Skater

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    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.

    Vida Morkunas (seawallrunner), and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. FML Photography 102 months ago | reply

      Great, great capture! I love the color in this!

    2. doow. 102 months ago | reply

      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.

    3. .anderson 102 months ago | reply

      Love the action & composition of this photo.

    4. 20Characters [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

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

    5. Insomniac_D [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      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!

    6. Bargain Betty 102 months ago | reply

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

    7. McF_photo [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      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.)

    8. onefamousdog 59 months ago | reply

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

    9. onefamousdog 59 months ago | reply

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

    10. onefamousdog 59 months ago | reply

      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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