Friday, November 12, 2010

In the Hood

Well, not really.


These guys let me take their photos while skateboarding nearby.


This was really outside of the box for me.
They parked on my street while I was outdoors,
and they had their skateboards in hand.
So I asked where they were headed and if they would mind if I took pics.







You can view the whole skateboarding gallery here.

22 comments:

Nicolle Howard said...

How fun. I like action shots and candids they look more natural than posed portraits.

SouthernSass said...

I can't wait to show my 10 YO these shots. He is crazy about skateboarding!

Matty said...

This is different. And unique. I like the stop action shots with their feet actually off the boards.

Kerry said...

Wowzers! They really are flying high aren't they? did you set your camera on a continuous drive to get these? I bet they loved having a photographer shoot pictures as they showed their stuff.

Stephani said...

Wonderful job stopping the action! Glad you had the courage to ask them. I'm always nervous about approaching people!

Alicia said...

Skateboarders love to be photographed! These guys apparently are pretty good. Great shots.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Rebecca, you've done it again. You have surprised me with your take on the Friday shoot out. I love these shots. They are wonderful and I am so glad you stepped outside of your box.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love them Rebecca : ) So cool! I get to shoot skaters a lot since Juan loves doing that. They are a cool bunch of kids!

Pauline said...

Who else would have thought of that? Great action shots, they really do look to be flying. (Bet they loved the shoot out, too!)

EG Wow said...

I bet they were flattered that you wanted to photograph them. :) Great shots, Rebecca!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

A great idea for this weeks Overhead ShootOut! Love the action and the expressions on the guys faces. I bet they loved the shootout, too! Great job!

Martha in PA said...

Great shots. I would probably be too chicken to ask! Bravo!

GingerV said...

great job of thinking outside the box.

DawnTreader said...

Wow those are great action shots!

Jama said...

You did a great job capturing these action shots,love them!

In the eye of the beholder said...

This was such a great idea. You really got great photos! I bet they would of loved to have these pictures of them doing this.

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

These are amazing! I've had the idea of going down to the local skate park in the back of my mind for a while, and I just might have to try it out. Great choice for this week's theme.

Cheers
Sarah-Paige
Nitty Gritty Looks Up

Doreen said...

wow Rebecca! I bet they are glad you asked to take shots of them. these are great!!

Kathy said...

Super action

Dagrun said...

Excellent series! I love your use of the sun/ light in the shots.

jeannette said...

Cool pics, Rebecca! You have action pics well under control, even if they're over your head:)

momma zen said...

I bet they'd love these shots of themselves. Did you get emails or something so you could send them the pics!?

Bravo!