Sometimes you get lucky. Luck favors the prepared, though.
I’ve been using my Canon G9 long enough that I kind of have the timing figured out for shooting action shots. More or less.
Usually, I compose first, expecting the action. Then it’s a matter of pressing the shutter release. This is the _only_ shot I took of our friend Tanner hitting water balloons with a fat bat. If I had my druthers, I would have preferred to see his face, so maybe a moment sooner on the shutter button next time.
Interesting question: is it still a “shutter release” on digital cameras with no shutters?
Photos from the Downtown Showdown, ski and board jib rail competition, in Portland, Maine.
Yesterday I took my family to see the Downtown Showdown in Monument Square, here in Portland, Maine. There was a 30 foot staircase built in Monument Square and skiers and snow boarders competed with rail tricks. It was a jib fest right downtown in sleepy Portland, Maine.
I went as more of a spectator than a photographer. I had my 6 year old son on my shoulders for most of the photos, and I was elbow to elbow with the other folks jostling for viewing positions.
(Next time: arrive early, finagle a spot inside the fence, set up lights, shoot like mad.)
Photographs from the Maine Strobist Meetup in Biddeford, ME.
The Strobist Meet-up in Biddeford, ME was a great. The space at North Dam Mill was fantastic and the event was well attended. The models were fun (especially Joanna) and the photographers were really cool.
Bike race photos from the 2007 EFTA Clifford Park Assault NECS mountain bike race, held at Clifford Park in Biddeford, Maine and sponsored by Cape Able Bike Shop of Kennebunkport, Maine.
On June 24th, I took photos of the 2007 Clifford Park Assault EFTA (Eastern Fat Tire Association) NECS (New England Championship Series) mountain bike race. The race is held at Clifford Park in Biddeford, Maine and is hosted by the Cape Able Bike Shop in Kennebunkport, Maine.
From what I hear, the Clifford Park Assault is a pretty rugged, grueling race. I found it to be really fun to take photos since I could run around and capture different parts of the race. But it’s pretty long, so I didn’t get to shoot photos of as many laps as I did at the Rotary Park Short Track in Biddeford, last year.
Here are some photos from the race.
That is Elizabeth Coleman, the 1st place rider in the Clifford Park Assault Expert Veteran Women category.
That is Michael Gault, the 1st place rider in the Clifford Park Assault Expert Senior I Men category. Michael was fun to shoot because he would do a little something extra each time I saw him, like that little jump on that downhill.
There are more photos available online at MaineToday.com in the Seen Photoblog called “2007 Clifford Park Assault“. Feel free to rate the photos there! 🙂