Erik Allas / September 30th, 2010 / Photo Journal
PHOTO JOURNAL: Erik Allas #4

Fishbrain Stall

It’s after labor day. School is starting back up for the kids, and the weather is starting to cool down. I was looking through my photo stock that I’ve amassed over the late spring and summer. I’m a bit of a slacker and I’m finally able to sit down to do some post processing.

This photo was shot in the late spring. Adam lived a block away from my condo and moved in and out of Seattle several months out of the year. I was impressed by him when he placed highly in several local contests. I wanted to do more of a feature write-up with him, but he moved away shortly after this photo was taken. This is a product of a unfinished photo set. With more time, a great photo set was definitely possible.

Shot was taken on a Canon with 8mm Sigma fisheye. Anything smaller than F16 will give you the star effect on bright lighting, this particular shot was done at F22. Shooting into the sun is really tricky, I went with the smallest aperture. Vivitar 285HV and Canon 430EX to camera left, and another 285HV directly behind me and extended about the same level of the rider. All lighting was triggered at full power to properly expose Adam. — Erik Allas

Discussion / PHOTO JOURNAL: Erik Allas #4

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  • shamu - October 1st, 2010

    …..crop that fukin flash out of the pic..damn son!

  • Joe - October 1st, 2010

    leave the flash! it’d ruin the aspect ratio of the shot and crop out that nice concrete corner. Fantastic shot and nice job with a ridiculous lighting situation. I need to use more flash in the daytime haha

  • John Haynes - October 4th, 2010

    i would say just shoot tighter in general.. the closer you get the more your wide angle will work for you, also yeah not digging the flash AT ALL… and ruin the aspect ratio? how can you ruin an apsect ratio?

  • Keyw711 - October 7th, 2010

    I heard there are other pictures of Exline…..would like to see more….

  • Matteo - October 7th, 2010

    It’s already cropped since it was taken using an 8mm lens, so it really doesn’t matter if he changes the aspect ratio. He could make it square if he wanted. Entirely subjective.

    Anyways, I’m into the wide/spacious sort of feel of this. Definitely different than your typical tight fisheye composition which in my opinion is a good thing. I’d like to see a telephoto shot of this though. Personally, I think it would look insane, considering I’ve skated there a few times and that thing is actually pretty gigantic and oververted.

  • Angst - October 9th, 2010

    Great trick, terrible photo.

  • SMoffat - October 17th, 2010

    This is sick Erik. You guys are rough. Lets see some posting of quality work rather than roasting of those who have it together and are pushing to make rolling look good!

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