art prints - Santa Barbara Skate I

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A series of photographs taken in Santa Barbara, California at a skate park set against palm trees and a summer sky with Stearns Wharf in the background.

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art prints, skate, skater, skateboard, skateboarding, sport, california, socal. southern california, santa barbara, past time

colors shown:

blue, brown, grey, black

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design inspired by:

Rectangular Non-Personalizable Art Print

submitted on:

Jun 24 2016

Edited on:

Jul 10 2016

average score:

2.64

comments:

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art prints - Santa Barbara Skate I by Kamala Nahas

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Kamala Nahas on Jun 28, 2016 at 3:47pm
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Santa Barbara Skate I and II are part of a larger series of four. I hope to submit or self-launch 3 & 4 at a later time. All four prints will also be available in black and white.

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Basil Design Studio on Jun 25, 2016 at 9:56am
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I went back and forth, but ultimately chose A. I think that the skater makes a great focal point and the pattern of the skate park moves your eye back to the palm trees, creating a visually interesting piece that is not too complex. I think that the skaters in B are interesting but don't necessarily add anything extraordinary for me, personally. I like the simpler version. I think that it is more striking with less. Good luck!

Jan Kessel on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:10am
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A. simple is best, in my opinion. A is a strong shot! B is a little disconnected and busy for me.

Pooja Pittie on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:22am
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I chose Option A. I think when you posted the series, I was obviously evaluating it as such. When I think about this as a stand-alone image, I think A has the most impact. It has tranquility and movement both in one image. It's a really nice composition and makes me question what the two figures in the background are adding to the beautifully composed image you already have in A. Also, I like how the skater is larger in A - brings the figure clearly into the foreground and adds depth.

Shannon on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:45pm
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A for me! It feels just that much cleaner without the other kids in the background.

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Robert Deem on Jun 24, 2016 at 3:58pm
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TLDR A. My Dad once told me, "Nothing that is hard is never really ever easy." Yeah. I think A is the best technically and also is the best artistically but I have a feeling you know that already. Subjectively, I really like A but I want more skaters. I also like C. The C guy gets points for style and casting a decent shadow. Between B and D I like the square crop best because it does bring everything forward but you do lose some technical points (plus White Shirt is a little lazy.) For sense of place you get bonus points because this is the only place on earth skate parks are this nice. For character (read artistic expression) C eeks out A by a noseslide. All around best shot? A.

Lea Delaveris on Jun 24, 2016 at 4:12pm
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They're all great, but I think A would hold the most customer appeal.

Mely D Lozano on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:53pm
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I still like better the A, but C is almost the same, like Robert said, Can you try and add the guy from A or viceversa?

Annie Montgomery on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:51am
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the editing on this is completely rad. I like A!

Jan Kessel on Jun 25, 2016 at 9:01am
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Still like C:) I think it's the strongest all around visual.

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Shannon on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:22am
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C for me, the curved line really brings my eye through the image.

Robert Deem on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:22am
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A. I think I like this option the best. I think the skaters are too dominant in B and D and not present enough in C. I recommend you do submit at least one shot with people in this challenge for the "People Make the Places Award." I think one of these would have a decent chance.

Pooja Pittie on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:12pm
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First of all, great series! I think C has a great "sense of place" and A is best for "people make the place". Good luck picking from these - they are all so good!

Jan Kessel on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:13pm
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D Love it! Unique subject.I think yes, minted is quirky enough to pick it possibly?

Courtney Crane on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:23pm
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I'm very drawn to the lines in C & D. I think the shadow creates another layer of interest in D... Fun and viable for this challenge. :)

Mely D Lozano on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:48pm
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I like C, you can still see the someone having fun and the composition in my opinion loooks better, the palms, the clouds, averything makes sence. really nice!

CaroleeXpressions on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:53pm
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Definitely C. I was drawn right to it! Just the right mix. Not yelling sports or any skate board stunt, but a place definitely! The line a real good also bringing you in to and out of photo! Nice!

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