Sunday, May 20, 2012

Airborne

.
Skateboarders 5 crop

A sequence of shots from the new skateboard mini-park in The Grove. I've said that the photographer is more important than the camera but in this case the equipment was indispensable. My Canon has very good low light sensitivity, reasonably good fast shooting and a feature that changes the focus as you track a moving subject. That made these possible.

Busy day yesterday. Got some pooch pix at the annual Bark In The Park event, a loosely-organized dog party in Forest Park, pushed some paper at the office and attended opening night at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, a big deal around here. Unfortunately, the production of Carmen was disappointing in many ways. I'm waiting for Cosi Fan Tutte, one of my favorites.

Oh, and I found another Toynbee Tile downtown, the original kind. It's badly deteriorated so I won't show it here but it will be on Flickr later today. 

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 3

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 4

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 5

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 7

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 8

Skateboarders 5-12-2012 9 

14 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

A series like this doesn't need notes!

s.c said...

Great ones and a good camera. Like it.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Cool action shots, well done, Bob!! Thank you for sharing.

cieldequimper said...

That's brilliant. Anything to keep them off drugs and alcohol.

Kate said...

The scenes are difficult to capture. Splendid shots!

Birdman said...

Oh, that first closeup shot. Keeper!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great action shots. Putting a skateboard ramp directly in front of a brick wall is a recipe for action.

Bibi said...

Super shots.

William Kendall said...

Great shots!

Madge Bloom said...

Fabulous series of shots.. I like your featured shot best!

Jack said...

Your first, featured shot, says it all. Brilliant.

JM said...

Fabulous sequence! I've scrolled the page up and down several times. Great job, Bob.

Babzy said...

very good action shots , i like the first one :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done Bob, brilliant images. Blimey that kid's pretty good!