Parkour Series - canon 20d w/50mm Parkour Series - canon 20d w/50mm

Following on from yesterday, two montage shots of parkour jumps.

I've not tried this technique before (the photoshopping not the jumping) but it's fun to do. Next time I have to make sure I prepare better by using a tripod. It's a lot easier to do this when you have a consistent frame in your shots! There are plenty of little mistakes in the images that bug me but overall I was happy with these.

Post





Comments

  • JD

    This is great not astetically pleasing as yesterdays shot, but obviously captures more of the action of parkour...

    I'm extremely surprised that this was without a tripod! Was the camera handheld?

    I've been meaning to attempt some montages like these and if they come out half as god I would be proud. Congrats

    2006-03-01

  • Miles

    Thanks, these two shots were definitely not about the aesthetic, I just thought they were good places to start with the technique. I did handhold the camera, and so there's minor variation in framing and rotation which made the post processing a lot fiddlier than it would have been if I'd used a tripod, but it's still pretty doable.

    2006-03-01

  • Alec Long

    Definitely very cool, Miles. Nicely done.

    2006-03-01

  • NJP3

    Miles, sequences are def. fun..Ive recently started playing with them too. I am surprised you got such good results w/o the tripod lol. Im also really digging the DOF in these.

    2006-03-01

  • Michael Brown

    It is the second image (my favorite) that has the overall impact one would want when attempting these.
    And, ..... you certainly nailed some good ones too!!

    2006-03-01

  • schmee

    i can't see any glaring technical mistakes and i like to think i've got a pretty critical eye for this sort of thing.

    2006-03-01

  • Miles

    The technical things that bother me are like where the guy's hair in the first pic isn't well masked for example.

    (I swapped the order of the images around btw, the guy in the red shirt makes more of an impact.)

    2006-03-01

  • gck

    Nice capture of the movement.
    I couldn't tell that you didn't use a tripod until you told us.

    2006-03-01

  • RyanT

    Miles, I think this is a great sequence. I'm really impressed.

    2006-03-01

  • Gary

    that top one looks like a human totem pole

    2006-03-01

  • Tanja > DoubleCrossed.ca

    Awesome effect by combining the images... and despite the confessed errors, they look pretty darn flawless. Congrats!

    2006-03-01

  • SimonThePhoto

    Great Image and post processing technique !!

    2006-03-01

  • Robert

    Yep, going w/ everyone else: the action is so good that you can't see any flaws. Great shots.

    2006-03-01

  • carlos

    Great action shots!

    2006-03-01

  • Andy

    Great shots, made even better by the fact they were hand held.

    2006-03-01

  • Jeff Ambrose

    Great job, the layering is seamless even with the overlapping. I've never been able to accomplish this technique quite as well.

    2006-03-01

  • Lee

    That's rad! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    2006-03-01

  • Jeet

    How exactly do you create the Montage? I suppose you will have to use some mode in camera to click photos after every few seconds and then use some software to get the final effect. Which software do you use?

    2006-03-02

  • Peter

    hey great, could you write an tutorial how to do it? great work!

    2006-03-02

  • RichS

    Brilliant, love it.

    2006-03-02

  • Miles

    I'll see if I can put something together, I'm pretty bad at anything didactic though :)

    2006-03-02

  • Daniel Seguin

    Sick! Love the montages. I particularly like the one on the bottom. The spacing is perfect. Wow, that looks like a lot of "frames per second", cool. I'm so into watching these guys and glas go. I'm struck by the creativity with which they engage their environment... I'd love to chat with them at some point to see about how they make their creative choices - left-brain planning or right-brain intuition...

    2006-03-02

  • prasoon

    these are multi frame shots? [or is it a multiple frames kinda shot with final imposition done?]
    i'd say wow in any case...

    2006-03-02

  • Alicia

    Absolutely stunning! I love how each moment is frozen in space. The jumps look pretty risky.

    2006-03-02

  • John

    Cool shots and nice comps.

    2006-03-02

  • orange

    Love these. Great idea!!!!!!!!!!

    2006-03-02

  • David

    I do like the bottom one as well - I think it's the guys in the background and side of the frame contrasting with the motion. Such a great idea!

    2006-03-02

  • jxiong

    very cool idea and perfect execution! ;p

    2006-03-03

  • Sakana

    Amazing !!! I must try this ! Excellent work !

    S.

    2006-03-04

  • nathan

    great stuff... so many ideas now - thanks!

    2006-03-04

  • Alicia

    Still amazing...

    2006-03-08

  • isogood

    thanks for comment
    I like this work a lot too, try some more, and show us.

    2006-03-17

  • anda

    Take a look to my work.
    Is very far from your result but I hope t improve

    2006-03-20

  • Adam Dalziel

    I have been looking at your site for little over 3 months now, and i love all your work. The parkour images are amazing - i've always wanted to take pictures of this emerging street culture. Thanks for the inspiration - Please post soon am looking forward to the new stuff -

    AD
    http://infinityimages.blogspot.com/

    2006-03-26