Firing Squad: August 3, 2010

You know what’s worse than yellow concrete? Yellow snow. Seriously, don’t eat the yellow snow. But since you all seemed distracted by the tint of our champion’s photo last week, we figured black and white was the way to go this week. And remember, this is week four, so it’s the one time your votes actually matter in this silly battle (at least to the person who may or may not earn themselves a DAKINE camera pack…)

The Champ


The Challenger


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Think you can do better? Then quit your bitching. The Firing Squad is a weekly photo competition. Winners of a single battle will receive a pair of Da Kine gloves and should a photo survive 4 weeks, the photographer receives a place in the Champions Gallery and a Da Kine Camera Pack, as well as a chance to compete in the year-end Ultimate Champions battle. To enter your own photo in the Firing Squad, check out our submission guidelines.

67 replies
  1. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Although the black and white is cool, I think it was maybe not the right choice for this shot cause the skater gets lost in front of those lighting fixtures in the background.

  2. KD
    KD says:

    the contrast of the dark top against the lighting fixtures and the light pants against the dark post keeps him from getting too lost in the B&W. The champ’s photo is ill with that lighting

  3. MIKAL
    MIKAL says:

    The champ’s pic is so sick! it is definitely a perfectly captured moment that you could not pose, like the challenger’s. However, the challenger has a nice shot too but needs a bit more contrast

  4. Penn
    Penn says:

    poorly lit, poor composition, and poor white balance/saturation, get with it, the champ is weak. The only thing it has going for it is the timing.

  5. Z
    Z says:

    Thanks for the tag Zim, that’s helpful in preventing this whiney bitch #5 from being obsessed with me. Seriously man, it’s sad you still care about me. Regardless, let the hate ensue.

  6. Ballinyoface!
    Ballinyoface! says:

    Great naturallifick lighting for the champ, sharp look for the challanger. hmmm who will it be fdhjgjkhsj blah blah this shit is so wack just vote.

  7. MM
    MM says:

    how has the champ even made it this far, that photo has such poor lighting all it has going for it is the timing, the challenger has way better comp and lighting. Hand down Challenger! on this one.

  8. Z is a Homo
    Z is a Homo says:

    Oh shiiiit, is this another shot by my boy Z??? You even have video this time to show us how much better your shot could’ve been. I paused it about 3 different times that look better than the way the photog took this one. Maybe this shot was even a screen capture from a video camera? Looks like the same angle. Both of these shots suck equally but Z sucks more so I’m voting that you put a “z is a homo” button Zim. How bout it?

  9. Z
    Z says:

    I shot the video as well you herb bitch, where are your photos, and why do you care so much about me? You have relationship issues? Please tell me you could have shot this photo better, I would love to see that shit, and thanks again Zim for supporting this little fag.

  10. Facts
    Facts says:

    This is childish, z chill man it’s a good shot now chill out. z is a homo, you sound pathetic, the only thing more played out than you is nate bozung in the interview. All this hate is rediculous, just vote for the photos, they’re both worth voting for.

  11. sevo
    sevo says:

    Challenger all the way! Top photo can eat a huge dick! Saw him giving head to a bum on the side of the road! Champ no one farted, thats just the shit in your upper lip from eating to much asshole faggot! much love more the challengers photo!

  12. Jimbo
    Jimbo says:

    So I’m just gonna come out and say that the whole Z vs Anit-Z battle is getting played. It was fun, but now it’s just turning into an e-dick measuring contest. Lame.

    As for the photo, I’ve gotta vote for the dethrone. As blindingly white as the challengers shot is, I think it’s extremely well composed. Great depth of field effects with the lights in the background, almost gives it that tilt-shift feel without the actual tilt-shift. And no way in hell that blunt is posed, peep the action wrinkles on the skaters pants, definite directionality there.

  13. Ansel Adams, obviously
    Ansel Adams, obviously says:

    I love how people come on here and trash one photo and jock the other. The dorks trashing the champ obviously either took the challenging photo, are the person in the photo, or blow someone involved in making that photo. The other people trashing those kids are obviously affiliated with the champ and round and round the circle jerk of internet retardation we go. The whole Z is a homo thing is pretty awesome because obviously that person got to you. I know you and your crew don’t know how to get your shots published so you submit your photos week after week in the hopes of getting some recognition here which makes you look even sillier.

  14. Z
    Z says:

    You’re pretty much right AA, but wrong on one account, I sent this in because the Champ’s photo is weak. I’m not saying mine is much better, just that the Champ’s photo is a B roll shot.

