This past weekend was awesome. I had performed on Friday, satisfying both my guitar/music writing side as well as my drumming side. On Saturday I was able to walk around nature in a beautiful garden and take photographs (see previous post) and on Sunday celebrated a friend’s birthday by photographing them skate. I was able to feed all my passions this past weekend and it felt great. Balance.
I’ve never photographed skateboarding before…or any kind of sport for that matter, but I really enjoyed it. Everything moves so quickly and that “perfect” shot is gone in a fraction of a second. I had to make sure my shutter was fast enough to freeze the frame and when I looked back at the images it seemed like full on acrobatics. I ended up photographing the “imperfect” shot. A split second frozen in time. I found it quite amazing how they are able to manoeuvre their limbs which in turn manoeuvre their board to pull off a trick. Incredible. I found myself capturing more of their efforts than getting that shot of them landing a trick – Sorry Marco. I just found the way the body of a skater contorts based around their board incredible. I can easily spend an entire day photographing skaters defying gravity, amazing to watch!