One thing you won’t find too much around here is action shots. OK make that two things – people and action. I have a hard enough time focusing on stationary subjects! But this evening as I was walking around Charleston I spotted this young skateboarder, Jesse Oliver, who was jumping off a curb. He was gracious enough to let me take a few shots and I gave it a whirl. He and I were both mindful of the traffic. I’ve certainly have seen plenty of skateboard photos over the years done by top-notch photographers who specialize in such shots. My photo is far from those. The best shots usually are taken close-up with ultra-wide angle lenses and larger strobes (I used my cameras built-in unit). Either way it was a fun distraction from my normal work and it beat out my original shot for the day of, what else, rusty junk. Pentax K20D, DA 17-70.
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