Idling on the Side

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 13 2010

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Category: skateboard

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D


Sun and Shin


This is precisely the warmth that I spoke of in yesterday’s post. It just screams Summer, right? What else does it connote though? In a way it has this almost aristocratic tint of leisure to me. As if the well moneyed just hung out and stood on skateboards because it was in vogue. But then you snap back to reality and realize it’s plain’old hanging out after school in the great manufactured outdoors.

I think this caught my eye because of the depth created by the front skateboard. You can see down onto it, see the four screws that hold the truck on, and then it disappears back into a shoe. So this draws the eye in. Or rather it is the peninsula the eye ends up on after coming down from the brightness above. Not much else of interest below its tip, so the eye goes back up and checks out the other fledgling details (shoelaces).

The light also has this quality of being cast down from the above, despite being very strongly from behind. Like, why’s that guy’s entire leg so lit up, when the space behind the skateboard wheels is dead black (comparatively). I know it has something to do with either lens flare or a loss of contrast and saturation when shooting into bright light. Maybe I don’t know.

Picked up a Canon flash so I’ll probably be shooting with some off-camera lighting in the coming days. Very excited. And big thanks again Craigslist.

One comment on “Idling on the Side”

  1. Hey i was the kid from yesterday do you think you could upload the pics from lastnight

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