Extreme Sports Competition..

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  1. chrisburke

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    Well they call it the skate comp, but I didnt take any pics of the skaters... just the BMX and Inlines, cause they were the only ones doing anything impressive... heres a few of my favorites, and a link to the whole set....
    1. Crazy Tweaked Whip
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    2. Over Inverted Table Top
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    3. 8' High Table Top (this guy got CRAZY air)
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    4.Left is Back Flip the Spine Right is a CRAZY Axe Up
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    and heres a link to the whole set:
    http://homepage.mac.com/cburke5/Sites/otherphotos/CHComp/index.html
     
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    Nice! Maybe just a slight exposure & saturation boost in some, but great action work!
     
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    the background is sometimes distracting, would a wider aperture or lower angle have helped?
     
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    i totally agree. I was actually a judge for the competition, so during these runs I just ran out and found a place that I wouldnt get in their way. I would have loved to have had the time to run around and get sweet angles and such, but I had to judge the competition too.
     
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    Yeah in the first 3 the background seems a lot sharper than the intendd subject.
     
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    thats because its hard to pick a focus area to get the shot at the right time... so I focus on the background, then just as the competitor comes up and quickly adjust the focus so I can get him.. sometimes it works well, other times, not so much, but at least they arent out of focus.
     
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    BMX is hardly extreme sports :p
    Try something that you can actually die in. I dont think ive ever heard of someone dieing from bmx...if it does happen...very rarely...
     
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    Maybe you should try cliff jumping without a parachute. BMX is crazy, what is extreme to you?
     
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    I consider extreme anything you can get REALLY hurt in, or die. BMX can be extreme, but isnt normally extreme in most cases...
     
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    And how this relates to the phtography aspect of the thread.....hmmm...I am just not gettin it :thumbdown:

    Nice action shots!!!.....would be a lot of cloning in PS to get rid of all those power lines though.
     
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    Wow your a moron.... Tell the guy on the green bike who left with his arm bent in half that bmx isn't an extreme sport...it's not if your just riding arou d but when your doing 8'hogh back flips I tend to find that extreme
     
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    the X in XGames stands for extreme. BMX is a part of the xgames in diffrent forms.

    skatepark style, halfpipe,street, and that long jump they do.
     

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