For as small of a town as New Castle, Indiana is, we sure do have a lot of skateboarders. There has been a recent push to install a skate park at Baker Park, the park in the center of town.
I went out looking for some skater kids to photograph for our story on the possible skate park. I went to Baker Park where they often congregate. Jackpot.
After taking a few shots there, they headed north to skate in the city. I followed. They started jumping down a flight of six steps in front of a local consignment shop.
I rarely take out my fisheye lens but for skateboarding, it often adds a nice look so I gave it a whirl. The lighting in the background was just right but I needed a little fill flash to illuminate the skater.
I was happy with the results. Nice light. Nice framing. Nice action. I can’t ask for too much more.