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FDR Skate Park

Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, F/16, ISO 100, HDR, 9 Exposures

I always wished to be a good skateboarder as a kid, but I failed miserably. FDR Park is a famous skateboarding park made of concrete.  It sits nicely on the south end of FDR park underneath the I95 overpass.  I always heard stories that the crowd around here was rough and if you bite it at skateboarding, you’d better not skate here.  I don’t know how true that is, but on a Tuesday afternoon with cloudy skies, it was all mine.

I was attracted to the smooth curves and colorful graffiti.  The structured beams that are I95 above help add hard, straight lines to the smooth curved concrete below.  I was lucky to have the reflection and shine from the water in the foreground. Even though I didn’t skate, I feel as if shooting some brackets here was good enough!

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December 1, 2010 - 6:15 am

Jimmy Denham - I’m a big fan of graffiti and this has plenty of it! Good range of colors too! Another winner my friend!

December 1, 2010 - 8:15 am

Mike Criswell - Nice colors in the forground Scott

December 1, 2010 - 9:01 am

Heath O'Fee - What an awesome location! Very cool shot, my friend!

December 1, 2010 - 10:17 am

Jesse Pafundi - Wow this is awesome. Great scene Scott

December 1, 2010 - 10:22 am

Dave Wilson - Now that would be a fun place to shoot! The HDR is great but I bet you could have a great time on a busy day if you showed up with a couple of lightstands and strobes too.

December 1, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Scott Frederick - Thanks Jimmy, Mike, Heath and Jesse. Much appreciated.

@Dave, thanks my friend that would be cool to capture the action like that! Not my area of expertise however. I would need your assistance. :)

December 1, 2010 - 7:27 pm

John Tammaro - Love the shot Scott. Graffiti has a way of adding some pop to shots.

December 16, 2010 - 11:40 pm

Scott Frederick - Indeed John, thanks for your comment.

March 1, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Bob Lussier - L:ove this, Scott! Great spot!

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