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My first attempt to meet the Totally Informal Transglobal Thursday Challenge.
Today it's "Breaking the (Compositional) Rules"
Rules broken? Wonky horizon and subject leaving the frame.
Thanks to my son, Michael, (cracked rib and all), for helping me out.

Canon EOS 5D
1/5000s f/4.5 at 70.0mm iso125 full exif

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Craig Persel13-Sep-2007 23:13
Excellent. :-)
Guest 07-Dec-2006 22:46
Simply awesome bw image. Vote
Kal Khogali13-Oct-2006 15:20
! Vertigo generating...I'm waiting for a spark. Great jenene. K
shatterbug13-Oct-2006 04:38
Excellent shot! The wonky horizon actually adds interest and so does the subject leaving the frame. V.
Dave Wixx13-Oct-2006 01:34
But sadlly it actually works very well. Cool shot.
Wei O'Connell13-Oct-2006 01:07
Fantastic shot. Love it. vote
AL13-Oct-2006 00:44
Welcome to the challenge and you already blew me off with this superbly timed action shot! I really like your choice of composition and selective focus. Minimalistic yet powerful. He's about to slide and jump out of your frame! Very cool and voted.
Bill Warren13-Oct-2006 00:06
On this one you get a vote from me as well. It's the best broken rule shot I've seen so far.
Sheila12-Oct-2006 23:41
Great action shot!
Eckhart Derschmidt12-Oct-2006 22:26
This image rocks in many ways ! GMV
nordic12-Oct-2006 21:56
The negative space works for me!
Guest 12-Oct-2006 21:44
Bravo nice catch.
John Beck12-Oct-2006 21:07
Your comp breaks 'traditional' rules but works here. A very nice entry.
Guest 12-Oct-2006 20:42
Cool shot. I like the comp as it includes the shadow, and the crop highlights how high he's jumping. V
Jannik Lindquist12-Oct-2006 20:06
I'm definitely one of those who sees this as a wonderfully composed shot! GMV
laine8212-Oct-2006 20:04
These are the sort of rule breakers I like...well done.
Barbara Heide12-Oct-2006 20:04
that's a great capture! love it!
Jen Bixler12-Oct-2006 19:21
Loving it...a rule breaker...your son, maybe...but not this image. ;o)
Bill Ewart Jr12-Oct-2006 19:19
but you didn't mention you were also on a skateboard as you took this shot!!!!!
olivier bruning12-Oct-2006 19:13
fantastic capture! chapeau!
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography12-Oct-2006 18:59
very nice shot
Ray :)12-Oct-2006 18:33
This is excellent. There have been two ways of approaching today. I did a deliberately awful shot, but you have really succeeded. You have got the rule of thirds and the focusing fine, and the angle adds to the dynamism.
Guest 12-Oct-2006 18:08
Great motion shot! v
Jola Dziubinska12-Oct-2006 18:00
Oh, well seen and done.
Guest 12-Oct-2006 17:21
ummm cracked rib and all - wow - good shot!
royalld12-Oct-2006 17:11
I hope there was a happy landing...
Great visual story-telling.
beverley harrison12-Oct-2006 17:10
this is sooo good, where did you break any rules?!!
Guest 12-Oct-2006 16:58
Nice action shot.
Nicki Thurgar12-Oct-2006 16:49
Oo, I don't know it's a good action shot & that board is very well positioned... ;o) Great entry :o)
Dan Chusid12-Oct-2006 16:40
Hope he made it back onto the board.
Looks good to me.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography12-Oct-2006 16:25
Cool action shot :)