The Level in Brighton is an outdoor Skater Park which over the past two years has gone through a restoration project. Having not visited since being a boy it was time to re-visit the park but this time my son was the one on two wheels. To the right is one of the tree lined path's that surrounds the park and as we walked closer it was clear the park was buzzing with scooters, skateboards, roller blades and BMX's, it was great to see so many youngsters out on a beautiful winters day and it was time to capture some of the action.
My main settings for the shoot were Manual mode, SAF with manual focus and ISO200. With the bright low level winter sun and fast moving subjects high shutter speeds were the order of the day. Traditionally I use the Olympus 45mm prime lens as a portrait lens (amazing) but as the skater park was so busy the 90mm equivalent gave me the ideal focal length to capture the action without the risk of getting knocked over.
With so many lines, shapes, and shadows skater parks have so many possibilities.
I have a feeling I will be re-visiting the Skate Park during the coming week to capture more of the styles and tricks so stay tuned for my next blog