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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mark Webb’s Ghetto Shed

The other day Bean Can popped up on my facebook chat and asked me what I was doing on the Friday just gone, which I luckily had nothing planned and was off work.
He told me Mark Webb asked if I wanted to go to his warehouse and take some pictures and maybe shoot some footage. I obviously jumped at the chance, so the next day, I headed up to the renounded Ghetto Shed, and basically didn’t know what to expect.
Obviously I had seen it on the edits that have popped up etc, but those ramps do not do justice until you are stood next to them, they are massive.

Anyway, back to the actual taking pictures part of this update……I hadn’t taken pictures with my new camera at all, in fact I hadn’t even taken pictures since before winter, other than the one shot I took of Bruza doing a wallride at the bus station, but that was taken pretty raw and I didn’t set up anything.
So, with this lack of practice in a while, I was a little sceptical to be honest. But the fact I was only there to mess about and have a good time made it a whole lot better. That fact aside, the photo’s were going pretty good to be honest, and everyone were busting out banger after banger, even though they were just having a ‘chilled’ session, if you were there, you wouldn’t believe it.

So I shot a load of photos to get back into the swing of it, then Webbie asked me to get a picture of a walltap (see below), and while I was up on the mini ramp we got some more air shots, a few of which I have posted up.
Then after I took some shots of Ben Cobley, I deceided to get my film on, so I could put together my second edit.

I spent about 6/7 hours of my Friday night there, and it felt good to be back taking photo’s again. Below are a selection of the pictures I took that night, which I felt were the better ones. I dont think I really need to add any explanation to them. Below the photo’s there is my edit of that night that I put together, there is some great technical stuff in there, even though they weren’t expecting to be filmed and were having a relaxed ride.

Have a look at the photo’s and take a wee peek at the video and let me know what you think.

Thanks to Webbie for inviting me to come up and shoot, and cheers to everyone there that night putting up with flashes firing all the time and letting me run around with my camera and filming them ;).

Enjoy!

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A New Years Session

I got down the park yesterday for the first time in god knows how long, and even though it was wet, there was still a good session going down.
Because it was wet though, I really didnt see any point in setting up flashes etc., so I thought Id give video a whirl for the first time.

I was thinking of calling this something gay like “My First BMX Edit” or “Attempt One”, but surprisingly enough I decided against it. After a whole ordeal of trying to export the video correctly out of premiere pro, I finally managed to do it with help from Mike King and Chris Wilmshurst.

So here it is…..”My First BMX Edit”, or I decided to call it….”A New Years Session”, as it was done on the 2nd Jan in the new year of 2011. Maybe even decide to watch it in HD!

Thankyou to Hank at POINTTLESS, Keith at MTTD and Mike at FFWD for posting me on their sites!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 96 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 128 posts. There were 235 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 122mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 12th with 245 views. The most popular post that day was Production Shots at Luke Towey’s Skindaddy Edit.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rosspenny.co.uk, facebook.com, twitter.com, alphainventions.com, and ffwdbmx.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for proper ttl 2011, sj whiteley, ross penny photography, park prewett asylum, basingstoke, and 2011 proper ttl.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

Production Shots at Luke Towey’s Skindaddy Edit April 2010

BOOM, Mike Miller Proper 2011 TTL July 2010

Tom ‘Baldy’ Bruza & Luke ‘I’m a Twat’ Towey March 2010

New Tadley Park May 2010

Tadley Park Opening Jam May 2010

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