Monday, April 9, 2007

Too close for comfort

There is a saying that if your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough. That is a good rule of thumb but sometimes you can be a little too close.

Take for instance today when I was shooting some skateboarders enjoying the first day of their spring break. Shooting with a 300mm lens with 1.4x extender I was far away from the action but was able to get a nice shot as they started their jump at the end of the ramp.

Looking for something different I switched to a 16mm wide angle and perched dangerously close to the end of the ramp. It was a good perspective as they went airborne but a little hairy as they would lose their board on a bad jump.

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