David Robb  

Practice at Zuanich Park by David Robb

March 2019 - Practice at Zuanich Park

About the Image(s)

Nikon D750, iso/400, 112mm, f/5.6, 1/500.

Natalie is brushing up on her paragliding skills. I thought she might of been a beginner but no. Just practicing for her next time up.
I was out for a walk last evening with my camera looking for a shot for DD1 group when I came across Natalie. I was thinking a still shot before I headed out, but action works too. My camera settings were off a bit but it all worked out in the end as numerous clicks worked to my benefit.
I think next time when I run into some action photos I will introduce myself first and ask for permission. That way I wouldn’t feel like I was intruding on someones space. Which would give me more flexibility with the camera to move around, get closer for better composition and not rely on the zoom.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
When possible,I take pictures first then ask for permission. That way I end up with something. All things considered you have a shot that tells a story. Maybe clone away the lamppost.   Posted: 03/13/2019 16:28:38

Kathryn Mohrman   Kathryn Mohrman
I agree that an introduction is a good policy. In fact, the subject may be flattered that you find her hobby interesting! She might even want a photo or two for herself or her website. Plus, if you don't feel constrained, you can work for the best composition--I found this image a bit tight around the "wing" at the top and the sides.   Posted: 03/17/2019 17:38:11
David Robb   David Robb
I did introduce my self afterwards Katheryn and offered to email her the photos. She was quite flattered.
So now I'm going to do a shoot with her later on when she is soaring above. Looking forward to it too.
I realized after I took these shots from a distance that the subject is her relationship with her chute. So getting in closer, composition,would of helped a lot with that. Freedom to move around.
When she is in the air it will be hard to convey that. So the new subject will be her and the landscape.

  Posted: 03/24/2019 14:56:41

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
Fun to watch. I agree with Kathryn about giving the sail a bit more space, especially at the top. I would also suggest darkening the grassy area. It seems to draw my eyes to it because it is bright.   Posted: 03/22/2019 18:49:59

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
I do like the placement of the sail without any merging with the border. If you had the chance, you could have moved a little to your left so the light pole wouldn't have been included and the other figure at the table might have been in a more favorable position with your 3 items. There does seem to be some haloing around some of the elements.   Posted: 03/25/2019 19:30:10