Uploaded: September 27, 2007


This is my son Jay, out doing some tricks on his skateboard. This move is called an Ollie. He was about 4-5 inches up off the ground. :D I lasso'ed him, reversed the selection and put in a spin blur, grassian blur, and a motion blur, then added Zephyr. I like the way it turned out. If you have any suggestions on this shot, PLEASE don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. :D :D


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 6250/1000000, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100 100, Focal Length: 45mm, Camera Model: DSLR-A100


Jodi Zimmer September 27, 2007

Wow wow wow. I love this shot. I'll bet Jay likes it too. Seems like a cool poster. Nice. #748535

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 27, 2007

I'm with Jodi--this is great fun and I'm sure Jay loves it. Very nice post production work, Sandi. #4854637

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 27, 2007

YES!!!!!! Now it is truly AWESOME, Sandi!!!!!!! Amazing PS work!!!! love Love LOVE it!!!!! and the subject!!!! LOL

Granny k #4854701

Bill Wyatt September 27, 2007

Awesome work! Love the colors and effects! Excellent! #4854704

September 27, 2007

Wonderful work!!!! love your effects great colors and comp perfect lighting and super action pose! Great presentation!!!!! #4854831

Holly Shao September 27, 2007

This is very cool, Sandi! Terrific capture and wonderful effects! Glad to see your son in your work :)

Holly #4854893

Nadine A. Lewis September 27, 2007

EXCELLENT PS work, Sandra!!! LOVE the colors!!!! <>< #4854980

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 27, 2007

Absolutely AWESOME, extremely creative portrait, Sandi! LOVE that marvelously creatve bg and the fantastic action capture!

ccc #4855003

Patrick Rouzes September 27, 2007

Exceptional colors, lighting, detail & effects on this magnificent image, Sandra!!! Very, very impressive work here again my friend!!! #4855008

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 27, 2007

Super creativity and work. #4855085

Melissa G. Meiselman September 27, 2007

This is an outstanding capture, and the effects you have fit so well with the photograph, creating a dynamic and eye-catching image, Sandi!!! #4855444

Sam Britt September 27, 2007

Cool image, wonderful effects, Sandi. #4855468

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 27, 2007

Sandi, just too many steps for me to digest but I love the end results. Jay must love this as much as I do.


Sandra R. Alvey September 28, 2007

Thank you all so very very much! I appreciate each and every word!

Jay also thanks everyone. He was lookin at me funny when I came outside with my camera to take his picture (15 year olds apparently don't like their picture taken...) but he seemed pretty pleased with the end results after I showed him the PS work. LOL

Thanks a bunch everyone!


Erin Appelbaum September 28, 2007

You did an awesome job on this Sandi. Great shot to begin with and wonderful effects. Peter #4857537

MELODIE C. ROBERTS September 28, 2007

He looks like he is inside a Kaleidoscope tube !!!!!! #4857630

Sandra R. Alvey September 28, 2007

Thanks so much Peter and Mel!

The first comment out of Jay's mouth when I showed him the finished shot was, "Wow, 70's tie dye". LOL!

Sandi #4857717

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 28, 2007

Very cool!!!!!! #4857730

eileen bedford September 28, 2007

WOW, what a COOL CAPTURE, well done Sandra... #4857731

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 28, 2007

Hey girlfriend! You have gone wayyyy over my head! Now you gotta teach me those tricks, not the skateboard tricks, the ps tricks! Great job!

jo ann c. #4858113

Sandra R. Alvey September 28, 2007

Thanks Shelly, Eileen, and Jo Ann!!

Jo Ann hon, if I can do it, anyone can.

Sandi #4858695

Ken Smith level-classic September 28, 2007

You did good, Sandi. I hope you son liked it!! #4859118

Sandra R. Alvey September 28, 2007

Thank you SO much Ken! I really really appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Did you find the owner of that cable release? LOL!

My Son LOVES this capture. I'm actually pondering making it into a wall poster for him for christmas. :D

Sandi #4859221

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 29, 2007

WOW, Sandi!
This is so cool! I can see why he loves this!!!
Great skill! (Yours and your son's)
--Lisa #4861163

Sandra R. Alvey September 29, 2007

Aww Lisa thanks a TON! I really appreciate you stopping by!

Sandi #4861357

Mitch Spence level-classic September 30, 2007

My, I like this a bunch, Sandi. Great thinking and skill on your presentation. It imparts a real feeling of speed and daring. #4865303

Sandra R. Alvey September 30, 2007

Thank you SOOO much Mitch! My self and my son appreciate your kind words!

Sandi #4865489

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 01, 2007

Yikes, Sandi! I am playing catch up and this is what I landed on first! Amazing capture and effects are spectacular! Such a feeling of action...bet he loves this one! #4870596

Sandra R. Alvey October 01, 2007

LOL Laurie, He has actually taken the time to read all the comments, but only on THIS capture. Yeah, I think he likes it and I'm glad you did too! :)

Sandi #4870708

Amber Kennedy October 02, 2007

Great FX and capture! #4874290

Sandra R. Alvey October 02, 2007

Thanks so much Amber!! :D

Sandi #4874765

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 03, 2007

YES!!!!!!! EFP!!!!!! I've been waiting for this little gold shield to pop up on this one and it finally did!!!!!

Way to go Kid!!!!! #4879312

Sandra R. Alvey October 03, 2007

LOL! Thanks Mom. Jay and I are happy too! :D

Le Kid #4879928

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 16, 2007

Great action capture Sandra!!!! Very creative and cool! #4935494

Sandra R. Alvey October 16, 2007

Thank you so much Donna! My son will be happy to know you enjoyed it! :D


Bob D. Hall level-classic October 18, 2007

Very good work, Sandy!! Congrats on your EFP!!! #4945157

Sandra R. Alvey October 19, 2007

Thank you so much Bob! I appreciate your well wishes! :D Cross your fingers for me! LOL!

Roger Fry December 17, 2007

Reminds me of one of my creations. I like your background interpretation. I went for something surreal you may like to compare (back a page or two in gallery) #5219420

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