  15. Ansel Adams, obviously
    Ansel Adams, obviously says:

    Isn’t yours a B roll shot too? If it weren’t, it would be getting ran by a company in an ad, correct? You’re just proving my point. The champs shot isn’t bad. Yours isn’t either. Your attitude is however. And if you consider your shot better than B grade, you’ve proven another point of mine, you have nowhere else to run your shots because you’re just another kid with a digital camera who thinks he’s a “pro”

  16. Jay
    Jay says:

    Wow, that was deep. Now I would just like to engage in my own personal critique for the photos this week if you guys wouldn’t mind. With not an ounce of hate in me, I’m going to say for the third or fourth time that I still don’t like the champ’s photo, but good job at making it this far. This is coming from someone who doesn’t know anyone that was a part of either of these photos. I promise. Honestly, I’m just bored and can’t sleep and I enjoy throwing my opinions out there for all of you to read… because I know you care 😉

    Lets talk about the challenger’s photo this week shall we? I’m going to have to agree with the people who said that the photo is a bit too bright. Well actually, I think the sky just needs to be darker. It’s reading white to me… being it blends in with the background of this website. Besides that though, I thoroughly enjoy the composition of this photo. There’s a strong balance throughout the photo with the skater to the left of the frame and the building to the right. The light fixtures create movement and depth. I also enjoy the lines in this photograph. I vote challenger this week.

  17. Z
    Z says:

    Nah, my shot is not a B roll shot. It would be a B roll shot if I was a professional photographer, but for my level, it’s a decent shot. I mean, I don’t call myself a professional photographer, but since I make most of my money doing it, then I could be considered professional. Obviously I like getting published, and I’ll do it again, but people don’t want to publish a little blunt shot by a nobody with no branding at all, this photo isn’t on a publishing level

  18. Ansel Adams, obviously
    Ansel Adams, obviously says:

    Z, stop proving my points or you’re going to make me want to go to law school. You say your shot isn’t a B roll shot, but then you say nobody wants to run an unbranded blunt shot of a nobody. That’s pretty much the definition of B roll

  19. Z
    Z says:

    A “B” roll shot is a shot I’d toss, as in, not show anyone, anywhere. This is a shot I’ve got on my website, and am happy to say is mine. You’re on YoBeat right now, law school is not in your future.

  20. Larry
    Larry says:

    On second thought, I mist be blind if I like the Champ’s haggard shot! I’d choose that blown out ravioli any day!

  21. Chef Boyardee
    Chef Boyardee says:

    Mmmmmm…….blown out ravioli’s

    Sounds like what’s going on between Larry’s mothers legs.

    Dont make me get all meat sauce on that ass…

  22. Larry
    Larry says:

    I Larry that Larry took both Larry’s and made Z a Larry and the champs Larry the worst of all-time.


  23. Larry
    Larry says:

    You would bring that up Larry, Larry never was good name for you anyways, it was always better suited for me, the real Larry is here, and larry loves lovely little light lithographs. Little larry loved to live in Lake LePue ‘long side lucas while licking lolllipops listening to lynard skynard and Led Zeppelin. ambien is great by the way

  24. Larry
    Larry says:

    The other Larry ,I Larry’d this Larry. Brought her back to my Larry, and Larry’d the shit out of her Larry. She’s been Larrying funny ever since that Larry

  25. change my vote
    change my vote says:

    Darn I voted for Challenger but now that I know its Z’s shot I want to take it back… Z is a chad. You say you have a website lets see it!

  26. Z
    Z says:

    You’re going to vote against me because you don’t prefer me as a person? It’s rough you know I have a better photo on here, which is quite obvious, yet still want to vote against me, enjoy my website little man.

  27. Larry
    Larry says:

    Holy shit Z, “digital gold photography”? Are you serious with that name? Maybe Z is a Homo is right. Your website name is ridiculous. Your shot this week is good, but it’s not better than the champ. It just isnt. Nice try though

  28. Z
    Z says:

    The name is weak, but my message is clear about the champ’s photo, it’s a poor ass shot, that could use a lot of work, where is your website bro?

  29. Z is a Homo
    Z is a Homo says:

    Z is getting smooooooooooked. Love it. Keep up the good work Larry, Larry, Larry, Larry, Larry and Larry.

    I won’t even comment on “digital gold photography”. Obviously Z does porn and those guys are sketchy and I like my knee-caps…

  30. Z
    Z says:

    So I’m assuming these Larrys and Z is a homo, are the same people? Cool internet insults, I’m going to lose weight over you.

  31. Larry
    Larry says:

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  32. Larry
    Larry says:

    My websites dedicated to rippin and tearin on Z’s face and his white washed photo and his amazingly homo-rific website.

  33. shredface
    shredface says:

    i’m not sure which is more unbelievable: that challenger is losing or that the people are hating so hard on the shot. the challenger shot is one of the better pics on here in a while.


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