Looking for critique --- new skatepark just opened

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    A new skatepark just opened here in Houston. Since I haven't shot any sports faster than bicyclists up to this point I figured I'd see what I could produce. I'm not thrilled with the graininess that having to go up to 800 ISO on some of the images produced. But I didn't want to blind these guys with a flash!!!

    I'm looking for positive or negative feedback here. This is a first try on this type of subject.... flame away

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    I like the shots looks like you covered the subject well, I think the grain actually adds to the effect also, possibly leading to photo manipulation.
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    I keep going back to #2 and #4. Hmmmmm.....I think that means they are my two favs!

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    I like the shots looks like you covered the subject well, I think the grain actually adds to the effect also, possibly leading to photo manipulation.
    Thanks, these were some of the better ones. It always amazes me how many photos I look at and think "why did I take I that one?" Only to whittle it down to a few good ones.

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    I like the shots looks like you covered the subject well, [b]I think the grain actually adds to the effect also, possibly leading to photo manipulation.
    I have to agree..

    I like them.

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    Good shooting!

    Yeah, me too- I get LOTS of out-takes. Thank goodness for digital.

    It might be interesting to use a slower shutter speed and pan with the movement though that might be not very easy or maybe even not possible with this.

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    good job, i really liked number 2. although id suggest useing a flash i think.. or else get out there on a brighter day, becuase it looks either really cloudy, or later in the evening.

    and if the guys got problems with a flash, just dont shoot them. im sure some of the guys would put up with a flash, if you tell them you'll send them a couple of the shots.

    and thats if you know how to use the flash also. cause i myself am not even sure what sort of effect flash would have on these pics, but i do see them as being a little dark.

    i think going out on a brighter day would lighten up every aspect. which would be cool.
    but useing a flash would only lighten up the dude skating, which also may turn out really cool aswell.
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    I shoot my son and his friends alot at the skate park. On a sunny day, with that concrete you'll need to go to ISO 100 and a very fast shutter. I'm going to post two of my son for you to check out. The first was a very sunny day ISO 100 f5.6 1/500
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    The second is a very cloudy day ISO400 f8 1/500


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