Arvada Skatepark, Arvada, Colorado
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Go with the glow. Light show at the skatepark
The art of light painting combines with the artistry of skateboarding to bring you this provocative image from Arvada Skatepark in Colorado. At 40,000 square feet, the park, which opened in 2012, is the third-largest in the United States. The massive park includes a snake run, large bowl, medium bowl, a street plaza with manual pads, banks, granite pieces, ledges, rails, step-ups, stair set, benches, Jersey barrier, brick stamped China bank, and a pyramid. And if you know what all those things are, you’re probably a steezy sk8r.
This image was created using a technique called ‘light painting,’ a photographic technique that involves moving a light source while taking a long-exposure photograph. In this way, the artist can ‘draw’ with the light on the photo. How would you imagine the artist created this image?