art prints - Santa Barbara Skate I

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

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Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
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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.

tags:

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

colors shown:

blue, brown, grey, black

design inspired by:

Rectangular Non-Personalizable Art Print

submitted on:

Jun 24 2016

Edited on:

Jul 10 2016

comments:

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Kamala Nahas
Kamala Nahas
@kamalanahas
Joined 2011 · 106 awards won

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
Basil Design Studio
@basil
Joined 2015 · 33 awards won

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!

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Jan Kessel
Jan Kessel
@jankessel
Joined 2014 · 18 awards won

A. simple is best, in my opinion. A is a strong shot! B is a little disconnected and busy for me.

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Pooja Pittie
Pooja Pittie
@poojapittie
Joined 2015 · 6 awards won

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.

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Shannon
Shannon
@shanlee
Joined 2013 · 23 awards won

A for me! It feels just that much cleaner without the other kids in the background.

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Robert Deem
Robert Deem
@robertdeem
Joined 2016 · 4 awards won

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.

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Lea Delaveris
Lea Delaveris
@leadelaveris
Joined 2010 · 124 awards won

They're all great, but I think A would hold the most customer appeal.

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Mely D Lozano
Mely D Lozano
@melydlozano
Joined 2014 · 2 awards won

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?

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Annie Montgomery
Annie Montgomery
@anniemontgomery
Joined 2012 · 52 awards won

the editing on this is completely rad. I like A!

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Jan Kessel
Jan Kessel
@jankessel
Joined 2014 · 18 awards won

Still like C:) I think it's the strongest all around visual.

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Shannon
Shannon
@shanlee
Joined 2013 · 23 awards won

C for me, the curved line really brings my eye through the image.

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Robert Deem
Robert Deem
@robertdeem
Joined 2016 · 4 awards won

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.

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Pooja Pittie
Pooja Pittie
@poojapittie
Joined 2015 · 6 awards won

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!

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Jan Kessel
Jan Kessel
@jankessel
Joined 2014 · 18 awards won

D Love it! Unique subject.I think yes, minted is quirky enough to pick it possibly?

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Courtney Crane
Courtney Crane
@courtlyn
Joined 2014 · 12 awards won

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. :)

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Mely D Lozano
Mely D Lozano
@melydlozano
Joined 2014 · 2 awards won

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!

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CaroleeXpressions
CaroleeXpressions
@caroleexpressions
Joined 2014 · 14 awards won

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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