps with no misfires. I also put my D.I.Y clamp to the test and it passed with flying colours. Definately need to use some Loctite on the bolts for my D.I.Y spigot as they came a little loose on a few occasions.

Mr. Golder decided to snake in as well..resulting in this gaze inducing 540 over the box.

Tom Coley-Sowry - Disaster Back SavTom Coley-Sowry – Disaster back savannah
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 400| 1/160s
Nikon SB-26 camera right, 1/8th @ 50mm, Canon 430EX camera left, 1/16th @ 35mm

Hayden Golder - Check this 540Hayden Golder – 540
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/3.5 | ISO 400| 1/125s
Nikon SB-26 camera right, 1/8th @ 50mm, Canon 430EX camera left, 1/16th @ 35mm

Written by Aaron Tan

November 13th, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thursday session at the Ring

with 3 comments

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

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 Tan

October 16th, 2009 at 1:43 am

Highschool sessions

Tiny Tom - Shifty Tom Coley-Sowry – Shifty/Royale
Canon 40D | Canon 50mm(ƒ/1.8) | ƒ/5.6 | ISO 250 | 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 left, on bench

Jamie Nicholson - AO FishbrainJamie Nicholson  – AO fishbrain
Canon 40D | Tokina 10-17mm(ƒ/3.5-4.5)@10mm | ƒ/8.0 | ISO 400 | 1/250s
Nikon SB-26 above camera left

Some of the guys were heading down to Frankston Skatepark, seeing as it was a decent day Sarah and I drove down to meet up…Didn’t take long for us to check out some street spots, and I grabbed the camera gear out and snapped a few at this empty highschool…just before the kids came back.

Written by Aaron Tan

October 4th, 2009 at 4:00 pm