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Thrasher

#68/365 Another converse shot, but this time me and not my wife. This shot was originaly an outtake, because of my hand holding the remote..but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. Would this be considered hardcore skate photography?

 

Let me list why this was a hard shoot for me:

 

1. I suck as SP's

2. I'm old

3. Haven't skated in about 6-7 years

4. About 50lbs more now than when I did skate (remember that all that weight has to get airborn!)

5. IR remote on the d40 (not RF) meaning you just can't press the button, you have to point it directly at the camera. Try doing an ollie without using your arms for balance because you have to point it at the camera. There were lots of shots where the camera did not trigger.

6. Several takes in I was about to have a heart attack

 

In the end I survived and only took one ankle shot that stung like a mofo...hope you enjoy it.

 

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Srobist: sb-800 in a softbox camera left, triggered with pocket wizards

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Taken on March 8, 2009