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Concrete Slopes by vinnymack Concrete Slopes by vinnymack
"Concrete Slopes"
By Vincent T Joachim
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To get to this event you had to have a media pass and some credentials. I was freelancing in Calgary at the time and had to talk ultra smooth to get in. That is a skill all photographers have to develop.

They put a half pipe by city hall along with some fake snow. This picture was taken in August on a hot summer day! As you can see the trees are still green.

I was lucky enough to talk my way up to the top of the half pipe. The access I got was amazing. Snowboarders and skiers were literally jumping right over my head.

This is a picture of DV8 contestant going out of control during a jump located in downtown Calgary. This is a 100% real picture.

This picture represents the raw excitement and uncertainty of photography at that time for me. I was fresh out of college jumping into the exciting world of photography not knowing where I was going to land :)

To see daily pics and video add me on Facebook!!!
Vincent T Joachim
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This skier in a somewhat surreal setting with a Calgary landmark in the background makes you wonder what's going on, but rest assured, nothing's edited here. Concrete Slopes by ~vinnymack and the rest of his gallery is worth learning from. ( Suggested by timeisatraveller and Featured by evanhwong )
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Rededsky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Great picture,
I live in Calgary. weird to see such an identifiable landmark on the front page of deviant art.
your gallery is fantastic!
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Evan-Execution Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing shot.
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bulloney Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
sweet shot.

so the burning question is: did he land or faceplant? :)
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vinnymack Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
That is a good question. I'll leave it up to the viewer :)
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DarkGeneral Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
And they say there's nothing to do in Calgary.. that's a wicked photo, almost could be a promo
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vinnymack Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Glad I could represent Calgary!
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DarkGeneral Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
You certainly do it well! =)
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furtune Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
great shot I remember this contest my snowboard coach was in it.

I saw the calgary tower in the DD and was like what is that infront of the calgary tower
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vinnymack Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
haha nice! Glad you like it! Much respect.
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nickyn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
wowww awesome shot!
im from calgary and the tower totally caught my eye haha

love it!

:D
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