Category Archives: “downhill skateboarding”

Fun with Photoshop

Finally got back out to my skateboarding hill last night. Used the GoPro to get some footage. Not the greatest footage, but not too bad for tripod stuff done quickly.

I captured a few stills from the video footage and tweaked them a bit with Photoshop. Here are 4 of them.

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skate shot

Increase the “vibrance” by +45.






skate shot

Changed to B&W, increased brightness and contrast. I like the way it brings out the gnarliness of the seams in the street.







skate shot

Changed to B&W, increased brightness, decreased contrast.

skate shot

Another one changed to B&W, increased brightness and contrast.


Random skate shot.

My friend Sean took this shot during a downhill session a while back. Couldn’t think of anything else to post today, so here it is…me, in all my glory. Board = Comet FSM, Indy 215 with mods, lime Retro Freerides. About 20mph. It was a beautiful day — cool enough to wear a sweater.

Almost Out of Control

Took some downhill runs to day at Mt. Richardson with Chris Smith. BIG tailwind. Riding the Comet Voodoo, set up for tight turning slalom runs — not a great idea. As you can see, it was very fast today. About 30mph on this run — about 3/4 the way down I got speed wobbles, but stayed calm and centered and just rode it out. Some nice adrenalin. Sorry for the crazy view for the sky toward the end, but at that point I was concentrating on staying alive and uninjured.