It was beautiful weather last weekend (rare, given how freezing it’s been this winter) and to take advantage of the opportunity mother nature had seen fit to bless us with, a friend and I grabbed our cameras and headed over to the Tamachi neighborhood of Tokyo to snap a few shops of some skater boys doing their thing at the local skateboard park.
The park was smaller than we expected (I was thinking there was going to be like a half-pipe or something) and at first we were a little disappointed. But we decided to talk to them and ask them if we could take a few pictures anyway, and they kindly obliged us, showing off some cool jumps, flips and grinds.
I had brought my external flash, anticipating the need to illuminate them in mid-jump, but I didn’t have my settings right (I’m still pretty crap at flash-photography) so a lot of my photos didn’t turn out as I wanted.
Towards the end I noticed that things weren’t looking as they should, so I just turned off the flash and took things the old fashioned way that nature intended – nothing but sunlight for illumination and a fast shutter. Most of the skating was done by that point, so I’m afraid there’s not so much to post. However, they did kindly invite us back so I might pop over one of these coming weekends (sans flash) and see if I can get a few more shots done right.
One more shot after the jump.
Okay, that’s it for now. Stay tuned for a big post on the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam – if that’s of any interest to you, that is.
Now listening to: “Wu-Tang – John 3:16″