December 6, 2013

Skateboarders, San Francisco

Photograph by Matthieu Moors

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The short length of a two-day stop in San Francisco motivated me to visit the city by foot only, trying to get a higher chance of capturing street instants. I came across these two skaters while walking through the Mission District.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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65 comments
Sadie D.
Sadie D.

I like the pigeon... Don't know how far away it was from the skateboarder but it looks like it is flying in fear! haha

Richie Banks
Richie Banks

Coming from a true skateboarder this is a fail. The birds are the best part about it. Frontside shuv is not to most photogenic trick and he shot it way to early. Glad these dudes are out doing something productive though!

S. SRINIVASAN
S. SRINIVASAN

The skater, his skate board, his hair, the birds ... Every thing captured in motion. Nice picture !

Shayne sabala
Shayne sabala

What is good about this? The birds happen upon the shot. So what, there is really nothing photographically significant about this shot. I have always looked up to National demographics but this is a disappointment.  

Biju Toha
Biju Toha

Om..... This is Photography . Waiting to take a great shot . 

Shuba Hampole
Shuba Hampole

The photo certainly caught my attention! Great!

ryan borys
ryan borys

This is not meant to be a "skate" photo if it was yes the timing would be considered terrible and thrown out without a second look. This is a street photograph telling a different story not documenting the trick telling us what the trick is, on what, and by who. The birds though to me do not look like they belong the one closest to the ground looks proportional enough to be almost right in the filmers path yet there is no shadow.. The image is pretty flat so probable used a tele lens from across the street so the shadows could be just off frame.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Very cool. I'd like to see the other guys photo as well. Thank you Matthieu for a great shot.

uj8 l9
uj8 l9

#armidiloslurkinyourtoaster

uj8 l9
uj8 l9

anyone here

#loner


Yorck Burga
Yorck Burga

For a photograph of this step somewhere and watch the scene with 2 skaters right.

But for someone who has time and in skateboarding this would not be a good photo or approaches her and says that what Brian Moss in previous reviews is correct.

Took more than 13 years in the skate and 3 years and taking pictures of skateboarding's best.

Here I leave my flickr and my fan page if you are interested in viewing some skateboarding in Peru. VIBES
http://www.flickr.com/photos/102133816@N05/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Necio-CORP/168270709945244?ref=hl

uj8 l9
uj8 l9

you gots to be representing the skating hood yo not putting it down 

Brian Moss
Brian Moss

The quality of the picture is good, but the content is terrible. Sk8brding should be captured in the middle of a trick so the viewer can tell what trick is being done, and is it going be landed. This picture does neither, it's closer to the launch and not sure if he is bailing, f/s bigspinning. Whats being performed is not clear enough to be a good picture, Sk8bdrding wise. Just my two cents worth(I sk8ed for over 15 years).

Christopher Lawman
Christopher Lawman

@Shayne sabala The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.


Read the above and think before you post negative comments about somebody elses photography.


Engage your mind for longer than 3 seconds and maybe you wouldn't come across as a small-minded, ignorant individual who has nothing nice to say about other people because your life is so miserable.


P.S. It's National Geographic not "National demographics". A demographic is something completely different.

uj8 l9
uj8 l9

@Brian Moss #swag doe


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