Happy 4th of July everyone! Today marks my 3rd and final entry into this week's "Capturing the moment" photography starring Jeremy Morgan. Sit back and enjoy the rest of your flight!
Our final shot in this series takes place at the historic landmark known as Fort Mason. This fort was once an active military defense post for San Francisco and it served the city for over 100 years. Now it's just a tourist attraction for the outsiders. For us shredders though it serves as an incredibly fun, yet risky skate spot (you can receive a ticket here). The top sections serve as perfect pyramids, banks and hips...all of which we skaters fancy so much (yes fancy is common word among us street riders).
This particular bank sits at the edge of the old bunker. I spotted it and asked Jeremy to pull a flip for me. Jeremy obediently obliged (good boy) and pulled several flips on it's short, sharp surface. The result is what you see below. Pretty fantastical (skater lingo) air he caught wouldn't you say?
For the editing I actually made a significant amount of modifications. I tweaked every color you see individually. I adjusted sharpness and shadows. I twitched the lighting, cropped it's original wider perspective and modified the contrast on several different levels. I even got a second opinion from my photo advisor Liz Hanowsky. In the end Jeremy's trick (the focal point) maintains it's vertical feel and the photo becomes more lively with the color enhancements.
You guys and gals all know the routine so I won't repeat myself. I'll just say: speak up like Danielle did and earn your kudos for keeping it real on rudysolis.com. Til next time - peace