by Ruth Categories: PhotographyTags: neighborhood, photography, Pittsburgh PA, postaday, skateboard, walk 3 Comments
Polish Hill Skateboard Spot
When I saw what I thought was a wading pool filled with graffiti, I thought I’d return another day and photograph it.
Sunday after coffee, Steve and I drove over to the park in Polish HIll and as I walked closer, I realized it was NOT a wading pool that was decorated with urban art but a place for kids to skateboard.
Here’s a list of skateboarding terms and info about the physics of it but not sure if I am properly labeling this pit a half- pipe or not.
Alas, not a skateboarder in sight on Sunday morning so no action shots.
just few satellite dishes for reception
Anticipating the Moment
I don’t like to take a ton of shots, hoping to get a find one of the action. I try to anticipate when the moment will be optimum to shoot.
Here is one of a skateboarder by the Game Pieces public art in Philadelphia.
The giant dominoes are part of Game Pieces-
and the cropped version
-going for the separation between the board and the bench as I am clicking the shutter.
See 3000 dominoes and the domino effect on an old Mr. Rogers Neighborhood episode.
Action photography post from four years ago with an airborne skateboarder at UCONN
Random Bride & Skateboarders- Jackson Square NOLA
June 2009. Jackson Square in the Heart of the French Quarter.
Airborne Skateboarder at UCONN
Coming back from the Co-op Bookstore, I saw three young men testing their skills on some stairs. I watched a few jumps and then asked permission to photograph and post. Landing on a concrete sidewalk, even on the board, did not look inviting to me but they kept at it to improve technique. Very cool to watch up close. Today’s post marks the one year blogiversary for my blog.
I went back and realized on my first post I did not insert a photograph!