The Bail

This is our entry in nancy merrill photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything.

We see skateboarders everywhere we go in the world. In fact, skateboarding as a sport is expected to debut as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games.  The best tricksters will get to the Olympics only through a lot of practice.  We visited a nearby skateboard park to try to capture the jumps, flips, and spins happening on the freestyle and competition courses.  Matching our stop-action timing to their stunt timing was a challenge.  We suspect that the young man in the photo has mistimed something (because he is bailing), but he didn’t stop practicing.

This photo was taken on October 15, 2016. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/10, 1/320 sec, 50 mm.