Skip to main content

2013 Fernside Annual Skate Competition

This year I had a chance to visit the Fernside Annual Skate Competition. Personally, I can't ride a skateboard. Riding a bicycle with two wheels is the maximum balance I can maintain without embrassing myself. However, while I was watching these kids, I couldn't stop picturing myself riding like a superstar, although I was fully aware of the potential consequences I would have to endure if I ever try. Sad reality indeed.

Since I started writing this blog, this was the first sport event I ever shot. Speaking of sport photography, the camera I chose to bring was not the best option I could have selected, Fuji X100 - my beloved photography companion.

First, it can't zoom, no zoom zoom zoom. Second, 35mm equivalent focal length seems rather wide, at least for me personally, to isolate the subject in this shooting situation. Third and finally, its auto focus speed, as well known, is not the best you can find among the same class mirrorless cameras and my camera doesn't have 's' at the end. So, I was shooting skate competition with the camera with slow auto focus speed, wide angle without zooming capability. What can possibly go wrong?

Hence, my sole focus was creating an interesting composition, at least my intention was. And I'm not sure whether I have succeeded or not. For now these are the photos which have grown on my over the last couple of days. So here we go.

Skate Competition 1
Three Steps of Skating
Skate Competition 2
Skateboard Levitation One
Skate Competition 3
Youse
Skate Competition 4
Just Do It!
Skate Competition 5
Skateboard Levitation Two
Skate Competition 6
Time to Go
Skate Competition 7

All the photos were shot with Fuji X100.

Thanks for visiting.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Post Processing

Although I enjoy photography as an escape from the daily grind, I can't fully distance myself from being a photographic geek when it comes to cameras and gears. I have subscribed numerous camera review channels on YouTube and can spend hours reading/watching about various old and new cameras. Especially, most of the brand new digital cameras, they tend to show off their amazing new sensor, super fast shutter speed, and high ISO capabilities resulting in amazing low light performances ... then, I start to scratch my head thinking that post-processing I do nowadays is done to degrade the quality of photo to have a so-called 'vintage film look'.

The Funny thing is that I still love working with RAW files to start with, and the first processing I do is always de-noising an image. Even when I'm almost certainly sure that I'm heading for a coarsely grained result, somehow I like to start with a picture with least amount of noise. It's just like preparing a white canv…

Shark Fishing

I have completely forgotten about these photos. They were taken from Solomon Island last year. I was meant to post, but my laziness caught me up. Eventually, I found them again while organising my Lightroom library.

So, this was on the 2nd day at the Nugu Resort, Solomon Islands. Some new tourists arrived on that day, and they went out for evening fishing. According to them, they caught 3 king fishes and 1 shark at the same spot, and it was their first time fishing on the sea. What a first-time luck!


I had never seen a shark this close before. The skin was super smooth, and it felt like a scuba diving suit.

This man who was a local driver of the fishing boat and he was called to help clean the shark. Although the photo looks rather intimidating, he didn't know what to do in the beginning as he never cleaned a shark before.

So this is the guy who caught the shark. It took some time for them to get the bait hook out of shark's mouth.


It's time to give a quick shower to the dead …

Surfer

One thing I always wanted to do well is a water sport which I can't do at all. Watching people enjoying themselves on the continuous waves from the ocean makes me smile and slightly jealous at the same time.





Thanks for visiting.