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    This is the 9th and last (that I will upload here) in a series of promo images taken with the Milton Keynes Parkour Club. There web site is in the process of being updated so is worth going back to soon.

    This is my personal favourite from the whole shoot.

    This is the 2nd of the must have shots from the shoot. I had several meetings with Ruel prior to the day. One of which was to review some location shots that I had taken, of which this was one, and another was where the 2 of us ran the circuit of locations together so he could demonstrate what they could do and I could try and plan the day. On that day, one lunchtime, Ruel skitted up to the top of the underpass, not taking the stairs and pulled a handstand right there and then. At that time of day there are a lot of office workers walking underneath. It was great to see there faces :-)

    On the morning of the shoot we arrived here mid morning. It was pretty deserted apart from a few people coming out of the Jury's Inn Hotel. It's funny to see how tired some people seemed to be after a heavy night, especially as we'd been shooting since 0730.

    Being a street portrait photographer it is now very hard for me to resist an interesting subject. As we were taking setup shots at ground level this group of youths walked past obviously doing the "walk of shame", it wouldn't suprise me if they'd slept in Campbell Park. It was to good a shot to miss taking a quick snap of the girls who were obviously still pretty "dazed" from the night before! See below.

    We drew quite a bit of attention when taking this image and I was worried that the police would show. At one point a helicopter flew overhead and it reminded me of a story Swampy posted about being stopped when shooting on a similar bridge.


    "3" light setup. I say 3 but there were actually 4 strobes in play. See below setup shot.

    1) SB800 attached to the end of the Manfrotto clamp on the decorators pole
    540EX bungeed to the stem of the umbrella
    Both fired with the, thank god I invested in them as ebay triggers would have failed in this shot, PIIs

    Simon can clearly be seen here but for the actuall shot he is about 1.5m to camera left and was out of shot for the final image. The basic angle of the umbrella is the same though.

    2) 430EX on stand which gives the rim light. This was cloned out with an empty shot.

    3) SB28 to illuminate the underpass, angled up at the ceiling.

    Go on, click to view large...

    Nikkors n Chips, Von Wong, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Nikkors n Chips 57 months ago | reply

      Can you please put more effort into your lighting setup ;) Seriously though, great job on this although personally i might have thrown more power and maybe a gelled light down below. End result still top notch sir - good job!

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    2. Wes Head 57 months ago | reply

      great work man.

    3. stuad70 57 months ago | reply

      I don't like the angle - looks like he jumped from the jury's inn..

      ( WInk )

    4. Fragz 57 months ago | reply

      Incredible !! Love it ! The lighting is amazing and really defines MK and the sport.

    5. ToleXx 57 months ago | reply

      great work... amazing!

    6. Steve Rutherford 57 months ago | reply

      Very slick looking... in fact the whole series looks great. I was wondering whether it might have been better to clone out the 'Jury's Inn' sign but then again it gives it a MK feel to it and that's kind of the story..

    7. Cookiebox 57 months ago | reply

      i like this shot. the sky looks pretty cool. nice pose too. good work man.

    8. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 57 months ago | reply

      This is a Most Excellent Work!
      Please add to Most Excellent!

      Most Excellent

    9. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *All beautiful shots and many more. (Invited photos only).*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. ckmetrophotos 56 months ago | reply

      seriously sensational image - Congratulations

    11. ladylouise62 (trying to find mojo) 56 months ago | reply

      I can see why this is your favourite - I think I may agree. Although I've been loving your angles, I think that this one may distract less than some have.. and you just can't beat a dramatic sky:-)

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    12. jawrr ( 56 months ago | reply

      So cool man, keep it up! Must have been real fun too :)

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