I gave my bike a wipe down and took it outside to get some pictures tonight. It’s been in this guise for a few months now and there’s nothing else I want to do with this bike other ride it!
Yo, I haven’t posted for a while – I got some stuff going down over here! Wardamercy Jr is about to drop any day now, so I’ve been keeping pretty busy at home. I have managed to squeeze in a few skates here and there, and I’ve managed to get some shots at a couple of sessions. Check out the fruits of my labours:
First up, my favourite skater to shoot, favourite skater to skate with, and all-round favourite, Wes Morgan of Rock Solid Distribution. This shot was taken at the Nutricia spot in Wells – awesome spot, amazing floor, got to watch out for the fart stones, mind!
Here’s another one from a secret spot just outside Bristol, you gots to have the winter hook-ups. And Mike O’ defo gots’em! This is taken with my current favourite all-round lens, a bog-standard cheapo 50mm.
More shots from both sessions after the jump-os
That’s how we do it! 10 years strong for the DLH fun day. Organised by Dillon. Punx, Jitterz, Plastererz, Skaterz. Awesome! This year saw the return of Crazy Phil, who built a 10 foot tall ring of fire to celebrate. Predictably the ring only stood up for a few attempts at tricks through it, before becoming a pile of smouldering wreckage in front of the wedge. Then it became a bonfire.
More photos after the jump…
Another Hell Tour went down this weekend. This time the new park at Barnstaple was the destination and we had the usual crew, minus a few. It turns out Rock Park is pretty good, but is not exempt from the usual complaints about British skateparks: Too little area for the amount of obstacles; more quirky than usable; spent loads on a massive gnarly bowl, when most of the local kids were sessioning the blocks.
We had a good session though once we’d shaken off the car-legs and spent a couple of hours getting used to the park layout; and once Wes had set up another board (“This is supposed to be an 8inch, but it’s definitely not…”).
Here’s P-Doggy going over the deathbox to b/s 5.0:
And some high-grade chilling:
We went over to check out the new concrete park at Glastonbury on Sunday. It was the day before the official opening so we got a good skate in without having to battle with the crowds! I spent most of the day skating, but pulled out the camera for half an hour before we left and caught these seqs:
More pics after the jump.
I’ve recently been riding at Newport Velodrome with a view to getting my track accreditation. I’m not actually sure what I’m going to do with it once I have it, as I’ve never been one of life’s natural racers. Anyway, I knew I was going to have a bit of time spare before my session started last time, so I took the old camerall down. There’s a few more shots after the jump.
This is a bit of an experiment really. It was my first time out with my new 1d mark 1. My first time shooting a sequence, and specifically my first time shooting a sequence with flashes – in at the deep end!
My lighting set-up was pretty ugly – there’s at least one visible flash in every shot! It was a pretty hard feature to light; I had my flashes on really low power to get the recycling times I needed to light up every frame, so I ended up with them really close in and one pointing at the camera. Poor form.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, here it is!
Yet another installment of the incredibly civilised Hell Tour. Usual crew, plus a few heads from the Sidewalk forum apparently. Ramp city is amazing, the Simparch bowl got a pretty heavy sessioning and as Wes said, it was great to see Pigdog and Bob in their natural habitat!
Anyway enjoy the photo’s after the jump.