Thursday, December 01, 2005

On Assignment: Huntsville, Alabama-Day Four

"Sk8" by Wes Aldridge

We were shooting at a skate park today. It was crazy because Brian and I were shooting the same angle on this one, pretty much side by side. The guy skating was coming straight toward us and getting some serious air off a ramp. Brian was shooting his fisheye lens and I was going wide angle at 16mm. When we compared our shots, we saw we had shot at the same identical time. I was shooting somewhere around 1/1000th of a second, so the chance of us hitting the shot at the exact same moment is virtually impossible... but we did. My shot only had one problem; none of the actual skate park is in the frame so it wouldn't do to illustrate the story we were trying to shoot. Brian's shows the guy and the park, so his was the shot we needed. I still like mine though, too.