Skater

During my lunch break I noticed this young guy doing tricks with his skateboard near the Port of Subs downtown. So I crossed the street and crouched down and just waited, hoping he wouldn't mind, and would keep doing just what he'd been doing. And he did. I fired off shots as quickly as my camera would on auto-shoot, and caught several jumps. I've always wanted to get shots of a skateboarder in action, and I think it worked out beautifully!

 

I made a composite from two successive shots of the same jump. The frames were taken about 1/3 or 1/2 second apart.

 

I let him see a preview of one of the shots on the back of my camera, and gave him my card. I hope he gets to see how totally cool the photos came out. I'm really pleased with the results.

 

It was another step forward in overcoming my fearful shyness about approaching and photographing other people. Man, am I ever glad I stopped and took these shots.

  • Michael Combs 9y

    Great, great capture! I love the color in this!
  • doow. 9y

    Super shots, the colours are superb - I wish I had the nerve to photograph strangers; I've missed what could have been a couple of nice shots because I didn't have the courage to click.
  • .anderson 9y

    Love the action & composition of this photo.
  • 20Characters 9y

    this is nifty. it's the perfect way to show the action of this guy. nicely done!
  • Insomniac_D 9y

    Wow! This is an awesome shot! Great shooting. I'm glad you're overcoming your shyness about asking to photograph strangers. It's certainly paid off!
  • Bargain Betty 9y

    You should really show this to this guy if you can find him. He'd probably love to have it. Great stuff, babes! :)
  • Mike McFarlane 9y

    Nicely done, hope the skater likes them. Well done on overcoming your shyness. (However, in this day and age, just remember that not everyone takes kindly to people photographing kids. Sad, but a fact of life now.)
  • onetalentdog 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called just cool pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • onetalentdog 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called free and proud, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • onetalentdog 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Best Pictures of The World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on December 9, 2005
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