August 13th, 2012 by alliance

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and bloggers, commenters and trollers… welcome to the third Alliance Photo Battle. Here before your e-viewing eyeballs are the first two competitors in this digital gauntlet, both hoping to continue on for a shot at the grand prize from VonZipper. In case you need a refresher, here’s how things are going to work.

- Two photos battle each week.

- Online viewers vote for the picture they think is best.

- Winning photo from each battle will be automatically entered into the final tournament.

- Losing photo will be forced to suffer in e-purgatory.

Start your MyBook/FaceSpace engines, ’cause the battling begins NOW!

To submit your photo for consideration please email

This week we bring you two photos of steeze, one shot from the side and one from behind. You make the choice of who captured the moment of steeze better. Leave a comment if you like the photos or if you think you could do better….

Photo #1 by MERRETT FAY

Photo #2 by RJ FLAKE

Which Photographer Deserves Moves on?

  • Photo #2 by RJ Flake (55%, 377 Votes)
  • Photo #1 by Merrett Fay (45%, 311 Votes)

Total Voters: 688

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Grand Prize provided by VonZipper

25 Responses to “Alliance Photo Battle #3 by VonZipper: Fay vs Flake”

  1. John Haile Says:

    Merret FTW!!!

  2. David Taylor Says:

    That is my student!!! That a boy Merret.

  3. g west Says:

    im glad people are recognizing how dope the skate picture is. it should win.

  4. cathy Says:

    Love Merretts Photo!! Very clean! The viewer can focus on the skill and itensity of the jump. Great shot, love the jumpers facial expression too!
    The other photo is so busy, billboard, boat, trees, also do not like this guys facial expression!

  5. Eli Says:

    I agree with previous comments. Merrett’s image is very clean. No distracting background elements to distract the viewer from the subject. Also, I like the composition of the image (playing the rule of 1/3’s) and that I can see where he left the wake and how high he is off the water. Great shot.

  6. Elise Gerrard Says:

    Fay’s photo is visually more appealing to me because it draws my eye in the movement of the boarder. I feel the movement. Love the clean lines, distict water droplets and subtle but distict water colors. It makes me want to take a run right now…but alas I am at work. Thanks for the momentary reprieve from the daily grind.

  7. Mel Says:

    Go Fay!

  8. Adrienne Says:

    I like Flake’s photo because the different vantage point is new and creative.

  9. Pat Jones Says:

    Way to go Merrett – awesome photograph

  10. Kirsten Says:

    I like the clean image of Brian shredddddddinnggggg!!!!!

  11. ben Says:

    I wouldnt call a chase boat a new and creative angle by any means. And yeah, way too busy in the background. Fay FTW.

  12. Mia Says:

    Awesome photo! Ditto all the great comments. You caught the subject’s concentration on an incredible move. Really like the perfect horizontal tow rope!

  13. machete Says:

    the first one is just to boring, he might as well be on a wakeboard. I really enjoy all the colors in flakes shot and it doesn’t take away from the rider at all. And it also shows the team working it takes in wakesports for a rider to make their tricks. The photo shows great atmosphere, even thought its a “fruit-booter” Flake for the WIN!

  14. Nelly Usurin Says:

    It is awesome! the way that you capture this photo

  15. Esteban Says:

    Tough to vote for the first one and here’s why… 1. The horizon is not level 2. Too zoomed in and can’t see the take off spot fully

    Reasons to vote for the second one… 1. Good framing 2. TIMMY!!

  16. Cathy Says:

    Great shot for Carls Bad Lagoon !! But this is not about that!!! Merretts Shot is the best!!!

  17. Ronald Says:

    Where is the rider in the second photo. Nice trees and signs, where is the water? The best photo is of Grubb. Merrett Fay really got a great shot of a real wakeskate move. Look at the horizon, face, rope , water spray. Fay for the win. How

  18. jay z Says:

    Great shot Merritt
    All the Best


  19. machete Says:

    Yeah RJ Flake in the lead!!!!

  20. melissa olen Says:

    Totally the 1st picture for the win. How Classic and clean!!! Awesome pic. Good job Merritt :)

  21. Rosie F Says:

    MERRITT!! All the WAY!

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