If you hang around the Embarcadero across from the Ferry building in the late afternoon, you might catch Felix and his team of talented skateboarders.
A small group of us stopped there on our way to a twilight shoot at Pier 14. We asked permission to catch the action. Permission was granted and the hat was passed.
For the first time during the San Francisco Street Photography Workshop, I pulled out my Olympus 75mm f1.8 prime lens for the OM-D E-M10. That was a good choice. The 75mm is perfect for getting close to the subjects.
I set the ISO to 1600 and the aperture to f/2.8. This provided fast shutter speeds of 1/4000th and 1/2500th to freeze the movement. And of course burst mode allowed me to have several frames to choose from. After the shoot, I processed the images in Aperture 3.5 using my favorite urban presets.
We hadn't planned to shoot skateboarders. That's the beauty of street shooting. You just don't know what you're going to come home with.
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