Firing Squad: June 16, 2009

So it’s summer. And while we are a snowboard site and just a few miles from the snowy slopes of Mt. Hood, well, we’re over it. Not to mention you people seem to send better skate photos and snow photos, so we’re switching gears to four wheels and concrete for a bit. While both of this week’s photos were taken industrial settings, one is accidental skate spot and the other is intentional. Photographically they both have strong contrasty light with similar circular compositional lines, but which photo is better?

Photo 1

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Photo 2

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14 replies
  1. Jimbo
    Jimbo says:

    Wow, these are both such sick shots I’m not really sure where to go with this one. The lighting, composition, and framing of the first one are all incredible, and the miller flip is sick. The second one, while its just a simple blunt stall, is super striking. The composition is sick, and the contrast in the lighting is just phenomenal, not to mention the natural sepia tones achieves through highlighting the flash instead of using it for fill.

    My vote is for two, but it wasn’t an easy one. Way to get some sick competition up for the battle!

  2. CptShenanigans
    CptShenanigans says:

    oooh, good one. both are sweeet! im going to have to go with 2 just because i love the dust. the composition is cleaner and the location looks really cool. if the location of the first one was outside the guy would stick out more, but they don’t usually let photog’s remove the roof for a shot 🙂

  3. Joe
    Joe says:

    This is a very difficult duo, they are both so professionally executed. I have to say number two but only because of the harsh contrast between the craggy environment and the smooth lines of the blunt stall. + the dust is icing on the cake.

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