Photographer's Note

Today I was at a sort of playground where BMX-bikers, skaters and skateboarders meet. It's in the centre of Rotterdam, and on the median strip between two roads.
You can find all sorts of street furniture copied in steel, so they can jump and glide on it, all sort of halfpipes and all sorts of railings to jump on.
There is a dynamic atmosphere and it's very funny to look at. I know that these guys (and girls, not so many)keep on practising all the time; a perfectly performed jump might have taken months.
The 'dresscode' is very funny, the trousers have to hang halfway your bum and the way they greet one another, is not for laymen.
The atmosphere is nice, I was there last saturday and wednesday and today for a while, because I wanted to try some panning. Wow, that is a difficult technique, I will keep on practising, usually I moved my camera faster than they were. I liked it there, and I will probably return to practise, maybe my perfect panning shot will also take months.

The technique was explained to me by smael. Thanks very much Terje, I will keep on practising!
Camera was handheld, and underexposed by -5, because there was an enormous reflection on the stainless steel.

PP, rotated, cropped a little bit, cloned out some spots, saturated a bit, and applied USM, and adde a small frame.
This would have actually been a good picture for some grain ;-)

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