October 30, 2013
This week's challenge is no fear, selected by Christine. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
I know a few young daredevils on skateboards and one not-as-young man who is just as daring, (probably more so) on roller blades. The point of connection I have with them is Christian service. The younger guys are not all from my church, but they all help at our Food Pantry. I used to chase these risk-takers off the church property, telling them that we are simply not insured to allow stunts on our stairs. Having seen some of their tricks, I asked permission to try some still photography. So we have two tricks here. Mike jumped so that his board flipped under his feet, but he did so in such a way that when his feet came down on the board, he stuck the landing to continue rolling along on the board. That's crazy! The other trick is mine: rear curtain flash. That's why the blur is behind Mike, and not in front of him. A straight flash was too bright and too small a light source, so I turned the flash backwards, and let it bounce back to him using a reflector. When Christine suggested "no fear," I immediately wanted to use one of the skate boarding guys in mid-flight.