Monday, July 7, 2008

Odd Shots

Port Townsend Skate Park is always a poplular gathering spot for the younger set. Even though the skate boarding craze has been a part of our culture for decades now, it still strikes me as odd when watching these youngsters perform acrobatic feats high in the air - without a net or water or snow, etc. to soften their fall when they lose it. Just hard, unforgiving concrete.

See Katney's Kaboodle for Odd Shots Monday photo blogs.

17 comments:

Zsolt72 said...

its a great shot! YOu have caught the moment:)

quinttarantino said...

Very nicely done indeed.
The sense of movement is just perfect.
I'm going to add you to my blogroll, if you don´t mind.

Jim said...

Great picture, did he lose it?

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot. some of these skateboarders are SO good. MB

Marcel said...

A great action shot. I’ve been meaning to get some shots at our local skateboard park, so now you have inspired me.

Katney said...

I love catching anything in midair like that. I like shooting the long jump when the school has a track meet.

For The People said...

Catching some air! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I have had a crazy weekend. I really apreciate you support and readership of my place.

Aileni said...

Might call it odd behaviour, mightn't you. Stunning - if you pardon the pun.

babooshka said...

Wow, that's a fantastic action shot. It's still a big sport here, with each passing generation, thinking they invented it. I agree with marcel you've spurred me to try and snap the local kids, so thanks for that.

diXymiss said...

Echoing the others. Great action shot ~ eXpertly captured.

Lake Lady said...

I see a big OUCH in his future! Great action shot, Raf. Did you get the hard landing?

Dragonstar said...

Clever! Frozen in mid-air for ever.

lingovise said...

really terrific action shot! nicely done... I'm still struggling with these, they're always a bit blurry.

Love Port Townsend... used to visit every spring until we moved east. We miss it!

For The People said...

Good Morning from Mississippi! Hope you have a great week. Keep up the good work here! No post today? :(

raf said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments!

Quint, yes thanks for the blogroll addition....very kind of you!

Jim, no he didn't lose it...landed squarely on his feet and repeated the same feat over and over.

Lake Lady, as I told Jim, he made it look easy, but others I saw....OUCH is right!

For the people, yep, late posting today. Thank you for your visits and comments. :) Enjoying your (new) blog as well!

John said...

Great capture, Raf! Well done.

Paulie said...

Terrific action shot! Come and see mine. I am late in visiting people because of my allergies but I have almost gotten to all the odd shots, all the bridges between and a good number of ABC Wednesdays!!!!!